Perforce Helix Core vs. Redmine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Perforce Helix Core
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Multinational company Perforce, headquartered in Alameda, California offers a version control and peer code review solution. Perforce version control is built around Helix Core with add-on products for code review (Helix Swarm) for free, and add Git support products (Helix4Git and Helix TeamHub). The original Perforce SCM solution was expanded via the Surround SCM, a software configuration management application which was developed by Seapine Software and now owned by Perforce since that…N/A
Redmine
Score 6.8 out of 10
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Redmine is an open-source web project management application built through Ruby on Rails.N/A
Pricing
Perforce Helix CoreRedmine
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Perforce Helix CoreRedmine
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Perforce Helix CoreRedmine
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Perforce Helix Core
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Ratings
Redmine
7.7
12 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.012 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.011 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings5.88 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings6.910 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings9.19 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings5.59 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.510 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.011 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Perforce Helix Core
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Ratings
Redmine
7.5
7 Ratings
2% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.33 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.82 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.92 Ratings
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User Ratings
Perforce Helix CoreRedmine
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(12 ratings)
9.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
6.6
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(5 ratings)
6.5
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Perforce Helix CoreRedmine
Likelihood to Recommend
Perforce Software
While Perforce Helix is the best version control software out there, it can also be used to track your documentation, training videos and materials, and requirements. If you have strict compliance requirements, it can be used to ensure that those requirements are satisfied. Perforce Helix is incredibly flexible and can meet the needs of individual users as well as companies with thousands of users.
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Open Source
Redmine is a perfect solution for businesses that are looking for a FREE and open source solution for project management. It is great for teams that are managing numerous tasks or projects at one time. Redmine is easy to set up and is fairly self-explanatory for anyone who is semi tech-savvy.
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Pros
Perforce Software
  • The branching mechanisms in Perforce allow for an enormous codebase to be duplicated into release versions weekly with little impact upon things such as the speed of queries against the version control.
  • Action triggers permit such things as automated builds of software versions, dynamic messaging when issues are identified either within or prior to a build process, and much more.
  • Locking provides the ability to prevent modifications of stable, tested versions in order to ensure validity when they are released.
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Open Source
  • Issue Tracker - Redmine allows in-depth issue tracking complete with workflows and customization.
  • Release Tracker - Redmine allows releases to be tracked by milestones, collecting relevant issues in each milestone.
  • Agile Management - With a few free or low-cost add-ons, Redmine becomes a great tool for Agile project management
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Cons
Perforce Software
  • Perforce tends to feel backwards in how it approaches certain tasks, like branching and integrating - even once you figure out how it wants you to perform these tasks, you will likely forget when it comes around to the next time you need to do them again.
  • Perforce has a higher price tag, comparatively.
  • Perforce make some tasks very easy, and yet other tasks very difficult - it doesn't always seem to have found its target user's proficiency.
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Open Source
  • The design and user-interface are a little outdated. It looks like a product that was designed ten years ago and doesn't have a polished look and feel like newer apps have.
  • It's not particularly designed to support agile-based project management methodologies such as Scrum.
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Likelihood to Renew
Perforce Software
We are fully committed to our use of Perforce. It works well within our organization and our desire to share our code base with our customers. Their support staff are responsive, inquisitive, and eager to improve their software. I feel like we have a direct line to their design/feature team as they often solicit our feedback.
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Open Source
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Usability
Perforce Software
With Perforce Helix, you can use it via the command line, via P4V, or any of the other APIs included with the product. It is extremely easy for new users to get up and running. Users of Perforce Helix only have to pull in the files of interest to them. Also, Perforce is very easy to script and integrate into your CI/CD pipeline. Streams allows you to have pinpoint control of your workflow, and P4Search is the absolute best--I wish Perforce (the company) would talk more about this. It is absolutely fabulous!
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Open Source
Redmine is a great product to have in an organization. It's extremely flexible, costs much less to maintain than other alternatives, and as a tool, it is relatively fast to get experienced with. The primary advantages of working with Redmine are: flexible platform, API, open-source and highly configurable, stability.
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Reliability and Availability
Perforce Software
In our large environment, Perforce is rarely "down". We have regular maintenance windows and from time to time Perforce can feel a little slow, but its always available. Tech support has always worked with our engineers and IT department to make sure that any real performance or stability issues are addressed quickly.
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Open Source
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Support Rating
Perforce Software
I had two representatives from Perforce contact me after downloading it but never responded when I had questions. I also had a difficult time finding good training material for getting started. There is a lot of available support material when running into issues, though, because of how many large companies use it.
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Open Source
Redmine is free, easy to use and it's everything you could want in a free project management program. The fact that it has wiki integration and that it can track on such a granular level is amazing. Assigning tasks to other users, such as our development team, is fantastic and ensures we are always up-to-date on where we are what - on what projects.
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Implementation Rating
Perforce Software
This rating is related to setting up an environment from an existing Perforce repository. Initial setup of Perforce as the repository for the company was done by a separate team long prior to my inception.
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Open Source
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Alternatives Considered
Perforce Software
Perforce has a better built native visual client that is much simpler to use than Git's. It has a lot of optimizations in the workflow that can execute common patterns during a usual workday. Perforce also has an easier to understand method of presenting merge conflicts and does a better overall job of handling merges.
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Open Source
Jira is a great project management tool for software product life cycle management for an agile environment based on agile methodologies. Jira is an intuitive and modernized user interface design compared with Redmine but Redmine is a lightweight and affordable project management and task tracking solution with its essential features and functionalities.
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Return on Investment
Perforce Software
  • Decreased our implementation costs by allowing versioning and back out of customizations made in the field.
  • saves developers time through automation of changes between branches - they think less of the plumbing and have more time to write code.
  • Downside is training/managing expectations of new developers who come in assuming they will use Git.
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Open Source
  • Customers receive updates on all progress made for their issues -- this results in an informed customer who is being given transparency on all steps of our process.
  • Customers have responded well from being able to not have to track down emails and instead come to a central place for requests.
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