Redmine: an integrated project management tool
João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 16, 2019

Redmine: an integrated project management tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Redmine

It is being used in our group for project management including git repositories, files, documentation, etc. It is very suitable for our projects because one can have everything integrated into the same platform and we can work as a team with distinct levels of access for the different members in different projects.
  • It includes an internal Wiki to explain step by step how to do what we need.
  • A very complete project management and team collaboration platform.
  • Allows everyone to see all projects and tasks - no assigning to certain people.
  • Some of the dashboard features are tough to figure out.
  • Lacks an overview project main indicators dashboard.
  • It takes some training time to become an expert on using it.
  • It requires some effort for configuration and training, but it's very useful after some short period.
  • Redmine does need a lot of data entry, but it's fairly easy to do.
Redmine has a lot of the same functionality but is much easier to use. The project tends to have functions that only the most advanced PM would even look at. JIRA is easier to deploy in a cloud/managed environment: it also has better "apps" support. However, Redmine benefits from maturity, as well as a large base of experts who manage Redmine on a constant basis. Additionally, Redmine is fairly "easy" to set up: as long as you have an appreciable background in Linux/Unix, you can deploy Redmine in a weekend (vanilla, no configurations).
The wiki tutorial is very good and detailed, so one only needs to follow the steps described there in order to avoid any hassle. I never need to request any support from the team or search much online about the solutions for some issues, because the experience with Redmine was always very easy.
It is a tool that does not is only for this use but with its great power of integration with other tools, we realized that in one solution we could cover many solutions. For instance, it is very well suited for git integration. Besides that, the quality team can assign tasks to the corresponding department. Maybe it is not very appropriate for very large and complex projects, where deeper monitoring of human resources, task deliverables, and deadlines is necessary.

Redmine Feature Ratings

Task Management
9
Resource Management
7
Gantt Charts
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
6
Team Collaboration
9
Support for Agile Methodology
6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
7
Document Management
9
Email integration
9
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
7
Change request and Case Management
7
Budget and Expense Management
9
Quotes/estimates
Not Rated
Invoicing
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated

Using Redmine

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.