Redmine is an open-source cloud-based project management solution based on the Ruby on Rails programming framework. It is a cross-platform and cross-database solution and allows users to manage multiple projects within the system. Administrators can allocate each user to have different roles on each project. The issue management system allows users to define the status of each issue and they can set the priority on a need basis.
Users can set workflow transitions for each issue type and role. It has a document management system, which allows users to share files on the system. Users can collaborate with each other through its messaging platforms. Other features include Gantt charts, a calendar, time tracking functionality, feeds and email notifications and self-registration support.
Redmine supports multiple databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL or SQLite. The solution has multiple LDAP authentication support. Customer Support is provided via forums and chat.
Excellent project/tracker management - faster execution of projects
You can get the bare bones redmine up and running in minutes using a bitnami stack. Out of the box it's built for speed and simplicity, but if you are prepared to put some minimal effort in to add plugins, you can add many features, all free, that take it to the next level.
The barebones version leads many (reviewers on this site included) to think that's all there is. It's built to be modular and extensible, so if you don't like the UI, you can simply add themes, if you want it to do additional stuff like tight email integration, agile (yes there are multiple free versions), helpdesk, Work Breakdown Structures, Charts, fully customized menu bar, repositories, Vault, Excellent Wiki, integrations to Slack and other ticket systems etc - you can do all of that. But because people see versions of Jira or Service Now running with more features (both of which require much more knowledge and effort), they think that redmine is underpowered. So imho that would be my main issue - it's reputation regarding functionality and security - both unfounded.
Jose miguel S. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
Redmine is my de-facto BTS every company I go. I am very happy with its stability, versatility and easy to use for the end user.
Redmine is a powerful Bug tracker system with such a flexibility that you can use it as your CMS if you want. There is a ton of plugins to install. You can use Redmine as a CRM, ERP, Payroll, etc... as long as the community around it can imagine a use case, it will exist.
There are some paid services which customize Redmine to run as a full ERP, but I have no experience with them.
The installation process can be a pain for novices: You have to prepare your VM installing Ruby, then Ruby Gems and others gems to make advances functions to work.
The source control system interface is good, but hard to install and configure.
You will have better luck if you download a Bitnami VM or an AWS Appliance Image. There is a Docker image as wall, but I have no experience with it.
Levi S. Specializzazione: Software informatici Numero di dipendenti: 13-50 dipendenti
We installed Redmine on our own servers and customized it a bit to meet our needs. The fact that it is so customizable is great (we were able to have the perfect tool). The fact that it needed to be customized wasn't so great (we spent time building a tool instead of other things). Overall, I think this is a tool that has so much potential, and if you can afford to spend a little bit of time customizing it, there's nothing it can't do.
It's written in Ruby and is highly customizable.
It was missing some of the core features I was looking for in this type of tool, and I had to develop them myself.
Jander S. Specializzazione: Istruzione superiore Numero di dipendenti: 5.001-10.000 dipendenti
We use Redmine to record everyday task tasks. We would like more resources for project management and agile methodologies. This is generally a good tool, but it depends on your goals.
Redmine is a great tool for daily tasks. It is opensource and has several plugins that offer more features. Its API allows for easy integration with other software.
Project management features are lacking. It is very confusing and the presentation is not good. You need reports too, although new ones can be created using the API. Features for agile methodologies are very important. There is a plugin, but it does not offer a good backlog presentation.
Nguyen H. Specializzazione: Servizi e tecnologie dell'informazione Numero di dipendenti: 51-200 dipendenti
Many plugins but sometimes the plugins may contain some security bugs. Be aware of it. Becasue you might have some sensitive information on Redmine
ya, it's free. And we can optimize it as our own way. Becasue sometime you need to make it suitable for your organization. But for the Commercial software, you can only request them and wait for them. With Redmine, you can do everything you want to make it fit to your people.
End-user always complain me about the software is hard to use. For me, a tech, I fell it's OK. But End-user they might need something pretty, beautiful and more visualization.