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In the first blog post, I promised to write an article about a Redmine solution "on steroids". It's called Easy Redmine so let's find out if it lives up to its name.

While technically speaking Easy Redmine are our competition, they hold a special place in my heart as I used to work there for several years. Oh yes, me and Easy Redmine, and Redmine itself, go way back to 2010. But let's not dwell.

The Easy Redmine 2019 core is basically a huge plugin that alters pretty much every page of Redmine, not only visually, but functionally as well. You will get all the functions as in the plain Redmine, but on top of that you will get your hands on features such as:

Improved UI

Here's where Easy Redmine and Abacusmine have the most in common. In ER they focused on UI and created a nice & sleek interface where everything is within reach.

Simplified Top Menu

As you can see, there are just 5 menu items in the top menu and the rest of the plugins are nicely hidden under the "More" menu item.

Easy Redmine Top Menu

Project Templates

Thanks to project templates, you can easily create a new project from a previously saved template so the time savings are immense.

Naturally, there are dozens of other features in the Easy Redmine 2019 core, but it would take a brochure the size of a C++ GUI Programming Guide to go through all of them so let's move on to where it gets really exciting, to plugins.

I picked three plugins I like the best: Resource Management, Agile & Gantt Chart.

Resource Management

Thanks to Resource Management, you are now able to efficiently utilize your employees and easily visualize which user is free and which one is overloaded.

Easy Redmine Resource Management


Hand on heart - who doesn't like agile? The agile plugin introduces everything an "agile" scrum master thrives for: scrum board, kanban, swim lanes, or backlog.

Easy Redmine Agile

Gantt Chart

Although the Easy Gantt Chart is a part of the Easy Redmine 2019 core, I listed it as a separate plugin from a very good reason. Not only is it my favorite plugin of all times, but it is also a plugin you can install & use in plain Redmine. As you can see, our Abacusmine theme is fully compatible with the Easy Gantt PRO plugin. So what are the benefits of yet another gantt plugin? Easy Redmine made it very simple to use their gantt chart thanks to a drag & drop functionality, task relations or creating tasks right from the gantt chart interface itself. As they claim: project planning is now easier than ever before.

Easy Redmine Gantt Chart

So Who Is Easy Redmine For?

ER is for companies who are able to and/or willing to make that one extra step and migrate all their data to a new Redmine provider. They will get a powerful Redmine-based project management platform with dozens of productivity plugins. For the rest of the companies who can't migrate their precious data OR don't need such a powerful tool, we offer Abacusmine which will turn your outdated Redmine into a 2020 management platform. No need to install responsive plugins, no need to use 3rd party apps - Abacusmine is fully responsive and will adapt to any screen.

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