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How is it with Redmine and Easy Redmine?

Easy Redmine is an improved Redmine. Easy Redmine works as a big plugin for Redmine and is always compatible with the latest Redmine version. Following video summarizes improvements of Easy Redmine over basic Redmine: 

Watch Easy Redmine improvements

Find out more about all important improvements that brings Easy Redmine Project Management over basic Redmine (2 minutes video).

Here you can find a full description of major Easy Redmine features.

Following list shows features of Redmine and Easy Redmine in a comparison table:

 Easy Redmine
Easy Redmine 
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  • Multiple projects & subprojects support
  • Flexible role based access control
  • Flexible issue tracking system
  • Project statistics
  • Gantt chart and calendar
  • Time tracking functionality
  • News, documents and file management
  • Per project wiki and forums
  • Repository browser and diff viewer
  • Custom fields
  • Feeds and email notifications
  • User self-registration support
  • Multiple database support
  • Multiple LDAP authentication support
  • Multilanguage support
  • Finance management (budgets, cash-flow, calculations, payroll, invoicing, personal finance)

I am already a Redmine user. Why and how should I upgrade?

Easy Redmine is an improved Redmine. It brings improved user experience and many must-have features such as Advanced Gantt, Project Templates, Quick Project Planner and much more. Further, it allows you to use Easy Redmine extensions such as Resource Management, Agile Board, Project Budgets & Cash-Flow, Alerts, Knowledge Base or Meeting Manager.

As a Redmine user you can upgrade by installing Easy Redmine on your current Redmine installation.

Comparison of Easy Redmine with other PM apps?

Compared with other PM apps, Easy Redmine stands out with on-premise installations (your  server), Open Source licensing, extensibility and language localizations.

 Easy Redmine
Easy Redmine
MS Project Server
MS Project Server
Open source
Issue tracking
Resource management
Finance Management
Customer Management
Mobile apps

Who is Easy Redmine designed for?

Easy Redmine is a complex project management web application best suited for project teams between 10 - 100 users. Whether you manage just yourself or a huge team of software developers, Easy Redmine will provide all necessary project management features to complete your projects on time, scope and budget.

Is Easy Redmine compatible with other 3rd parties' Redmine plugins?

It depends on a particular plugin. However, our experience shows that it works with plugins compatible with the latest versions of Redmine. On the other hand, a full functionality with every third-party-released plugin cannot be guaranteed from our side.

A list of tested and compatible plugins is here

Note: We keep up-to-date with Redmine updates and releases.

Pricing and licenses

What is the license of Easy Redmine?

Easy Redmine is Open Source software. It is licensed under GNU GPL 2 as stated here. By buying the software you obtain an installable package and the source code.

Server solution versus Cloud - how do these 2 work?

Server solution

The server solution is designed for your own server (you host the software). By purchasing this solution you obtain installable software + the source code.

The server solution includes 3 months of free updates. Updates are available for download in the client zone where you obtain access after the purchase. Further updates are paid.

Cloud solution

Cloud solution is hosted on servers of Easy Software Ltd. on various locations. US clients are hosted on Amazon Cloud in Oregon. By purchasing this solution you obtain the right to use the software in the cloud for a defined period of time.

The cloud solution includes software updates for the whole hosted period. 

How are the users counted?

A user in Easy Redmine is generally understood as an active user account, which means someone who can log in using a password. Accounts that are locked are not considered to be active users.

If you don't have the authentication set as required -  Easy Redmine is open to anonymous visitors without login - they are not considered users.

Example: A team that uses Easy Redmine has 20 people. The system provides limited access to 50 clients who can submit tasks without having to login. For this use, the license for 25 users is sufficient.

However, if the clients have user accounts, by which they log in, you would need license for 100 users.

Switch from Cloud to Server solution? Is it possible?

Yes, it is possible. If you decide to move on your own servers, we will prepare a complete software package with a database for you.

However, you have to purchase the Server license of Easy Redmine, since the Cloud solution is just a service. 

It is the same with data from a Trial which you might like to keep after the purchase.

Technical info

Want to import your Redmine data into cloud Easy Redmine?

Before any migration can take place:

All third party plugins must be uninstalled AND unmigrated from your Redmine. Just removing the plugin folder and restarting Redmine is insufficient, because the data structure is still modified.
Also, you need to remove all your own modifications from Redmine for the data to be importable. Easy Redmine requires Redmine to be in standard unmodified form.

How to prepare data for Easy Redmine Cloud:

  1. MySQLdump of your Redmine
    1. Easy Redmine in cloud supports only mysql DB
    2. Whole DB and all fields has to be in UTF-8 coding page (utf8_general_ci)
    3. Command: $ mysqldump redmine --compact | gzip > redmine_dump.sql.gz
  2. Files
    1. We need to get folder files, and its data
    2. $ tar -czf redmine_files.tar.gz [redmine_root]/files

Importing a database dump to Easy Redmine always completely replaces the previous data on that site, therefore it is not possible to import the data again and keeping the "old"/"common" data on the site. In other words, once you imported the data in Easy Redmine, do not use both sites on production simultaneously, if you intend to make another import.

I already have Easy Redmine installed. How do I check which version it is?

Version of Easy Redmine can be checked on a special page, which must be entered manually into the navigation bar (/admin/info). Scroll to the very bottom of the page, where you will find the number of your exact version.

easy redmine version 2016

To explain the numbers:

  • 2016 - Generation. By standard, you will notice it by overall change of the GUI and CSS.
    Examples of login pages from differerent generations:
    easy redmine 2014 login page   easy redmine 2016 login page
  • First number - major version. Contains added features in comparison to previous version.
  • Second number - bug fixing release within the major version.

Environment configuration for large implementations?

This table is a simplified summary of higher usage levels of Easy Redmine server solution. For smaller implementations with more detailed description, please check article Hardware and software requirements for the Server solution.

Users CPU cores
50 8 12GB 40GB MySQL
100 12 32GB 60GB MySQL
200 24 64GB 100GB MySQL
500 48 128GB 150GB MySQL


Values in the table are not strictly given and the whole configuration depends on the extent and significance of use of Easy Redmine in the company. As well as on frequency of user access and requests sent to the server.

If you consider using Easy Redmine as your main information system for a large number of users, we recomnmend to deploy a High-Availability cluster to make sure the system will always be running. In general, for more than 100 users it may be better to consult your more precise needs with our experts. We would be happy to discuss some significant configuration matters.

A scheme of a most basic HA cluster is available here.

Parameters of the Server solution?

By purchasing Server solution of Easy Redmine you obtain an installable package of the software with the open source code.


  • the software is licensed under GNU GPL 2 license
  • images, cascading style sheets, and included JavaScript are NOT GPL, and are released under the Easy Redmine Commercial Use License

Technical delivery:

  • installable software package
  • VMware image


  • it is platform independent - runs on Linux, Unix, Windows - via Virtualbox or VMWare player, OS X servers


  • 3 months of free updates included

Hardware and software requirements for the Server solution?

The following is a minimum requirement for smooth operation of Easy Redmine with 25 concurrent users. For more users, please check article Environment configuration for large implementations.


Processor: Intel Xeon E5420 Harpertown 2.5 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
Disc space: 10 GB (2 GB for database files + 8 GB for shared documents, up to each customer)
Network card required

Software (server)

Easy Redmine works on UNIX and Linux platforms (we recommend Debian distribution).

Easy Redmine does NOT run on Microsoft SQL Server.
It is also possible to provide a complete virtual machine - VMWare, so you don't need to worry about this configuration at all.

Software (client)

Other browsers were not tested extensively, but they are likely to work just as well as the above mentioned ones.

Internet connection

Connection from the user to the server where Easy Redmine is located is must be at least 10 Mbit. You need to take into account the whole route from the user to the server, so with geographically distant locations, the response of the server may take a longer time, regardless of the user's declared internet connection from their provider. The bandwidth of the server is also a factor, of course.


Updates for Server solution?

Updates are available for free for 3 months after the purchase. You can download them in the Client Zone where you obtain the access.

After 3 months of "free upgrades period", updates are paid extra.

Can I upgrade currently running application?


Do not upgrade currently running application. Before start any upgrade inform your users about maintenance time and shutdown application server.

– Upgrade of alive application may cause data loss - stop application server before you do an upgrade.

– We recommend you to do upgrade by authorized person (linux administrator, server specialist, someone who knows what he is doing).

Parameters of the Cloud solution?

Cloud solution properties:

  • Software updates - your Easy Redmine is always up to date
  • Daily backups, storing 14 backups back, 
  • SSL protection
  • 99,9% availability
  • 1 hour recovery guarantee in case of failure

Servers' locations:

  • North American clients are hosted on Amazon Elastic Cloud located in Oregon.
  • Europe and Africa clients are hosted on TIER III+ data center located in Prague.
  • South American clients are hosted in Sao Paulo on Amazon Cloud.
  • Asian clients are hosted in Singapore on Amazon Cloud.
  • Others servers are located in Moscow and Johannesburg.

How to go from Trial to a paid solution?

If you want to keep the settings and data from your Trial version, just buy the solution you want and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about your needs. Your Trial instance will be either backed up (Server solution) and delivered for installation or seamlessly moved to the client server (Cloud solution).

Additional information

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What actually is Easy Redmine?

Easy Redmine is an Open Source software for complex project management with extensions for resources, finance and customer management. In the cloud or on your own server, all comes with professional implementation and support.

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  • All in one application - that is Easy Redmine

    Aug 25, 2015

    RTL Radio use Easy Redmine to maintain help desk, resources, attendance and of course all IT and software projects. We like the complexity - using all-in-one solution is just wonderful.

    Timo Muller
    Chief Information Officer , RTL Radio Deutschland GmbH
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • AllInOneSolution for project management

    Apr 5, 2016

    Easy Redmine is a great software that helps us manage project costs, better define our work and is packed with many features that were missing in Redmine. All this embedded in a user-friendly interface.

    Nelson Rodrigues
    Belo Solutions
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Better control over cost and staffing resources

    Mar 24, 2016

    We adopted Easy Redmine six months ago in order to control all of our web projects. We are very happy as we now have a strong visibility in terms of control of costs and staffing resources and we also have a powerful tool for interaction with our customers.

    Cyril Lécot
    Operations Manager , Netquarks
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Easy and robust project management

    Apr 21, 2016

    EasyRedmine is a real step-forward compared to Redmine! More functionalities thanks to many plugins. Better user interface. Very reactive and professional customer service.

    IT Department
    Monaco Paradigm
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Help desk solutions

    Jun 29, 2016

    Professional solution with a lot of features. It help us to manage our customers in more efficient way. Highly recommended especially if you are IT company.

    Felicien Bikang
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Lot of useful extra plugins

    Jun 11, 2016

    Akquinet is using Redmine for years. We love all the extra plugins and support that Easy Redmine delivers to let us focus on our job.

    Konrad Mattheis
    Head of Consulting , Akquinet
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Powerful Project Management Tool

    Apr 27, 2016

    Simple Interface and easy to use. Flexible and fit your own need.

    Helen Tang
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Very good software for planning and reporting IT projects

    Apr 6, 2016

    We use Easy Redmine every day to plan projects and all staff reports the time they work using the brilliant timer feature. 

    Mattias Eriksson
    Team manager , People and Solutions AB
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support
  • Very useful product!

    Apr 6, 2016

    Our working environment is all based on easy redmine product- tasks, milestones, all managed in one platform which helps us to planing, view progress and more! 

    Alon Almog
    IT , Gita Technologies
    Ease of Use
    Customer Support

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