OrangeScrum Review

OrangeScrum

If you’re searching for a modern and open source project management tool, OrangeScrum may be the best choice for you. Intended for small and mid-sized businesses, freelancers, agencies, IT companies, education and health services, construction and manufacturing and more, it offers an excellent solution to manage your workflow particularly for those who have budget issues.

First impression

Thanks to the online interface you can easily reach, OrangeScrum is accessible to novice users not able to face installation and setup issues. The UI is neat, easy to navigate and understand. When you first log you’ll be provided with all information and instructions for each feature. The Help option is always available. It is enough to make a few attempts to understand how to use the service properly.

OrangeScrum features

Orangescrum’s user interface helps you perform time tracking, quick task management, and project planning efficiently and reliably thanks to advanced features like In-App Chat, Time Log, Resource Mgmt., Kanban View, Gantt Chart, and Invoicing.

OrangeScrum

As we mentioned, the web-based version of the service works on top of a CakePHP framework, it’s open source under GPLv3 license, and it’s available on GitHub. A paid SaaS version is available, and it’s addressed to midsize-big enterprises.

When you sign up, you can choose an access URL. Once redirected to your dashboard, you can find all the features in the left bar and a summary screen with all the details on active/completed projects, tasks in progress, clients, time log, and activities.

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Adding project and tasks is deadly easy: a plus button lets you add all details, assign a task to a team member, set a priority and a task type (you can even customize), a start and due date, drag and drop files and so on. The Time Log feature makes easy to keep track of all your logged time details. Thanks to Gantt Chart and Invoices tabs you can take a look at a clear picture of your projects and view, edit and generate invoices in a few simple clicks. The progress tracking and the Analytics feature help monitor who’s doing what, what’s been accomplished, hours spent on a task and what you have to do next.

A modern Kanban view with the better orientation and organization gives an overview of your tasks. The Users feature lets you add or disable members of your team and clients. A daily catch-up sends regular team and progress updates to your email address. OrangeScrum makes it easy to work with remote teams and respond to your team in real-time from anywhere.

Importing contacts from a Google account is possible. OrangeScrum sports an active developer community.

Pricing

OrangeScrum offers four pricing plans based on your business needs:

  • Startup, 9$/month, allows 10 users, unlimited projects, and unlimited tasks.
  • Basic, $29/month, allows 20 users, unlimited projects, and unlimited tasks.
  • Standard, $49/month, allows 35 users, unlimited projects, and unlimited tasks.
  • Professional, $69/month, allows unlimited users, unlimited projects, and unlimited tasks.

A free 30 days trial is available, no credit card is required.

Conclusion

OrangeScrum simplifies your project management life: it makes easy to handle all aspects of your projects. You can easily manage tasks, create a direct communication between team members, assign resources and tasks to a particular person and keep track of your expenses. It combines project management, task management and collaboration in a unique Open Source platform giving you total control over your projects.

ACCU-RATE:
Usability: 8.5 /10 Speed: 8 /10 Features: 8.5 /10 Support: 8 /10 Pricing: 8.5 /10

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