ActiveCollab is a premium Redmine alternative

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What makes ActiveCollab a great Redmine alternative

ActiveCollab is a great Redmine alternative for when you need a premium solution for team collaboration and project management.

ActiveCollab is more flexible than Redmine, which makes it perfect for cross-functional teams. It lets teams easily collaborate on tasks while at the same time giving managers control they need.

You can plan projects on a Gantt-like timeline, and then switch to Kanban view and move tasks like cards on a board.

ActiveCollab has more features as Redmine, only it's easier to use and the design is more modern.

You can self-host ActiveCollab (just like Redmine). You pay a one-time fee and get the source code you install on your own server. This way, you'll have complete control over your data and can have unlimited projects and users.

ActiveCollab vs Redmine

A side-by-side feature comparison table


Task Management

Organize tasks into task lists that fit your workflow.


Team Collaboration

Collaborate with your team using comments and discussions.



See who works on what, what’s running late, and more.


Time Tracking

Track how much you work and add time records per task.



Issue invoices to clients based on tracked time.



Track expenses and see how much of the budget you've spent.


Gantt-like Timeline

See all tasks and deadlines on a timeline so you can plan better.


Client Permissions

Control which tasks, discussions, and files clients can see on a project.


Kanban Board

Move your tasks like cards on a Kanban board.


Free Add-ons

Integration with other services like Slack, Dropbox, QuickBooks, and more.



Host ActiveCollab on your server, own all data, and pay only once.

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How much does self-hosted ActiveCollab costs?


Pay once, download the source code, and install it on your server. You get one year of support and upgrades for free (which you can optionally renew to get access to the latest features).

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Why companies prefer ActiveCollab over Redmine as a project management solution

modern Redmine alternative

Modern design

It takes a minute at most to find what even the most obscure feature you need.

Redmine alternative that you pay once

Pay once, use forever

Managers can get a high-level multi-project overview any time they need.

Redmine alternative where you own your data

Own your data

You get time tracking, invoicing, resource management, timelines, budgeting, and more.

Redmine alternative that everyone can use

Easy to use

You can use ActiveCollab for all projects, not just bug tracking.

Redmine alternative with time and cost tracking

Time and cost tracking

Moving tasks is incredibly addictive and helps you literally see project progress.

Redmine alternative with invoicing


Your business team and developers will collaborate better.

Redmine alternative with Kanban


Move tasks across columns like cards on a Kanban boards.

Redmine alternative with powerful reports

Powerful reports

There is no prescribed workflow to follow. Instead, you adjust it to your needs.

The combination of project management, team & client collaboration, time tracking, expense tracking, project templates, API, and accounting add-on integrations make ActiveCollab better than anything else we've tried. The UX is also the best that we've come across.

Darius Rabby
IT Project Manager
at Ile Numerique

For more than 10 years, we've been trusted by over 200,000 people

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