MantisBT Software


 

MantisBT is an open-source, cloud-based issue management and bug tracking software solution utilized by software development organizations. The platform assists executives in project collaboration among team members, employees and customers.

MantisBT’s Email Notification module shares automated emails providing issue updates, group actions and project statuses to project managers and team members. The system also allows project managers to track specific issues, restrict access and grant permission for specific projects.

MantisBT’s Project Collaboration module allows team members to work on an issue or bug simultaneously. Moreover, it enables project managers and team leaders to customize workflow on the basis of project requirements. The solution creates report and dashboards to provide project updates and summaries.

MantisBT supports numerous operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris and Linux. Its open-source code allows users to customize the platform to best fit their needs.

 

MantisBT - Issue tracker
 
  • MantisBT - Issue tracker
    Issue tracker
  • MantisBT - Account preferences
    Account preferences
  • MantisBT - Assign bugs
    Assign bugs
  • MantisBT - Create reports
    Create reports
  • MantisBT - Issue status
    Issue status
Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Solaris, Unix, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows 10

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Prithwish from SSGIL
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2017

November 2017

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overall 5

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almost everything what you can imagine with great feature even in free version. You can create/modify as per your requirement. Many things you can add as per client requirement.

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e-mail configuration is bit tricky...many people have issues while configuring email part and solutions given in forums worked differently for different people.

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Sanjeev from damco solutions
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Good for issue tracking

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This product is good for small projects to track the issue. By using this, we can generates the reports on different filter basis. Also, log the discussion points during the progress of task.

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Filter is not customizable. But i will recommend this because it will give us a productive working facility.

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Amit from Damco Solutions Pvt Ltd
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

July 2017

July 2017

Good Product for bug tracking

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I am recommending to use Mantis

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I've had Mantis running since last 2 year without trouble. The reporter simply logs in and reports a problem. This is very easy to use. User can log his bug and track the status very easily. Best tool for bug tracking.

Cons

I have no issue to use this product but design view is not good. Need to improve some graphical look and feel.

 
 

Bhunesh from IBM Pvt Ltd.
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

June 2017

June 2017

Best Software for bugs tracking

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MantisBT is for any company that relies on a centralized system in order to keep track of software/Web site bugs. This system can be used by any level of business from SMBs to large enterprises.

 
 
 
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Steve from Applied Motion Systems

December 2017

December 2017

Mantis is a solid program for tracking issues

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Highly customizable, Open Source, Easy for new users to get the hang of it. I'm a developer and have modified Mantis for users adding time tracking and billing to the base product. It is very robust, fast and secure.

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The interface is a little dated. Mobile users are stuck using a desktop web interface. Some configuration options are difficult to understand.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Yorick from Media.net
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2017

November 2017

The product looks very RAW. sorting is very limited on the product but the search function is great.

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Keeping task in order and help you back track a task and check the work done on it.

Pros

Help keeps assigned task in order. Also can review other people task and check their progress. I like the color coding for different type of task which really helps

Cons

It could have been more user friendly. I would prefer asana over this product. sometimes i don't receive mails for the new task assigned to me but that could very well be a problem with the mail client.

Review Source: Capterra
 


November 2017

November 2017

I use it for tracking issues on software I develop

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It's a free bug tracker software, nothing less, nothing more.

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Mantis BT is easy to maintain, it is free, it is fast and really easy to customize. Requirements are standard php/mysql.

Cons

There are not so many plugins/extensions in the market. Also mobile applications for Android/iOS are missing (but still you can use the browser)

Review Source: Capterra
 

Umesh from softdel.com

October 2017

October 2017

Great free tool for bug tracking !

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Free bug tracking and management tool

Pros

Very simple, user friendly and most of the bug reporting and monitoring parameters are pre-configured. Integration with 3rd party software management tool is possible.

Cons

Bug search and dashboard should be more customizable. Report generation can be made more simple , easy and with custom options.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kirti from Damco Solutions

August 2017

August 2017

User friendly bug tracking tool

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Mantis is open source and highly customizable bug tracking tool. It is very user friendly and has a simpler GUI.A must have tool for any project

Cons

Reporting can be improved, user customization can be enhanced and integration with othet project management tool can be added

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arpit from Damco Solutions
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Wonderful and very fast Bug tracking tool

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Since it is easy to use, we are easily able to help our QA & Dev team to use the bug tracking & reporting tool. It is best option for Start-ups and new users

Pros

It provides easy bug tracking covering all basic things required fo ra Bug tracking software. It can be integrated with all the build and task management tools. We have it integrated with TFS & SVN

Cons

Reporting & Filters should be improved a lot. if both these things are improved people will find it an ideal solution for bug tracking

Review Source: Capterra
 

Elsa from Raidmax Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

It's very helpful software. I have to use it every day and it helps me to solve my problem whenever

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Quickly and easily update your team and clients via notifications on issues, resolutions, and comments
There is no like least like discover so far, I will keep updated once I have bad experience to use this program

Review Source: Capterra
 

Robin from Damco Solutions Pvt Ltd

August 2017

August 2017

It's an easy to use bug tracking software and can be used for tracking multiple projects

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Customizable issue workflow , Notifications , Search and Filter tools , Various levels of users Access

Cons

It is an amazingly simple tool to install but the included download file does not contain any documentation. Instead it redirects to the on-line documentation from within the /docs/directory.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Pedro from Mobile Media Networks
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

August 2017

August 2017

Great free tool for project management

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A basic project management tool, really great to start!

Pros

*Open source.
*Easy instalation and use.
*Unlimited number of users.
*Very flexible.
*Have roles
*You can use custom Fields

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*Don't have local documentation in the installed version.
* The search is not available with custom fields

Review Source: Capterra
 

julia from jala
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

August 2017

August 2017

good

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fields are well designed and dashboard. i can find my assigned work quickly and its priority. You can customize your workflow.

Cons

reports are not that easy to get when you want an specific scenario and through historics it is a bit difficult to get those.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Arjun from Firstventure Corporation
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Fantastic open-source bug tracking tool

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Bug testing, tracking tickets, product management

Pros

Open source, easy to configure and customize, has all the basic features we need, makes testing and tracking issues very easy

Cons

Very basic user interface, does not integrate with other tools, sometimes the configurations are too complex to bother

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gerrit from Design Express
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Good Issue Tracker

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Collecting data on all of our firm's development issues is of high importance to us. Mantis is a good tool for that.

Pros

Mantis offers a good interface to gather comments, files... for all team members involved. A lot is predefined (like choice lists), so you can quickly dive in.
Lots of possibilities to filter your views and searches.

Cons

Personally, I find it hard to set up - let alone customize - the system. Therefor, we're using it straight from the box. There are features that I'd rather remove from the interface, but I wouldn't know how.
I contacted Support several times in the past (not recently though), no response.
Most of the settings are awkward to apply, takes a little getting used to.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hemant from Ciena

May 2017

May 2017

The tool is very good, the reported issues can be easily tracked. The GUI is user friendly.

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The GUI and field provide in UI are very good and easy to understand . It allows to fill the relevant fields

Cons

Sometimes face issue to take out the reports the procedure is also not easy. the representation can be improved.

Review Source: Capterra
 

ritika from Infinite Systems

April 2017

April 2017

A Very Simple product

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i like the features of exports - like Export to csv, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word which are common tool we are using giving the easy access to the activities.Another feature i use is its ability to send messages to other users for a specific issue.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Rahul from Damco

April 2017

April 2017

Nice Bug tracking tool

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Mantis is nice and easy to use bug tracking tool.we can check our project health easily by checking the status of the tasks.

Maintaining the life cycle of task is very easy.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chetan from Damco
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Mantis-Nice Bug tracking tool

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Mantis BT is really good bug tracking tool. Its open source, web-based, free and very useful tool for managing bugs. Life cycle of an issue can be easily managed and tracked.
Health of the project can be view by checking the status of bugs. Send E-mail to each individual on status change of the task. A good tool to in a project.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Parveen from infosys

February 2017

February 2017

Mantis - The simplest tool for beginners

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Mantis is one of the simplest bug tracker tool. It goes well with if somebody with no background of any tool starts working with any tool. Although lacks some features that takes it behind the other tracking tools, can be improved a lot by adapting of more collaborative approach.

Pros

simplest tool

Cons

Lack of collaboration

Review Source: Capterra
 

Davinder from Damco
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2017

February 2017

An effective Bug tracking tool

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We've used this tool for bug tracking in one of our project. The prime need for this was that while working in an Agile environment it became quite necessary to be able to manage and assign bugs within the team. Project QA status and be able to manage bug workflow.

Pros

Ability to project bug status

Advice to Others

Integration with Project management tool

Review Source: Capterra
 

Victor from Nifty LAS

January 2017

January 2017

Very nice tool

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This is a very nice free solution for bug tracking. Even tough the looks aren't that pleasing, the functionality is there and gets the job done and more importantly, it's free!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Syed from Empyrean
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Syed Mantis Review

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I have been using Mantis for my current company for almost 4 years. This software is being used for tracking and assigning issues/tickets to the team for different projects and you can follow up with your team members by manually going into the specific ticket what is due for that day etc. I gave Mantis 3 stars because there are limitations and have some boundaries.

Pros

Easy to use. User friendly

Cons

You don't have a way to track stuff automated way. Where you should receive notification if a person did not touch the ticket and the deadline is near. You have to go in and track all those things manually. Where a person who assigned the case and the person to whom the case is assigned both should receive automatic reminders and warnings.

Advice to Others

Automate the software by putting automated tracking and reminders.

Review Source: Capterra