Backlog Review - why 4.5 stars?

Backlog Review
ITQlick Score: 85/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 6/10 - average cost
Category: Project Management -> Backlog
Ranking:Ranked 76 out of 779 Project Management systems
Company: Nulab Inc.
Pricing: starts at $35 per month
Typical customers: Small businesses and start ups
Platforms: Desktop, Mobile, Cloud
Links: Backlog pricing, Backlog alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: May 16, 2022

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What is Backlog and its features?

Backlog is a cloud based online project management and issue tracking solution that is designed for developers who are working as a team. The key features bug tracking, project management, task management and version control.

The project management functionality lets the users manage projects better as well as, organise, discuss and monitor tasks all in one place. Bug tracking allows the user to fix bugs faster by use of push notifications for new issues and creating history thread of issue updates.

With task management functionality, the user can view, prioritise and discuss all the works and tasks in one place. It helps build, assign and update tasks as well as breakdown tasks into subtasks and set schedules and the due dates.

Gantt charts let the user visualize the entire project for project planning. The solution integrates with Git and SVN to let the user manage the source code of the project along with project tasks.

What is Backlog rating?

The rating of Backlog is 4.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 85 out of 100. The rating score is based on our unbiased data-based algo. Learn more - rating methodology page.

Who uses Backlog?

The typical customers include the following business size: Small businesses and start ups.

Is it easy to use?

Yes, Backlog makes it fairly easy to use. This product is user friendly and intuitive.

Is Backlog cloud-based?

Yes, they offer cloud based hosting, which means IT resources are retrieved through web-based tools and applications and you don't need to buy servers and additional hardware equipment.

Can it be used on mobile?

Yes, you can access Backlog on your mobile/smart phone.

Is Backlog the best Project Management system?

Backlog is ranked 76 out of 779 software in their category (Project Management systems).

Who are their main alternatives?

The two main competitors of Backlog include MeisteTask and Forecast.

MeisterTask is a cloud based collaboration and project management tools which are similar to Backlog. MeisterTask is a product of MeisterLabs founded in 2007 in Germany, but in contrast, Backlog is a product of Nulab founded in 2004 in the US. Both Backlog and MeisterTask offer a free trial and version and serve businesses of all sizes.

Forecast is a cloud based project management solution same to Backlog. Forecast is a product of Harvest which is based in the US and was founded in 2006 and on the other hand Backlog Backlog is a product of Nulab founded in 2004 in the US. Both Forecast and Backlog have a free trial.

What is the cost of Backlog?

The cost of license starts at $35 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 6 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). You can find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Backlog. You can also find here pricing information from Backlog's website.

What should you ask Nulab Inc. during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Backlog and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Backlog in action.

Where Backlog is used?

Backlog caters to development teams working with marketing, design, and IT teams. It serves the startups, small, medium based and large fortune 500 companies.

It caters to people that can speak both English and Japanese and mostly targets markets such as, Japan, Asia, Canada, Australia, Latin America, the United States and Europe.


List of categories

Ticket Management
Bug Tracking
Workflow Management
Issue Management
Project Workflow
Task Management

List of features

Workflow
Issue Tracking
Task Management
Ticket Management

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.