ZenTao is an open-source Scrum tool. It integrates product management, project management, test management, document management, CI management, and todo management. It is a project management software tool that covers the core process of software development projects. The most distinguishing characteristic of ZenTao is that it separates the concepts of product, project, and test. In ZenTao, the three coordinate and restrict each other through a story/task/bug, and ultimately deliver the qualified products through the project.
Core Features
Scrum Features
  • Collaboration Board
  • Daily Reports
  • Iteration Management
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Release Planning
  • Roadmapping
  • Sprint planning
  • Task management
Product Management Features
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritization
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Workflow Management
Pricing Type
Flat Rate
Free Version
Payment Frequency
Annual Subscription, One-Time Payment, Free
Plans & Packages
$24.9 Per Month
Customer Reviews
4.6 (7 Reviews)

Perfect for small teams with a budget

Wenrui LI
10 months ago
I am working for an instant messenger project for self hosted and internal solution. I was first introduced to this scrum tool by my team lead. ZenTao is affordable for small teams and it offers almost all function points a software project would need, including bug tracking, test case management, build and release, plans and roadmaps, etc. It offers in English and the support team is super responsive. It has minor bugs occasionally but it is released quite often, so it is not a big deal.

Recommand on this product

posted on 3/5/21
We have used Zentao to manage our project for over 3 years. ZenTao is an excellent open source project management software. The main management idea is based on the popular agile project management method-Agile/Scrum. The software mainly separates the concepts of product, development, and test. Product analyst, development team, and testers cooperate with each other,they interact through requirements, tasks, and bugs. Manager use gantt chart and kanban to manage project lifecycle and in the end delivery qualified products. In the mean time, Zentao provide CI/CD solution and git integration. These feature are helpful for manage product furture upgrade. Highly recommand!

Using Zentao as Product and Project Management tool

Kostas Karkaletsis
posted on 21/4/21
We have switched from Jira to Zentao after using Jira for more than 5 years. Zentao helps us with the predefined workflows which easily fit on our internal procedures. We can use it to manage almost the whole development cycle by having user stories, task decomposition, testing and deployment. It is much configurable and extendable. You can create your own data structures for maintaining additional data records. Some cons now. It can't integrate directly with your existing Git environment and you have to keep in sync your git with the filesystem of the Zentao installation. Role management has to be more configurable and permissions have to be applied per project and not for the whole system in order to be applicable in several environments The overall experience is more than expected and is highly recommended!
May 6, 2021
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Highly recommend it

Jon Tenson
posted on 11/2/21

We like open source and on premise the most!

posted on 14/12/20
Compared to OpenProject and Taiga, I prefer ZenTao since it's more affordable and implementing Scrum the best. Our team likes open-source and we prefer self-hosted so that we can keep data secure and immigrate with more flexibilities. I like the test part in ZenTao at most, it fits our team so much. We write cases once product backlog items have been created and run cases in a test request which are linked somehow with sprint and user stories. The traceability in ZenTao is very powerful and we deeply love it.

Nice Test Case Management Tool

Renee Teng
posted on 10/12/20
First of all, I have chose ZenTao because I didn’t need a project management tool, but Test Case Management tool (I’m a QA Lead in my team). Also, I need full featured and lifetime free version of Test Management tool because of my company’s politics. So ZenTao give me best set of features for my purposes for free, and it looks great and easy to set up and use. Other candidates was: Kiwi TCMS and Testlink. Compared to them, besides functionality, Zentao have the best support and documentation. After trying zentao opensource I have introduced it to the managers of our company, and they suggested to use paid version for project management too. Now we have unorganized variety of Redmine, Openproject, Google Docs, GitLab (every sub-team trying to use they own tool instead of one centralized tool)

It's a brilliant Scrum tool

posted on 8/12/20
We have been using ZenTao for almost 3 months for implementing Scrum to manage our App development team. We have the same roles so as in Scrum, PO, SM, and team. ZenTao is an application lifecycle management tool, so it's very complete for us to manage sprint tasks, test jobs and product backlog ( so called as story ). Thumb up:)
Executive Interview
Chunsheng Wang
Chunsheng Wang
Founder, ZenTao
Please introduce your product and give a brief about your role within the organization.
I founded EasyCorp, formerly Nature Easy Soft, in 2009 with its initial and main product, ZenTao ALM. We embrace open-source software and take provide management tools to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as our mission, so ZenTao, a Scrum tool, is open source.
What was the objective behind coming up with this software?
ZenTao is built on Scrum, a popular Agile framework that is functional and pragmatic. It is appropriate for the iterative growth of software projects. Scrum only defines the structure of how to speed up the development project, but it leaves procedures undefined. Based on Scrum and observations of software development in China, ZenTao was released.
How is your software beneficial from a value addition perspective to the clients compared to other software alternatives available in the market?
ZenTao defines the concepts of product, project, and test. The product team, the development team, and the test team work together and check with each other while function differently. The three teams interact with each other through stories, tasks, and bugs, and eventually deliver the product with quality. ZenTao is an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool and an on-premise affordable alternative to Jira.
What industries do you generally cater to? Which industries in general are highly benefiting by using your software?
Our customers are from various industries, but mostly from IT and technology. As long as you have software projects, you need ZenTao to support your project management.
What are the key features of your software that makes it stand apart from your competitor products in the market?
ZenTao is an ALM tool that you can use to manage the entire software development project, especially if you are an Agile team. From the Product/Sprint Backlog items to increments, you can find everything in a development project is tracked and well organized.
What is the customer satisfaction rate according to you? What steps do you take to cater to your customer’s needs and requirements?
I would say 99% of customers are satisfied with our product.
Are your customers repetitive? If yes, what is the percentage of repeat customers that you have?
We have a one-year license and a perpetual license. Usually, our customers choose the perpetual one, because it is with the best ROI.
Does your software product provide any resource or knowledge section for its users? If yes, what kind of material is provided to your users to help them get acquainted with your product?
Yes, a complete user manual is available to all users.
What kind of support system do you offer to your clients for catering to their queries and issues?
Usually, we provide email and chatbots to support our customers. Our clients will receive a response within 24 business hours, considering we are located in China. ZenTao also has a user manual that is quite thorough. If they do encounter a tough issue and need us, our tech support team can remotely fix problems for our users.
Where do you see your product in the next 10 years?
We offer a community/open-source version of our products, so we have seen our users and customers are growing globally. We love open-source and would like to support our developers and survive in this very competitive market. So we have premium versions that help companies that look for more inclusive solutions. We hope to see that our products play an essential role in the global market as management tools for small and medium sized enterprises.
Licensing & Deployment
  • Cloud Hosted
  • On Premises
  • Web-based
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android
  • Windows
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • Chat
  • Phone
Knowledge Base
  • Help Guides
  • Video Guides
  • Blogs
  • Whitepapers
ZenTao Manual-Scrum Roles