Atlassian Jira Align vs. Kanban Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Atlassian Jira Align
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) is an enterprise-ready project management solution, now from Atlassian (acquired May 2019).
$27,000
per year
Kanban Tool
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$6
per month per user
Pricing
Atlassian Jira AlignKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$27,000.00
per year
Maximum Price
$3,987,600.00
per year
Kanban Tool Team
$6
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$11
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$720
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,320
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Atlassian Jira AlignKanban Tool
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Atlassian Jira AlignKanban Tool
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Jira Align
7.6
20 Ratings
1% above category average
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management9.220 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Resource Management8.420 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.515 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling5.816 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation6.516 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.620 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology9.519 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology4.512 Ratings3.96 Ratings
Document Management4.716 Ratings4.77 Ratings
Email integration8.416 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Mobile Access4.513 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.514 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.818 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.010 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Atlassian Jira Align
9.0
13 Ratings
19% above category average
Kanban Tool
6.7
5 Ratings
10% below category average
Quotes/estimates9.811 Ratings7.94 Ratings
Invoicing8.011 Ratings7.14 Ratings
Project & financial reporting9.513 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.88 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Atlassian Jira AlignKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
9.1
(20 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
5.2
(2 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(11 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Atlassian Jira AlignKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
Atlassian
The Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools help keep our scrum teams moving in the right direction. It gives Sr. Executives visibility into the progress of our digital transformation efforts. It provides information to our program manager to create the necessary artifacts to justify continued funding of our initiatives. It also supports the SAFe framework, along with some others. And the Atlassian Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft) tools provide integration to other tools that we use in our portfolio.
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Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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Pros
Atlassian
  • Effective Sprint planning : Sprint planning can be done using Planning Poker in AgileCraft by clicking Team > Manage > Other > Estimation Games very effectively for distributed teams.
  • Team Capacity Allocation Report: After tasks are created at team or program level, the report from AgileCraft cab be pulled and can be verified that no team member is under or over allocated. A report can be generated by navigating to Team > Manage > Assign Tasks.
  • Effective Requirement trace-ability: To maintain requirements trace-ability follow the steps below:
  • Upload test cases against the story/requirement. once uploaded test cases will be visible under that story
  • Execute Test cases in AgileCraft and mark them as Pass/Fail based on the actual outcome
  • Based on test results, The acceptance criterion's can be marked as “Pass” or “Fail” & if marked failed corresponding defect can be logged & can be attached with the story
  • So against each story we can easily see whether all test cases been executed or not & which acceptance criterion's are failed & how many defects are in open or close state.
  • Daily Scrum: In AgileCraft, the option to run a daily stand-up is available from Team > Manage > Daily Standups. Selecting the sprint number opens the daily stand-up meeting window in which each team member's tasks are visible and hours can be burned against them. Conduct Scrum meetings in AgileCraft, and burn each associate hour against the tasks created during the meeting. The burn-down chart can be generated & viewed during the stand-up to check whether the team is on track.
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Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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Cons
Atlassian
  • The initial ticket creation screen lacks some important features, such as assigning "point values" (a measure of effort needed for the ticket).
  • The browser needs to be manually refreshed to see new tickets, which can make things confusing when several people in a meeting are simultaneously creating tickets.
  • The interface on some smaller portions of the software are sometimes difficult to understand.
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Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
Atlassian
There is nothing that can be better than Jira but it needs to keep improving certain areas especially the attachment size area.
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Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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Usability
Atlassian
Most of the things are easily manageable except certain things that are hidden and you need to ask teammates who are aware of how they can link attachements in the comment section and so on.
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Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Support Rating
Atlassian
Overall support from Jira team is good. It comes at an additional price but it is very efficient. There are no long wait times, you get a dedicated team to look into your issues. The support is available throughout the year and they keep a record of your issues. Overall we are very satisfied with the support they have provided us over the years, it has been very effective for the price that we pay.
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Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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Alternatives Considered
Atlassian
Microsoft Azure Devops won't have the major functionality of software management like Jira. The customization provided by Jira is having a cutting edge over any project management tool. Adds-on and Plugins feature in the Jira Tool make it as perfect as desired task management tool for any company. One of the best Agile based Project Management Tools.
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Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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Return on Investment
Atlassian
  • It has positively impacted our tech teams, allowing them to better organize the tasks and items they are working on and has greatly improved their ability to communicate & review these tasks with other teams.
  • I believe it negatively impacted other departments as lengthy training was required by many associates to attempt using the tool, only to find out it didn't meet our needs, therefore much time was wasted.
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Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.