Axero vs. Kanban Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Axero
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Axero's Communifire is an Enterprise Social and Collaboration platform. Used internally, it connects employees, key customers and partners to pursue shared goals. Used to build an online community, it puts the emphasis on working together, not just meeting socially. The platform, designed to encourage the spread and expansion of ideas is suited for organizations that want their community to not only get connected but also feel they are getting things done.
$49
per month
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
AxeroKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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
AxeroKanban Tool
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsAxero tailors your investment to meet your unique needs. Custom pricing and volume discounting available. Contact Axero for details.
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Features
AxeroKanban Tool
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Axero
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
Task Management00 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.96 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings7.96 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Axero
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.8
5 Ratings
8% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AxeroKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(1 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AxeroKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
Axero Solutions
Specific scenarios where Communifire would be well suited to an organisation, would be companies that are people focused and committed to frequent and open communication channels from both the top-down and bottom-up. It also would suit organizations that are committed to providing the staff opportunities to collaborate, share and actively contribute to company initiatives and planning. If these aren't elements of your organization's culture, the system would still work for you or those companies who just want to push information out and have an effective intranet. Communifire would cater to these scenarios just as well and is more than capable of providing that type of simple solution.
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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
Axero Solutions
  • Communifire allows people to connect easily through instant chat and messaging. It works similarly to other social media platforms like Facebook so its not hard to learn.
  • Communifire makes it easy to share news and events with our community and the presentation of this information looks very professional.
  • I found Communifire quite easy to configure to our individual needs. There were a lot of options to turn things on or off. This was important to us because in some areas of our community we wanted to allow our contractors many features and in other areas we wanted to really limit what was on offer.
  • We had a big list of things we needed a platform to do. Communifire ticked all the boxes.
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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
Axero Solutions
  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
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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
Axero Solutions
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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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
Axero Solutions
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it. You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research. Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want. The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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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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Reliability and Availability
Axero Solutions
Never any problems. Quite impressed
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Shore Labs
No answers on this topic
Performance
Axero Solutions
Works in real time.
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Shore Labs
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Axero Solutions
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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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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Implementation Rating
Axero Solutions
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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Shore Labs
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Axero Solutions
We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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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
Axero Solutions
  • We are still building out features of the platform but with implemention of paid features by members, we will be able to cover our operating cost of the platform.
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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

Axero Screenshots

Screenshot of Mobile intranetScreenshot of Knowledge managementScreenshot of Recognition

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.