Brightpod vs. Kanban Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brightpod
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar…
$19
per month
Kanban Tool
Score 9.1 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.
$5
per month per user
Pricing
BrightpodKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Brightpod
$19.00
per month
Kanban Tool Team
$5
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$9
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$600
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,080
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrightpodKanban Tool
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BrightpodKanban Tool
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
8.0
2 Ratings
6% above category average
Kanban Tool
6.5
11 Ratings
15% below category average
Task Management9.02 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Resource Management8.01 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Scheduling8.02 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.02 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Document Management4.02 Ratings4.77 Ratings
Email integration9.02 Ratings7.29 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking9.01 Ratings7.86 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.69 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.910 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings3.86 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Brightpod
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.4
5 Ratings
16% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings7.34 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.24 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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BrightpodKanban Tool
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Quickbase
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
BrightpodKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.9
(3 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
7.3
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(3 ratings)
8.3
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(2 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrightpodKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
Brightpod
I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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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
Brightpod
  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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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
Brightpod
  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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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
Brightpod
It's working very well for our organization.
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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
Brightpod
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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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
Brightpod
Customer Support was fast and 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
Brightpod
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Shore Labs
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Brightpod
Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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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
Brightpod
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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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.