Creately vs. Kanban Tool

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Creately
Score 7.1 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
Creately aims to provide powerful diagramming features at a very affordable price. The product boasts an intuitive interface so users can quickly and easily come up with professional diagrams. Users can draw flowcharts, organizational charts, wire-frames, SWOT diagrams, Venn diagrams, network diagrams and many other diagrams using Creately.
$5
per month
Kanban Tool
Score 9.3 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
CreatelyKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Creately Personal
$8
per month
Creately Team
$8
per month per user
Creately Team
$60
per year per user
Creately Personal
$60
per year
Creately Business
$149
per month Unlimited Users
Creately Business
$1,068
per year Unlimited Users
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
CreatelyKanban Tool
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounted prices for non profits, educational institutes, and charities.
More Pricing Information
Features
CreatelyKanban Tool
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
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 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings7.87 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Creately
-
Ratings
Kanban Tool
6.9
5 Ratings
7% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
CreatelyKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(5 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
CreatelyKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
Cinergix
Creately sells itself as software specializing in a wide variety of areas, which is true in some cases. Visualizing and creating marketing processes, research, user flows, and general flowcharts is an extremely powerful tool. However, in other areas, such as Human Resources, UI/UX prototyping, and Wireframe design, it leaves a little to be desired compared to the competition.
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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
Cinergix
  • Helps to create wonderful charts.
  • Helps co-worker to work on a similar project.
  • It allows importing multiple templates.
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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
Cinergix
  • Can add more tutorials to guide the users in the tool
  • Tools lags sometimes when a diagram with lot of data is loaded
  • It also gets stuck sometime when an Undo functionality is used
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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
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
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
Cinergix
No answers on this topic
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
Cinergix
It definitely could be better, but it may also depend on the type of license you are subscribing to.
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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
Cinergix
Creately is a more intuitive solution and has better looking elements, shapes etc.
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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
Cinergix
  • We were able to save a lot of time in visualizing strategic processes.
  • We saved meeting time by simply showing our workflows and keeping our coworkers in the loop.
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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

Creately Screenshots

Screenshot of the diagram creation interfaceScreenshot of the diagrams and visual frameworks available to express ideasScreenshot of Creately VIZ's strategic frameworks used to deliver insights.

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.