IBM B2B Cloud Services vs. Kantata PS Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
IBM B2B Cloud Services
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
IBM B2B Cloud Services provide capabilities for streamlining on-boarding of trading partners. It also allows shared business process to be handled more effectively due to better visibility and control.N/A
Kantata PS Cloud
Score 7.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Kantata Cloud (formerly Mavenlink + Kimble) provides project management and collaboration software for small to mid-sized professional services companies. Features include resource management, project dependencies, time and expense tracking, file sharing, versatile user permissions, private messaging, planning and reporting.N/A
Pricing
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Editions & Modules
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Premier
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Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Top Pros

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Top Cons

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Features
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.2
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
Ratings
Task Management8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access6.63 Ratings00 Ratings
Search8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Visual planning tools8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.4
4 Ratings
4% above category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
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Chat7.83 Ratings00 Ratings
Notifications8.74 Ratings00 Ratings
Discussions8.64 Ratings00 Ratings
Surveys8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase9.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting7.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook9.63 Ratings00 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
IBM B2B Cloud Services
8.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Kantata PS Cloud
-
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Versioning8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Video files8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Audio files7.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.93 Ratings00 Ratings
Advanced security features8.82 Ratings00 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive6.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(4 ratings)
9.8
(49 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(7 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(8 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
IBM B2B Cloud ServicesKantata PS Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
IBM
We have just started to use IBM B2B Cloud Services within our department. We were looking for a cloud-based solution to manage all of our partner's B2B processes within a single interface. We did not want to have to go through the hassle of managing any sort of solution ourselves; thus, we came to the conclusion that a cloud-based solution would work best for our department. So far, we have found that the product has been reliable, and not having to worry about maintenance and patch cycles is always a good thing.
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
It is appropriate and even exceeds expectations 90% of the time. It makes project tracking very easy and visually accessible for most cases. The only occasion where Mavenlink came slightly short was for a special project that required more interaction options among project members. I am certain there are ways to work around that issue, but we did not find them.
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Pros
IBM
  • Document process management
  • Transition services, including planning, design, project management and testing
  • Translation, community and visibility service
  • Trading partner community support
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • With Mavenlink when starting to assign tasks to people, set deadlines and milestones, and add files to our projects we can look at it all from a variety of perspectives, including a task tracker view and a Gantt chart view
  • Through Mavenlink each project also includes an activity stream where we can view all project details as they come up, as well as an activity feed for all the projects it is linked to.
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Cons
IBM
  • Can't rely on huge data sets
  • Organizations is huge, it's tough to handle
  • Limited feature sets
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • The Gantt chart does not allow for baselines to be stored
  • There is no means to upload an excel task tracker and build a plan using an upload
  • The schedule does not allow for planning of holidays
  • The status report functionality needs to be improved
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Likelihood to Renew
IBM
No answers on this topic
Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
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Usability
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
I think Mavenlink is the most robust and best project management tool out there for an organization like ours. However, some of our staff feel like it isn't as user-friendly as it could be. From a Director point of view or a Project Manager point of view, Mavenlink is exceptional. From the point of view of a task-doer, it could be more visually appealing. Also, the mobile version isn't great.
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Reliability and Availability
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
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Support Rating
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
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In-Person Training
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
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Online Training
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
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Implementation Rating
IBM
No answers on this topic
Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
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Alternatives Considered
IBM
IBM B2B Cloud Services stands out among the competition with its solid performance, wealth of features, and multiple platform compatibility. While it can be more expensive than competitive services, its core components are powerful enough to work with multiple levels of marketing campaigns and outreach efforts. The service works well among different levels of clients and can be utilized better across different viewing devices
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
We have since switched over to JIRA and let me tell you, it was probably the best decision we have made as a company. We chose Mavenlink based on promises from the sales team about future roadmap work that really never happened. We thought Mavenlink would easily integrate with our billing software but we couldn't have been more wrong. We ended up never utilizing Mavenlink invoices as they don't even allow you to fully customize your invoices that go out to clients!
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Scalability
IBM
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
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Return on Investment
IBM
  • We feel that IBM B2B Cloud Services will drive down our maintenance costs because my group is no longer responsible for patching and maintaining infrastructure.
  • High availability of IBM B2B Cloud Services will allow us to have a greater up time with less downtime.
  • Having a single platform where all B2B integrations are shown and presented in a single interface will allow us to quickly and effectively manage those integrations and see which ones are really needed. A single view will provide instant visibility into any sort of problems that may arise as well.
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Kantata (Kimble + Mavenlink)
  • Manvenlink is perfect for showing expenses and income over time and across people.
  • Manvenlink is adaptable for the integration and automation of the processes of each of our projects in order to optimize resources and improve operational performance.
  • Mavenlink allows us to determine if our projects are profitable or not, as well as save significant time by automating components such as recurring tasks and having templates, among other things.
  • Manvenlink is advantageous for our operations due to its simple portfolio management of our projects: manage several projects at once and receive a complete perspective of the development of each one at a glance.
  • Manvenlink kindly provides us with robust discussion threads, access restrictions, and built-in document management, allowing us to contextualize communications.
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ScreenShots

Kantata PS Cloud Screenshots

Screenshot of real-time project status tracking.Screenshot of visualizations that help track resources with confidence.Screenshot of at a glance capacity and staffing monitoring.Screenshot of financials and project margin monitoring.Screenshot of revenue tracking, to scale a business with confidence.