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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management.However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
Daniel Schleusener | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Planview LeanKit
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Planview LeanKit
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Planview LeanKit
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Planview LeanKit
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Planview LeanKit
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Planview LeanKit
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Planview LeanKit
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Planview LeanKit
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Planview LeanKit
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Planview LeanKit
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Planview LeanKit
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Planview LeanKit
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Planview LeanKit
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Planview LeanKit
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Planview LeanKit

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Planview LeanKit
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Planview LeanKit
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Planview LeanKit
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Planview LeanKit
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Planview LeanKit

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • 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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

  • Ability to color code cards based on type, giving better visibility to the variety of tasks a team handles
  • Ability to set deadline dates and have those dates easily visible
  • Flexibility in design the kanban board. It is easy to add a lane or make a change on the fly. Work doesn't have to stop and a long process created to make simple layout changes.
  • Movement of cards is easy as well as the ability to connect cards to show dependencies.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 3 answers
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.3
Based on 4 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 4 answers
Never experienced major slowness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.6
Based on 5 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good use cases for small/large teams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Planview LeanKit

  • Our team meetings are more direct and quick to get through thanks to the better visibility of the workload
  • Easily being able to move cards between team lanes gives instant visibility to where the responsibility for the next step is needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Planview LeanKit

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Planview LeanKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
Scaled Teams$291
CustomContact Sales for Quote1
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details
All editions include unlimited boards. For more details on the different editions, please check out https://www.planview.com/products-solutions/products/leankit/leankit-pricing/

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Planview LeanKit
8.3

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool
Planview LeanKit
8.4

Performance

Kanban Tool
Planview LeanKit
8.0

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Planview LeanKit
10.0

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Planview LeanKit
7.6

Scalability

Kanban Tool
Planview LeanKit
8.0

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