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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • LiquidPlanner ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
8.2

LiquidPlanner

82%
LiquidPlanner ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
8.7
87%
12 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
8.3
83%
10 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
9 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.8
88%
11 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
8.2
82%
8 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
8.6
86%
12 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
7.5
75%
7 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
8.4
84%
6 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
7.7
77%
15 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
6.2
62%
10 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
11 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
7.8
78%
7 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
8.1

LiquidPlanner

81%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 2/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
5 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
6 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.6
76%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • LiquidPlanner is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
8.3

LiquidPlanner

83%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
4.4

LiquidPlanner

44%
2 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
10.0

LiquidPlanner

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
9.0

LiquidPlanner

90%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

LiquidPlanner

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner is amazing for any time of project management scenario where you have to manage several teams and details. Running a project through LiquidPlanner is so easy because it lets you break down the project into sections and folders and small tasks that you can assign to specific people. With a small to medium size team-- LiquidPlanner is amazing for organizing and tracking details. If you have a huge team or not a ton of details to track LiquidPlanner might not be right for you because it is a software that requires some good training to learn and has tons of functions that can be utilized so it seems better suited to be used by a smaller group looking to coordinate or for people who have lots of details that can be difficult to track.
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Pros

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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LiquidPlanner

  • Priority based planning. Every other planning software we've used relies on dates and therefore needs constant attention. Priority based planning means that the plan is always up to date.
  • Ease of use. LiquidPlanner has a very short learning curve. This is critical to getting team members to use it.
  • Forecasting. LiquidPlanner makes it very easy to run scenarios by simply dragging and dropping projects and reassigning resources.
  • Awesome Support. I get personal responses very fast. Usually within a couple hours. And, they listen and ask for more information.
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Cons

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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LiquidPlanner

  • The interface is messy and cluttered. The best way to find things and see what you actually want to see is the main Projects view which is also the most cluttered and hardest to maneuver in.
  • Clicking an external link someone posted in a comment or task description doesn't open in a new window by default, so we are constantly having to go back to get to LiquidPlanner again.
  • The way that the interface saves your state globally (rather than per tab instance) means that if you click a link from someone else to a task that's not yours, then it adjusts your filters on the Projects page. Then if you refresh another LiquidPlanner window where you were on the Projects tab, suddenly all of its filters are updated and what you were looking at may no longer be there.
  • It might just be the way that we use the system, but the Home and My Work tabs are fairly useless for us. They typically don't show the tasks we're actually looking for.
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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Kanban Tool editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise10801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team6002
Kanban Tool Enterprise93
Kanban Tool Team54

Footnotes

  1. per year per 10-user pack
  2. per year per 10-user pack
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

LiquidPlanner

Starting Price

$0 per month per user

Editions & Modules

LiquidPlanner editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Professional$251
Ultimate$352
Essentials$15.003
Free$04
EnterpriseCALL FOR VOLUME PRICING5

Footnotes

  1. per month per user
  2. per month per user
  3. per month per user
  4. per month per user
  5. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Likelihood to Renew

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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LiquidPlanner

We may not renew LiquidPlanner's contract, but only because my company has recently been acquired and we'll be adopting some of the software that they're using to standardize process. LiquidPlanner's development team releases new features pretty often, so it seems like the gaps and inefficiencies are slowly getting smaller/less frequent
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Usability

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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LiquidPlanner

Easy to learn and utilize. Can export charts and reports for sharing with colleagues.
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Support Rating

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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LiquidPlanner

They have been great in trying to come up with creative solutions to help us do what we want to do with the platform. I would say their support has been exceptional because we have hit them with some complex requests.
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Alternatives Considered

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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LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner offers a whole lot more on the project management and tracking side, but Powow is more efficient in terms of the AI that powers it to efficiently manage meetings. AI definitely brings a big difference to Saas products and can magnify the benefits that would otherwise not be realized.
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Return on Investment

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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LiquidPlanner

  • LiquidPlanner really forces you to map out your workflow. For me, honing into a template that I can later adjust as needed has been huge, as there is less time at the beginning of a project trying to assign and figure out what needs to happen when usually it never changes.
  • Communication between employees, especially ones not immediately available in the office has been very welcomed. It helps having conversations documented in a public, logical place that is easy to find and refer to as the project continues.
  • Our productivity has definitely skyrocketed as we've really gotten a feel and committed to using LiquidPlanner daily. As we move forward, we continually try to add more and more ways for us to use the service.
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