Kanban Tool vs. Lua

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Lua
Score 1.0 out of 10
N/A
Lua is a mobile-first enterprise communication solution. It powers messaging that is built for business: instant, secure, and keeps everyone accountable. Some key features include: Real-time Secure Messaging, Two-touch Conference Calling, and an Analytics Dashboard.
$0
Per User per Month
Pricing
Kanban ToolLua
Editions & Modules
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
Lua
Per User per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kanban ToolLua
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$2,500
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Kanban ToolLua
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Kanban ToolLua
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.5
11 Ratings
15% below category average
Lua
-
Ratings
Task Management9.911 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management6.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts1.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling7.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.69 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.29 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.86 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.4
5 Ratings
16% below category average
Lua
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.24 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Lua
7.0
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Chat00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kanban ToolLua
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(11 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(8 ratings)
5.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kanban ToolLua
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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Lua
I wouldn't recommend Lua because they were recently acquired by another company and will be shutting down. It was unfortunate that we were only given 2 months notice right after signing up for another 1-year term.
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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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Lua
  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
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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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Lua
  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
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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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Lua
No answers on this topic
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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Lua
No answers on this topic
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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Lua
They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
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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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Lua
We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
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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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Lua
  • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
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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.

Lua Screenshots

Screenshot of A Group Conversation With Files and Photos (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Tab for All Your Ongoing Conversations Broadcasts (Android)Screenshot of An Interactive Directory Organized by Departments, Roles, and Custom Groups (iPhone)Screenshot of Two-touch Conference Calling, No Dial-ins, No Passcodes (iPhone)Screenshot of A Dedicated Repository for All Attachments (Android)Screenshot of Communication Analytics Dashboard (Web)