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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Kanban Tool

    65%

    Lua

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kanban Tool ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.7
    97%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.3
    73%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.7
    67%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    9.1
    91%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    8.0
    80%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    3.7
    37%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Document Management

    4.5
    45%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Email integration

    7.3
    73%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    8.4
    84%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    7.6
    76%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    3.0
    30%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    5.8

    Kanban Tool

    58%

    Lua

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kanban Tool ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    6.3
    63%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Invoicing

    4.7
    47%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    3.0
    30%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    Kanban Tool

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Lua

    70%
    Lua ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Kanban Tool

    97%
    11 Ratings
    1.0

    Lua

    10%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Kanban Tool

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Lua

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Kanban Tool

    60%
    4 Ratings

    Lua

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Kanban Tool

    83%
    8 Ratings
    5.0

    Lua

    50%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Kanban Tool

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Lua

    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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    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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    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

    Lua

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Lua editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Lua1

    Footnotes

    1. Per User per Month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Required $2,500

    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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    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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