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Score 8.8 out of 100
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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

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Lua
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Lua
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Lua
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.7
Lua
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Lua
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.6
Lua
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Lua
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Lua
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Lua
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Lua
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Lua
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Lua
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Lua
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Lua
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Lua

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Kanban Tool
Lua
7.0
Chat
Kanban Tool
Lua
7.0
Notifications
Kanban Tool
Lua
7.0

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

Lua

  • It is easy to communicate in real-time.
  • Easy to set up different groups.
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

Lua

  • The application for iPad is not optimized.
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

Lua

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lua

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Lua

Lua 5.0
Based on 1 answer
They are closing operations, so there's no support to rate
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

Lua

We chose Lua because of their price point and feature set compared to other tools.
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

Lua

  • It has been great for communication and broadcasts, its a shame that they are closing down.
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

Lua

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$2,500

Lua Editions & Modules

Edition
Lua1
  1. Per User per Month
Additional Pricing Details

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