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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7.5 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

Mavenlink

I would recommend Mavenlink to anyone who is looking for a simple easy to use project tracking, management and tracking productivity of the team! It is better than other tools in the market since it is extremely user friendly and has minimal learning curve unlike few of its counterparts which require quite a lot of skills beforehand to make the full use of the product!
Darshil Shah | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Mavenlink
8.2
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Mavenlink
8.6
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Mavenlink
8.6
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.7
Mavenlink
8.8
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Mavenlink
8.9
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.6
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Mavenlink
8.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Mavenlink
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Mavenlink
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Mavenlink
7.8
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Mavenlink
7.9
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Mavenlink
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Mavenlink
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Mavenlink
7.2
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Mavenlink
8.9

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Mavenlink
7.8
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Mavenlink
8.2
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Mavenlink
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Mavenlink
7.3

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

Mavenlink

  • It allows a lot of customization in regards for projects if you want them to be extremely detailed on tasks
  • Master planning feature gives a great overall view for me planning my projects out
  • The design looks better than Salesforce, color coding certain projects indicating for their statuses
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

Mavenlink

  • Where to begin. The email notifications are next to impossible to get right. Your team will be bombarded with notifications that carry no real weight.
  • The cost is just too high. Compared to other PM software, this one is in the tens of thousands of dollars for a company to utilize for such a dated piece of software.
  • There are so many layers to this tool that it is difficult to decipher permissions for users.
  • You can't add photos in comments! Seriously it's 2019 and they can't implement a simple field that allows for images to be pasted right in with the comments. Everything has to be an attachment, which is cumbersome and slows progress.
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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.8
Based on 4 answers
Although the company I currently work for does not use the product I have recommended that we do switch to Mavenlink. We will be opening some new sites internationally this year and I can see that Mavenlink would be a great product for us to use
Eric Adams | 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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.0
Based on 6 answers
I think Mavenlink is the most robust and best project management tool out there for an organization like ours. However, some of our staff feel like it isn't as user-friendly as it could be. From a Director point of view or a Project Manager point of view, Mavenlink is exceptional. From the point of view of a task-doer, it could be more visually appealing. Also, the mobile version isn't great.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 7.7
Based on 2 answers
Very good integration with Google apps. Some complexity is called however in the synchronization between Google Tasks and Maven links tasks. This can sometimes lead to duplicate records in Google Tasks. It has been dissolvable that becomes cumbersome if not properly curated.
Steve Goldsmith | 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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 10.0
Based on 7 answers
Mavenlink support is fantastic! Any issues that arise are always handled quickly and efficiently. Granted, we haven't had many issues to report. Typically, my team tends to only reach out to support if they need assistance remembering how to do something or asking about an improvement. We had Mavenlink build an integration when we first started using the software, and the support team worked hard to listen and improve the integration.
Rachel Stantliff | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
Micquella Anthony | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

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

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 5.6
Based on 4 answers
Dedicate as much internal time to the implementation effort as possible, even if you're using a 3rd party or Mavenlink services. Your team knows your processes the best
Micquella Anthony | 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

Mavenlink

We have evaluated about 15 different project management platforms and narrowed down our list to only five (Celoxis, Sciforma, Podio, Mavenlink, and Teamwork). Other solutions we evaluated were not able either to meet our vendor security requirements or were not flexible in pricing (or had costly integrations and add-ons that we needed but they were not included). Other reasons were lack of 24/7 and multilingual support, only one user interface language (English, but we needed French, German, and more), absence of a dedicated account manager from a vendor, and overall user experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Mavenlink

Mavenlink 8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
Micquella Anthony | 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

Mavenlink

  • If we are talking about time saved from a administrative and setup standpoint we probably save at least around thousand dollars a week since this tool is so easy to set up!
  • They have an extensive training center to explain how to use the tool and a live chat feature so employees aren't reaching out to me with questions! That saves me a lot of time and money to work on more valuable tasks for the company.
Kate Battle | 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

Mavenlink

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*

* Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.

Mavenlink Editions & Modules

Edition
Teams$191
PremierContact sales team
Professional$393
EnterpriseContact sales team
  1. per month
  2. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Mavenlink
7.1

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Mavenlink
8.8

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Mavenlink
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool
Mavenlink
9.1

Performance

Kanban Tool
Mavenlink
7.7

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Mavenlink
10.0

In-Person Training

Kanban Tool
Mavenlink
9.1

Online Training

Kanban Tool
Mavenlink
8.2

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Mavenlink
5.6

Scalability

Kanban Tool
Mavenlink
8.2

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