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16 Ratings
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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

Micro Focus Vibe

I think Micro Focus Vibe is very well suited for organizations that work in a team collaboration front and have to share documents. I think this really shines in organizations that have a standard set of information that gets lost in the sauce because of the sheer amount of people in an organization. In this case, the Wiki is very helpful in this setting. I wouldn't quite recommend this site for video production houses unless you are patient enough to correlate your needs to the many many features available through Vibe...because it all boils down to patience.
Cori Fowler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.0
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
Micro Focus Vibe
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Micro Focus Vibe
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Micro Focus Vibe
9.0
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Micro Focus Vibe
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Micro Focus Vibe
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Micro Focus Vibe
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Micro Focus Vibe
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Micro Focus Vibe
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Micro Focus Vibe
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Micro Focus Vibe
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Micro Focus Vibe
Search
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
9.4
Visual planning tools
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
5.7

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
7.9
Notifications
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
8.8
Discussions
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1
Surveys
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
6.7
Internal knowledgebase
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
8.1

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
7.3
Versioning
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Video files
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Audio files
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
5.6
Document collaboration
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
8.7
Access control
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Advanced security features
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
7.7
Device sync
Kanban Tool
Micro Focus Vibe
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

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe connects GroupWise mail with Vibe natively which means you can access Vibe from within the mail product.
  • Once forms and workflows are set up, the access structure on who sees what or not is very effective.
  • You can use Novell Vibe as your main intranet with everything from wiki's, blogging and more fully automated and still in synch with your internal organisational structure.
  • After playing with it for a while i found that through jsp it is highly configurable.
Rob Zweistra | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

  • The most pressing improvement is in printing. In speaking with Novell techs Vibe was designed as a web tool, no paper necessary. However in the real world our folks love their paper printouts. Vibe utilizes views for various functions. A print view that's easily configured would be an awesome upgrade.
  • Customized in JSP. Vibe is completely customized using JSP. I don't know it. I'm not a programmer. I can work things out, but programming isn't my forte.
Richard Johnson | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 9.9
Based on 5 answers
It meets our current business needs and provides the scalability we need for future growth. It can be installed on Windows or Linux (Our alpha install was on Linux. Our beta was on Windows. We went with Windows). There are additional features, and application integrations, that we haven't taken advantage as of yet due to the lack of current business needs.
Anonymous | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 5.0
Based on 1 answer
At this moment it still looks you need to do a lot to be able to use it and to be honest that time should be used for work not for configuring a communication tool for the business. Yes I understand that it takes time to learn something to use in the organisation , but with this tool I see the help desk having to answer a lot of questions on how to use it or once someone has done something how to undo it.
Rob Zweistra | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

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

Micro Focus Vibe

Micro Focus Vibe 7.1
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
Rob Zweistra | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

The main alternatives were Sharepoint or creating a custom Drupal install. Sharepoint was too expensive and didn't fit into our Novell environment. The Drupal solution we found was beyond our technical ability.
Jason Preuss | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

  • Novell Vibe has increased employee efficiency by providing a central file repository for our team.
  • Novell Vibe has increased our customer service capabilities by allowing our team to track customer projects and support issues more effectively.
Donna Moyer | 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

Micro Focus Vibe

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Micro Focus Vibe
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Micro Focus Vibe
9.9

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Micro Focus Vibe
5.0

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Micro Focus Vibe

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Micro Focus Vibe
7.1

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