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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Micro Focus Vibe ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 13/16 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 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
6.0
60%
2 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 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
8.0
80%
3 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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
5.7
57%
2 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%

Micro Focus Vibe

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
6.7

Micro Focus Vibe

67%
Micro Focus Vibe ranks higher in 4/4 features

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
2 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.3

Micro Focus Vibe

73%
Micro Focus Vibe ranks higher in 7/7 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Implementation Rating
  • Micro Focus Vibe is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.0

Micro Focus Vibe

90%
8 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
9.9

Micro Focus Vibe

99%
5 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
5.0

Micro Focus Vibe

50%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

Micro Focus Vibe

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings
7.1

Micro Focus Vibe

71%
4 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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Micro Focus

Feature of granting the right to
users/groups for specific entries (role-based), access of it through Single
Sign On internally, and for remote users through multiple platforms like
Mobile/PC/Tablet is really helpful in this pandemic or work from anywhere culture
and it helped us in achieving our business outcome, some features are missing
like the ease of document printing, of workflow instant update access.
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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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Micro Focus

  • RSS Feeds: As a project manager (at the time and still am in a sense) being updated as information is posted helped me to stay on top of progress as it happened. The feeds also allows me to foresee problems before they happened, coming in like Super Woman to save the day...kidding (or am I?).
  • Customizable workspaces: While we've got our video project workflows down to a science, our website projects are a different monster. Because we offer customized websites, each client's needs are different from the next. Vibe's Workspaces reflects this - not only for our projects, but for the users as well. Everyone has a different way of organizing their thoughts and with Vibe no one has to fall in line with cookie cutter layouts...or at least they can start out with one and develop it into their own.
  • My god MOBILE DEVICE Support: I know many many many project collaboration tools have migrated to the mobile device platform - but I found that a lot of times, features are limited. I'm always on a go and can't always access my Surface for a brief look at what's going on. But when you fall in love with a platform, it makes it all the better that it is usable outside the confines of my desktop box.
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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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Micro Focus

  • Having build lot of websites over the years this is one of the most user unfriendly systems I [have] run across. The learning curve is very steep and a lot of stuff is not findable on the internet.
  • The Java used under water has some quirks that makes working with the interface almost undoable. If you make a tree and you change something in that tree it is completely reset to the top level every time so the workflow is broken constantly.
  • There is no copy option in the tool which is strange as 80% of the things you build is the same or similar with minor adjustments like a different color code. Like the previous remark this makes the workflow constantly interrupted.
  • The learning curve for a regular user is also a little too steep. They can do too much and it goes beyond the daily things they need to do with it. To configure Novell Vibe so that the user is protected from doing or seeing too much is a lot of work which means you will have to hire an FTE to manage Novell Vibe alone.
  • Because the end product depends on the use of jsp pages a lot it requires you to hire a specialist with a big salary-tag to build it for you. once it is up and running changes will be very dependant on the guy you hired to build it!
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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

Micro Focus Vibe

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Micro Focus Vibe editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    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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    Micro Focus

    We would never go back to a spreadsheet to manage our inventory! Since Vibe is essentially free for us there's no reason not to continue using it. We plan on rolling out more processes in other departments for the coming year. The biggest obstacle is change. People don't want to change doing things they have been doing for years. If the workflow saves time people will embrace it.
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    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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    Micro Focus

    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.
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    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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    Micro Focus

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Micro Focus

    The implementation was good, it is the follow up that we need to do ourselves that takes time and effort.
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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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    Micro Focus

    We are a mixed shop (Microsoft and Novell). We had the entire Novell suite and realized Novell Vibe was included. After meeting with Novell and learning what Vibe had to offer for collaboration and application integration, and since we wouldn't incur have any additional costs, we decided to try it before looking at other solutions. We are happy with our decision.
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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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    Micro Focus

    • It has improved communication. Before often people who needed to know certain things weren't getting the information, now it is delivered automatically.
    • Made forms more efficient.
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