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Score 8.8 out of 100

Microsoft Project

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Project ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
10 Ratings
8.2
82%
108 Ratings

Resource Management

7.5
75%
8 Ratings
8.2
82%
105 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.1
11%
3 Ratings
8.9
89%
105 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
8 Ratings
8.7
87%
107 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.6
66%
8 Ratings
7.2
72%
84 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
7.1
71%
97 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
9 Ratings
6.7
67%
81 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
8.6
86%
81 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
6 Ratings
6.9
69%
78 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
83 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.3
83%
7 Ratings
6.8
68%
69 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
7.8
78%
74 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.5
75%
6 Ratings
7.9
79%
64 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.1
31%
4 Ratings
7.6
76%
84 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

4.3

Kanban Tool

43%
7.7

Microsoft Project

77%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

4.1
41%
3 Ratings
7.7
77%
55 Ratings

Invoicing

1.1
11%
3 Ratings
7.5
75%
46 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.1
31%
4 Ratings
8.4
84%
75 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.1
71%
50 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating, Implementation Rating
  • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
10 Ratings
8.4

Microsoft Project

84%
109 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings

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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • A card for each data object documents and controls the whole migration process
  • Cards for subtask like meetings, workshops and so on
  • Organization of daily work by email integration
Wolfram Soelter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • There isn't a strong UI on the tool. Customizations can be difficult to make.
  • There isn't a very robust communications component on the tool to facilitate conversations—it's WYSIWYG.
  • The mobile story isn't fully developed yet. It could stand to be stronger on mobile devices.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

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

Starting Price

$5 per month per user

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise$1,0801
Kanban Tool On-Site Team$6001
  1. per year per 10-user pack
SaaS Edition
Kanban Tool Enterprise$91
Kanban Tool Team$51
  1. per month per user
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.3
Based on 8 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 70 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Doesn't allow to easily customize swim lanes or add multiple boards to a single view. Other products were very expensive, even for small teams.
Mateus Stock | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • Less man hours needed to perform our standard tasks.
  • More jobs done before deadline than ever before.
  • When compared to the other service we used, the pricing is very good. We didn't really calculate the ROI, but we have made significant savings, when compared to the previous solution applied.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
  • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
  • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

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