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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Score 8.5 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

MindManager

MindManager is specifically helpful in creating taxonomy at an enterprise level. It is a good tool for collaboration as you can use different mind maps and brainstorm. This tool can also come in handy for keeping meeting notes and expanding on them later in further meetings. It will be very helpful in design and planning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
MindManager
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
MindManager
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
MindManager
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
MindManager
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
MindManager
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
MindManager
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
MindManager
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
MindManager
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
MindManager
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
MindManager
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
MindManager
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
MindManager
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
MindManager
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
MindManager
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
MindManager

Professional Services Automation

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

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

MindManager

  • Great to segment things out (projects, organizational charts, processes, workloads, etc) and gives you a full picture of the job.
  • It is user friendly, simple to use, and powerful.
  • MS Office and Teams integration is great. Allows for easy collaboration.
  • Great GUI and visuals
  • Excellent method for project planning and brainstorming
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

MindManager

  • I find formatting a challenge. Example, make all the boxes the same format and fonts so when you add a box, it understands the format of the top level box.
  • I have played around with some of the templates but find creating my own each time is better route. The project plan template is very good but I find myself deleting boxes and again, takes more time than creating a new map every time.
  • I try to get colleagues to use MM but they are intimidated by the UI. I am really comfortable with it but to them it can look more complex than it really is.
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

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 20 answers
I feel the main issues of the old Mindjet seem to be gone with the
Corel purchase. With the huge advance of sharing via browser HTML even 1
user can affect many. And, actually, using MM kind of forced my rigid
brain to rethink how I categorize and classify information/projects.
The
idea of paying $69USD for an annual cost is more than fair and a great
model for Corel/Mindjet to keep rolling out improvements!
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | 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

MindManager

MindManager 8.5
Based on 13 answers
MindManager is very intuitive. The user interface is not cluttered and the ribbon icons are easy to understand. Several excellent "how-to" videos are available on the MindManager site as well as on YouTube. MindManager starts quickly and the user interface is very responsive. Launching other programs from MindManager such as Excel is very fast and issue free. The browsing feature is lightning fast. The drag-and-drop capability is also very fast and reliable.
Robert Gates | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 7 answers
Never had any errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 5 answers
The application is quick and responsive. We are able to produce mindmaps and reports with ease. The program is not complicated at all and integrates well with software and programs like Microsoft Outlook and Teams, which we truly appreciate.
Anonymous | 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

MindManager

MindManager 7.9
Based on 17 answers
I have called technical support a few times. During the COVID Crisis, I called a few times repeatedly due to a rush request. The technical support guy called me back in minutes. He somehow knew that I had called repeatedly and wanted to make sure my issue was resolved immediately
Scott E. Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 6.4
Based on 1 answer
The videos are not well categorized...I had to do a bit of digging to get what I wanted and many videos on older versions. If Mindjet was to improve the titles used that would help.
Thomas Kleinschmidt, CIM(R) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool

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

MindManager

MindManager 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Not applicable
Robert DuPuy, MBA, PMP, RMP, CSM, CCBA | 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

MindManager

Our network is fluid. Previously, we had used software that allowed us to make changes to a fiber route, ring diagram, etc. immediately. It was easy to maintain and update. It allowed the Planner/Engineer to be creative and tell a story with their Market Assignments. When we used Visio to show how equipment connects together, we found even an entry-level field tech could use this drawing and connect everything correctly the very first time. However, Visio is not available in MacOSX, I'm a Windows user but for some of my coworkers that means that they need a Virtual Machine to run Visio or not running Visio at all, making MindManager the obvious choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Kanban Tool

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

MindManager

MindManager 7.4
Based on 3 answers
A team can collaborate on the same project but cannot create a shared project file. It would be helpful for that feature to be added.
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

MindManager

  • Productivity - Shortening my thinking time to an outcome - when I have a problem to think through, my first choice is MindManager. It gives me the space to simply get everything down on the page and then sort it all out.
  • Quality - The quality of our thinking is improved when we think together using MindManager - we never stop at first answers and MindManager allows us to think deeper and find connections that were not previously considered.
  • Control - Often we will use MindManager to maintain a list of client requirements and success factors in a single place. This has helped us out many times from an engagement management and control standpoint.
Stephen Davies | 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

MindManager

General

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

MindManager Editions & Modules

Edition
One-Time Cost$3491
Annual Subscription$1692
OrganizationsContact sales team
  1. per perpetual license
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
MindManager
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
MindManager
9.1

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
MindManager
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Kanban Tool
MindManager
9.1

Performance

Kanban Tool
MindManager
9.1

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
MindManager
7.9

Online Training

Kanban Tool
MindManager
6.4

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
MindManager
9.1

Scalability

Kanban Tool
MindManager
7.4

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