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Score 8.9 out of 100

MindManager

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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Kanban Tool

    65%

    MindManager

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kanban Tool ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.7
    97%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.7
    67%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 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

    Professional Services Automation

    5.8

    Kanban Tool

    58%

    MindManager

    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

    Attribute Ratings

    • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • MindManager is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Implementation Rating
    • Kanban Tool and MindManager are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Kanban Tool

    97%
    11 Ratings
    9.4

    MindManager

    94%
    167 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Kanban Tool

    91%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Kanban Tool

    60%
    4 Ratings
    8.4

    MindManager

    84%
    13 Ratings

    Availability

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    7 Ratings

    Performance

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    5 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Kanban Tool

    83%
    8 Ratings
    8.0

    MindManager

    80%
    17 Ratings

    Online Training

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    MindManager

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Kanban Tool

    82%
    2 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Configurability

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    1 Rating

    Product Scalability

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    MindManager

    73%
    3 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    Kanban Tool

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    MindManager

    91%
    2 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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    Corel Corporation

    This is the single best tool to help visual learners express themselves on complex matters in my opinion. I have tried and used other programs that have certain elements, but this is far and away from the best option for me. The more complex the problem, the more that using this pays off. I tend to start in almost brainstorming mode and then move to group items and either arrange them in terms of process flow or simply organizationally.
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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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    Corel Corporation

    • 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
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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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    Corel Corporation

    • 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.
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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

    MindManager

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    MindManager editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    One-Time Cost$3491
    Annual Subscription$1692
    OrganizationsContact sales team3

    Footnotes

    1. per perpetual license
    2. per year
    3. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

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    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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    Corel Corporation

    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!
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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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    Corel Corporation

    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.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    Never had any errors.
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    Performance

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    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.
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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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    Corel Corporation

    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
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    Online Training

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    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.
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    Implementation Rating

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    Not applicable
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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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    Corel Corporation

    Both are equally good. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is used to get the models in a more technical format in comparison to the MindManager. MindManager is easier to use in comparison to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect. MindManager makes collaboration easy and can be understood by a layman and does not need to have specific software training.
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    Scalability

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    Corel Corporation

    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.
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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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    Corel Corporation

    • When scope planning before I was introduced to this tool, I needed to make one master Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for the entire project and move on. With MindMapper, I typically generate about 20 WBS-like charts throughout the project, which encouraged conversation with staff members. The major key in such ease of use has been some well thought out and very intuitive keystroke planning that allows me to keep up with the free flow of ideas.
    • This software's cross-functional capability allowed 10 engineers to create their projects directly within their own environment without use of a virtual machine.
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