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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Kanban Tool

    65%

    MindMeister

    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%

    MindMeister

    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 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • MindMeister is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Kanban Tool

    97%
    11 Ratings
    6.4

    MindMeister

    64%
    15 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Kanban Tool

    91%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    6.0

    Kanban Tool

    60%
    4 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Kanban Tool

    83%
    8 Ratings
    10.0

    MindMeister

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Kanban Tool

    82%
    2 Ratings

    MindMeister

    N/A
    0 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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    MeisterLabs

    MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
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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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    MeisterLabs

    • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
    • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
    • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
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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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    MeisterLabs

    • I think that the free plan should offer a bit more terms of features to make the testing experience more engaging.
    • My experience using the App version was not so good when compared to the web version of it. I feel more comfortable using it in my notebook.
    • Paid plans could be more flexible to support small or temporary demands.
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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

    MindMeister

    Starting Price

    $5.49 per month

    Editions & Modules

    MindMeister editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Personal4.991
    Pro8.252
    Business12.493

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

    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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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    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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    MeisterLabs

    No answers on this topic

    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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    MeisterLabs

    Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.
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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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    MeisterLabs

    I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
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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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    MeisterLabs

    • The most positive result of using MindMeister is a visualization of each step in work and connections between different nodes(ideas, steps).
    • This greatly simplifies the work, especially collaborative work, since it is easier to show it once than to explain things many times.
    • Negative impact: lack of offline desktop version.
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