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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.5 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

Opal

I honestly cannot recommend this tool enough. Opal is such a valuable tool for brand content creators and there is nothing like it available. If you're serious about content marketing and have a need to find ways to collaborate, plan and provide more visibility among teams, then Opal really is the only way to go. One more thing that's not being mentioned: The tool is simply amazing but it's only as amazing is the team behind the tool. Their customer support and willingness to quickly be in touch when needed is a key feature within itself. Seriously, such a good team of people.
Kenji Onozawa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Opal
7.9
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Opal
9.1
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.8
Opal
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.7
Opal
9.1
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Opal
9.1
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.6
Opal
9.1
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Opal
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Opal
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Opal
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Opal
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Opal
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Opal
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Opal
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Opal
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Opal
Search
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Visual planning tools
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Kanban Tool
Opal
6.1
Chat
Kanban Tool
Opal
4.5
Notifications
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Discussions
Kanban Tool
Opal
4.5

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Versioning
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Video files
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Audio files
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Document collaboration
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1
Access control
Kanban Tool
Opal
9.1

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

Opal

  • Content planning: you can look at one asset and see how it is being used across multiple channels by multiple teams.
  • Content collaboration: it is really easy to see what other people and teams are contributing to an asset, or how they are using it. We can also duplicate content that was created by another team to use as a starting point in our own content collaboration.
  • High level/big picture overview: Opal allows us to see content that is being created, planned and scheduled very easily; it goes beyond social content (which we can also see in Sprinklr) to show us content created across multiple channels.
Kelly Rigotti | 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

Opal

  • No publishing capabilities, for the most part.
  • No analytics tie-ins.
  • Rather pricey.
  • Requires someone to really manage the structure in order to keep the tool organized and use it effectively. When this is done right, though, it's worthwhile.
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

Opal

Opal 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Opal

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Opal

You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
Teena Thach | 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

Opal

  • Opal allows for more discipline in marketing as teams are better aligned on messaging and big moments.
  • Opal cuts down on communication breakdowns and mistakes, which in the end leads to more happy customers.
  • I think Opal provides the team with more confidence as everyone is on the same page. With everything in one place rather than communications being lost in emails, etc., everyone is more efficient and can work knowing that there is one source of truth.
Kenji Onozawa | 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

Opal

General

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

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