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8 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
8 Ratings
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Score 5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Opal ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.9

Opal

79%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 11/16 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

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
1.0
10%
1 Rating

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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%

Opal

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

Communication

Kanban Tool

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.1

Opal

61%
Opal ranks higher in 3/3 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
9.1

Opal

91%
Opal ranks higher in 5/5 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Opal is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.2

Opal

92%
5 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
10.0

Opal

100%
1 Rating

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

Opal

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

Opal

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Opal

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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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

Opal

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Opal editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Opal

    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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    Opal

    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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    Opal

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Opal

    You get for what you paid for. Opal has more features
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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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    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.
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