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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kanban Tool ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • Paymo ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
6.0

Paymo

60%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
3.6
36%
9 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
5.3
53%
6 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
4.5
45%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
4.1
41%
6 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
7.7
77%
2 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
5.1
51%
6 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
5.4
54%
7 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
9.0
90%
9 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
8.8
88%
8 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
9.2

Paymo

92%
Paymo ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
8.9
89%
3 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
  • Paymo is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
7.6

Paymo

76%
10 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

Paymo

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
9.0

Paymo

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
8.9

Paymo

89%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Paymo

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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Paymo

Beautiful interface throughout, easy setup, most natural progressions are fluid and easy to use. Browser functionality allows us to use it cross-platform. Very reasonable pricing model as well. We have had a little trouble using Paymo for the entire creative process to have proofs reviewed and approved. Also, have to use external forms to have work submitted from campus.
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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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Paymo

  • The ability to code exactly what time I worked on a project enables me to bill clients more accurately and within different minimums, which besides more accurately tracking time, this has been extremely helpful as I negotiate contracts for services and offer different deals with potential clients. Some are billed to the minute, some in 15-minute minimums, and some in 20-minute blocks.
  • The live reports are great, showing time spent in the minimums that I've set, while also including as much detail as I wish to share.
  • I've now started just writing my notes into the tracker, which are then carried into the live reports - this eases my needing to send logs to clients, as well as helping me to keep projects on track.
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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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Paymo

  • It would be really helpful if on the timer tool, they asked you to switch projects when you stop the timer, so it could fill that time in right away for you.
  • I never use the 'My Tasks' because I don't fully understand how to integrate it to be useful to what our purposes are in Paymo. Some Youtube tutorials might be helpful
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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

Paymo

Starting Price

$0 Up to 10 users

Editions & Modules

Paymo editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Small Office$11.951
Business$18.952
Free03

Footnotes

  1. per user/per month
  2. per user/per month
  3. Up to 10 users

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Free version available for freelancers.

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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Paymo

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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Paymo

It is a complete, a bit overambitious app but with many features that are needed. I didn't need most of the features but managed to make the most of the two I was using. Also, I think it is a well-rounded app and I am considering moving some team collab there.
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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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Paymo

Good! Fast, excellent, speedy responses. They always wanted to know why and how they could improve on something (good on receiving feedback, too). Not that they were much needed, but my limited experience with them is good; they were really keen to understand what the problem was really about and how they could help with it.
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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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Paymo

We still use Trello and Slack, but Basecamp and HubSpot are too much for our operation to manage or integrate. Paymo is missing some of the tracking features of HubSpot and isn't as universally used as Basecamp but we've been with them for 8 years and they seem to know what matters most to their user base
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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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Paymo

  • Gives me more accurate time that I've spent on projects compared to older methods I've used.
  • Has data that I can pull together, for example my boss wanted to know the percentage of time I'd spent working on projects for one client compared to everything else - I was able to give them an accurate percentage.
  • Forces you to stay on top of jobs, which can lengthen the time to complete something
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