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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

  • Plutio ranks higher in 2 feature sets: Project Management, Professional Services Automation

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.6

Plutio

76%
Plutio ranks higher in 8/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
8.1
81%
11 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
7.5
75%
8 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
6.1
61%
7 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
7.0
70%
5 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
7.9
79%
10 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
5.1
51%
4 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
8.5
85%
2 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
8.0
80%
9 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
7.6
76%
9 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
6 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
9.2
92%
5 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
9.5
95%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
7.1

Plutio

71%
Plutio ranks higher in 3/4 features

Quotes/estimates

6.3
63%
4 Ratings
7.2
72%
7 Ratings

Invoicing

4.7
47%
4 Ratings
8.5
85%
10 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
7.4
74%
5 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.0
90%
1 Rating
5.5
55%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Plutio is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
9.1

Plutio

91%
11 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

Plutio

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
8.0

Plutio

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
10.0

Plutio

100%
13 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Plutio

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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Plutio

Plutio is great for the individual who is constantly on the go, managing a wealth of online information and projects. I can see those who work in education, such as administration, or technology coaches/teacher coaches using a platform like this to stay organized. Freelance or consultants would also benefit as it can manage your digital self.
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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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Plutio

  • Task management is excellent. It can be broken down into so many levels and makes it easy to keep track of what needs to be done.
  • The ability to customize your method of using it is key. Setting it up to both look and work in a way that fits your company and employees is very important and Plutio does this very well.
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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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Plutio

  • The design of the invoices, when I used it, was not as sleek as I would have wanted it to be. There wasn't a proper template that I could use.
  • Similar to the design of the invoice, there wasn't a proper email template I could use.
  • The app itself didn't seem to be very secure, when I used it, it seemed to be buggy/clunky in some areas, not updating properly, etc.
  • When I used this, there wasn't a professional-looking contract, and there was no auto sending of the contract once an action was taken by a client, such as payment. It didn't make for a smooth enough workflow for me.
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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

Plutio

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Plutio 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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    Plutio

    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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    Plutio

    The GUI is not always so intuitive for non IT people, like some customers. The GUI is still being developed constantly. Leo is very committed to taking this platform forward and making it more and more professional
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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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    Plutio

    I have only needed to reach out for support once and got a quick response. There was an issue with the Mac app, but I knew it was in beta. Leo, the owner, was quick to reply thanking me for letting him know about the issue, that the Mac app is still in beta, and that I can use the web version in the meantime until the bug was fixed.
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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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    Plutio

    I have tried Suite Dash, Agiled, FlowLu throughout the process of finding a tool that fits our business the best. Plutio was the easiest to deploy and use by far. The other systems had more features and capability but was pretty difficult to learn how to use and set up. We were up and running with Plutio in a matter of hours with a business process, rather than a spreadsheet and an independent proposal and invoicing process.
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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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    Plutio

    • This has afforded my colleague and I a place to stay organized and keep track of projects we are working on without losing documents.
    • We have been able to hold each other accountable on tasks we are working on and delegate projects.
    • This has sped up our time in gathering everything we need when meeting or running a show.
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