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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Kanban Tool

    65%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    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%

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    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 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Polycom RealPresence Group Series is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
    • Kanban Tool and Polycom RealPresence Group Series are tied in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Kanban Tool

    97%
    11 Ratings
    7.9

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    79%
    26 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Kanban Tool

    91%
    2 Ratings
    7.3

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    73%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    6.0

    Kanban Tool

    60%
    4 Ratings
    8.2

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    82%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Kanban Tool

    83%
    8 Ratings
    8.3

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    83%
    5 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Kanban Tool

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    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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    Poly

    If you're always working in the Polycom ecosystem then the Group Series codecs are reliable and the quality of the camera and microphones are extremely good. However, the system relies heavily on either having onsite server technology and/or cloud based bridging capability. In addition, the peripherals like cameras and microphones are quite expensive. Maintenance and support costs also make the ongoing investment a costly one
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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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    Poly

    • The audio and video quality can not be matched.
    • For the most part, they are rather simplistic in their use and just work. People don't usually have a hard time operating them
    • They are rather versatile in that we have been able to integrate them with other applications
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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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    Poly

    • The only issue that we have experienced with Polycom RealPresence Group Series is the speed dial functionality. When attempting to use the speed dial buttons, the system occasionally sends a call through the computer system, not the phone. While the computer call option is valuable, not everyone can answer calls that way and we have had to do a manual lookup of an extension and call back when that happens.
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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

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Polycom RealPresence Group Series 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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      Poly

      We love the product and is totally integrated in our company.
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      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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      Poly

      The directory is slightly dated and unless you have a Skype for Business integration license, dialing users into a call is difficult. The Group Series Remote whilst minimalistic is actually more difficult to use than the previous HDX remote. Having to recharge the battery on the group series remote is both annoying and difficult as if you do not keep on top of it, you will be faced with a situation where the remote is not working and then have to try and find another one. Not ideal if you need to start a video call (assuming auto join has not been enabled in the admin portal).
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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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      Poly

      I can't say I've needed support more than a handful of times. One was for trying to connect a Polycom Conference phone and a Real Presence together. After a few months, we came to the conclusion it wasn't possible, that was the only frustrating occurance with support. Any other time if we needed to RMA a device, it was very smooth.
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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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      Poly

      Polycom RealPresence Group Series stands head and shoulders above Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Meetings both for dependability and robust delivery of function. One established the meetings were very hard to break apart but easy to end when so desired. The installation of the devices, the training of technicians, and end-users were both intuitive and easy to manage, where the same interactions with Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex In my opinion, and experience, were challenging to work through.
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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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      Poly

      • Once pexip integrates Polycom/skype this will be a big win for us due to the RPTouch integrating the "one - touch join". This will increase adoption of video greatly.
      • Before the Group series with peripherals was implemented the cost of a video room was twice what it is today. Massive win.
      • Due to provisioning and automated firmware the IT involvement has been greatly reduced. No longer is there a need for manual changes to individual endpoints.
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