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26 Ratings
5 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 7.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
6.6

RationalPlan

66%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 10/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
6.8
68%
4 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
7.3
73%
4 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
6.4
64%
4 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Support for Agile Methodology

8.0
80%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

3.7
37%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
2 Ratings

Document Management

4.5
45%
7 Ratings
3.6
36%
3 Ratings

Email integration

7.3
73%
9 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.4
84%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Timesheet Tracking

7.6
76%
6 Ratings
4.5
45%
1 Rating

Change request and Case Management

7.6
76%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
6.4
64%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%
4.5

RationalPlan

45%
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
4.5
45%
1 Rating

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, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

RationalPlan

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
7.7

RationalPlan

77%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

RationalPlan

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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Stand By Soft

Appropriate as a great alternative to MS Project. RationalPlan provides most of the features needed to develop and maintain mid-level complex schedules. Less Appropriate for large complex schedules of long duration. These can be a challenge due to Duration at top-level. It is also a challenge to generate reports for management - reporting feature is limited.
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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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Stand By Soft

  • Portfolio view is great to get a feel for how your programme is running at a glance and which areas possibly might require attention. The fact that you can customise your view by adding your own columns is another plus.
  • All project information in one tool is a big plus for me considering the amount of projects we run with. This really improves efficiency and saves me time. You have the ability to add documents to tasks, manage risks, email resources tasks due for projects they are assigned to(might need some refinement depending on your requirements), material db with costing etc.
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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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Stand By Soft

  • Milestones should be a primary option instead of 0h to create one.
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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

RationalPlan

Starting Price

$0 Lifetime License per Seat

Editions & Modules

RationalPlan editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Single$87 USD1
Multi$149 USD2
Server$560 USD3
Stakeholder$49 USD4
Beginner45
Master126
Production197
Free08

Footnotes

  1. Lifetime License per Seat
  2. Lifetime License per Seat
  3. Lifetime License per Seat
  4. Lifetime License per Seat
  5. per user
  6. per user
  7. per user
  8. none

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

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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Stand By Soft

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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Stand By Soft

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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Stand By Soft

I had to ask for support once and got a response immediately.
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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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Stand By Soft

RationalPlan is cost-effective and allows most users to prepare and manage their schedule. The software lacks comprehensive reporting and duration changes at the top level of a project.
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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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Stand By Soft

  • Helps explain the target schedule and resource estimates for cost of the project
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