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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

It is very well suited when different branches of the company reside in different countries or time zones. It allows the project manager to efficiently keep track of the progress of their team members. It reduces the need for intensive calls where the manager asks for an extensive check in and update from each individual person. It also allows the project manager to update tasks and timelines as needed.
Shannon Hartzell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
Resource Guru
8.7
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Guru
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
Resource Guru
8.0
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Resource Guru
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Resource Guru
8.0
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Resource Guru
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Resource Guru
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Resource Guru
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Resource Guru
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Resource Guru
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Resource Guru
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Resource Guru
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Resource Guru
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Resource Guru
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Resource Guru

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Resource Guru
9.0
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Resource Guru
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Resource Guru
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Resource Guru
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Resource Guru

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • 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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

  • Task tracking: allows user to input tasks which may be marked off as finished by other members of the team.
  • Time tracking: allows users to log the amount of time spent on particular tasks.
  • Cross team management: allows users from different locations and time zones to view the same page and relevant tasks.
Shannon Hartzell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

  • It isn't quite as user-friendly as I would like. Once you are accustomed to it, it is very useful, but the initial use could be facilitated.
  • One user-friendly calendar interface that displays tasks and deadlines would be nice.
  • A real-time time logging button would be nice, rather than entering hours retroactively.
Shannon Hartzell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
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.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

Resource Guru is the only product of it's kind that I have used regularly. Slack is comparable in allowing communication between teams, but doesn't have nearly the functionality of Resource Guru. Resource Guru is the only product that I am aware of that manages tasks and deadlines between various team members, and can be accessed by all members.
Shannon Hartzell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | TrustRadius Reviewer

Resource Guru

  • It has made our cross functional team much more productive and efficient.
  • The only negative feature is the slightly complicated user interface. Before a manager was fully introduced to the product, it was not utilized as much as should be.
  • It allowed all details of timelines to be updated easily (automatically), if the deadline is pushed forward or back.
Shannon Hartzell | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Resource Guru

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Resource Guru Editions & Modules

Edition
Grasshopper Plan$2.501
Blackbelt Plan$4.161
Master Plan$6.651
  1. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Resource Guru
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Resource Guru

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Resource Guru

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Resource Guru

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Resource Guru

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