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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
8.8

Resource Guru

88%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 12/14 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.5
85%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Team Collaboration

9.1
91%
11 Ratings
9.0
90%
2 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%
8.0

Resource Guru

80%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 3/4 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
8.0
80%
2 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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
8.0

Resource Guru

80%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings

Resource Guru

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

Resource Guru

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

Resource Guru

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Resource Guru

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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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.
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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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Resource Guru

  • We can color by client, project, booker for clear picture.
  • There are filters to select particular resources for need of our event.
  • We can easily see booked and free time.
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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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Resource Guru

  • lacks real-time logging button
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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

Resource Guru

Starting Price

$2.5 per month per user

Editions & Modules

Resource Guru editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Grasshopper Plan$2.501
Blackbelt Plan$4.162
Master Plan$6.653

Footnotes

  1. per user, per month
  2. per user, per month
  3. per user, per month

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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Resource Guru

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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Resource Guru

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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Resource Guru

No answers on this topic

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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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.
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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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Resource Guru

  • It's easy to assign work to the resources.
  • Resources can be filtered with various criteria as per the project needs.
  • We get clear picture of assigned tasks and hence project progress.
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