Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kanban Tool
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$6
per month per user
Slack
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Slack is a group messaging or team collaboration app that aims to simplify communication for businesses. Features include open discussions, private groups, and direct messaging, as well as deep contextual search and message archiving, and file sharing. Slack integrates with a number of other tools, such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Slack was acquired by Salesforce in December 2020. The product is free to use, and also has paid plans with more features and greater controls. The…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Kanban ToolSlack
Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool Team
$6
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$11
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$720
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,320
per year per 10-user pack
Free
$0
Pro
$7.25*
per month per user
Business+
$12.50*
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kanban ToolSlack
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*Per active user, per month, when paying once a year. Pro is $8.75 USD per active user when paying month to month. Business+ is $15.00 USD per active user when paying month to month.
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Community Pulse
Kanban ToolSlack
Considered Both Products
Kanban Tool
Chose Kanban Tool
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 …
Slack

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Features
Kanban ToolSlack
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
Slack
7.8
373 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management9.911 Ratings7.7229 Ratings
Resource Management6.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts1.03 Ratings7.061 Ratings
Scheduling7.09 Ratings7.8188 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.79 Ratings7.6204 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.38 Ratings9.2360 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.1359 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.1135 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.7
5 Ratings
10% below category average
Slack
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Slack
8.6
383 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.6383 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.8379 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.1370 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.1230 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.7229 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.4111 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.5184 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.2122 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Slack
8.3
357 Ratings
2% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.0163 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.4313 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.4308 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.1250 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.1226 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.1192 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.7213 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.9248 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kanban ToolSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(11 ratings)
9.2
(383 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.4
(20 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(4 ratings)
9.8
(29 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
1.0
(65 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kanban ToolSlack
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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Salesforce
I think Slack works really well in office settings, or even for any group of people who need an easy way to communicate with each other through organized channels. It may not be the best for those who intend to use it as a social media type app, it is more geared towards business use.
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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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Salesforce
  • Automated Notifications: Integrated tools like Jira, Trello, and Google Drive to receive automated notifications and updates directly in Slack, improving visibility and efficiency within the team
  • Message Encryption: Slack encrypts the messages in transit and at rest, ensuring the security and privacy of sensitive information and making our IT team's life much easier.
  • Reminder Bots: We used Slackbot to set reminders, automate follow-up actions, and provided information based on user queries.
  • SurveyMonkey Integration: Integrated our Slack with SurveyMonkey to distribute surveys and collect feedback from team members, streamlining the feedback-gathering process which was a huge support to our HR and Admin team.
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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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Salesforce
  • The only thing I can think of is that it is easy to create too many channels. This has more to do with the team using Slack and less to do with Slack itself. maybe some direction on Slack's part on how best to utilize channels would be helpful.
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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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Salesforce
As useful as Slack has become within our company, I feel fairly confident we will continue to use Slack as a communication tool. They continue to improve their software and add value to its use within our office. Customer service delivers, which is an absolute must. Looking forward to how they improve.
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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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Salesforce
As long as you use the basic chat features and nothing more, it really is super easy to understand and use. Once you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features and capabilities, that's when things get complicated. Anyone who has use SMS or a chat program before will be able to figure out the basics though, so rolling this out should be relatively straightforward and not required exhaustive training. Teaching chat etiquette is something else though.
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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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Salesforce
I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
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Implementation Rating
Shore Labs
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Salesforce
It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
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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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Salesforce
Slack is the superior offering for what we do and who we communicate with. The other programs offer basic features, but Slack continues to innovate and is business-first, which is very helpful for our small team. The feature set and integrations are better in Slack than other offerings we have evaluated
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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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Salesforce
  • We have a story when one guy mentioned in a our site group with tag @here about his wedding, he didnt know that @here works only for people who are online, so most of the people missed the message, slack is not the best place to update about the important things
  • Slack helps to solve and be updated if you have an internal problems and you want to know how the solving goes
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.