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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Socialtext (discontinued) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
7.6

Socialtext (discontinued)

76%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 11/16 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Resource Management

7.3
73%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

1.0
10%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Scheduling

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

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
4.0
40%
1 Rating

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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%

Socialtext (discontinued)

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

Communication

Kanban Tool

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
7.2

Socialtext (discontinued)

72%
Socialtext (discontinued) ranks higher in 5/5 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
6.0
60%
1 Rating

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
1 Rating

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew
  • Socialtext (discontinued) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
10.0

Socialtext (discontinued)

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
6.0

Socialtext (discontinued)

60%
1 Rating

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings

Socialtext (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings

Socialtext (discontinued)

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

Socialtext (discontinued)

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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Discontinued Products

We use Social Text as a platform to air our issues with different departments. We voice our concerns and suggestions so we can help find a solution to the problems we incur on a daily basis. We need to have social text as an app so we can communicate in real time not only during work hours.
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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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Discontinued Products

  • Version history - Always keeps the edited versions and one can revert back any time
  • Creating and Editing an article is very easy and intutive
  • Sharing the articles with peers
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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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Discontinued Products

  • Search needs a ton of improvements. It was very slow a year ago
  • Search result quality was also not that good
  • I know they have improved their UI recently but when i used it last year it did not really have any design elements which could be used to make the articles look more presentable. It was important for us as we used it for external communication as well.
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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

Socialtext (discontinued)

Starting Price

$1 Starting Price Per Month

Editions & Modules

Socialtext (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Socialtext$1.001

Footnotes

  1. Starting Price 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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Discontinued Products

We have a lot of info in Socialtext already. It would be hard to get all that info out and port it to a different system
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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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Discontinued Products

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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Discontinued Products

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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Discontinued Products

I frankly like Confluence better than socialtext because of the speed and the quality of search. They also have better design elements which can help make the articles pleasant to the eyes.
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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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Discontinued Products

  • We get solutions to concerns much faster
  • We promote interactions with the other depts
  • We listen and have discussions
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