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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Kanban Tool ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

6.5

Kanban Tool

65%
6.3

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

63%
Kanban Tool ranks higher in 12/16 features

Task Management

9.7
97%
11 Ratings
7.7
77%
4 Ratings

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
6.3
63%
3 Ratings

Workflow Automation

6.7
67%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

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
3.8
38%
3 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

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
4 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
3.4
34%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

5.8

Kanban Tool

58%

VMware Socialcast (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
7.5

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

75%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
4 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2
82%
4 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.1
81%
4 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
8.7
87%
3 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
6.1
61%
4 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
2 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
7.9
79%
2 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
5.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

57%
VMware Socialcast (discontinued) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
2.1
21%
2 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
6.7
67%
4 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
7.2
72%
3 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
5.8
58%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
2 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • VMware Socialcast (discontinued) is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Kanban Tool and VMware Socialcast (discontinued) are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Kanban Tool

97%
11 Ratings
7.7

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

77%
6 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Kanban Tool

91%
2 Ratings
9.1

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

91%
2 Ratings

Usability

6.0

Kanban Tool

60%
4 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.3

Kanban Tool

83%
8 Ratings
9.0

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

90%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.2

Kanban Tool

82%
2 Ratings

VMware Socialcast (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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VMware

Socialcast has been a great tool for FactSet. I would recommend it to any firm looking for an easy-to-use tool to centralize communication and collaborate on a global scale.
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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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VMware

  • Socialcast has an exceptional user experience. With very few idiosyncrasies, it works well on every platform I've tried.
  • The platform has such a high level of ease of use, it becomes somewhat addicting.
  • Social analytics are superb.
  • The platform is highly intuitive and requires zero training or coaching in order for network members to become productive with it.
  • It's extremely reliable. Only once in 4 years, was the product not available, and that was only for about a half-hour. In that half-hour, we realized how dependent we were on it. (Very.)
  • The multi-device and deployment options are excellent. On-premise, Private Cloud, and Multi-tenant SaaS all available.
  • The mobile apps for iPhone, tablets, and Android render well with a beautiful UI/UX. The desktop AIR app is equally highly usable.
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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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VMware

  • The software is a little bit pricey because it is charged by user/month and depending on the deployment method.
  • For companies with a lot of workers the price can increase significantly.
  • The mobile app usability and notifications are poor. Need to be improved.
  • If there were more administrative features available the product would be improved
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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

VMware Socialcast (discontinued)

Starting Price

$250 per month

Editions & Modules

VMware Socialcast (discontinued) editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    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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    VMware

    Beyond the value FactSet derives from using the platform, Socialcast (the firm) has been a good partner to FactSet. We've experienced very little downtime with the service and they have been responsive and fair with enhancement requests and questions
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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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    VMware

    The UX is its best feature
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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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    VMware

    Excellent support; of course not perfect. :-)
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    Implementation Rating

    Shore Labs

    No answers on this topic

    VMware

    Not applicable, as it is a SaaS platform with minimal implementation
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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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    VMware

    Socialcast is great for collaboration & light project management, but anything complex doesn't work well.

    Using it as an email notification curator works nice for us.
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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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    VMware

    • Definitely more organized project management and team collaboration.
    • Efficiency in carrying out tasks.
    • Creates a spirit of collaboration and friendliness among colleagues.
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