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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8 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

ZenTao

I am very glad about the working speed of this tool. The comfort and support it has provided us in project management are worth appreciating because Project management is a big deal and using ZenTao has made it easy and fun for us as we can as a team better collaborate. But some of its features need to be fixed.
Kayla Risher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Kanban Tool
8.4
ZenTao
7.7
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
ZenTao
8.3
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
ZenTao
8.0
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
ZenTao
7.8
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
ZenTao
7.1
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
ZenTao
7.5
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
ZenTao
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
ZenTao
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
ZenTao
8.0
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
ZenTao
7.0
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
ZenTao
7.0
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
ZenTao
5.9
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
ZenTao
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
ZenTao
8.9
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
ZenTao

Professional Services Automation

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

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

ZenTao

  • Story could be linked with product, sprint, test case, bug, which makes traceability so great.
  • Test module, with test case, case library, test request, test report, very detailed.
  • On-Premise available, the package is very small based on LAMPP
  • SaaS version even cheaper without your own IT maintenance support.
  • Price really affordable.
  • API call is easy, so that we could do customizations.
PixelJobs Gacino | 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

ZenTao

  • The function of ZenTao mobile version is a little weak.
  • ZenTao users need to receive training before they start using the software, because for testers, the first use of the software may be a little complicated, and they cannot execute the same test case multiple times in the same test execution process.
  • Although there are many reports built in. But if you want to get the data yourself,You have to know how to write SQL to customize your reports, which can a little bit challenging.
philip Gao | 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

ZenTao

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

ZenTao

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

ZenTao

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

ZenTao

ZenTao defines bugs, tasks, and stories separately, not just an ISSUE. I can oversee the development from creating a Product Backlog to releasing the increment. I can also collect and record product feedback from the client and share with my team.
Renee Teng | 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

ZenTao

  • We are delivering projects on time and can keep an eye on the progress of our projects.
  • My team and I can better communicate on a project.
  • As it is [in my experience], buggy it sometimes results in disturbing the whole working of our company.
Kayla Risher | 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

ZenTao

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
ZenTao
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
ZenTao

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
ZenTao

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
ZenTao

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
ZenTao

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