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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 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

Zeplin

Zeplin is, overall, really great for what it’s known for: design handoffs to development teams. Thus, it’s an excellent tool for scenarios in which the design and development teams do not work very closely. Because it allows users to use the tool on various platforms, it’s also great for teams in which there are in-house and remote (or contract) staff working on a single project. The tool is pretty lightweight once users are on-boarded, so it’s also great for larger teams. However, it can take significant time to onboard people to it, so it might not be great for more rushed projects. It also doesn’t have a ton of functionality beyond supporting design handoffs, so one might choose a more inclusive tool, such as Figma, to support more steps in the design process. Finally, Zeplin is costly and its rates are pretty inflexible, so this might not be the most ideal tool for more cash-strapped teams who want to use Zeplin for more than one project at a time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Kanban Tool
Zeplin
7.0
Notifications
Kanban Tool
Zeplin
7.0

File Sharing & Management

Kanban Tool
Zeplin
8.5
Document collaboration
Kanban Tool
Zeplin
9.0
Access control
Kanban Tool
Zeplin
8.0

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

Zeplin

  • Provides dimensions across iOS, Android and Web which saves developers from a lot of guess and check when implementing designs
  • Allows for easy download of digital design assets for developers to easily organize and implement
  • Great user experience in terms of the product itself and a great value for your money
  • Automatically generates CSS for web designs which is AMAZING!
Brad Henderson | 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

Zeplin

  • It would be better if it has a dedicated web application
  • It's not the easiest tool to learn and start working with
  • It would be awesome if it had more features turning it into an all-around tool for mockups and prototypes
Raphael Sanguinete | 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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Hernán Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Zeplin is not a fully functional prototyping software system, but having the ability to add notes to help explain what actions are expected allows me to rate it high.
Ray Flores | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zeplin

Zeplin 8.5
Based on 7 answers
Zeplin has classic support with a chat from the website. It's working fine, and we're also getting the support needed when needed. However, Zeplin is very good at closing the incidents and moving on. It was a while ago we had a case with their support so that it might have improved since then.
Christopher Fritz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Zeplin

Zeplin is great to inspect and share user interfaces, specifications and assets, perfect for developers. Tools like InVision and Marvel are much better to create prototypes for both developers, coworkers and even stakeholders, but they don't have this kind of feature (inspection) as Zeplin does.So each of them can be used for different purposes, offering different approaches to share and interact with layouts for apps and websites.
Carlos Eduardo de Souza | 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

Zeplin

  • Development time has reduced as the design updates are communicated in real time to developers and they don't have to write the boilerplate code as it's already generated.
  • Employee engagement has improved as every stakeholder is aware about the design changes from the beginning and can give their inputs.
  • Designers save a lot of time as they don't to explicitly communicate when the update or publish their designs and also it just takes a couple of clicks to publish their designs. Also, lot of rework is saved as every stakeholder is involved right from the beginning.
Annie Jain | 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

Kanban Tool Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Zeplin

General

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

Zeplin Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$01
Organization$121
EnterpriseContact sales team
Team$63
  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Zeplin
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Zeplin
8.2

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Zeplin
8.0

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Zeplin
8.5

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Zeplin

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