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59 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    6.5

    Kanban Tool

    65%

    Zeplin

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Kanban Tool ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    9.7
    97%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Resource Management

    7.3
    73%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    1.0
    10%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scheduling

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    6.7
    67%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 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
    N/A
    0 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

    Professional Services Automation

    5.8

    Kanban Tool

    58%

    Zeplin

    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
    7.0

    Zeplin

    70%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    File Sharing & Management

    Kanban Tool

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.5

    Zeplin

    85%
    Zeplin ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Document collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Kanban Tool is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
    • Zeplin is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Kanban Tool

    97%
    11 Ratings
    8.3

    Zeplin

    83%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Kanban Tool

    91%
    2 Ratings
    8.2

    Zeplin

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    6.0

    Kanban Tool

    60%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Zeplin

    80%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.3

    Kanban Tool

    83%
    8 Ratings
    9.2

    Zeplin

    92%
    7 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    8.2

    Kanban Tool

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Zeplin

    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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    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.
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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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    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!
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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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    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
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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

    Zeplin

    Starting Price

    $0 per user per month

    Editions & Modules

    Zeplin editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Free$01
    Organization$122
    EnterpriseContact sales team3
    Team$64

    Footnotes

    1. per user per month
    2. per user per month
    3. none
    4. per user 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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    Zeplin

    Great tool
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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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    Zeplin

    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.
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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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    Zeplin

    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.
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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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    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.
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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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    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.
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