Kanban Tool vs. Zimbra Email & Collaboration

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kanban Tool
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$5
per month per user
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Zimbra offers social collaboration software.N/A
Pricing
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool Team
$5
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$9
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$600
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,080
per year per 10-user pack
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
9.0
6 Ratings
14% above category average
Task Management9.911 Ratings9.86 Ratings
Resource Management6.48 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts1.03 Ratings8.13 Ratings
Scheduling7.09 Ratings9.85 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.79 Ratings7.23 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.311 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.810 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.38 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.77 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings9.86 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.7
5 Ratings
11% below category average
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates7.84 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.14 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
7.6
8 Ratings
5% below category average
Chat00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.46 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.72 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.73 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings7.63 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings7.53 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
-
Ratings
Zimbra Email & Collaboration
7.5
9 Ratings
8% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings7.18 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.75 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings9.76 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.62 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.64 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(11 ratings)
7.0
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kanban ToolZimbra Email & Collaboration
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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Synacor
Zimbra is great for an email system for a medium or large organization with appropriate IT staffing. The system is easy to use for end-users, and has a fantastic web interface. Unfortunately, it is overly complex, when considering staffing requirements and price, when compared with Office 365 or Google Apps for smaller organizations. For other education customers, it is hard to compete with Microsoft and Google providing their services for "Free" now though
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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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Synacor
  • Filter emails with specific information required.
  • Very good storage capacity.
  • Has a mobile version and another web.
  • It has a friendly and modern graphic interface.
  • It is compatible with all operating systems.
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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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Synacor
  • The password change is not activated when you access by IMAP, Pop3 or Exchange sync. You have to know that the password change is required and you must go to the website to do so.
  • The management of mail rules should have more checking options.
  • There should be more applications compatible with Zimbra, the ones that appear in the Zimlets.
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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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Synacor
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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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Synacor
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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Synacor
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
Shore Labs
No answers on this topic
Synacor
Overall, we were satisfied with the implementation. We perhaps should have spent more time consulting with Zimbra or others regarding best practices but as we got to know the system better we were able to make changes relatively easily after the fact.
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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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Synacor
We selected Zimbra because it has a lower cost in the market, offers more development features for its open source, has a very easy to use interface and adjusts to the needs of the company.
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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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Synacor
  • Since all of our ROI studies and strategies are performed at the corporate level, I'm really not sure what positive or negative impacts Zimbra has had on our overall business objectives. I can say that at least one positive impact it has on my business objectives, in the medical record department, is the ability to be as paperless as possible.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.

Zimbra Email & Collaboration Screenshots

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