Koan vs. StoriesOnBoard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Koan
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Koan headquartered in Portland provides an OKR software solution, with tools supporting existing processes and workflows, without the need for new meetings or distracting data entry.
$6
per month per user
StoriesOnBoard
Score 4.0 out of 10
N/A
StoriesOnBoard is a holistic product management tool powered by user feedback. Through collecting user and customer feedback into a single repository and sorting it based on custom rules and collaborating with stakeholders to form actionable feature ideas from them, users can make sure their ideas will be driven by real user needs. Ideas can be validated on a public roadmap and then placed on a user story map to plan releases. StoriesOnBoard supports the product management…
$19
per edior
Pricing
KoanStoriesOnBoard
Editions & Modules
Free Plan
$0
Free forever Unlimited users and Teams
Pro Plan - Billed Annually
$6
per month per user
Pro Plan - Billed Monthly
$7.50
per month per user
Basic - billed annually
$19
per edior
Standard - billed annually
$26
per edior
Pro - billed annually
$45
per edior
Enterprise - billed annually
$499
40+ users
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
KoanStoriesOnBoard
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
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User Ratings
KoanStoriesOnBoard
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(1 ratings)
9.1
(3 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
KoanStoriesOnBoard
Likelihood to Recommend
Koan
I think that [Koan] can be used in all scenarios where a team of people are accountable for specific results. The tool is flexible enough to use in all circumstances with all types of operational, tactical or strategic teams.
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StoriesOnBoard
As mentioned earlier, we also use StoriesOnBoard to create other processes (customer and employee journey). We use the swim lanes to differentiate between measures, tools and processes and working with them is very easy and understandable for this purpose.
Less easy is the use of context, i.e. when one part of a story map depends on another story map. This cannot be avoided (at least for us) to avoid creating redundancy (and the risk of creating different stages). At appropriate places, we refer to the other map in the title.
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Pros
Koan
No answers on this topic
StoriesOnBoard
  • User role management
  • Jira integration
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Filtering by personas
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Cons
Koan
No answers on this topic
StoriesOnBoard
  • Switching the view to a vertical mode (easier to scroll).
  • Better availability of information on user story mapping.
  • Possibility to link to activities and steps from other maps (Context).
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Usability
Koan
No answers on this topic
StoriesOnBoard
StoriesOnBoard works really well; all features are well thought through. It could look a bit fresher, although the new updated dashboard is already much better than it was.
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Alternatives Considered
Koan
Ease of use, Cost Effective, Continuos evolution of the software
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StoriesOnBoard
The only other competitor we looked at was cardboardit.com. Both had solid functionality, but StoriesOnBoard was more user-friendly and quick to learn and use in our opinion.
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Return on Investment
Koan
No answers on this topic
StoriesOnBoard
  • StoriesOnBoard (and story mapping in general) creates a low-cost visual method of aligning on high-level business and technical requirements early in a project and provides an ongoing reference as the project progresses. Having this alignment is critical for the later stages of the project.
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ScreenShots

Koan Screenshots

Screenshot of Overall Confidence ScaleScreenshot of ReflectionsScreenshot of Set your goals

StoriesOnBoard Screenshots

Screenshot of StoriesOnBoard Workspace DashboardScreenshot of Story map collectionScreenshot of Story map exampleScreenshot of Story card example