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Kanban Tool

Overview

What is Kanban Tool?

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.

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Popular Features

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  • Task Management (11)
    9.9
    99%
  • Team Collaboration (11)
    9.3
    93%
  • Support for Agile Methodology (10)
    7.8
    78%
  • Scheduling (9)
    7.0
    70%
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Pricing

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Kanban Tool Team

$6

Cloud
per month per user

Kanban Tool Enterprise

$11

Cloud
per month per user

Kanban Tool On-Site Team

$720

On Premise
per year per 10-user pack

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://kanbantool.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $6 per month per user
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Product Demos

Kanban Tool's Three Service Plans - kanbantool.com

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Kanban Tool: Product Deep Dive | kanbantool.com

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Kanban Tool Demo - kanbantool.com

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Features

Project Management

Project management software provides capabilities to streamline management of complex projects through task management, team collaboration and workflow automation

6.6
Avg 7.5

Professional Services Automation

Features that support professional services organizations

6.8
Avg 7.4
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Product Details

What is Kanban Tool?

Kanban Tool is an online and on-site visual management software based on Kanban.

Key features are:
Whiteboards with swimlanes, editable tasks cards with customizable fields, comments, attachments, assignments, time tracking & reporting.
A range of additional functions is available, including e.g., Process Automation, Recurring and Postponed Tasks, Checklist Templates, and Task Dependencies.
Built-in, automated Analytics let you know where the team can improve and where it excels.

Available in the cloud, on-site (for 10+ users) and as dedicated mobile apps.

Kanban Tool Features

Project Management Features

  • Supported: Task Management
  • Supported: Scheduling
  • Supported: Workflow Automation
  • Supported: Team Collaboration
  • Supported: Support for Agile Methodology
  • Supported: Document Management
  • Supported: Mobile Access
  • Supported: Change request and Case Management

Professional Services Automation Features

  • Supported: Quotes/estimates
  • Supported: Invoicing

Additional Features

  • Supported: Visual project mangement with online Kanban board
  • Supported: Time tracking and time reports
  • Supported: Real-time collaboration
  • Supported: Kanban analytics: cumulative flow diagram and lead and cycle time diagram
  • Supported: Power-Ups: Developer tools, Recurring Tasks, Postponed Tasks, Task Summary, Card Covers, Interactive Checklists, and Checklist Templates
  • Supported: Customizable Kanban card and board template
  • Supported: Export/ import Excel/CSV
  • Supported: Developer API / SDK
  • Supported: Android & iOS mobile applications
  • Supported: Possible to install on-site and use offline (10+ users)
  • Supported: Process Automation

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.Screenshot of Kanban Tool on various supported devices.Screenshot of Kanban Tool Analytics - Lead & Cycle Time diagram shown.

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Kanban Tool Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesAll
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, Polish, and Russian

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Kanban Tool starts at $6.

SwiftKanban and Kanbanery (discontinued) are common alternatives for Kanban Tool.

Reviewers rate Task Management highest, with a score of 9.9.

The most common users of Kanban Tool are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Attribute Ratings

Reviews

(1-4 of 4)
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Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Kanban Tool is being used in places around our org to support agile-esque activities for remote teams. Our primary process is very stand-up meeting focused and the principles of the Kanban Tool are pretty close to in line with what we want to accomplish. It shows the movement of model-based activities across a project timeline.
  • 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.
  • There isn't a strong UI on the tool. Customizations can be difficult to make.
  • There isn't a very robust communications component on the tool to facilitate conversations—it's WYSIWYG.
  • The mobile story isn't fully developed yet. It could stand to be stronger on mobile devices.
It is good for pure development (software) projects that use agile. It is not as strong for mixed development efforts that involve more hardware or Q/RA activities. It breaks down a little when traditional project timelines need to run in parallel with agile methodology.
Project Management (14)
62.142857142857146%
6.2
Task Management
70%
7.0
Resource Management
70%
7.0
Gantt Charts
80%
8.0
Scheduling
70%
7.0
Workflow Automation
60%
6.0
Team Collaboration
60%
6.0
Support for Agile Methodology
90%
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
80%
8.0
Document Management
60%
6.0
Email integration
40%
4.0
Mobile Access
40%
4.0
Timesheet Tracking
50%
5.0
Change request and Case Management
50%
5.0
Budget and Expense Management
50%
5.0
Professional Services Automation (4)
N/A
N/A
Quotes/estimates
N/A
N/A
Invoicing
N/A
N/A
Project & financial reporting
N/A
N/A
Integration with accounting software
N/A
N/A
  • It was a good experiment, but not robust enough to manage both hardware and software.
  • It's a great software tool for distributed teams running an agile environment.
  • It has given us a more clear understanding of what we actually need to do HW/SW agile.
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.
We didn't leverage the support system for Kanban Tool, so I cannot comment on it.
JIRA is more robust and more connected. Kanban Tool is a good basic tool to do basic tasks. At an enterprise level, JIRA has more to offer a mixed discipline team that has hardware and software builds (model-based design). For small teams doing just software development in an agile methodology, Kanban Tool is as good as anything at managing the basic burn-down activity.
Ariel Mayne | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Kanban Tool is used in almost all departments, from HR (used for example for employee agile evaluations) to marketing. I believe this proves that it has a lot of applications.
  • time tracking which is very useful
  • easy, intuitive interface (click-and-drag) - it's easy to implement it
  • analytics and reports
  • synchronization with other applications
  • no iOS app
  • no chat
  • can't think of anything more
It is hard to think about such a situation. You can customize to your needs so it may be useful in lots of situation. I guess if you are not a fan of agile and task management it might be less appropriate. ;)
Project Management (13)
64.61538461538461%
6.5
Task Management
100%
10.0
Resource Management
N/A
N/A
Scheduling
90%
9.0
Workflow Automation
70%
7.0
Team Collaboration
100%
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
100%
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
N/A
N/A
Document Management
N/A
N/A
Email integration
100%
10.0
Mobile Access
90%
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
100%
10.0
Change request and Case Management
90%
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
N/A
N/A
Professional Services Automation (4)
N/A
N/A
Quotes/estimates
N/A
N/A
Invoicing
N/A
N/A
Project & financial reporting
N/A
N/A
Integration with accounting software
N/A
N/A
  • productivity boost
  • gave us ability to employ remote workers
  • ability to spot bottleneck and problems
It was much cheaper than competition but that's not the main reason. It is very easy to understand.
200
marketing, hr, finances, design
1
there is no need for a special type of people to support it
  • managing a remote team
  • project management
  • collaboration
  • HR - employees review
  • brainstorming
  • don't know
Because I'm very happy with it.
Yes
Kanbanize
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Third-party Reviews
Product features
In no way
  • Implemented in-house
No
Change management was minimal
I didn't take away any lessons. Maybe that you can find products that don't require change management almost at all.
  • none
No
I believe it is good.
No
I had some questions and they answer me very quickly.
  • analytics
  • creating boards
  • I don't know
Yes
It works great, the only problem is that there is no iOS app, only Android.
I believe its usability is very high.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We used Kanban Tool to dispense and monitor work for the entire team. With the various features available, we were able to track the projects' progress and send additional resources to the parts that needed it the most. All of our departments were applying the software, making it easy to fill new employees in, as showing the process steps to newbies could be done by virtually anyone.
  • The time tracking feature is flawless.
  • The process and progress visibility is great (the task cards are small, so that it is easy to view the process without having to scroll in or out and reading the entire headings).
  • The uptime of the service is critically good. I had tested an alternative solution previously and had been often left cut off from my workflow due to service maintenance hours.
  • 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.
I suppose it would not be suitable for processes that are quite static - not a lot of change takes place (long-term projects), as a user would probably not benefit much from most of the available features.
Project Management (12)
80.83333333333334%
8.1
Task Management
100%
10.0
Resource Management
90%
9.0
Scheduling
90%
9.0
Workflow Automation
50%
5.0
Team Collaboration
100%
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
100%
10.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
80%
8.0
Document Management
100%
10.0
Email integration
40%
4.0
Mobile Access
50%
5.0
Change request and Case Management
100%
10.0
Budget and Expense Management
70%
7.0
Professional Services Automation (3)
76.66666666666667%
7.7
Quotes/estimates
100%
10.0
Invoicing
60%
6.0
Project & financial reporting
70%
7.0
  • Less man hours needed to perform our standard tasks.
  • More jobs done before deadline than ever before.
  • When compared to the other service we used, the pricing is very good. We didn't really calculate the ROI, but we have made significant savings, when compared to the previous solution applied.
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.
  • "Send tasks via email" is great for when working out of office or beside office hours especially.
  • The Excel export works great for accounting needs.
  • Love storing files within the service, thanks to the preview it's easy to find what one is looking for.
  • The checklist feature could be available from a closed card.
  • The Android mobile app could do with an upgrad.e
Yes
it's ok, we do get the job done when using mobile, but it could be improved slightly.
There are areas that can be made better, but overall my and my team's experience has been fantastic.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Kanban Tool is used as a bug and task tracking system. We use several dashboards. Each dashboard is used for a project/software. In one way or the other the card is a placer for a bug or task to be carried out through the life cycle of the software. Kanban is used across the whole organization. It helps track bugs and tasks as needed.
  • Ability to add 'cards' which track bugs, tasks, etc.
  • User can change the look of the cards (colors). Can change priority, Who the card is assigned to, Card Type, and many other customizations.
  • User is able to add attachments and links to a card.
  • User is able to add comments and track card history.
  • Search functionality needs some improvement.
  • Would be nice: ability to send a notification to selected people when a card is created/opened.
  • Unable to sort cards - change their order visually.
Kanban Tool is sufficient for tracking bugs.
Project Management (14)
34.285714285714285%
3.4
Task Management
100%
10.0
Resource Management
50%
5.0
Gantt Charts
N/A
N/A
Scheduling
N/A
N/A
Workflow Automation
100%
10.0
Team Collaboration
70%
7.0
Support for Agile Methodology
90%
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
N/A
N/A
Document Management
N/A
N/A
Email integration
70%
7.0
Mobile Access
N/A
N/A
Timesheet Tracking
N/A
N/A
Change request and Case Management
N/A
N/A
Budget and Expense Management
N/A
N/A
Professional Services Automation
N/A
N/A
  • More teams are able to input cards using this tool
  • Visual of bugs available in each slot
13
HR, QA, Dev, Customer Service, and Management.
0
  • Cards
  • Bugs
  • Customer Service Complaints
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.
Haven't directly worked with support but the couple of issues that I had were promptly responded to and functionality adjusted for our use.
I don't work directly with the product support. My comments, concerns, questions, etc. go through another person. But they are promptly responded to.
  • Adding a card
  • Adding a comment and sending a notification
  • Assigning the card to appropriate person
  • Assigning priority level to card
  • Attaching links and images to card
  • Search function
It's good but has room for growth!
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