The best PM application that our team had tired and tested
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 18, 2015

The best PM application that our team had tired and tested

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Kanban Tool

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.
  • 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.
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.

Kanban Tool Feature Ratings

Task Management
10
Resource Management
9
Scheduling
9
Workflow Automation
5
Team Collaboration
10
Support for Agile Methodology
10
Support for Waterfall Methodology
8
Document Management
10
Email integration
4
Mobile Access
5
Change request and Case Management
10
Budget and Expense Management
7
Quotes/estimates
10
Invoicing
6
Project & financial reporting
7

Using Kanban Tool

There are areas that can be made better, but overall my and my team's experience has been fantastic.
ProsCons
Like to use
Relatively simple
Easy to use
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Consistent
Quick to learn
Convenient
Feel confident using
Familiar
None
  • "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.