Kanbanize Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Kanbanize

Kanban Software for Agile Project Management

4.78/5 (67 reviews)

Kanbanize overview

What is Kanbanize?

Kanbanize is an Agile project management software that combines Kanban-style features and business automation into a virtual workspace. Build with scale in mind, you can use our software for project, program, and portfolio management.
To bring simplicity, productivity and efficiency to the way you work, our features include initiatives and timeline workflow for planning, customizable Kanban boards, business automation rules, a powerful analytics module and more.
Within the system, users can structure and visualize their daily work - plan initiatives and projects, break them down into manageable tasks, visualize dependencies and create multiple workflows for cross-functional teams.
Work and project progress is shown in real-time to eliminate the need for constant status updates and reporting. As a result, project delivery becomes transparent and more predictable and you can increase your efficiency by spending time on the work, that brings value.
www.kanbanize.com

Pricing

Starting from
$3.96/month
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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany

Supported languages

English
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Kanbanize reviews

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Luiz Henrique Pozenatto

Simple and helpful

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-04-14
Review Source: Capterra

Kanbanize made a better organization possible to fulfill my tasks, especially for development projects. I became a more productive employee.

Pros
It is very easy to deal with this app. Kanbanize allows in a very practical way to work with agile methods for project development/implementation. It basically works with to do/doing/done method, draggind the cards with all details. We can organize all ideas quickly before setting priorities.

Cons
Sometimes it's a little bit difficult to find an old card to review a project. As I work in an environment with more than 50 Kanbanize users, and we create separated pages by department, I sometimes waste a little time (5 to 10 minutes) to find the card.

Response from Kanbanize


Thank you for your review, Luiz Henrique.
We are happy to hear our software has helped you increase your productivity!

Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Philip Ledgerwood

Everything You Need a Kanban Board to Do

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

We use Kanban for everything we do as a company, and we also try to get our clients to use it as we work with them. We try to use physical boards when we can, but as time has gone on, this has become less and less viable. Even colocated teams have started to prefer electronic tools and putting them up on monitors in common areas instead of physical boards. Because we use kanban so heavily and rely on metrics for so much, we had a hard time finding online solutions that did everything we needed to do. Kanbanize is one of the few that let us configure the value stream on the board the way we needed to, and when you combine it with the suite of metrics it offers (which are metrics we always used to keep in Excel), it's really one of a kind. If you use kanban heavily and you really use everything about it, Kanbanize is a perfect product well worth the price.

Pros
I primarily liked that the board does everything you need for a variety of situations. Many online kanban boards have some kind of limitation that makes them less than ideal, like no swim lanes or no ability to have subcolumns with a common WIP limit. Kanbanize is flexible enough to cover every situation. The "initiatives" layer of the board was not something we were looking for originally but came to appreciate. Usually, setting something like that up requires some careful board nesting and coordination, but Kanbanize does it automatically. If you want more granularity, the built-in initiatives feature may not be enough, but it's good enough to cover most usage scenarios. The metrics are the same as the ones we keep, manually, so being able to automatically generate those is great.

Cons
The flexibility does take a little time to get used to because so much is offered, but there is an extensive knowledge base. There is also only a limited ability to change a card's historical data, like time spent in various columns, but a lot of online kanban software is like that as well. Also, you get what you pay for, and although I think Kanbanize is the best product out there, it's also one of the more expensive options. Not as expensive as some, but still near the top.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Rimas Damanskis

Used almost 4 years but switched to other

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-12-15
Review Source: Software Advice

When we had few users it was working perfect. Ease to set up project workflow, make different versions. If you start uploading link or attach some files to kanban cards or add more users, satisfaction is over. Computer slow downs enormously and in 2 years nobody suceeded to solve that. We were trying to minimase amount of data, minimise active users. Standard report ar eno use at all. If you want to have dynamic report and track business leads and projects in is necessary to connect extrenal software to make normal report which are more dynamic. Integrated reports are no use. This is my opinion as CEO who was running 4 factories and wanted to control project by kanbanize. We switched to Odoo.

Pros
Friendly interface, easy to set up. Logic ir very simple and comfortable. We used in our sales processes and new product implementation proceses. 10-14 regular users were regulary connected. About 400-500 kanban leads. Pricing is ok. Could be free version for 3-5 users, it would help to promote software more.

Cons
When we connected more users and opened more leads kanban cards it started to be extremely slow. Iphone or android application interface is different and does not have the same navigation functions. Reports are not comfortable. We used external software to generate report (dynamic reports) not static print outs. I see that IT guys more focus on functionality vut forget interface and reports to track project what is exactly CEO needs. For small company to play is ok. For bigger too weak.

Response from Kanbanize


Thank you for your review, Rimas.
Sorry to hear you switched to another tool! We are constantly improving our product in order to meet users' expectations and needs, so your feedback is much appreciated.

We are glad to hear you liked the interface and found our software logical and easy to set up.

Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6/10

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Robert Falkowitz

Complete Kanban Method

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2020-06-08
Review Source: Capterra

For a product of this sophistication, the learning curve is very gentle. You can quickly implement and benefit from the most useful features. The support, documentation and the training facilities are excellent. Virtually everything you might want to do to implement the complete Kanban method is at your fingertips.

Pros
I most like its ease of use; breadth of features; analytics; portfolio kanban; regular improvements; excellent support; integration capabilities

Cons
I have not found anything particularly unlikable

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Andrea Haase

Best Kanban-Tool on the Market

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-06-09
Review Source: Capterra

We have supported a large organisation (market leader in aviation) transferring over 5k Users and several hundred boards from another kanban-tool provider (one which is amongst the market leaders) to Kanbanize. The impact and outcome was significant. Kanbanize offers a customer service that we haven't experienced anywhere else, they exceeded our naturally high expectations by far. We could also see that the engagement of the user-community increased drastically with the new tool; the reporting is integrated and takes a lot less effort than before, in combination with the additional options to customize (e. g. custom fields) it has been a real win for everyone, Execs, Managers, Team-Members. The tool helps generating more benefits, and apart all the cost that can be saved for reporting and admin tasks, the tool itself comes for a price which is less than half of the former provider.

Pros
Kanbanize has amazing features. It's a very intuitive front end, it nicely visualizes complex projects and processes, is highly customizable, allows easy work-delegation across different hierarchies and teams, provides just the right amount of information needed to drive management focus and delivers meaningful, again highly customizable, data to identify bottlenecks and opportunities for improvement. We chose it because it serves every need a large organisation might have, from small agile teams, via complex process flows to NPI projects with hundreds of people involved. The best of all features are the business rules though; with that the admnistration burden which we experienced as the No 1 reason for resistance is reduced to a minimum and the automation also helps the standardization of how work is executed and accelerates the engagement of all involved parties. And the best quality is the Kanbanize team itself, they are not only highly customer-oriented, but they realease new features on a monthly basis and evolve much faster (and robust) than any competitor.

Cons
The only point I can come up with is that it would be nice if we could fully hide swim lanes that are currently not of interest, like it can be done in excel.

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Kanbanize pricing

Starting from
$3.96/month
Pricing options
Subscription
Free trial
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Up to 25 users - $3.96/user/month
Up to 50 users - $3.98/user/month
Up to 100 users - $3.94/user/month
Up to 250 users - $2.19/user/month
Up to 500 users - $1.29/user/month

Kanbanize features

API
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Prioritizing
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Time Tracking
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Task Management
Task Tracking
Timesheets

Activity Dashboard (146 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (178 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (135 other apps)
Gantt Charts (133 other apps)
Multiple Projects (118 other apps)
Progress Tracking (135 other apps)
Project Tracking (137 other apps)
Third Party Integration (146 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Additional information for Kanbanize

Key features of Kanbanize

  • API calls
  • Custom domain
  • Custom task fields
  • Daily backups
  • Email integration
  • Email/phone support
  • Free consulting package
  • Free training and training materials
  • Hosting Meetings
  • Links between tasks
  • Mobile application
  • Possibility for LDAP integration
  • Possibility for a dedicated cloud instance
  • Possible VPN access via Amazon VPC
  • Reminders and follow-up notifications
  • Requested / In progress / Done
  • Runtime policies
  • Secure HTTPS Access
  • Time sheets & worklog reporting
  • User privileges and roles
  • User-based WIP limits
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Benefits

Kanbanize premium features - Timesheet reporting in Excel, Custom fields per board and per task, Full email integration (create and update tasks from email), Links between tasks and task hierarchy, User-level WIP limits which prevent one user to be overloaded with tasks, Reminders and follow-up functionality, Daily backups of the entire database, Custom domain or sub-domain, Front page branding with your company logo and Possibility for a dedicated cloud server (Enterprise package only)

User privileges and roles - Kanbanize enables you to create user accounts and allocate permissions for certain employees ie. to create tasks, manage workflows, view reports etc. Based on your Kanbanize license, you can add in excess of 100 staff members which gives you complete control over your enterprise's workflow.

Online Kanban Boards - Create a number of Kanban projects and boards, Unlimited number of columns, sub-columns and horizontal swim-lanes, Copy, move, delete Kanban boards from project, WIP Limits per main column, sub-column or board cell, Default template and assignee per board and Default column and swim-lane per board.

Kanban Cards & Tasks - Customizable Kanban cards, Custom fields per project, board or task, Task colors, deadlines, assignees, sizes, external links, and many more, Move cards between boards, Task templates applicable over API and email integration, Task types with custom icons, Rich-text editor with distraction-free mode, Full task history, Dropbox integration, "Watching" functionality, Change attributes with a single click, List of all tasks assigned to you and Export search results to Excel.

Automation Business Policies - Create flexible if-this-then-that policies to assign triggers that automatically catalyze other events in the system and send automatic notifications to the parties involved. ex. When cards are moved from In Progress to Done, notify the Administrator of the account and the contributors of the task by email and in-app message.

Premium analytics - Kanbanize analytics module includes Cumulative Flow Diagram, Monte Carlo Simulations for Forecasting, Cycle Time and Throughput Histograms, Aging Work in Progress , Cycle Time Scatterplot and more. Thanks to these features, one can extract valuable information related to all tasks available in a single board, their cycle time, predictions for future tasks, efficiency of all team members and many more.