LeanKit Software Pricing & Features

LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

4.54/5 (24 reviews)

LeanKit overview

Visualize Your Work and Workflow
See how work flows through your team’s process using virtual Kanban boards. LeanKit lets you define and evolve your process without restricting the way you work. Use vertical lanes to visualize each step in your flow and horizontal swimlanes to represent parallel processes on the same board. As your process changes, easily modify your board layout to ensure that it accurately reflects the steps your team follows to get work done.

Plan and Track Your Work
In LeanKit, work items are visually represented as cards. Add upcoming work to the backlog and prioritize it according to business value. LeanKit lets you instantly see what’s being worked on, who’s doing the work, and how and when it needs to be done. Making the work visible—along with blockers, bottlenecks and expedites—gives your team a shared understanding of activity and status.

Work Together More Effectively
LeanKit provides a go-to place that helps teams stay connected and informed, regardless of whether you’re in the same room or geographically distributed. Built-in collaboration features make it easy to ask questions and share status updates, reducing the risk of costly misunderstandings, oversights and handoff delays. Many teams also display their LeanKit boards on a touchscreen monitor to collaborate on work planning and execution.

Stay Connected On the Go
Status updates and new information can happen at any time, making it crucial to stay informed and immediately communicate changes to your team. LeanKit can be easily accessed anytime, anywhere from a browser or mobile device. Mobile apps for iOS and Android let you check status, make updates and add comments while you’re on the go. Any changes made from your mobile device are instantly visible to the entire team.

Align Strategy with Execution
Align your strategic initiatives with team-level execution using LeanKit’s tiered board approach. Visualize your initiatives at a high level and then drill through to the implementation board to see the associated work details. Keep track of the subtasks for each work item using task boards. LeanKit is designed to provide the right level of visibility and detail to the right people, making it easy to track each initiative through to implementation.

Measure Your Effectiveness
Powerful reporting and analytics help you identify opportunities for continuous improvement. Measure the effectiveness of your process using insightful metrics such as flow, quality, throughput and lead time. For a deeper understanding of who did what and when, drill into the history of any card for a detailed audit trail. Both team level and enterprise roll-up reporting is available, with the option to combine LeanKit data with other company data to support custom reporting needs.

Improve Your Flow of Work
Advanced Kanban capabilities -- such as policies, class of service and WIP limits -- support continuous improvement at the team and organizational levels. Keep your process consistent by making policies explicit. Assign class of service to categorize work items based on business value and risk. To keep work flowing smoothly and quickly identify bottlenecks, set work-in-progress limits by lane or individual.

Integrate with Other Systems
Create a consolidated view of your work and eliminate duplicate data entry by integrating LeanKit with your existing systems. Our open source integration service coordinates two-way communications with Microsoft Project Server, TFS, and VS Online; as well as GitHub, JIRA, Buildmaster, Oracle Primavera and more. Add cards to designated boards based on work triggers and keep your updates synchronized. Also, Zapier offers hundreds of pre-built integrations between LeanKit and your favorite web apps, such as Google, Salesforce and Zendesk.
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United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English
LeanKit screenshot: Easily collaborate and share information -- anytime, anywhereLeanKit Product TourLeanKit screenshot: Track and manage a multitude of tasks and stepsLeanKit screenshot: Measure the effectiveness of your process with powerful reporting and analytics (shown: efficiency report)LeanKit screenshot: Use LeanKit as the visual layer to other tracking systems using our open source integration (shown: MS TFS)

LeanKit reviews

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David Butler

Flexible lean project management tool

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-07
Review Source: Capterra

It was fast, flexible and offered team independence. While the company ultimately moved to a more feature rich tool that better served our needs, I would say that leankit is a great solution and should certainly be in your short list.This is a nice relatively lightweight application that is easily configurable. Teams can quickly setup their own boards as they want and share them with other teams to view. The interface is simple and intuitive with a good level of configuration. Leankit delivers on the simplicity and ease of use.

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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

Anonymous

LeanKit makes my first intro to kanban

Used daily for free trial
Reviewed 2017-12-01
Review Source: GetApp

• InCREDible depth of learning content available. • Standard subscription is comprehensive and well-priced. • Easy-to-use RSS/calendar feeds make it easy to integrate with my calendaring. • Wide variety of templates help a newb like me get started quickly. • Responsive design well implemented across desktop and iOS app.

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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

Anonymous

Robust Tool

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2017-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

It allows you to create a completely custom board and stays true to its KanBan nature. It easily allows you to see who's working on what and when a task has been sent off to you.

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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

Brett Easley

Great KANBAN Board

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-02-15
Review Source: Software Advice

This is a great solution that is very powerful and easy to use. We use KANBAN and this integrates well for our team.

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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

Eitan Burcat

Helps us organize a lot of tasks for a medium sized team

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-11-10
Review Source: Capterra

We're still in the process of getting on top of our work plans, but already we feel the benefits of organizing a tremendous amount of tasks using this toolEasy to use, rich functionality, good webinars and tools to help the team get on-board.

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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

LeanKit pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
Freemium
Subscription

Standard Edition - $12 / month / user*
Select Edition - $19 / month / user*
Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user*
Premium Edition - $49 / month / user*

Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.

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LeanKit Pricing Reviews

Pros
  • Followed Kaban Lean Method
  • Easy to set up. Good value. Lots of templates to get started with. Easy to use.
  • + Intuitive interface once you get used to it. + Very flexible + Flood your favorite problem children with email tasks until they scream (or create a spam filter) + Multiple swimlanes & sublanes are mind blowing. Seriously.... Experiment!
  • • InCREDible depth of learning content available. • Standard subscription is comprehensive and well-priced. • Easy-to-use RSS/calendar feeds make it easy to integrate with my calendaring. • Wide variety of templates help a newb like me get started quickly. • Responsive design well implemented across desktop and iOS app.
Cons
  • Maybe the color palette is not the greatest?
  • Basic Level is too limited compared to other solution providers
  • - Learning curve (but this is not that big of a deal.. trust me..) - tags are not selectable
  • • The UI is absolutely functional and straightforward, but a little spartan. Apps you're going to live in all day need to inspire feelibngs of love and warmth (see Slack) • As someone completely new to lean and kanban, AND with my tendency to just in without reading any documentation, I'd love to see a search field in the in-app help rather than links to tutorials and knowledge base. I want to be able to click open the help window, type "how do I X the Y?" and have the results page pop open. • Inexplicably, clicking the (?) icon in the tool bar pops open the Privacy policy.
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LeanKit features

API
Commenting
Projections

Activity Dashboard (83 other apps)
Activity Tracking (77 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (81 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (111 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (77 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (81 other apps)
Gantt Charts (76 other apps)
Prioritizing (98 other apps)
Progress Tracking (70 other apps)
Project Management (108 other apps)
Project Planning (97 other apps)
Project Time Tracking (115 other apps)
Project Tracking (71 other apps)
Task Management (73 other apps)
Task Tracking (88 other apps)
Third Party Integration (87 other apps)
Timesheets (90 other apps)

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Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

GetApp Analysis

LeanKit is a software-based visual management tool relying on Kanban systems. The tool allows users to visualize work and workflow processes, get real-time updates about the activity and status of various tasks and the ability to spot areas where processes can be further improved.

The product covers the needs of any project or process -- no matter how complex -- and meets the needs of organizations from all industry sectors.

LeanKit uses a whiteboard metaphor that users populate with cards that visualize their work within their team’s workflow. Accessible on any web-enabled device, LeanKit connects teams of all sizes, providing a shared understanding of the details and status of work items -- regardless of location. Lean metrics and reports help organizations assess performance and identify opportunities for improvement.


What is LeanKit?

LeanKit is designed to support organizations scaling Kanban across multiple teams, projects and locations. It enables organizations to connect boards at the portfolio, project and team levels, providing everyone with the right level of visibility to assess project status and manage dependencies.

With LeanKit, users can easily monitor team-level execution, keep track of subtasks for each work item and even get automatically generated diagrams representing various effectiveness-critical data values and metrics.


Who is LeanKit for?

LeanKit is suitable for any team or organization implementing visual management based on the Kanban Method. The flexibility to map any process makes it suitable for small teams to large enterprises, but its role will be even more crucial when members of a team are distributed.

The roles and departments that may benefit from LeanKit extend from the CEO of a company, to all employees, customers and partners. The list of current customers includes several well-known representatives from the Software, Technology, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Media, Retail, Energy and Education sectors.


Main features

Reporting and Metrics

LeanKit can use the data you input in cards and gather all related factors under a common metrics platform offering automatic metrics and visual report generations of various types and fits for different purposes.

This can help easily identify improvement opportunities, share professional graphical reports of various interesting parts of the workflow with your customers, employees and collaborators, and evaluate the overall efficiency of your company, or the productiveness of a specific department.

Workflow Visualization

By enabling you to model your own process, LeanKit provides a deeply informative, consolidated view of your work and workflow. This visibility of your process — as well as of your work items, blockers, bottlenecks and expedites — presents your team with a shared understanding of activity and status.

Work item specifics can be easily set through every card's "edit details" option, where you can add textual information like title, description and external links, as well as visual card icons for information like priority, assigned users, deadlines, and tags.

Collaboration Features

Whether you're an onsite team or distributed around the world, LeanKit's collaboration features help you stay informed and up to date. LeanKit connects everyone together in real time and across all devices, offering an equally seamless ability to perform any task, such as checking the status of a card, updating, or even making comments on it. Members can work individually or in teams with multi-user assignments and by the means of comment threads.

Flexible Enterprise Platform

LeanKit can cover the needs of a wide spectrum of different departments, roles, company sizes and industry sectors, while also remaining fully compatible with many popular related services that are integrated and can have their data imported.

Using LeanKit's tiered board approach, organizations can visualize their strategic initiatives at a high level and then drill down to track implementation details. The scalable platform supports as many users, projects and locations as needed.

Advanced Kanban Features

As an enterprise Kanban tool, LeanKit offers built-in, advanced Kanban features such as policies, class of service, WIP limits and board templates.

This makes it possible to not only improve the flow of your work and increase efficiency but also support continuous improvement at the team and organizational levels.


Integrations

LeanKit helps you visualize "buried" data in other tools by offering pre-built integrations between LeanKit and software such as Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Online, and Project Server; GitHub and Oracle Primavera.

In addition to this, LeanKit comes with Zapier integrated. This means that over 300 online service applications are supported. Some examples are Google, Salesforce, Zendesk, Emma and Hubspot.


Pricing

LeanKit is available in three different product editions. Basic, Team and Portfolio. Basic is free to use but is limited to 3 kanban boards and up to ten users. The Team costs 15 usd per user per month, it offers unlimited number of boards, data import/export and automated metrics. The portfolio package costs 19 usd per user per month and comes with multi-level boards, global search tool, advanced metrics and reports, and pre-built integrations.


Bottom line

  • Virtual Kanban application tool
  • Simple drag-n-drop whiteboard interface
  • Great interoperability with mobile and embedded devices
  • Suitable for businesses of all sizes
  • Advanced metrics and analytical reports

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Additional information for LeanKit

Key features of LeanKit

  • Simple Workflow Mapping
  • Visual Team Collaboration
  • Automated Reports and Notifications
  • Integration via API
  • Real-time Updates
  • Project File Attachments
  • Sample Workflow Templates
  • Cycle Time Analytics
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Built-in Work-in-Process (WIP) Limits
  • iOS (iPhone-iPad) and Android Apps
  • Icons for Assigned Users, Due Date and Priority
  • Touchscreen Compatible
  • Efficiency Diagrams
  • Work Distribution Diagrams
  • Cloud-hosted
  • Role-based Security Controls
  • Vertical Lanes and Horizontal Swimlanes

Benefits

Teams need a shared tool to help them stay aligned and to visualize their work. With LeanKit, you can map processes on virtual whiteboards for a complete and transparent view of status, issues and updates. Track and manage a multitude of tasks and steps. Keep extended teams on the same page. Support continuous delivery with better communication, and improve your process over time with insightful analytics.