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LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

4.58/5 (12 reviews)
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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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LeanKit Overview

Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
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Devices

Web
Android
iOS

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LeanKit screenshot: Easily collaborate and share information -- anytime, anywhereLeanKit 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 (12)

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 BUYER BEWARE: No Refunds if you Prepay!

BUYER BEWARE: Do not pay for the full year as you do not get your money back if you are unhappy with the product or support. We tested the product a few months and then elected to use the basic product as it appeared to meet our needs. We paid for the full year but after a few months on the ...

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Reviewed 31st of March by Manny Alemany

 

 Lots of features, but too complicated

We tried out LeanKit for a short period and while it has a variety of customization options and features, it's too tedious and buggy for marketing purposes

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Reviewed 6th of December, 2016 by Daniel Berry

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LeanKit Screenshots (4)

LeanKit screenshot: Easily collaborate and share information -- anytime, anywhereLeanKit 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)

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

LeanKit Pricing

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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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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.

Alternatives to LeanKit

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.

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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Manny Alemany

BUYER BEWARE: No Refunds if you Prepay!

31/03/2017

BUYER BEWARE: Do not pay for the full year as you do not get your money back if you are unhappy with the product or support. We tested the product a few months and then elected to use the basic product as it appeared to meet our needs. We paid for the full year but after a few months on the basic platform we decided to move to a different solution with more features at a lower cost. I asked for a refund of the unused months and I was told no.

Pros

Followed Kaban Lean Method

Cons

Basic Level is too limited compared to other solution providers

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10

Recommendations to others considering LeanKit

Basic level should include collaboration features and reporting is lacking.

Source: Capterra
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Daniel Berry

Lots of features, but too complicated

06/12/2016

We tried out LeanKit for a short period and while it has a variety of customization options and features, it's too tedious and buggy for marketing purposes

Pros

Customization options, features, flexibility

Cons

Technical issues, inability to unsubscribe from emails, unhelpful customer service, tedious process for tasks

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

4/10

Recommendations to others considering LeanKit

This might be a good software solution for programmers and other industries, but it's not ideal for marketing.

Source: Capterra
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Josh Wilson

The best Kanban

05/12/2016

There's a lot of different attempts at Kanban online, and this is the one I had been looking for. The problem with Kanban can be that you get too much information in one area at a time real fast, and it stops being useful. Leankit manages to allow you to capture as much info as you want, while still remaining, well, lean. It really is a great experience from top to bottom.

Pros

Easy to set up. Good value. Lots of templates to get started with. Easy to use.

Cons

Maybe the color palette is not the greatest?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering LeanKit

Pay for the upgrade version, it's completely worth it.

Source: Capterra
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Eitan Burcat

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

10/11/2016

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 tool

Pros

Easy to use, rich functionality, good webinars and tools to help the team get on-board.

Cons

Even though there are lots of integrations available - seems there's still way to go. Inherent scrum supporting tools like burndown chart are not intuitive to use from day 1.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Derek Sather

Leankit Rocks!

04/10/2016

Leankit provides Kanban visual work management that scales for the enterprise. Trello was only usable for a team of 10 - with Leankit we scaled to a team of 100

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Chad  Crowe

The Most Intuitive Product

23/09/2016

Been looking for a software package to help manage our workflow and optimize our project process. I evaluated several platforms and even tried a few others. The biggest adoption hurdle with other platforms has been ease of use, but LeanKits user-friendly interface and project management philosophy removed that hurdle for my organization. We now have buy-in from the whole organization on a predictable process and a way to track that process. I know that big things are coming as we start to track more and more projects over the coming months and then use LeanKits reporting functions to make big process improvements.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Haven't found on yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul Hyde

Verified Reviewer

Embedded in our business processes

06/01/2016

We have been using LeanKit for more than three years at LateRooms. What started as a tool that was used by our product teams to track development work and releases has also been adopted by other teams within the business, for example I use the software to track procurement projects and the HR team use it to track the recruitment process.

Pros

Ease of use Integration with 3rd party apps (ZenDesk, Atlassian)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Kelly Hair

Awesome for multifaceted swimlanes

28/03/2014

I can't say enough good things about Leankit. Only issue was that it took me an hour to grasp the UI with splitting horizontal & vertical swimlanes. However, once I had that down, I saw the power of being able to visually represent what I wanted to with the tool. Granted, I'm not using it for kanban per say, I'm using it for customer/prospect management primarily. In a single pane of glass, I was able to represented 30 different customers/prospects, where these customers stood relative to our core values & categories for developing the market. I know this is not software development... pivoting a bit here... Big proponent of this tool. Glad my company forced it upon me because it's a huge improvement over the rather simple, but go to tool, Trello. Trello still has its place but it seems arcane all of a sudden.

Pros

+ 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!

Cons

- Learning curve (but this is not that big of a deal.. trust me..) - tags are not selectable

Source: GetApp
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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graypz

chaos to simplicity

07/01/2014

This application allows you to move from a chaotic approach to customer service to an organised one. Links to JIRA as well so it actually compliments rather than replaces it.

Source: GetApp
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Courtney Bosch-Tanguy

Verified Reviewer

07/02/2017

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Source: GetApp
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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.

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