LeanKit Features

LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

4.47/5 (38 reviews)

LeanKit Features In Depth

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.

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Budgeting/Forecasting
Bug Tracking
Business Process Automation
Calendar Management
Campaign Management
Change Management
Charting
Collaboration Tools
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Communication Management
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Cost-to-Completion Tracking
Create Subtasks
Customizable Dashboard
Customizable Reports
Dashboard
Data Connectors
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Deployment Management
Document Management
Drag & Drop
Due Date Tracking
File Sharing
Forms Management
Gantt/Timeline View
Goal Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Graphical User Interface
Graphical Workflow Editor
Idea Management
Issue Management
Issue Scheduling
Issue Tracking
Iteration Management
KPI Monitoring
Kanban Board
Knowledge Management
Marketing Automation
Marketing Calendar
Media Planning
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Monitoring
Percent-Complete Tracking
Planning Tools
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Private Dashboards
Process Change Tracking
Process Modeling & Designing
Product Roadmapping
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Project Time Tracking
Project Workflow
Projections
Public Dashboards
Real Time Reporting
Recurring Issues
Recurring Tasks
Release Planning
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Requirements Management
Resource Management
Roadmapping
Search/Filter
Status Tracking
Strategic Planning
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Supports Scrum
Surveys & Feedback
Tagging
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
Team Management
Test Case Tracking
Test Run Tracking
Testing/QA Management
Third Party Integrations
Time & Expense Tracking
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Timeline Management
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LeanKit Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about LeanKit's features:

Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Good All-Around Project Board

2019-12-03

We use it to project and plan several projects and tasks. It's connected to Okta and Okta groups.

Pros

LeanKit is a simple, intuitive way to create and track tasks for KANBAN.

Cons

None that I can think of. Other than difficulty deleting cards that you fat-finger, you need an admin to remove them. Just use it and get used to not having to delete cards for correction.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David A.

An intuitive approach to managing a project Kanban is very useful

2018-04-09

The Kanban set up used in this Project Management Software is excellent.

Pros

I also really like the mobile app that is available.

Cons

However, there are different ways to overcome this and also add issue tracking.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paul H.

Verified Reviewer

Embedded in our business processes

2016-01-06

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)

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Chad C.

The Most Intuitive Product

2016-09-23

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.

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Haven't found on yet.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Thomas C.

It's a Project Tracking Tool | Not the Best, Not the Worst

2020-04-06

It's a project management tool and productivity tracker and each of those have their benefits and drawbacks.

Pros

It can be a little visually overwhelming at first, but there are filtering options that you can turn on to only show you cards that you're attached to, or make other peoples' cards transparent so you get a more at-a-glance view of your tasks for the day/week etc.

Cons

On top of this, if you've only got one lane for projects being worked on and people put enough cards in there that the time surpasses the allotment, a notification comes up asking you to enter a reason that you're going over the time limit.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Racey C.

Why this costs money I'm not sure

2018-02-27

Pros

Leankit is a decent collaboration suite helpful for tracking details around things like project management.

Cons

First off, the Trello interface is cleaner and more intuitive.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Joanna E.

Really good project management platform

2018-09-25

My team and I find it super easy to use, love the way it looks and has helped improve our productivity substantially.

Pros

Instead of a traditional list format you often find with other project management tools, LeanKit provides you with visual cards or 'projects' you can move into lanes, assign, etc.

Cons

Also the reporting could be better.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan W.

Overall very intuitive.

2018-07-19

Pros

It helps me plan ahead and keeps me from wasting time wondering what I need to do next.

Cons

While it is great for big overall projects, I wish there was an easier way of creating cards for small projects.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Emma R.

Leankit: CSR made easy

2018-12-19

Pros

Shows a good birds-eye view of where you team it.

Cons

It's limitations with lanes and lack of sleek design can make it hard to look at and can be over whelming if there are many cards in a lane

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Brett E.

Great KANBAN Board

2018-02-15

Pros

We use KANBAN and this integrates well for our team.

Cons

There are not a lot of downsides for us but the biggest has been that it can be cumbersome to create templates for those projects that may have similar recurring tasks.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Has Potential

2020-10-22

It kind of reminds me of ADP for project management, as far as looks go.

Pros

You can visually see the status and details with each card, that represents each project. It's almost like post-it notes on a board.

Cons

The search is ok but I would like to see results in a better view.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Landon O.

Great Kanban with flexibility and simplicity

2018-08-21

It's simplified how we worked and improved our processes by getting us away from a waterfall system with complicated dependencies and unreadable gantt charts.

Pros

The customization is great. Boards can be setup exactly as needed. Overall it's a simple system for users to learn, while still providing plenty of flexibility.

Cons

Would like to see some changes in the way cards are setup and laid out. Also easier integration with external apps to provide more functionality.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Dylan K.

Keep charging after account cancellation

2019-03-18

Pros

Was relatively easy to use with option to watch and colour code tasks in kanban view.

Cons

Terrible account management backend for managing your team or subscription.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
Applications Manager (Furniture company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great introduction into Kanban and Lean project management

2018-12-14

Pros

Boards easily link to each other so you can as the project manager can have a view on the progress on sub boards.

Cons

I do think their costing model is a little high based on some other options out their. I would love to see a small team version but with the needed options.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Eitan B.

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

2016-11-10

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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James S.

A strong Kanban app with focus on ease of use

2018-02-21

Pros

Great easy to use Kanban app with a clean interface and easy to use boards- helps by making chages to projects easy and quick

Cons

interface is a little old fashioned compared to other similar apps- could benifit from strong support for non apple eco systems

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Abe Y.

LeanKit as a business management tool

2018-12-18

LeanKit is a good product. It really does help us to keep our work organized and ensures that we address the right priorities.

Pros

It gives us a fairly good visualization of work progress.

Cons

My department’s work is fairly repetitive, so it can sometimes feel cumbersome to Kanban all of our work.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kathy Z.

Easy to manage and track business task progress

2017-09-21

It is an additional tool for our staff to use while tracking action items.

Pros

Lean kit is user friendly and easy to follow.

Cons

I would like to see more detail, possibly behind the cards and possibly varied formats for those that prefer a more list like structure

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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David P.

Very good enterprise-grade portfolio tracking tool

2020-09-22

Pros

A lot of good features such as clear relations for tasks, funnels, many ticket types.

Cons

Should have a native integration for Power BI. Notification is not quite perfect.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jaime H.

Easy way to both manage own tasks and maintain visibility and collaboration with teammates

2018-01-23

Task organization. Makes sure I don't forget one of my many pending activities for the day.

Pros

Easy creation of task. it can be as simple or complex as you want, from a simple task name to start/end dates, resource assignments, categorization ,etc.

Cons

Difficult to have sub categories. Everything is organized in columns. it would be great to have a windows like organization.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David B.

Flexible lean project management tool

2018-02-07

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

That only worked if you planned for that at the beginning.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelly Hair

Awesome for multifaceted swimlanes

2014-03-28

Only issue was that it took me an hour to grasp the UI with splitting horizontal & vertical swimlanes.

Pros

+ Very flexible + Flood your favorite problem children with email tasks until they scream (or create a spam filter) + Multiple swimlanes & sublanes are mind blowing.

Cons

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

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
( company, 51-200 employees)

Solid tool for kanban squad management.

2018-07-31

If you need a board for managing a Kanban squad, this is a decent tool. I recommend.

Pros

- A lot of functionality when it comes to editing cards, breaking down tasks, etc.

Cons

- UI is a little dull unless you have a colour system in-place to differentiate different types of tasks

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Cristy L.

LeanKit

2018-10-03

Overall I am impressed and love the clean look to this software. It is simple and user friendly.

Pros

We move our projects to completed once all meetings have been had with the business and it allows our team to be more organized.

Cons

We have been using this board/software for about three months and so far I haven't found anything I do not like.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel B.

Lots of features, but too complicated

2016-12-06

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

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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
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