LeanKit Features

LeanKit

Enterprise Kanban | Visual Project Management

4.43/5 (40 reviews)

LeanKit Feature Summary

  • 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

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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71 reviews

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

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David Alward

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.

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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 Hyde

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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Racey Cave

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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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Nathan Wukasch

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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Chad Crowe

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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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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Thomas Connors

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

I really like the way Leankit visualizes tasks as 'cards', so you can see blocks that you and your co-workers are working on at any given time.

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.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Brett Easley

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Eitan Burcat

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

Inherent scrum supporting tools like burndown chart are not intuitive to use from day 1.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Landon Olson

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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Emma Robinson

Leankit: CSR made easy

2018-12-19

Pros

I think this program is great at clearing showing where you team is at with a project. There are so many ways to communicate different things.

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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Jaime Herrera

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

2018-01-23

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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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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James Sharp

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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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Gloria Suffron

Strategic way of problem solving

2018-08-21

Pros

Lean methodology is the greatest way to solve problems and this tool is helping to go in a defined path without any issue to solve the customer problem.

Cons

Basic knowledge of the lean methodology is required to use the tool and tool has to have more six sigma projects for the learners.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Software Advice
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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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David Butler

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

It also stripped new lines from descriptions, while there are workarounds with tags, it was frustrating that have wrapping automatically.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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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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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Kathy Zimmel

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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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Abe Young

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.

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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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Joel Bennett

Great for personal and business kanban

2018-11-28

Pros

Simple to use and set up, visual and easy to navigate, drag and drop features.

Cons

Some of the reporting features were hard to customize or modify, and instructions were not always in depth enough.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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

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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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Dylan Kemp

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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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 10001+ employees)

LeanKit for large teams

2020-08-28

Pros

If you use kanban for your development seems to be a good tool

Cons

No tools to manage backlog for large product over several version. Planning capability for SAFe is poor.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Berry

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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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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