Kanbanize

Kanbanize

Portfolio Kanban Software for Lean Management

4.8/5 (41 reviews)

Kanbanize Overview

The Kanbanize software is a complete enterprise collaboration tool that allows you to add multiple employees to the system to assess workflows and project success. Kanbanize lets you create multiple user permissions to help establish a hierarchy within your communication tool and you can also print and export data to Excel as well as charts and graphs for historical analysis.

Kanbanize is known for its powerful analytics module and provides multiple charts out of the box and the data is populated automatically. With the Kanbanize Cumulative flow, Monte Carlo Simulations for Forecasting, Cycle time, Task distribution, Block resolution time, Created vs. Finished and Task hierarchy charts you can monitor and optimize your business without any operational overhead.

Kanbanize is a perfect tool for portfolio management, especially for professionals who have tons of projects and sub-projects to work on.

Pricing

Starting from
US$4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Canada, Europe, Germany, Latin America, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Kanbanize Reviews

Overall rating
4.8/5
95% positive reviews
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Verified Reviewer

Kanbanize - Constant Evolvement Towards Simplified Visual Management

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/10/01
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent product - very happy with the company. We are glad to use them for the visual management.

Pros

1) Feature development is well thought out. Rather than adding to visual clutter, features are constantly refined to allow simple visual management. This is harder than it sounds and is not often achieved in agile software development.
2) Regular releases. Releases are on time and only 1 month away.
3) Great customer support. Real people answering your questions and looking at possible bugs. Replies are quick and direct.
4) Price is very reasonable.

Cons

1) Break in subscription value. They just recently divided their subscribers into two tiers leaving original users that do not upgrade their subscription contract to only original features. This is a bad mistake and breaks the premise of SaaS. If a company needs additional revenue they should be raising the cost of the subscription for all in a seamless manner and not bifrucate their user base.
2) Metrics are well developed but it is not easy to get started. Additional thought needs to be given on how to get metrics in the hands of even basic users.

Response from BusinessMap

Thank you for the feedback.

We are trying to improve the product on a regular basis, so we can meet users expectation and needs.

We are glad to hear that your are happy with our support, regular releases and features.

Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Mark G.

The Only Kanban Software I Recommend

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/27
Review Source: Capterra

I like to describe Kanbanize as the Swiss Army Knife for IT leaders in mid-sized businesses. Since we at Xuviate started talking about it in our IT Leader Masterminds and 1-1 Coaching sessions so many individuals started playing with it and later adopted the software ... to the point where there is currently no other main-stream Kanban software that is regularly used by any of the IT leaders we interact with. This is both testament to the quality of the product as well as the ability of Kanbanize to stay ahead of what users need.

Pros

- The software is extremely flexible and supports almost any use-case
- It is super easy for people to get started (even if they have never used Kanban before or are not in IT)
- It is not just another Kanban tool and right from the start it is clear how Kanbanize (the company) is trying to change the way we run our businesses (e.g. by supporting and evangelising Portfolio Kanban)
- The reporting engine is top-notch and provides both overview and many drill-down opportunities

Cons

- Individuals often are role players on multiple boards. Currently there is no easy way to show all tasks assigned to an individual and to properly prioritise daily workload.
- No integration with their personal Kanban tool flow-e exists at the moment

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Brennen M.

Best Kanban Tool

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2018/09/28
Review Source: Capterra

The Kanbanize folks are so knowledgeable and so ready to help when ever we need it. We deal with many saas companies and Kanbanize are at the top of the field. They get how to nurture and support their users.

They also roll out new functionality every month. The application just keeps getting better and better.

Pros

Kanbanize is a very flexible tool set that allows us to clearly map out specific workflows for our clients. Clients love it because they can see and update the status of all of their work within their specific workflow not a workflow imposed on them by a software package.

We also like the flexibility of the cards made possible by custom fields, attachments, images and so on.

Cons

Kanbanize is very feature rich. When users initially get on the platform, they can suffer some intimidation. However, Kanbanize is so easy to use and so well thought out, it's amazing to watch people work with it for the first time. Within hours and even minutes in some cases, our clients are moving through the boards and managing their work, all while having lots of fun!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Dan R.

Life Changing Innovation!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/11
Review Source: Capterra

I have been in the commercial software development business for 20+ years for Hi-Tech Industries and this is one of the finest products I have ever seen. Fantastic Product and Support. Regardless of your maturity level with the Kanban, Kanbanize will add amazing value to you and your team.

Pros

This kanban solution is extremely powerful due to the simple intuitive interface design and the ability to quickly customize it to your work. It has a rich set of features and powerful integration. My favorites are Simple Cards Design, Easy Customization, powerful metrics, flexibility, and scalable views. It provides extreme power without complexity!

Cons

Business Rules and extremely powerful but could be more accessible.

Response from BusinessMap

Thank you Dan.

We are trying to improve the product on a regular basis, so we can meet users expectations and needs.

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. Our team appreciates it.

Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Wout G.

Easy and very visual

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/09
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Easy to use and easy to adapt the boards to the needs of our company.
Also very visual designed and very frequently updates that makes the program better.

Cons

There is no dutch version. The boards you can name whatever you like but the helpdesk en the rest is in English

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Kanbanize Pricing

Starting from
US$4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

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
  • Projections
  • Task Management
  • Task Tracking
  • Timesheets

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gantt Charts
  • Multiple Projects
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Planning
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Task Planning
  • Third Party Integration

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

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.

  • Kanbanize FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Kanbanize.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kanbanize offer?

    Kanbanize offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$4,00/month

    Pricing model: Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    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

    Q. What are the main features of Kanbanize?

    Kanbanize offers the following features:

    • 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

    Q. Who are the typical users of Kanbanize?

    Kanbanize has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Kanbanize support?

    Kanbanize supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Kanbanize offer?

    Kanbanize has the following pricing plans:

    Subscription

    Q. Does Kanbanize support mobile devices?

    Kanbanize supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Kanbanize integrate with?

    Kanbanize integrates with the following applications:

    Cyclr, Dropbox, FastField, GitHub, Google Drive, JIRA Software, Microsoft OneDrive, Slack, Usersnap, Zapier

    Q. What level of support does Kanbanize offer?

    Kanbanize offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials