Who Uses This Software?

Planbox is perfect for SCRUM and works well with other project management methodologies. Our application allows small teams in companies of all sizes to plan, collaborate and deliver more efficiently.


Average Ratings

20 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $20.00/month/user
  • Pricing Details
    $5/user/month
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Planbox
  • www.planbox.com
  • Founded 2009
  • Canada

About Work

Planbox offers a full-featured, yet easy to use agile project management tool. Our application allows small teams in companies of all sizes to plan, collaborate and deliver more efficiently...Right out of the box. Planbox is perfect for SCRUM and works well with other project management methodologies.


Work Features

  • Budget Management
  • Issue Management
  • IT Project Management
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Planning
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Management
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking

Work Reviews

Keeps my clients and dev team happy.

Aug 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: In my past 14 years in software industry, I have used various PM tools. By far, PlanBox has been the best tool for my company. I run a software consulting company called Novelty Technology (www.noveltytechnology.com) and I needed a tool to manage all my clients, projects and my [offshore] development team. Because of diverse people with diverse technical background that were involved in my projects, I needed that perfect tool that was simple to use, agile and easy to collaborate. I signed up for PlanBox two years ago and both my clients and dev team love it. I stated out with 5 users and now I have 30+ users. It has saved time and doubled my productivity.

Ease of use

Jun 22, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been using Planbox for close to 2 years and it is by far the easiest tool for the project managers to use. Planbox has helped our company increase our project velocity by over 15% and is also used to monitor employee basic performance levels.

Vendor Response

by Planbox on June 22, 2016

Thank you for the great review! Please check out http://support.planbox.com/knowledgebase/articles/809427-2016-updates to see the latest updates and improvements to Planbox Work.

I just can't work with anything else

Apr 12, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After 5 years if using Planbox I can definitely affirm, that this is the best project management tool available.

It's very easy to plan projects, but the most useful feature for me seeing the estimated time and tracked time for a task. With this I could see where my cost estimates are wrong and now I can give a cost estimate to my clients that is 95% accurate to the final project cost.

Planbox integral to our corporate vision and planning!

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We spent time carefully evaluating solutions that stated they could meet ¿ and solve ¿ complex requirements. Planbox was the only solution that not only lived up to their claim, but exceeded our expectation. To make our decision even easier, Planbox did all of the things we needed out of the box with no investment in customization! None. Zero. We were able to turn it on and go to work! Planbox is now being integrated into our business to provide management and metrics for product development, customer support, internal tools development, WordPress theme support. I¿m even running my projects as CEO in Planbox using the visual task board view.

Great PM Tool for our business needs!

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Planbox not only meets all of our agile and scrum needs, it offers great support. Planbox Work is intuitive, easy to use and offers great features.

The easy to integrate out of the box features make it seamless for us to use this with zendesk. I love the robustness and how it helps us manage our projects. The reports are great and always allow us to keep track everything we are doing. I would recommend Planbox Work for anyone who is looking for a simple solution that will get high adoption from your teams. We are currently 50 people using the solution within our PM team and I must say it was the fastest tool we adopted.

The KANBAN boards are great for visualizing the work. We love this feature, keep up the great work!

Planbox integral to our corporate planning !

Mar 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We spent time carefully evaluating solutions that stated they could meet ¿ and solve ¿ complex requirements. Planbox was the only solution that not only lived up to their claim, but exceeded our expectation. To make our decision even easier, Planbox did all of the things we needed out of the box with no investment in customization! None. Zero. We were able to turn it on and go to work! Planbox is now being integrated into our business to provide management and metrics for product development, customer support, internal tools development, WordPress theme support. I¿m even running my projects as CEO in Planbox using the visual task board view.

Meets all of our Agile PM Needs and more, Planbox was the best Solution for us!

Mar 09, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After extensive research and comparing products aimed to assist with agile development for our company needs, we found that Planbox was the right tool for us to deploy and let our team adopt. It allowed us to have our work flow in place, track our progress and collaborate as a team seamlessly with very little effort. Better yet our team adopted the tool right away, which is a huge plus for us. I would recommend any agile team to review this product for their use and they will see how Planbox can meet their needs.

Planbox is our Agile PM solution!

Mar 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: After doing some research and comparing products aimed to assist with agile development, we found that Planbox was the right tool for us. It allowed us to have our flow in place, track our progress and collaborate as a team. I would recommend any agile team to review this product for their use

A Great Resource for Our Managers

Oct 02, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Being the Process Engineer for 3 companies, helped for me to realize that we needed a common repository for our "action items". When I researched Planbox, it was with just a couple of us as users. Then we expanded to 10 users, and now we are rapidly approaching 50 users! It's easy to train towards, and the extremely helpful support staff has been paramount with the successful roll-out of this application to our managers.

Pros: Intuitive layout Constant updates Open to suggestions Easy to use

Cons: More reporting functionality... the support staff has assured me they have custom reporting available within the end the of year though.

Outstanding Agile Project Management tool!

Sep 25, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Our team of 50 users love using Planbox agile PM. It was easy to on board everyone right away and our team loves how easy it is to use and how much easier it is to track and monitor our projects. We have achieved great results with this application and continue to use it to manage our projects. The tool has all of the features we need to manage our projects.

Pros: Easy to use with great user interface that is intuitive Great support Many great features Functionality Reporting Intuitive

Cons: Be ready to adopt agile pm principles with your team and they will love it.

Powerful and intuitive Agile PM application

Sep 21, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Planbox is an agile project management tool that is simple to use and very powerful. This isn't your typical agile tool, it does a lot more. Believe me, we have been using planbox for several months now and we will never go back to what we used to do before planbox. Easy to use even as agile beginners, support is incredible. Great information is provided to get things started. It was easy for our team to get on board and use the tool and the feedback from my teams have been great. This makes it much easier for us to work together as a team. If you have a team managing multiple projects this is definitely a tool worth considering. The tool easily helps you plan and manage several iterations. My team loves using it and it has improved our productivity. It has improved the way we work and we will continue to use planbox. Overall this is a fantastic product with great features and support. I highly recommend it!

Pros: Incredibly easy to use Many great features that help you manage with ease Great reporting that is available out of the box Intuitive for agile beginners and experts alike

Cons: If you like the status quo this is not the right solution for you Nothing more to say we love this tool

Planbox is the best agile project management tool we use. Great support?

Aug 04, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Planbox is an easy to use tool for all project management needs. The software is highly intuitive, easy to use, and can help you manage your projects with your teams more efficiently.

Best agile PM tool for our needs

May 08, 2014
4/5
Overall

Comments: After an evaluation of different PM tools (with focus: agile/SCRUM) we decided to go with Planbox. Main reason was the extremely easy user interface which gives all team members a quick start. If people don't accept a tool, e.g. because it's too complex, it's a nightmare. What we also like a lot was the chance to create single tasks in a sprint with related subtasks. Each subtask can be assigned to a certain team member. As a scrum master you keep a very good overview about what's going on (who is working on which task etc.).

Pros: - web user interface simple and easy to understand (your team can start without getting trained before) - agile/SCRUM approach is supported very well - sprint with tasks and subtasks (which can be assigned to team members)

Cons: - no native app (iOS/Android) - mobile website needs an upgrade

Agile Project Management Tool

Oct 18, 2013
4/5
Overall

Comments: After testing several project/task management applications, I have found Planbox to be the easiest to use. The user interface is extremely simple and functional.

Cons: Web based only. No mobile and/or desktop applications.

Planbox helped us organize our marketing efforts

Sep 14, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Incredibly easy to use
Intuitive for agile beginners
Support is amazing, fast and responsive
Has lots of features, more than I need

Cons: Unilingual (English only)

Overall: I would seriously recommend this tool to teams who are looking to get organized and start with agile. One of my favorite features is how Planbox helps you plan several iterations. I love being able to break up huge projects into small chunks that our team can tackle together.

I had no idea what agile was. By signing up to their product demo, they also gave a small webinar about agile methodologies. We quickly applied the concepts to our marketing efforts, and the team welcomed it because Planbox was just so easy to use. We were fed up with using emails and spreadsheets to organize our work. Planbox helped us get rid of all that!

Planbox is incredibly intuitive

Sep 14, 2012
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Very clean and simple. I like that a lot. The interface is very easy to use, and very easy to get started. They have a lot of very cool features, and it was made for agile project management which is great.

Cons: It was designed for agile project management, so if you do not practice agile, you might not appreciate the way it works.

Overall: Overall, I would give this app a 10/10. When I look for software products, I look specifically for intuitive interfaces that my team can easily understand, and that is exactly what I found with Planbox.

Agile really is the word

Jun 21, 2012
5/5
Overall

Comments: When our development team realized that our feedback was pouring in at a faster rate than they could develop, we switched over to Planbox and saw an immediate spike in activity, productivity and willingness to innovate. By keeping things simple, Planbox have made sure that its users actually want to use the tool. To me, that alone is a determining factor for switching my development infrastructure around. Absolutely recommend them.

Pros: - Productivity management tools are amazing - Exporting and importing data was a breeze. We were up and running within the half hour. - We signed up for a training package at $1,250 because we had so many new people. Incredible investment! High

Cons: None -- They sent someone over to our offices for the training. Amazing!

Easy agile project management. This one is perfect for me! (...and I tried many)

Jun 18, 2012
5/5
Overall

Comments: I'm a pm in a midsize company (75-100). I've tried to implement agile in our organization for quite a while (not only in software dev), and I've had trouble getting team adoption. Planbox has been the solution to my problem! The software is so easy to use that users do not mind marking their tasks as complete and the plan I look at is therefore constantly updated. On my end, I get all the tools I need to properly manage resources and plan the future development of our products. Thanks Planbox!!!

Pros: - simple and powerful (as they say it is) - easy to use - cheap! - easy import from Pivotal Tracker! - amazing support. I contacted them about a feature I thought would improve the app...it was implemented within a month.

Cons: - I needed to pay with Amex and had to contact them for that.

Favorite tool BY FAR

May 30, 2012
5/5
Overall

Comments: I tested at least 10 apps before finding Planbox and I've been using it with my online marketing team for a couple of months now. I hire people in different countries and we are able to work together really well. I am so happy to have finally found a tool everyone in my team wants to use.

Pros: Easy to adopt, quick to use (doesn't add work load!), great UX, awesome customer support, perfect for distributed teams.

Cons: missing some features like advanced reporting and more intgrations.

Excellent managing tool

Mar 05, 2012
5/5
Overall

Comments: As a newbie to the Agile project management concept, I found it really easy to adopt and show to my team! The feedback was positive and the motivation went up right away with the task completion tracking system. However project you need to monitor and organize, I feel that this is the tool you need!

Pros: - Easy to use; - Easy to implement; - Thorough system; - Interesting features... And a Pacman game!!! :)

Cons: The fact that you cannot add documents to a subtask