BusinessMap

Kanbanize


5 / 5
23 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Kanbanize is a modern and fresh lean management platform that helps SMBs and enterprises boost their productivity and the efficiency of their processes.


Average Ratings

23 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $99.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • BusinessMap
  • www.kanbanize.com
  • Founded 2008
  • Bulgaria

About Kanbanize

Kanbanize makes it easy for you to manage multiple projects and cross-functional teams. The system is loaded with a number of tools and features that make project management easy, from initial phases of planning and conceptualization to realization and delivery. Kanbanize is known for its powerful analytics module and provides multiple workflow charts and the data is populated automatically. Kanbanize expands its functionality by integrating with a number of systems relevant to the way you work.


Kanbanize Features

  • Agile Methodologies
  • Budget Management
  • Client Portal
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customizable Templates
  • Gantt Charts
  • Idea Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Traditional Methodologies

Kanbanize Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Kanbanize - Constant Evolvement Towards Simplified Visual Management

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

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The Only Kanban Software I Recommend

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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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

Overall: 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.

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Best Kanban Tool

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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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!

Overall: 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.

Unique multi-tool with awesome UI

Oct 08, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Although feature rich, Kanbanize is easy to start with. Simple templates, explainers and a knowledge base are there to guide you if you need it.

I knew Kanban when I started with Kanbanize and it was a great experience to work with a true Kanban tool. It felt very familiar and with a great UI it quickly became my favorite tool.

Cons: Kanbanize offers rules for automation. This is really awesome. However, for me there are never enough rules, so I liked the limitation of rules the least.

Overall: As a consultant a major part of my work evolves around process optimization or creating flow. I use Kanbanize to show clients how flow can be created, or how you can work towards an optimised process.

Another part of my work is about business strategy consulting. Here Kanbanize is also awesome thanks to the possibility of relating boards and the portfolio lane.

Kanbanize is always a great starting point for organisational change because it is accessible.

One of my go-to products for work management

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easily the best features in the marketplace for kanban and work-visualization and management software, continuously improving; customer support is among the best I've ever experienced (for any product type).

Cons: A minor complaint is that I occasionally wish it were available as mobile app.

Overall: From organizations and teams to my own personal work management, Kanbanize helps me implement the concepts of the Kanban Method without having to fight the tool or wish certain features were present. It's made for the professional who wants to optimize kanban practices in a team or organization. I have to smile when I see the "how likely is it that you would recommend this product" because I'm constantly actually doing it -- nothing hypothetical about it.

Goodbye Jira, Hello Kanbanize for IT Devops

Oct 04, 2018
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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Pros: Kanbanize makes doing multiple types of work with 3 different workflows by one team, on one board so easy. You would need 3 boards in Jira and it is impossible! By contrast, Kanbanize is sooo easy to use, and you don't need an IT degree to set it up. Our marketing teams use it too.

Cons: Would love to see something no other software does like multi-team prioritisation and estimated cycle time. (Oh, but they're working on that soon to release too!)

Wish they put their knowledge base and help videos in the one place.

Overall: The customer service from this company is like no other. I looked at over 20+ vendors when moving my IT Program with 15 teams, but this one beat them all hands down. They run their ticket support by .. yep, kanban and it is exceptional. Even though I am in Australia in a time zone on the opposite side of the world.

Great tool for Kanban

Sep 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: One of the thing that I liked most of Kanbanize is its simplicity and friendly way to use it. You don't need any (or almost any) help to start creating their Kanban boards. Indeed, it is so intuitive to build new swim lames and cards.

Furthermore, Kanbanize always notify me about the new features as soon as they released them.

Cons: Kanbanize can add more metrics but my point of view is biased about helping managers to understand very well the power of using Lean metrics.

Overall: I have been using Kanbanize for personal and professional projects very well. Everything has been smoothing very nice.

My favourite Kanban Tool

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive to use (but beware, there is much more under the hood than meets the eye at first).

A powerful business tool and awesomely responsive support team.

Cons: As with any software, there are areas where the functionality does not meet our needs, but the benefits far outweigh the negative areas. To name two limitations that come to mind:

- The automation is very powerful, but there are not too many options and one cannot really start building advanced logic.

- There also is no native link to external reporting tools, but there is a work-around to export an advanced query to Excel and then use that as source.

Overall: I have to highlight the responsiveness of the Kanbanize team to queries and support issues. Very impressive!

I've used Kanbanize for several years and am impressed with its functionality and ease-of use

Mar 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software provides horizontal swim lanes, which many of the Kanban based products did have. I also like the flexible licensing models.

Cons: I think the biggest drawback is that you cannot convert the subtasks into individual cards and cannot assign due dates to subtasks.

Vendor Response

by BusinessMap on June 26, 2018

Hi Michael. Thank you for the good words. And thank you for spending the time to write this review. We really appreciate it.
Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

Extremely satisfied.

Mar 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, filter functionality. I can plan my week in advance then filter out the noise and stay focused.

Cons: The linking of tickets to other tickets needs a little bit of work. You have to create a ticket first then go back and link it.

Overall: Ability to manage my workload.

Vendor Response

by BusinessMap on June 26, 2018

Hi Thasigan. Thank you for spending the time to write this review. We really appreciate the feedback.
Kind regards.
Kanbanize team.

The best tool for working with the kanban method

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software comes from people who really understand Lean, Kanban and software development. It 's a perfect fit for any team and service doing knowledge work (not only software).

Probably, what I like most is how everything is interconnected.

Cons: Nothing I would highlight. Minor things that every new release is solving based on listening to their customers.

Overall: I am using in my own business to organize our work and I also use it in my clients adopting Lean, Agile or Kanban. This is the only tool I recommend.

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It's a Game Changer - Kanbanize

Sep 27, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Immediate Use, Easy to Customize for Advanced Users, Very Powerful Analytics

Cons: Pricing is very reasonable, but there is no option for a Personal User only a small team.

Overall: Incredibly Powerful Tool for Visualization, Collaboration, and Delivering Value. Simplicity is Power and the critical success factor in making this a game changer for team collaboration.

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efficiency increases

Oct 01, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ease of use and great way to track work and visualize all tasks...very customizable and adaptable for our processes

Cons: portfolio lane is not really robust yet like standard lanes

Overall: kanbanize solves for less hand-offs while still maintaining strong communication.

100% Efficiency with Kanbanize

Feb 24, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Working with Kanbanize really changed the way I approach my professional and personal tasks. I use a Kanban board to get the most out of my time and money which means in the past year of my life, I have managed to get more done than ever before. WIP limits really help fix my multi-tasking problem. Columns and swimlanes sort my work and analytics and reports means I have the data I need to make decisions for the future. You can create a work breakdown structure for any project. So handy!

Pros: Helps you structure your workflow and it's super handy when you want to boost quality but decrease time. It makes you the most efficient you can be with the resources at hand. Great for enterprise teams! Great for small teams! Works well applied to all fields.

Cons: It's not free but it's worth it.

Best out of all we have tried

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments: We love this software. So reliable, neat and feature rich. For us by far the best out of the similar we have tried.

Vendor Response

by BusinessMap on April 03, 2017

Thanks for your review Ozan! We appreciate your feedback and your endorsement. If you ever need anything, we're online and ready to help!

Inspirational!

Apr 03, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Efficient, looks fresh, great support, no bugs so far, easy to use, secure

Cons: It can't be used offline; needs a bit of time to adapt and acquire the habit to work by its flow.

Overall: This is the software you need if you have difficulty monitoring your process! Great visibility, user friendly and amazing analytics to help enhancing efficiency. People are more productive and everything can be tracked live. Nothing gets lost, it has inspired us to set higher goals! Customer support is amazing and every part of the experience is a pleasure! Thanks!

Recommendations to other buyers: If in the company/team someone feels that others do less than them, this board will show with statistics who is doing what. Great for project management and if you operate with strict deadlines

Vendor Response

by BusinessMap on April 03, 2017

Thanks for the kind words, Roxanne! We appreciate your support. If you ever need anything, we're online to help.

-The Kanbanizers

Great for startups

Nov 17, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I used targetprocess in a larger company and had to find a tool to help follow up a team of around 10 people for a startup. At half the price of targetprocess, kanbanize was a great fit. Main features for us : use of a kanban board (superb), comparing estimates to performed hours (great), timesheet (great), end of month reporting for clients (superb) and a great little bonus feature : integration with github, so you can follow what commits are related to what cards.

While targetprocess is a tool for all possible agile scenarios from kanban, scrum, with multiple teams and support for Large Scale Srum. Its price and complexity are to high for smaller startups.

Great for small businesses

Mar 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I like a lot how the kanban system works. This is the perfect way to stay organized and have everything in the right process (to-dos, in progress, complete). It's very visual and great for design or marketing businesses. You can also divide tasks in subtasks so you are more organized.

Cons: This is a software with very few cons, since it's complete for businesses that need to be organized with a lot of projects and tasks.

Jun 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Good for IT, Marketing, Sales and everything in between.

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Comments: This software was the missing link between the various teams working on different projects. The email integration has hooked me off my inbox and made all my emails actionable, the collaboration module powered by Moxtra has helped us move away from the copious other tools we were using haphazardly and don't even get me started about Kanban as a method. The method wasn't too popular in my industry but it has worked miracles for our efficiency and productivity as a team!

Jun 15, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Feb 08, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Powerful Kanban management tool

Feb 25, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Powerful, lots of feature

Flexible

Cons: Perhaps a little difficult to start using it at the begginning, but nothing you can solve playing around with the tool

Overall: I have been using Kanbanize to teach Kanban courses to students and I choose this tool because has a balance between usability and flexility.

You can start using it in minutes, but if you want to extract all the power from its features you need to spend some time getting to know the user interface. Nevertheless, the documentation is quite good, so it's something difficult to avoid with any powerful tool.

If you need to set up a medium to complex Kanban setting, I recommend you to try this tool.