Kanban Zone

RATING:

4.9

(17)

About Kanban Zone

Kanban Zone is a visual collaboration platform that embeds the Kanban method pioneered by Toyota, into the most intuitive and flexible no-code interface. Get started fast with templates and experts ready to help you visualize your work in the most effective way. Founded by Agile coaches, who since 2003 have been empowering organizations such as American Express, Choice Hotels and Mayo Clinic to be more efficient. Get into the Kanban Zone by focusing on the right work at the right time, to achieve maximum productivity with minimum wasted effort. Measure key Kanban metrics like throughput (performance) and cycle time (responsiveness) to ensure that you are always improving the way you work. We guarantee that we can recreate online any Kanban board that you can imagine....

Kanban Zone Pricing

- Personal - $5 per licensed users - Professional - $8 per licensed users - Enterprise - Contact Us Unlicensed users (viewers and subscribers) are Free! (Monthly prices above include the 20% discount when paid yearly)

Starting price: 

$5.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

Simple Design focused on Kanban methodology
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Kanban Zone Reviews

Overall Rating

4.9

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Kanban Zone

1 - 5 of 17 Reviews

User Profile

Hilary

Verified reviewer

Internet, 201-500 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2019

Super Flexible, 100% Kanban

I am an SEO/ASO manager that runs a team of 9 people, all remote. This is a great way to get organized in whatever which way you need to be organized.

PROS

I love the flexibility of the boards. You can create any board you or your team may need, making it super flexible. I also love that it is 100% Kanban and only kanban, vs other software that tries to be everything to everybody.

CONS

There are some bugs here and there, but the team is always quick to respond and they get fixed very quickly.

Reason for choosing Kanban Zone

Because KanbanZone is actually Kanban, and again it offers more flexibility than anything out there I came across.

Reasons for switching to Kanban Zone

Because Jira is for developers and it is very stiff. It can only do limited things. Plus they are a huge company that doesn't listen to the complaints of everyday people. They also make the dumbest updates (like, you spent time on that?!?) and the UI is confusing. Nobody in my company seems to like it except some developers.

Vendor Response

Hi Hilary, we're happy that you found and chose us! Thank you for the review :)

Replied December 2021

Stacey

Management Consulting, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed May 2024

Kanban Zone surprisingly feature rich and easy to use

Kanban Zone has improved our productivity and has created new, deeper understanding of our planning and delivery. We've been working Trello for so long - we hadn't realized how much we'd had outgrown it. More importantly, how little value Trello gave us. We assessed a number of other tools like Monday, Jira, Asana, Business Map, and others and they all were underwhelming and expensive. In comparison, Kanban Zone has given us so many insights on how we work and how we can improve. What we didn't realize was that the app is so feature rich... each department in my company is able to customize their own board while still rolling up to our portfolio. We can now use 1 single tool for our work backlog, our portfolio, and our OKRs. Whether you're a Fortune 50 or a small startup, this tool helps accelerate planning and delivery as well as metrics to foster improvement.

PROS

Easy to understand hierarchy structure, flexible configuration, workflow, notifications, versatility - able to create custom boards yet still have these roll up to a portfolio. Metrics are easy to capture as well.

CONS

Customizing the boards can be tricky. It will take some training but it's well worth while. And if you're not intending to improve your process - that is OK. But once you see your process on a board, you'll start seeing where it needs to be fixed! Also, there are so many features, we've been slowing discovering more that we are enjoying. My recommendation is to have their team help customize the first boards until you totally understand how it all works.

Reasons for switching to Kanban Zone

Trello was not able to support our company. Any project that has a very least complexity cannot use Trello out of the box. Or it will take a very long time to customize.

Ken

Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, 1,001-5,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

4

EASE OF USE

3

FUNCTIONALITY

4

Reviewed October 2019

Good tool for development team

PROS

While I'm not the administrator, it seems to be very configurable.

CONS

There are times the board is very cluttered. This can be due to how the administrators configured it.

Vendor Response

Yes, Kanban Zone is designed for the administrator role to configure the Kanban boards. If you feel that the board is cluttered or could be improved, then do contact your board administrator. Since your organization is on an Enterprise plan, we include coaching services to help your administrators continuously improve their Kanban expertise. Thank you for your valuable feedback and let's improve your board together.

Replied October 2019

Dien

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2022

Easily configure your Kanban board however you want

PROS

I was searching for a kanban tool that allows me to configure my kanban boards however I want them to be: multiple swimlanes, multiple workflows, multiple columns, multiple sub-columns, all configured with their own WIP limits if needed. Kanbanzone is the only tool that allows me to do all this in a super easy way !

CONS

The ability to visually locate a card on the Kanban board from search

Reason for choosing Kanban Zone

None of the products allowed me to configure kanban boards as flexible as Kanban Zone in a super easy and affordable way

Fernando

Information Technology and Services, 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

4

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2023

Visualizing Kanban Boards as if it would be on a physical paper or whiteboard

I could easily change the board to fulfill the needs of the team as we kept finding blockers in our workflow. Changing the boards is easy and useful.

PROS

The feature to configure the board exactly was I would do a physical board is tremendous. I don´t have to adapt to a different way of working because of the software. I can create a board as I like and visualize between teams without changing the way we think.

CONS

The lack of color and fluid design was a shock at first, but after getting used it actually helps to keep your focus on what matters.

Reasons for switching to Kanban Zone

Kanban Zone allow me to create the boards any way I like too, plus the metrics are extremely powerful. Visualizing the boards in the way they are built and the way I learned is fantastic.