Kanbanize is a cloud-based project management system based on kanban boards. It is suitable for businesses across all industries and offers task management visualization tools, email integration and analytics.

Users can create kanban cards representing project tasks. Cards can be moved into different project stages as tasks are completed, and administrators can limit the number of cards that are assigned to a team member or project phase. Cards can be linked so that modifying one card automatically updates linked cards. Permission controls, card templates and configurable event triggers are also included.

Time tracking features allow users to enter their hours worked and generate worklogs that can be exported into Excel or visualized within Kanbanize. Analytics tools help users track average project lifecycle time, task distribution, completed tasks and more. Reports can be exported as PDFs or image files.  

Pricing is per user per month, and support is offered via email.

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Sergey from Freelance

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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October 2018

Best Kanban tool

Implementing big Kanban systems is not easy. Lots of task/cards, teams in different locations, lack of metrics and indicators, etc could make it really challenging. Kanbanize solves all these problems and gives many additional features to improve the efficiency.

Pros

Great set of features. Full support for any Kanban scenario (both IT and non-IT).
Very useful integration API (REST).
The tool itself and integration API are very stable and bugless.
There is very interesting mechanism for sharing information with 3-rd party stakeholders. E.g. use to share project status with a final client.
Really good support (both technical and commercial)

Cons

Pricing for small teams could be improved

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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October 2018

easy to set up, everything right where you need it

great tool and great people!

Pros

setting up a small team to get stuff done would be really easy with this tool!

Cons

nothing yet, it all seems to be very straight forward. helpful tutorial !

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2018

Unique multi-tool with awesome UI

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Becci from Telstra

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Goodbye Jira, Hello Kanbanize for IT Devops

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

Kanbanize - Constant Evolvement Towards Simplified Visual Management

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Matthew from ThoughtWorks

Number of employees:  5,001-10,000 employees

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October 2018

One of my go-to products for work management

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Adam from DEG Digital

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

efficiency increases

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Great tool for Kanban

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Brennen from Tacklebox Solutions

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

Best Kanban Tool

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!

Review Source: Capterra

Dan from PMO Energy - Focused Passion for Delivering Innovative Products & Services

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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September 2018

It's a Game Changer - Kanbanize

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Mark from Xuviate

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

The Only Kanban Software I Recommend

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

Review Source: Capterra
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Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

My favourite Kanban Tool

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

GERARD from AKTIA SOLUTIONS

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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September 2018

The best tool for working with the kanban method

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.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Alina from Branding Studio

Industry:  Advertising & PR

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2018

Great for small businesses

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.

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Thasigan from Finance

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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March 2018

Extremely satisfied.

Ability to manage my workload.

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: BusinessMap, BusinessMap - Not a fit Location

June 2018

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

Michael from MS3 Technologies LLC

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March 2018

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

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: BusinessMap, BusinessMap - Not a fit Location

June 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.

Roxanne from Theia Tours

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April 2017

Inspirational!

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!

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.

Review Source: Capterra

Response: BusinessMap, BusinessMap - Not a fit Location

April 2017

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

Ozan from operaistanbul

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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April 2017

Best out of all we have tried

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

Review Source: Capterra

Response: BusinessMap, BusinessMap - Not a fit Location

April 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!

Alex from www.itnove.com

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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February 2017

Powerful Kanban management tool

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.

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

Review Source: Capterra

michael from leanmodus

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November 2016

Great for startups

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.

Review Source: Capterra

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