LeanKit is a cloud-based visual management tool based on a kanban-style platform that caters to businesses of all sizes across various industry verticals and helps them to implement lean principles, practices and work methodologies across business functions.

LeanKit allows organizations to connect project boards at the team and project level and provides users with project visibility. Users can assess project status and manage project dependencies. It also helps users to visualize workflow process and receive real-time updates about project activities and the status of different tasks.

LeanKit also features a reporting and analytics module with metrics such as flow, quality, throughput and lead time. Users can generate custom reports that help them to spot trends and make business decisions. The solution supports integration with various third-party systems such as JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, Salesforce, Zendesk and more.

Services are offered on a monthly subscription basis that includes support via phone, email and an online knowledge base.

Dashboard
Dashboard
Dashboard
Project assignment
Project assignment
Project communication
Project communication
Cards
Cards
Calendar View
Calendar View

Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Mac OS, Linux, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 2000, Windows 8



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Cristy from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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October 2018

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Overall I am impressed and love the clean look to this software. It is simple and user friendly.

Pros

I love the Kanban board functions and visibility to folders. We move our projects to completed once all meetings have been had with the business and it allows our team to be more organized. The Kanban board is an easy and organized board that helps our business stay communicated. I also love the personalization of profiles with pictures.

Cons

We have been using this board/software for about three months and so far I haven't found anything I do not like.

Joanna from Clickback

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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September 2018

Really good project management platform

Overall, we've been using Leankit for over three years and it's great. My team and I find it super easy to use, love the way it looks and has helped improve our productivity substantially.

Pros

Instead of a traditional list format you often find with other project management tools, LeanKit provides you with visual cards or 'projects' you can move into lanes, assign, etc. It's ease of use is awesome and it's pretty to look at.

Cons

They are constantly updating look and adding new features - which is great, but it sometimes causes issues. This isn't often, but when it does happen it can be frustrating. Also the reporting could be better. It doesn't have best insight.

Gloria from FCA

Specialty:  Engineering

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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August 2018

Strategic way of problem solving

Pros

Lean methodology is the greatest way to solve problems and this tool is helping to go in a defined path without any issue to solve the customer problem.

Cons

Basic knowledge of the lean methodology is required to use the tool and tool has to have more six sigma projects for the learners.

Landon from Studies Weekly

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Great Kanban with flexibility and simplicity

LeanKit has been a great tool for our development teams to setup and track their workflow. It's simplified how we worked and improved our processes by getting us away from a waterfall system with complicated dependencies and unreadable gantt charts.

Pros

The customization is great. Boards can be setup exactly as needed. Overall it's a simple system for users to learn, while still providing plenty of flexibility.

Cons

Some of the options that seems like they should basic aren't available unless at the highest paid tier. The pricing jump seems disproportionate for the benefits at those higher tiers.

Would like to see some changes in the way cards are setup and laid out. Also easier integration with external apps to provide more functionality.

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Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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July 2018

Solid tool for kanban squad management.

If you need a board for managing a Kanban squad, this is a decent tool. I recommend.

Pros

- You can fully customize your board for the needs of your squad.
- A lot of functionality when it comes to editing cards, breaking down tasks, etc.

Cons

- UI is a little dull unless you have a colour system in-place to differentiate different types of tasks.
- System overall feels a little robust with how you edit cards.

Nathan from Pope, Shamsie & Dooley

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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July 2018

Overall very intuitive.

Pros

I like the Kanban style of listing the tasks on my plate. It helps me plan ahead and keeps me from wasting time wondering what I need to do next.

Cons

While it is great for big overall projects, I wish there was an easier way of creating cards for small projects. I get them sometimes and unless I tacle them quickly I often forget. Is there a way for you to create a shortcut to quick create a card?

Supreeth from Comau Power train

Specialty:  Engineering

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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May 2018

Best for Lean Implementation

Pros

Its a great software for companies looking to implement lean and also who wanted to continuously improve too.

Cons

Proper knowledge and training of the lean principles are required to create master board and then to collect all the required data.

David from ASCC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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April 2018

An intuitive approach to managing a project Kanban is very useful

The Kanban set up used in this Project Management Software is excellent.

Pros

This project management software is very easy to use and easy to understand what is happening. I really like the Templates that are available especially the Dve Opps Template. I also really like the mobile app that is available.

Cons

The software does not have a specific area for managing risks. However, there are different ways to overcome this and also add issue tracking.

Racey from Eliassen Group

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February 2018

Why this costs money I'm not sure

Pros

Leankit is a decent collaboration suite helpful for tracking details around things like project management. At least that's what we use it for. It's ok software, don't get me wrong, but when there are alternatives like Trello out there that are free or mostly so I'm not sure why this is worth the money.

Cons

First off, the Trello interface is cleaner and more intuitive. Second, the basic version of Trello, which will suffice for 90% of users, is free.

James from CHOICE FUTURE PLANNING

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February 2018

A strong Kanban app with focus on ease of use

Pros

Great easy to use Kanban app with a clean interface and easy to use boards- helps by making chages to projects easy and quick

Cons

interface is a little old fashioned compared to other similar apps- could benifit from strong support for non apple eco systems

Brett from KVC

Specialty:  Healthcare

Number of employees:  1,001-5,000 employees

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February 2018

Great KANBAN Board

Pros

This is a great solution that is very powerful and easy to use. We use KANBAN and this integrates well for our team.

Cons

There are not a lot of downsides for us but the biggest has been that it can be cumbersome to create templates for those projects that may have similar recurring tasks.

David from Paddy Power Betfair

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February 2018

Flexible lean project management tool

It was fast, flexible and offered team independence. While the company ultimately moved to a more feature rich tool that better served our needs, I would say that leankit is a great solution and should certainly be in your short list.

Pros

This is a nice relatively lightweight application that is easily configurable. Teams can quickly setup their own boards as they want and share them with other teams to view. The interface is simple and intuitive with a good level of configuration. Leankit delivers on the simplicity and ease of use.

Cons

At the time of using it, it was not easy to share work across multiple boards. The option at the time was to create a master board and create dependencies from there. That only worked if you planned for that at the beginning. However, if you were to decide later that you wanted to do this, it was much more difficult to retrospectively build that hierarchy. It also stripped new lines from descriptions, while there are workarounds with tags, it was frustrating that have wrapping automatically.

Alexandra from LocalS

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January 2018

Easy to use and navigate software for project management

Pros

Most actions can be done with a click of a mouse or even drag and drop, customizable colors for different types of tickets.

Cons

Sometimes when you drag a ticket and move it to another lane, it doesn't save there and you have to try to move it again and again, until it finally drops into designated lane.

Jaime from J&J

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January 2018

Easy way to both manage own tasks and maintain visibility and collaboration with teammates

Task organization. Makes sure I don't forget one of my many pending activities for the day.

Pros

Easy creation of task. it can be as simple or complex as you want, from a simple task name to start/end dates, resource assignments, categorization ,etc.

Cons

Difficult to have sub categories. Everything is organized in columns. it would be great to have a windows like organization.

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Number of employees:  1 employee

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December 2017

LeanKit makes my first intro to kanban

Pros

• InCREDible depth of learning content available.
• Standard subscription is comprehensive and well-priced.
• Easy-to-use RSS/calendar feeds make it easy to integrate with my calendaring.
• Wide variety of templates help a newb like me get started quickly.
• Responsive design well implemented across desktop and iOS app.

Cons

• The UI is absolutely functional and straightforward, but a little spartan. Apps you're going to live in all day need to inspire feelibngs of love and warmth (see Slack)
• As someone completely new to lean and kanban, AND with my tendency to just in without reading any documentation, I'd love to see a search field in the in-app help rather than links to tutorials and knowledge base. I want to be able to click open the help window, type "how do I X the Y?" and have the results page pop open.
• Inexplicably, clicking the (?) icon in the tool bar pops open the Privacy policy.

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Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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October 2017

Robust Tool

Pros

It allows you to create a completely custom board and stays true to its KanBan nature. It easily allows you to see who's working on what and when a task has been sent off to you.

Cons

It sends you a ridiculous number of emails. Every little change made to a task or board is emailed to you - even if you did it. I understand some notification via email is possibly necessary, however, you should have the capability to subscribe to only certain types of email notifications.

Kathy from Kito Americas Inc.

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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September 2017

Easy to manage and track business task progress

It is an additional tool for our staff to use while tracking action items.

Pros

Lean kit is user friendly and easy to follow. The "card" format is visually pleasing and functional.

Cons

I would like to see more detail, possibly behind the cards and possibly varied formats for those that prefer a more list like structure

Manny from Loffa Interactive Group

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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March 2017

BUYER BEWARE: No Refunds if you Prepay!

BUYER BEWARE: Do not pay for the full year as you do not get your money back if you are unhappy with the product or support. We tested the product a few months and then elected to use the basic product as it appeared to meet our needs. We paid for the full year but after a few months on the basic platform we decided to move to a different solution with more features at a lower cost. I asked for a refund of the unused months and I was told no.

Pros

Followed Kaban Lean Method

Cons

Basic Level is too limited compared to other solution providers

Daniel from Mojo Media Labs

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2016

Lots of features, but too complicated

We tried out LeanKit for a short period and while it has a variety of customization options and features, it's too tedious and buggy for marketing purposes

Pros

Customization options, features, flexibility

Cons

Technical issues, inability to unsubscribe from emails, unhelpful customer service, tedious process for tasks

Josh from Journey Church

Number of employees:  11-50 employees

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December 2016

The best Kanban

There's a lot of different attempts at Kanban online, and this is the one I had been looking for. The problem with Kanban can be that you get too much information in one area at a time real fast, and it stops being useful. Leankit manages to allow you to capture as much info as you want, while still remaining, well, lean. It really is a great experience from top to bottom.

Pros

Easy to set up. Good value. Lots of templates to get started with. Easy to use.

Cons

Maybe the color palette is not the greatest?


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