LeanKit software


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.

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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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    July 2018

    Solid tool for kanban squad management.

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Nathan from Pope, Shamsie & Dooley

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    July 2018

    Overall very intuitive.

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    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?

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Supreeth from Comau Power train

    Specialty: Engineering

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    May 2018

    Best for Lean Implementation

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • David from ASCC

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    April 2018

    An intuitive approach to managing a project Kanban is very useful

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Racey from Eliassen Group

    February 2018

    Why this costs money I'm not sure

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • James from CHOICE FUTURE PLANNING

    February 2018

    A strong Kanban app with focus on ease of use

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    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Brett from KVC

    Specialty: Healthcare

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

    February 2018

    Great KANBAN Board

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
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  • David from Paddy Power Betfair

    February 2018

    Flexible lean project management tool

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Alexandra from LocalS

    January 2018

    Easy to use and navigate software for project management

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jaime from J&J

    January 2018

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

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    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.

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

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    December 2017

    LeanKit makes my first intro to kanban

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    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.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: GetApp
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    October 2017

    Robust Tool

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    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.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kathy from Kito Americas Inc.

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    September 2017

    Easy to manage and track business task progress

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    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

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Manny from Loffa Interactive Group

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    March 2017

    BUYER BEWARE: No Refunds if you Prepay!

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    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

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Daniel from Mojo Media Labs

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    Lots of features, but too complicated

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    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

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Josh from Journey Church

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2016

    The best Kanban

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    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?

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Eitan from LiveU

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    November 2016

    Helps us organize a lot of tasks for a medium sized team

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    We're still in the process of getting on top of our work plans, but already we feel the benefits of organizing a tremendous amount of tasks using this tool

    Pros

    Easy to use, rich functionality, good webinars and tools to help the team get on-board.

    Cons

    Even though there are lots of integrations available - seems there's still way to go. Inherent scrum supporting tools like burndown chart are not intuitive to use from day 1.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Derek from Goguardian

    October 2016

    Leankit Rocks!

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    Leankit provides Kanban visual work management that scales for the enterprise. Trello was only usable for a team of 10 - with Leankit we scaled to a team of 100

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chad from Silkworm

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    September 2016

    The Most Intuitive Product

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    Been looking for a software package to help manage our workflow and optimize our project process. I evaluated several platforms and even tried a few others. The biggest adoption hurdle with other platforms has been ease of use, but LeanKits user-friendly interface and project management philosophy removed that hurdle for my organization. We now have buy-in from the whole organization on a predictable process and a way to track that process. I know that big things are coming as we start to track more and more projects over the coming months and then use LeanKits reporting functions to make big process improvements.

    Pros

    Ease of use.

    Cons

    Haven't found on yet.

    Review Source: Capterra
  • Paul from Barclays

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    January 2016

    Embedded in our business processes

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    We have been using LeanKit for more than three years at LateRooms. What started as a tool that was used by our product teams to track development work and releases has also been adopted by other teams within the business, for example I use the software to track procurement projects and the HR team use it to track the recruitment process.

    Pros

    Ease of use
    Integration with 3rd party apps (ZenDesk, Atlassian)

    Review Source: GetApp
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