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.

 

LeanKit - Dashboard
 
  • LeanKit - Dashboard
    Dashboard
  • LeanKit - Project assignment
    Project assignment
  • LeanKit - Project communication
    Project communication
  • LeanKit - Cards
    Cards
  • LeanKit - 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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Supreeth from Comau Power train
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

May 2018

May 2018

Best for Lean Implementation

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

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

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Brett from KVC
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Great KANBAN Board

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

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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.

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David from ASCC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

April 2018

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Racey from Eliassen Group

February 2018

February 2018

Why this costs money I'm not sure

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

James from CHOICE FUTURE PLANNING

February 2018

February 2018

A strong Kanban app with focus on ease of use

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

David from Paddy Power Betfair

February 2018

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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Alexandra from LocalS

January 2018

January 2018

Easy to use and navigate software for project management

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jaime from J&J

January 2018

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2017

December 2017

LeanKit makes my first intro to kanban

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• 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.

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• 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.

Review Source: GetApp
 


October 2017

October 2017

Robust Tool

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kathy from Kito Americas Inc.
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

September 2017

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.

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Manny from Loffa Interactive Group
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

March 2017

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

Advice to Others

Basic level should include collaboration features and reporting is lacking.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Daniel from Mojo Media Labs
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

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

Advice to Others

This might be a good software solution for programmers and other industries, but it's not ideal for marketing.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Josh from Journey Church
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2016

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?

Advice to Others

Pay for the upgrade version, it's completely worth it.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Eitan from LiveU
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

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

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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

September 2016

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 Employees number: 201-500 employees

January 2016

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
 

Kelly Hair

March 2014

March 2014

Awesome for multifaceted swimlanes

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I can't say enough good things about Leankit. Only issue was that it took me an hour to grasp the UI with splitting horizontal & vertical swimlanes. However, once I had that down, I saw the power of being able to visually represent what I wanted to with the tool. Granted, I'm not using it for kanban per say, I'm using it for customer/prospect management primarily.

In a single pane of glass, I was able to represented 30 different customers/prospects, where these customers stood relative to our core values & categories for developing the market. I know this is not software development... pivoting a bit here...

Big proponent of this tool. Glad my company forced it upon me because it's a huge improvement over the rather simple, but go to tool, Trello. Trello still has its place but it seems arcane all of a sudden.

Pros

+ Intuitive interface once you get used to it.
+ Very flexible
+ Flood your favorite problem children with email tasks until they scream (or create a spam filter)
+ Multiple swimlanes & sublanes are mind blowing. Seriously.... Experiment!

Cons

- Learning curve (but this is not that big of a deal.. trust me..)
- tags are not selectable

Review Source: GetApp
 

graypz

January 2014

January 2014

chaos to simplicity

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This application allows you to move from a chaotic approach to customer service to an organised one. Links to JIRA as well so it actually compliments rather than replaces it.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Courtney from LeanKit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

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Source: GetApp
 

Ryan L. from Richardson
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

March 2016

March 2016

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Source: GetApp