Karbon Software


 

Karbon is a task management tool that offers functionalities such as task-scheduling templates, automated reminders, kanban boards and more. Along with task management, the solution offers features such as job management and client management. This makes the tool suitable for businesses that need a central repository of contacts as well as tasks.

One of the core capabilities of Karbon is its kanban board, which can be used to visualize and track tasks. The tool also allows businesses to sort tasks according to clients and team members, making it possible to understand project status in relation to employee capacity.

Additionally, the tool offers integrations with Gmail and Office 365. This allows users to turn emails into tasks. Likewise, details of email contacts can be directly added to the tool.  As a cloud-based solution, the tool can be accessed via web browsers.

 

Karbon - Task checklist
 
  • Karbon - Task checklist
    Task checklist
  • Karbon - Task tracking
    Task tracking
  • Karbon - Workflow
    Workflow
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Web browser (OS agnostic)

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Amy from Streamlined Accounting Strategies
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Not worth the money - there are lots of other options

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I hope it's improved since I tried using it. I know Karbon has a lot of positive reviews, and it has always confused me because I liked a lot of the other project management applications we looked at better than it. But who knows - maybe my brain just doesn't work right for this particular piece of software.

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It's a good-looking, flashy app. I liked being able to assign emails to coworkers and clients and my own tasks. Full disclosure: we used this for about three months at my company and then abandoned it. It just was not helpful to us.

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My list of complaints about Karbon is long. Mostly, I feel like they hint at features that only technically exist. For example, Karbon integrates with QuickBooks Online, but I cannot understand why. It doesn't pull in relevant company information from QBO - not even company addresses. Those have to be manually entered. And yes, you can read your emails in Karbon, but you lose a lot of Gmail functionality when you make the switch: you can't sort emails into folders, save contacts into segmented lists, etc. Emails aren't even marked as read in Gmail! And, Karbon doesn't sync your contacts from Gmail. It brings in everyone you've emailed with. This is not helpful and extremely messy. There is no Google Calendar sync, which is what I use to sync my iCalendar and send my times and dates to all of my devices. So I just found Karbon really frustrating, especially at the price point - I feel like a lot was promised that wasn't delivered.

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Leah from Accounting

September 2018

September 2018

Much Needed Workflow software

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This is a much needed software for managing employees and tasks. Imagine sending an email and assigning a task to an employee and knowing when the task is completed or the progress of that task without asking. Also, it is great to be able to track the workload of each employee and the productivity of employees and profitability of tasks and jobs.

Cons

The "clunkyness" of this softwares use can be annoying at first. I am slightly unhappy with the lack of reports of all jobs and tasks in one place.

Review Source: GetApp
 


August 2018

August 2018

Karbon - Changed the way we practice

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Kanban view of tasks
Live view of what each team member is working on
Excellent customer support and training

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Conversation view of emails not able to be switched off
Price can add up for larger teams
Takes a bit of time to get used to

Review Source: GetApp
 


August 2018

August 2018

All-in-one accounting software which increase productivity and output

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The availability of necessary data for an accounting work is the greatest advantage of this software; e-mails, clients, project managements, etc., it all available in Karbon. It can filter inputs and data of my entire team which makes allocation of files easier and time-saving. Visibility of necessary facts is top-notch. With this software, monitoring of deadlines and schedule reminders is easy and automated.

Cons

Limited integration is a disadvantage. Since our team uses more than one software for our daily accounting needs, it would really be a great addition for integration with excel or QuickBooks. But this might be included in future updates which we will gladly be looking forward to.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael

August 2018

August 2018

Excellent Management Tool

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Allows for a highly organized system for all facets of your business. Having the ability to delegate and assign work, check on the progress of each task by creating checklists, and have your email filtered in so that nothing is overlooked has been immensely helpful to our business.

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I suppose depending on the size of your team, it can get expensive, however I do believe the benefit and time savings would outweigh the cost. I would also like to see a better notification system when checklists have items left unchecked for more than the duration of the job post. This would help prevent steps being overlooked or ignored.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Stephan from iAccounting Solutions, Inc
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2018

August 2018

A modern project management tool

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Karbon has been great to work with and us leaps and bounds above what we were using before. It's intuitive and things can be done on the fly so if you get an email that requires a new job you easily add the new work within about 10 seconds. For the firm needing to go to the next level in project management Karbon is a winner!

Cons

The triage feature takes a little getting used to and I feel like I am managing two inboxes now. It would be nice to have a bit more functionality when writing emailes too

Review Source: GetApp
 

Rushabh

August 2018

August 2018

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It is a great tool for project management.
it helps us to know what work is pending and how it can be completed.

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Nothing as such
you can include calender in this

Review Source: GetApp
 


August 2018

August 2018

Great Product

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Great way to organize your team and make sure everything gets done. Set and schedule tasks. Great support

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Could you a mobile app to make it easier to access mobile, have to use a browser now and can be a little tricky.

Review Source: GetApp
 


July 2018

July 2018

I love this software. It helps me stay on top of everything.

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I feel more organized and feel more comfortable communicating with all clients.

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The best thing about this software is the triage. I feel like I can have a big picture of everything that is new or going on at the moment and quickly peruse through all of it. That way I can set priorities for the day and me aware of everything going on in the firm. I feel like nothing slips through the cracks.

Cons

Sometimes I have to go back to my gmail, for example, when I have to download multiple attachments. The "download all" attachments does not work for me. That can get pretty annoying. Additionally, this software needs full commitment from the whole work team. If someone does not use it fully, it does not work as well.

Review Source: Capterra
 


July 2018

July 2018

Project Management Tool Tailored to Accountants

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This tool is so flexible and customizable; it could be set up to fit the needs of many different accounting firms, and even businesses outside of accounting looking for project management. It is great that it links to your email so you can add to-dos directly from emails. You can also communicate within the team through notes, and store all communication with clients in one place. From a management perspective, you can slice and dice work items in many different ways (by team member, client, type of work, status of work, etc). This tool will really do most anything you need in terms of project management.

Cons

I could get nitpicky and say I wish the scheduled work was more flexible in naming conventions and dates (for instance I want this work to be due every 1st Monday of the month). And it would be really great if you could get auto notifications when work or tasks were completed, or if tasks could be dependent on each other. Otherwise, as long as you spend a little time on the front end designing how you want it to work for you, Karbon is great.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Katya from The Catalyst Group - Assurance. Taxation. Advisory
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

July 2018

July 2018

Powerful tool for managing workflow

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This is a great tool to manage communication and projects. It is constantly updating to meet our needs and customer support is always available.

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It might be nice to sort or search your triage in different ways (only because I don't clear my triage as often as I should).

Review Source: GetApp
 

Bryce

June 2018

June 2018

Karbon has taken me to another level.

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I've been looking for a solution like Karbon for a few years. I'm a sole trader right in the middle of 52 different financial year end client jobs (I am juggling 52 clients in a 10 day window right now). I am normally out of control at this time of year, but I have found time write this. Each job is scheduled, I know who is waiting for who, how many hours I need and importantly the dollars to flow in. All emails around these jobs are connected to the job. If the jobs have issues (as they are doing as I type), I can move the timing easily and make notes. Generally extra work flows from these jobs and I can now slot that into a future, less crazy time, and it won't be missed. In the past, year end has been a highly stressful, unpleasant time, but I am in control. I've used CRMs before but they were sales focused and I needed work focused. I'm in for the long haul with Karbon.

Cons

I am looking forward to ongoing product development. I've seen great new features in the first 3 months already.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Brooks from System Six Strategic Bookkeeping & Analysis
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Karbon is Legit

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Karbon has improved the efficiency of our company and centralized most of our processes all in one place. Checklists, client details, projects, work assignments, it's all in one place. There is now no question on who is performing what task and responsible which project, and all the information we need to perform our tasks is right there. I highly recommend Karbon to any company that want's to grow and make things easier for themselves!

Cons

It will force you to re-think how you work, which is the entire point! If you think this is a con, take it as such, but for all of us who are looking for a better way to work, Karbon is for you.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Kirsten Marie from SRK Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

Revolutionise your practice management methods!

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Get rid of the spreadsheets, reminders, to do lists, annoying pieces of paper lying around- Karbon encompasses all elements of practice management in an easy-to-use, robust and inclusive manner. Features such as scheduling and triage enables work to be assigned to different colleagues, and then kept on top of! Client tasks also ensures that clients are kept in the loop with their tasks and this saves the firm time chasing for info. The support provided by the Karbon team is excellent. Would highly recommend for all accountancy firms.

Cons

Can take a little while to be accustomed to, however as stated the support is excellent and the features are easy to navigate!

Review Source: GetApp
 


June 2018

June 2018

Love, Love, Love this Program

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I seriously don't know why it took so long for me to take that leap and use Karbon in my business. I can't imagine how I would run my business without it. Saves me so much time and I know exactly where each client is up to at all times

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The only thing I don't like about Karbon is you can't schedule your emails to be sent at a specific time of the day, apart from that, Nothing

Review Source: GetApp
 

Mina from Accounting Services

June 2018

June 2018

We love Karbon

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Helps keep my firm organized
Allows me to see progress of my teams work
Allows me to stay on top of client communication even if i'm not directly on the email

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Email interface could use some improvement
Timesheet interface can needs enhancement
Would be great if there is a secure vault to store client logins for various apps needed to complete their work

Review Source: GetApp
 

Amy

June 2018

June 2018

Daily part of my workflow

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I'm in the beginning stages of implementing this fully into my firm. I don't use all of the bells and whistles yet, but I can clearly see that it will be a great asset!

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No app is perfect, but Karbon releases new features regularly and really listens to their users! I appreciate that.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Dayna from Accumulus
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

June 2018

June 2018

What a great practice management Tool!

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Karbon is a such a great tool for our team communication and overall management of our business. It helps to keep everyone on our team in the know with regards to what is happening with our clients with the easy to use features of assigning tasks, creating to-do lists & checklists, and following up on work. It's also helped take following up with clients off of our plate with their "assign to clients" feature that includes auto-reminders! Our team acclimated to Karbon rather quickly and they continue get excited when learning about new features.

I do need to mention that the customer support is excellent! Our questions/needs are responded to almost immediately. Lastly, Karbon is continually adding features and listening to what their customers are asking for...and it shows with their updates that are frequently being communicated.

In short...WE LOVE KARBON

Cons

The only outstanding items right now are Outlook & TSheets features. We'd like to see folders in Karbon for ease of access and organization with emails, along outlook calendar visibility. We'd also like the ability to edit time in Karbon to avoid having to open up the TSheets application to view/edit. But I know they are diligently working on adding additional features and I'm hopeful that we aren't too far away from these.

Review Source: GetApp
 


June 2018

June 2018

Excellent Tool

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The customization is fantastic and the tool is very well built. Once you get setup it really helps productivity.

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Takes some getting used to, it's hard to break up with Outlook after so long, but well worth the effort.

Review Source: GetApp
 


June 2018

June 2018

Karbon has some amazing features

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Being able to send automated emails and checklists to clients with reminders is absolutely brilliant

You can also create you own templates and roll them out with different timing for each task i.e. after creating the task another task can be due 2 days after which is great

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Hard to see a contact task list as the screen is locked about half way down and when you have recurring tasks these are created for about a month so if you say had a daily task and others it’s hard to distinguish between them

Review Source: GetApp
 

Randall

June 2018

June 2018

An app that keeps us organized and on top of our workflow

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The workflow management using Kanban just makes it so easy to see what needs to be today, tomorrow and in the future. Workflow templates are an awesome way to get organized and allow for an efficient way to get client work done. The checklist format in work templates is great, one of our staff setup a complicated payroll for a client via a template that now anyone can go in and do that client's payroll without wonder if they missed something. Definitely a must have app for accounting workflow.

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No custom fields ability, we send out birthday cards to our clients and we can't keep track of that in Karbon at the moment.
Email scheduler so we can do up an email and schedule to send it out later.
Email templates would be a great feature too.

Review Source: GetApp