SwiftKanban Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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SwiftKanban is an easy-to-use, visual project management and enterprise Kanban tool. It is a new way of organizing work by helping users visualize their workflow and allowing them to get a clear and comprehensive picture of their progress. When projects encounter bottlenecks that result in costly delays, or when teams experience lack of efficiency and obstructions that slow down or completely stop progress, companies need a visual solution that will provide insight to help them identify and prioritize the most important tasks, define work-in-progress limits, predict bottlenecks and improve the flow of work in one’s system without the need to change their existing process.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Basic and Enterprise KanbanSwiftKanban visual project management software has an extensive set of features that include custom cards where users can define different types of work cards such as User Stories, Defects, Issues, and more, using a rich text editor. Users can also set default to-do list for cards. It has flexible SmartLanes that can automatically detect different card attributes. It has quick card actions to move, link, convert, clone or archive a card, and allows different levels of details using board zoom. It also has CFD metrics and 4 detailed reports under Cycle Time Analysis. It has Enterprise Kanban support with hierarchical cards and boards, and ways to manage resource demand and capacity or manage by teams.
  • Scrumban and Advanced Analytics – This visual project management tool supports Scrumban and Scrum processes with integrated features and metrics. It supports release and sprint planning with a drag-and-drop interface. Its card hierarchy can be used in the scope breakdown such as theme-epic-user story breakdown. It has burn down/burn up charts as well as velocity/throughput charts to track progress and the amount of work completed. Advanced analytics provides insight through various metrics such as Lead/Cycle Time, Throughput, Flow efficiency, and many more. It also has an adjacency matrix, net work-time and card tags.
  • Collaboration, Integrations, Native Mobile Apps, and more – SwiftKanban supports collaboration with capabilities for threaded discussions, instant chat, and group discussion. It also time tracking plug-in to allow the input of actual or remaining hours in to-do cards. SwiftSync is an enterprise-ready integration technology that supports integration with over 30 tools. The software will also allow import-export of data in XLS format. Native iOS and Android apps are also available for mobile devices.

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Pricing

SwiftKanban as SaaS is offered in two premium plans. The Group plan is priced at $7 per user per month when paid annually. It includes for up to 50 users, 20 boards, up to 10 custom card types, standard and custom templates, basic metrics and advanced reports, Scrumban features, and data import-export. The Enterprise plan is priced at $15 per user per month paid annually, and includes for unlimited users, boards and card types. It has all the Group plan features with additional dashboards, analytics, enterprise boards, card hierarchy, API and more. The Team plan is free for 2 years, and includes for 10 users and boards, 5 card types, basic metrics and standard templates. A free 30-day trial period is also offered for the premium plans. Those interested in on-premise installations need to contact Digite’s sales.

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Target Market

SwiftKanban can be used by firms and organizations of all sizes, whether startups or global enterprises. It is for agile software teams, IT operations, DevOps or any team who needs an electronic Kanban tool. It is ideal for project managers and other business managers in any function, sector or industry.

Supported Language

English

Some of their Clients

Clients include Raytheon, Wincor Nixdorf, National Instruments, Grainger, United Healthcare, Salesforce, ATK, Captain D’s, Ceragon, UMTB, Visual IQ, Van Hoecke, Dennemayer and Gamesa.

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Testimonials

Florian Boldt of Wincor Nixdorf described it as easy to set up in their own data center and has all they need to support their Kanban method. Customer support was very helpful.

Stefan Feichtner of Dennemayer stated that the tool helped them foster a more effective communication process and greater transparency to fulfill their business goals and meet their schedules.

Why SwiftKanban

SwiftKanban is a very flexible productivity tool that is easy to adopt in whatever business process or industry a company is in. It provides visual workflow tools for greater transparency as well as advanced analytics for insight that will greatly improve a company’s productivity, profitability and business competitiveness.

Company Info

SwiftKanban is a product of Digite, Inc., a privately held computer software and services company based in Cupertino, CA, USA, and an office in Mumbai, India. The company was founded in 2002 by A. V. Sridhar, President and CEO, Mahesh Singh, Senior Vice President – Product, and Ram Subramanian, Vice President – Sales. It is a Silicon Valley startup now with over 300,000 users in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Digite is a leading provider of collaborative enterprise software and solutions for Lean/Agile Application Life Cycle Management and Visual Project Management. Other products include SwiftALM and SwiftSync.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

2 Responses

  1. Dave Kirk says:

    Jose, my state government agency is looking for an on-prem kanban tool for general project management and to do list management and tracking. How do you think SwiftKanban compares to other on-prem tools, and which ones are you aware of?

    • Jose Maria Delos Santos Jose Maria Delos Santos says:

      Hi Dave,

      Regarding your question, I really have no basis of comparison for SwiftKanban as an on-premise tool against other general PM with Kanban. SwiftKanban has focused as a Kanban tool and they are at it since 2002, but aside from that, no info is available about their on-premise deployment, so it may be necessary for you or someone in your agency to contact them. http://www.swiftkanban.com/contact-us/

      Regarding other Kanban tools, there is Targetprocess On-site. There is also Axosoft Installed, but geared more for soft-dev than general PM. There are other Kanban tools but deployed only as SaaS, or hosted private cloud such as Kanbanize, Intervals, Projectplace and LeanKit.

      Best of luck in your search.

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