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Software Description:

Designed for the practical implementation of Kanban, LeanKit is a highly flexible project management platform that lets you visualize your process, collaborate more effectively and identify opportunities for improvement.

Using cards on a virtual whiteboard, LeanKit harnesses the innate human preference for consuming information visually. By creating a visual model of your team’s work and workflow, you gain insight that’s otherwise lost in list-based tools. Our intuitive software provides a single, consolidated view of the work that teams can easily access and interact with across multiple locations, devices and systems.

Software Description:

Perfect for Software Teams

Software development teams use Planio for issue and bug tracking, agile workflows and handling customer requests.

Planio is a cloud-based project management suite. It includes issue tracking, Gantt charts, Kanban boards, a help desk, team chat and repository hosting.

Data Protection and Independence

Planio is built on open-source Redmine. That means you retain data independence, rather than being locked into one vendor. Your data is hosted on Planio-owned servers in Germany subject to world-leading data protection regulations.

We offer a free data migration carried out by our engineers for all paid plans to get you started quickly. Phone and email support is also included on all paid plans.

Thousands of Businesses Use Planio

Today, over 40,000 people in thousands of organizations in 98 different countries use Planio to work together effectively.



  • External Integrations
  • Multi-User
  • Notifications
  • Data Import
  • API
  • Data Export
  • Calendar Management
  • Scheduling
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Video Courses
  • Personal Learning
  • Corporate/Business
  • Employee Training
  • Gamification


  • Stay connected on the go with browser, Android, and iOS apps.

  • Create a consolidated view of your work by integrating LeanKit with your existing systems.

  • Identify bottlenecks and reduce waste with powerful reporting and analytics.

  • Align strategic initiatives with execution with a tiered board approach.

  • Work together effectively with built-in collaboration tools.

  • Visualize your workflow with flexible Kanban boards.


  • Issue Tracking

  • Project Management

  • Version Control

  • Help Desk

  • Wikis

  • Chat


  • Credit card required: N/A
  • Standard Edition - $12 / month / user
    Select Edition - $19 / month / user

    Advanced Edition - $32 / month / user
    Premium Edition - $49 / month / user

    Lite Edition is free for up to 3 users. Add more users, more boards and leverage some of LeanKit’s advanced features with LeanKit’s Standard Edition. Upgrade to Select Edition to create nested levels of boards that can be linked together and roll up metrics to one central reporting hub. Get even more features with Advanced and Premium Editions.


5 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 3 Projects
  • 2 GB Storage


10 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 7 Projects
  • 15 GB Storage


20 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 15 Projects
  • 30 GB Storage


45 user(s) / month
Included in plan:
  • 40 Projects
  • 50 GB Storage


    Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Our open source integration service coordinates two-way communications with Microsoft Project Server, TFS, and VS Online; as well as GitHub, JIRA, Buildmaster, Oracle Primavera and more. Also, Zapier offers hundreds of pre-built integrations between LeanKit and your favorite web apps, such as Google, Salesforce and Zendesk.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • LeanKit’s open API gives you the flexibility to configure integrations to meet your organization’s unique needs. SDKs are available for a number of programming languages to enable easy developer access. Our open API also makes it easy to gather the data you need to satisfy specific reporting requirements.

  • Does this service offer guides, tutorials and or customer support?
  • FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, and Video Tutorials are available to support your initiatives.

  • Does this service offer multi-user capability (e.g. teams)?
  • Coordinate the flow of work within and across connected teams to improve the delivery of customer value. LeanKit gives all team members and project stakeholders a shared understanding of the work, providing the right level of visibility and detail to track progress and identify potential problems -- even when a project spans multiple teams and boards.


    What platforms does this service support?
  • Planio is a web-based platform with iOS and Android mobile apps.

  • What is this service generally used for?
  • Software development teams use Planio for issue and bug tracking, agile workflows, version control and responding to customers via the help desk.

  • Who are the main user groups of this service?
  • Software development teams use Planio to work internally or with clients.

  • Does this service integrate with any other apps?
  • Planio provides integrations with Bitbucket, Github, most chat services and more.

  • Does this service offer an API?
  • Planio has a a well documented REST api.


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Who uses Planio
  • Freelance
  • Startups
  • SMEs
  • Agencies
  • Enterprises
Desktop Platforms:
  • Web App
Mobile Platforms:
  • iOS
  • Android
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