Kerika
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Overview
Kerika is task management for distributed, lean and agile teams. It's the only tool that lets you work with Kanban Boards, Scrum Boards, and Whiteboards, so every project can be set up just the way you need. Kerika integrates beautifully with Google Apps: sign in with your Google ID, and have all your project files stored in your own Google Drive where they remain under your organization's control. Task Boards are great for Kanban: for personal projects and team projects. They are exceptionally easy to use and can be customized to suit each project's workflow. Scrum Boards let you share a Backlog of tasks and user stories across multiple Sprints, each of which can be set up as a separate board. Whiteboards are flexible canvases let you organize and share your ideas, your content, process flows, notes, etc. And only Kerika's Whiteboards let you layer canvases within each other, so you can explore even complex ideas. Other great features: Highlights and Views let you zoom in on what matters most, to you, even when you are working on a board with hundreds of cards, or with hundreds of boards. No other tool has anything like it. You can even pivot your view of a Kanban or Scrum Board to see all your work items sorted by due date: see at a glance what's overdue, due this week, and due next week Work-In-Progress (WIP) Limits help you avoid bottlenecks. Kerika's WIP Limits are simple and effective to use. Complete content management: just drag and drop anything from your desktop, your Intranet, or the Web and Kerika makes sure that the right people have the right access, with automatic tracking of versions. Even stuff from SharePoint can be part of your Kerika boards. Complete control over access and privacy: each board can have a different set of Board Admins, Team Members and Visitors, so all kind of projects can be managed within a single account. Real-time updates and smart alerts: Kerika makes sure you never miss what happened while you weren't looking, without sending you a ton of email. Tags make it easy to manage really large collections of Kanban, Scrum and Whiteboards, with each board containing hundreds of cards and canvases. Chat is integrated with your tasks and your content: attach your conversations to specific work items, and get off of email for good! Each work item can have sub-tasks, each of which can be assigned and scheduled separately: Kerika rolls it all up so you don't miss a thing. Smart timezones: Kerika automatically recognizes when a team is distributed across multiple timezones and adjusts all the due dates accordingly so they make sense to everyone. Templates make it easy for you to capture your organization's best practices and standard workflows as project templates. Easy export (into a document or spreadsheet) makes it painless to handle legal discovery/disclosure requirements.. Kerika is used widely in a variety of industries and sectors: mining, retail, government, academia, nonprofits, consulting, technology. It's used in government, in nonprofits, in large global companies and small scrappy startups -- and even by middle school students.
Kerika is task management for distributed, lean and agile teams. It's the only tool that lets you work with Kanban Boards, Scrum Boards, and Whiteboards, so every project can be set up just the way you need.

Kerika integrates beautifully with Google Apps: sign in with your Google ID, and have all your project files stored in your own Google Drive where they remain under your organization's control.

Task Boards are great for Kanban: for personal projects and team projects. 
 They are exceptionally easy to use and can be customized to suit each project's workflow.

Scrum Boards let you share a Backlog of tasks and user stories across multiple Sprints, each of which can be set up as a separate board.

Whiteboards are flexible canvases let you organize and share your ideas, your content, process flows, notes, etc. And only Kerika's Whiteboards let you layer canvases within each other, so you can explore even complex ideas.

Other great features:

Highlights and Views let you zoom in on what matters most, to you, even when you are working on a board with hundreds of cards, or with hundreds of boards. No other tool has anything like it.

You can even pivot your view of a Kanban or Scrum Board to see all your work items sorted by due date: see at a glance what's overdue, due this week, and due next week

Work-In-Progress (WIP) Limits help you avoid bottlenecks. Kerika's WIP Limits are simple and effective to use.

Complete content management: just drag and drop anything from your desktop, your Intranet, or the Web and Kerika makes sure that the right people have the right access, with automatic tracking of versions. Even stuff from SharePoint can be part of your Kerika boards.

Complete control over access and privacy: each board can have a different set of Board Admins, Team Members and Visitors, so all kind of projects can be managed within a single account.

Real-time updates and smart alerts: Kerika makes sure you never miss what happened while you weren't looking, without sending you a ton of email.

Tags make it easy to manage really large collections of Kanban, Scrum and Whiteboards, with each board containing hundreds of cards and canvases.

Chat is integrated with your tasks and your content: attach your conversations to specific work items, and get off of email for good!

Each work item can have sub-tasks, each of which can be assigned and scheduled separately: Kerika rolls it all up so you don't miss a thing.

Smart timezones: Kerika automatically recognizes when a team is distributed across multiple timezones and adjusts all the due dates accordingly so they make sense to everyone.

Templates make it easy for you to capture your organization's best practices and standard workflows as project templates.

Easy export (into a document or spreadsheet) makes it painless to handle legal discovery/disclosure requirements..

Kerika is used widely in a variety of industries and sectors: mining, retail, government, academia, nonprofits, consulting, technology. It's used in government, in nonprofits, in large global companies and small scrappy startups -- and even by middle school students.
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A User of Kerika
April 2, 2020
This is like the complete opposite of the Gantt charts and lists you get from Project or Smartsheet. Very visual, interactive experience like working on a physical board.
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A User of Kerika
February 18, 2020
Got great support -- they responded to our emails fast even on a Sunday, which was unexpected. Nice to deal with humans instead of chat bots!
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A User of Kerika
February 18, 2020
Kerika handles our records retention and discovery requirements very well. You can export everything from a board and know that you are getting all the files and chat as well.
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A User of Kerika
January 22, 2020
Pretty new to kanban so we had a bunch of questions initially about how to organize our boards. We got very good email support and even a couple of long phone sessions where they provided advice on how to organize our projects.
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A User of Kerika
November 19, 2019
Very good for G Suite users - our IT is happy that Kerika stores our files in our G Drive because they can make sure people outside the company can’t be added to any boards or get copied on files.
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A User of Kerika
October 25, 2019
Also former Trello user here: found their UI kind of dated. You open a Trello card and there’s just one log stream of chat and files and misc stuff. It was hard to catch up if you haven’t looked at a card for a few days and there have been a lot of changes. I like the Kerika layout much better: different tabs for chat, attachments, tasks, etc. It’s a lot easier to catch up on stuff.
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A User of Kerika
July 31, 2019
Same basic concept as Trello but Kerika’s design seems way better and easier to use. The app feels less crowded and busy and it’s easier to scan a board or a card.
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A User of Kerika
July 27, 2019
We transitioned to a totally distributed team arrangement this year (anyone can work from anywhere or use WeWork flexspace). Kerika is working really well for us in that scenario. We don’t need so many conference calls and emails any more.
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A User of Kerika
July 24, 2019
Much easier to use compared to tools like Asana and Jira which we tried earlier. This is pretty similar to Trello but with a much cleaner UI. With Trello the experience was OK when our boards were small, but with Kerika the experience is great even though we are up to 300+ cards on our main board now.
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A User of Kerika
July 21, 2017
This is one of those hidden gems. Two of our developers work remotely and this is how we organize our work and make sure we make quick progress. In fact, today I found a bug in our product that was supposed to be fixed already. I found that task in our "Done" set, added my notes and reassigned it. That gives us a good historical context for the things we did. As a manager, it gives me a sense of concrete progress. Earlier it felt like we were going in circles with excuses like "he said" "she said" "I thought" "Oh, I forgot" etc. I have no idea why this isn't more popular than Trello. I've tried Trello - it does look very good, but in my experience Kerika is more optimized and useful for a small company like ours.
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