About Kantata

The Kantata Professional Services Cloud is purpose-built to help organizations with 50 to 5000+ employees unify resource management, project management, financial management, business intelligence and team collaboration all in one solution. Elevate your performance and unlock your potential with better operational execution throughout the entire professional services project lifecycle. Kantata is purpose-built to tackle the resource management realities you face every day. Kantata offers powerful resource optimization functionality that leverages operations management science, advanced algorithms, and analytics to overcome previously intractable business problems. From project management and team collaboration to all of your back-end accounting, Kantata's operations management gives you the functionality you need to operate with greater clarity and control. Provide the right views to the right people and make better decisions faster. With Kantata, you can easily manage all your project finances in the same place. We also offer flexible invoicing options where you can submit separate invoices for Fixed Fee and Time & Materials, or create a blended invoice with all the Tasks, Deliverables, and Milestones in your project. With Kantata, all your operational data is in one place and easy to access allowing you to work smarter and drive continuous improvement. Robust reporting, real-time monitoring, and customization put you in control. Data is the backbone for timely decisions that drive your success. With Kantata, all your operational data is in one place and easy to access. Customizable dashboards. Over 60 meaningful, services-centric reports. Connect with existing systems. Empower your teams. Extend the value of your technology investment. And infuse agility into your work with Kantata's solutions, purpose-built for professional services. Kantata will enable your technology to work how your business works, leveraging your unique business processes. When your technology is optimized your people can focus on what they do best. Kantata integrates with many third-party applications, including Salesforce, NetSuite, Hubspot, Workday, Intacct, Microsoft Dynamics 365, G Suite, JIRA, and more. Kantata is purpose-built for professional services organizations, especially in the marketing, advertising, creative agencies, software, IT services, and management consulting industries.
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Kantata pricing

Kantata does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. Kantata paid version starts at USD 45.00/month.

Starting Price:
USD 45.00/month See pricing details
Free Version:
No
Free trial:
Yes

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Kantata Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 613 View all reviews
Mike
Mike
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 31/10/2019

Awesome platform that's only getting better

Overall, using Mavenlink has been great - it has made a very positive impact on day-to-day functions as a business. I would recommend it highly to agencies for its flexibility and extensive functionality to manage resources and projects.

Pros

The reporting functionality Mavenlink offers is extensive and has enabled us to get much better visibility to our project, program, portfolio and resourcing data.

Which in turn has allowed us to set/adjust our KPI/KRIs and better inform business decisions with the data we have available.

In using Mavenlink how it's meant to be used, not only have we improved our business practices but our PMO has gained valuable insight into important aspects of the business that were previously siloed.

The fact that Mavenlink actually continues to improve its platform based on user feedback is a massive plus, as new functionality becomes available to better utilize the platform.

Cons

There are some small (very small in most cases) problems we have with some functionality i.e. the naming/categorization of metrics in the reporting suite could be clearer, when approving/rejecting timesheets, adding a comment to a specific entry would be preferable, rather than the comment being published to all entries.

Alternatives Considered

WorkflowMax and Adobe Workfront

Reasons for Choosing Kantata

Budgetary reasons mainly but we also needed a platform that would allow us to manage resources more efficiently as well.

Switched From

Adobe Workfront

Reasons for Switching to Kantata

Fitted to our budget and offered functionality we saw as essential to resource management.
Andrew
  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 13/11/2023

Effective tool with ease of use and a broad range of features

Very good. We have made suggestions that have been listened to and implemented, we have worked with their customer success team extensively to our benefit. Their help support is excellent when you encounter problems and the software was adaptable to all our needs.

Pros

There is a lot to like about the product. Easy task management with lots of capabilities, time and expense tracking that is simple. Extended resource management options for minute details or broad allocations and a really engaged Customer Success team.

Cons

Not a lot to write here. I think the only issue is that it is hard to use at a hourly scale where you need to set time deadlines in the day.

Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
3
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

3
Reviewed on 17/09/2020

OK for the basics, advanced functionality is either missing or not well implemented

Implementation was not very well executed. We basically had to figure it out on our own. THe "integrations" through thier integration tool are very poorly built and the tool is terrible.

It gets the basics right but more advanced features like the Insights reporting add on are poorly executed.

Pros

Ease of use, Reporting, Project Financials

Cons

M Bridge integration platform is a complete failure. Its terrible. Training during implementation was not good. We've learned more on our own in a few classes. Time entry is weak and poorly designed. Lacks subprojects. User permissions are all or nothing in most cases.

Alternatives Considered

monday.com, Hive, Wrike and Asana

Reasons for Choosing Kantata

Workfront was too dificult to use, our clients could not or would not engage with us using it. THe functionality was there, but the interface was very poor.

Switched From

Adobe Workfront

Reasons for Switching to Kantata

Simple workflows, reporting and ease of use.
Verified Reviewer
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
4
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

4
Reviewed on 29/12/2020

Outstanding solution for our entire workforce

The overall experience from the get go was very positive, as we started the onboarding process and conducted internal training where I was able to get a lot of great feedback from my coworkers about how they find the ease of use and how they like the online product training catalog that is available.

Pros

I am able to view tasks for current projects, track upcoming projects, add notes and tag team members easily in a very organized way that allows me to save time and resources on a regular basis. My coworkers who I interface with closely have had a similar positive experience and I cannot recommend it enough.

Cons

The ability to customize what is viewable and editable in the main menu ( such as projects, tasks, insights) based on user permissions would make it easier tailor the overall product experience to our teams needs.

Alternatives Considered

Basecamp

Reasons for Switching to Kantata

Mavenlink stood out based on how robust and intuitive it is and how its able to track project activities seamlessly without having to switch between different menus, product views and dashboards within the solution.
Andy
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 22/09/2020

Getting better

Nice tool with powerful reporting that needs significant improvement on usability.

Pros

Robust reporting, integration to NetSuite, hierarchical team management, Activity feed

Cons

Ease of use needs significant improvement. Needs user configurable workflows and fields. User roles and security have no flexibility. Interface and reporting designed by someone who never has to use the application to run their day.

Reasons for Choosing Kantata

Integration to NetSuite

Switched From

Adobe Workfront

Reasons for Switching to Kantata

Integration to NetSuite. Easy to use time entry. budget and profitability reporting.

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