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.

Create connections between business systems to unite teams and processes: Thanks to strategic integrations with leading CRM and accounting solutions (including Salesforce, Intacct, and QuickBooks), Kantata customers can build a unified platform for planning, delivering, and recognizing revenue related to services delivery across their entire business lifecycle.

Designed by services professionals, for services professionals: Kantata’s customers include consulting firms, marketing, creative agencies, tech, IT services, and other professional services providers. Typical clients are growing companies that need a software solution to successfully manage client demand with maximized profitability at scale. Kantata clients reside in more than 100 countries at both public and private companies.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Kantata

Resource Management:
Your resources are the heart of your business and the Kantata platform. 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.

Operations Management:
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.

Business Intelligence:
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.

Integrations and Workflows:
Connect with existing systems. Empower your teams. Extend the value of your technology investment. And infuse agility into your work with Kantata's solutions, all 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.

Typical Customers

  • Freelancers
  • Small Businesses (2-50)
  • Mid-size Companies (51-500)
  • Large enterprises (500 and more)

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and 2 others

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Kantata: 135

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  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Accounting Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billable Items Tracking
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Charting
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Colour Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Dashboard
  • Customisable Reports
  • Customisable Templates
  • Customizable Fields
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Visualisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Due Date Tracking
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Estimating
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Financial Analysis
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking
  • Kanban Board
  • Leave Tracking
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Time Tracking
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Currency
  • Multiple Billing Rates
  • Multiple Projects
  • Online Time Tracking Software
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Metrics
  • Planning Tools
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Projections
  • Proposal Generation
  • QuickBooks Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Reimbursement Management
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management
  • Resource Allocation & Planning
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Summary Reports
  • Tagging
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Time Tracking by Client
  • Time Tracking by Project
  • Time Zone Tracking
  • Timer
  • Timesheet Management
  • To-Do List
  • Traditional Methodologies
  • Utilisation Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Version Control
  • Visual Analytics
  • Visualisation
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5
(607)
Value for Money
4.0/5
Features
4.0/5
Ease of Use
4.0/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Kendra
Kendra
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  • Industry: Internet
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Great Project Management Tool

Reviewed on 20/2/2017

We've been using MavenLink for over a year now and we are constantly learning new and better ways...

We've been using MavenLink for over a year now and we are constantly learning new and better ways to utilise all the tools it has to offer. We use it as our core method of communication with our clients, it helps to have all the information in one place. The Time tracking tool is easy to use and we are hoping to take full advantage of the Resource Allocation and Gantt chart in the near future

Pros

- So many options and ways to customise each feature
- Time tracking tool is very easy to use, our team prefers it over what we have had in the past
- Custom reporting, especially weekly project reports, have upped our client communication game. Our Clients appreciate the extra level of transparency and it has helped us prevent a lot of surprises when the invoice is sent out.
- Resource Allocation and Gantt chart really help when it comes to Project Planning.

Cons

- It's really difficult to see WHO is responsible for a task if multiple people are assigned to it. This is a problem when you are looking at a project and want to see who is responsible for what from 30,000 feet. Instead, you need to go to that specific task and read through the comments to see where it stands. There are a few workarounds for it, but then all involved extra work and monitoring to make sure everyone using the system is doing so correctly.
- There doesn't seem to be a way to edit a comment once you post it
- You can't customise the status options for the different tasks, so something is either in progress, not started, needs information, or completed. It doesn't really let you customise it to follow your workflows.

Val
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

One Source of Information

Reviewed on 16/12/2020

Mavenlink has been great to work with from conversion to ongoing support.

Mavenlink has been great to work with from conversion to ongoing support.

Pros

Mavenlink enables us to know the workload of our teams and Ike projects on schedule and within budget.

Cons

I wish the reporting was easier so that more users could work in it.

Alternatives Considered

Wrike and Workamajig

Reasons for Choosing Kantata

Needed more functionality

Switched From

Basecamp

Reasons for Switching to Kantata

Evaluated systems against goals developed by product review team.
Josh
Josh
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

One of the weaker project management tools out there. I wouldn't recommend this product.

Reviewed on 25/11/2017

The ability to see my project list at a glance, although this product is plagued with poor support...

The ability to see my project list at a glance, although this product is plagued with poor support and ultra slow development.

Pros

The UI is simple to use most of the time. It's easy to see your projects listed out, even though the organization tools are pretty weak.

Cons

The software is slow. Updates happen at a snails pace. Our team worked directly with the development team at Mavenlink and their process is just plain slow. The program is bogged down and sluggish. It lacks sub-tasks beyond 5 layers, the estimating feature is a joke and they only just recently implemented a basic WYSIWYG in the activity section. You also can't undo activity unless you go back to the feed. Talk to PMs who actually use this product!

Response from Kantata

Thank you for your insight and feedback regarding your experience. We have forwarded your feedback to our product team and will continue to strive to do better. Your CSM has reached out out to you to learn more and continue to advocate on your behalf, regarding these product enhancements and all your concerns. We look forward to continue to working closely with you regarding your experience. Have a nice day and happy holidays.

Matthew
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Overall good with a few weak areas.

Reviewed on 6/1/2020

We were able to provide better forecasting and manage budgets against timelines. All time entry is...

We were able to provide better forecasting and manage budgets against timelines. All time entry is much better managed in a central location. We can also easily track which resources are available or not.

Pros

- Time Entry
- Management of individual projects
- Integrations w/ Jira
- Forecasting/Planning
- Happy to have approvals, but they could be more flexible.
- Managing budgets against project timelines.

Cons

- Invoicing
- Reporting
- Happy to have approvals, but they could be more flexible.
- Granularity of permissions

Pat
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Works well for agencies

Reviewed on 18/12/2019

Overall, does well for project management. We lacked the ability to easily report on utilization...

Overall, does well for project management. We lacked the ability to easily report on utilization rates and time entries in convenient ways. Mavenlink changed that for the better.

Team collaboration with public and private posts can be more streamlined than emails, which can become siloed. Scheduling time and resource planner features are really handy, although I often don't get to what I planned...

Pros

Budget tracking is easy and effective, although depending on configuration, it can differ between the finances and budget tabs within a project. Gantt view is super helpful for changing timelines and communicating with client.

Cons

The task tracker sometimes is really slow to load when moving tasks around within a given project. There is often a huge number of notifications, but you can configure those to limit them significantly if necessary.

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Kantata FAQs

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Kantata offers the following pricing plans:

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  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Kantata offers plans to meet your needs. Choose from resource management to complete PSA with advanced BI. Try a plan today! Kantata Resource Management and Professional Services Automation custom pricing based on request To receive accurate pricing information, contact Mavenlink directly.

Kantata has the following typical customers:

51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Kantata supports the following languages:

English

Kantata supports the following devices:

Kantata integrates with the following applications:

Dynamics 365, Expensify, FinancialForce ERP, Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Google Workspace, HubSpot CRM, Jira, Microsoft 365, NetSuite, PayPal, QuickBooks Online Advanced, Quickbooks Online, SAP Concur, Sage Intacct, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Slack, Workday HCM, Xero, Zapier

Kantata offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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