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What Is 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.

Who Uses Kantata?

Kantata is ideal for professional services organizations with 50-5000+ employees. Focused in marketing, advertising, creative agencies, software, IT services, and management consulting industries.

Where can Kantata be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premises

About the vendor

  • Kantata
  • Founded in 2022

Kantata support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

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

Languages

English

Kantata pricing

Starting Price:

Not provided by vendor
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

Kantata does not have a free version but does offer a free trial.

Pricing plans

About the vendor

  • Kantata
  • Founded in 2022

Kantata support

  • Phone Support
  • 24/7 (Live rep)
  • Chat

Countries available

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

Languages

English

Kantata videos and images

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Features of Kantata

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Billable & Non-Billable Hours
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Campaign Management
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Dashboard
  • Data Import/Export
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Drag & Drop
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Expense Tracking
  • File Sharing
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Invoice Management
  • Issue Management
  • Kanban Board
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multiple Projects
  • Overtime Calculation
  • Performance Metrics
  • Portfolio Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Time Tracking
  • Project Tracking
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Resource Management
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Search/Filter
  • Skills Tracking
  • Status Tracking
  • Task Management
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking
  • Timesheet Management
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Vacation/Leave Tracking
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews of Kantata

Average score

Overall
4.2
Ease of Use
4.0
Customer Service
4.2
Features
4.0
Value for Money
4.0

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Andy
Andy
VP, Services and Support in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Industrial Automation, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Professional Services Automation and Project Collaboration in One Package

5.0 last month New

Comments: The overall experience was positive - the implementation went well and the consultant kept us focused on the core items we wanted to implement first.

Pros:

The best feature of Kantata is that is provides a combination of Professional Services Automation (the ability to track time, assignments, tasks, project margins, etc.) along with an end-customer collaboration capability to jointly track project task progress, shared documents, and shared task progress.

Cons:

The more challenging part of Kantata is the custom reporting aspects. During implementation, we have several custom reports built by the Kantata team. These are working acceptably, but if you want to modify or change those reports it takes a pretty high level of knowledge and experience.

Alternatives Considered: Jira , TeamGantt and monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Kantata: Kantata provided the combination of both PSA software and project execution collaboration with external customers.

Denise
Denise
Marketing Specialist in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

It's a fantastic time and task management system

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: Mavenlink sits directly on our Salesforce platform, and it has been great for our business to have a more comprehensive perspective from Pre-Sales through project close-out ever since we implemented the product about three years ago with the help of Mavenlink's amazing support. From the perspective of Resource Management, I find everything about Mavenlink to be extremely well executed.

Pros:

My preferred time management application is extremely feature-rich, allowing for extensive customization of how time and money are spent. Mavenlink is a great addition to our corporate finance tools since it provides us with a new way to examine data and monitor progress on several fronts simultaneously. For me, it's a plus that Mavenlink is always working to enhance its platform and provide new educational resources for its users.

Cons:

I haven't utilized many goods or features, but it would be helpful to have a consolidated dashboard where I can observe how everything is interacting with one another.

Brendan
Associate in Canada
Management Consulting, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Good system but some frustrating issues

3.0 4 years ago

Comments: Useful overall, but the more time I spend with it the more I realize it is missing some key functionality that would save a lot of time. It's much more difficult to update a project in Mavenlink than past systems I've used, and I think there are some beneficial tweaks that could be made

Pros:

From an ease of use standpoint, time entry and project creation is fairly straightforward. It's also nice to have access to so many reporting features, although I imagine that's even more valued by the leadership team rather than staff.

Cons:

Three major issues stand out to me and my colleagues: 1- the software is very slow at times, and the more time I spend making edits to a project the longer it takes. In some cases, the lag is so bad that a task that should take 10 minutes ends up taking 30 since I wait so long for the system respond. The more tasks and individuals assigned to a project, the worse it is. Customer service suggested I delete my cache, but this was a temporary and fairly ineffective solution 2- It'd be great to have a simple place where I can see exactly how many hours a team member has on a project. Right now, we can only see time assigned to individual tasks, and then need to calculate the total manually 3- When tasks get extended or shortened, it'd be great to have a way to have Mavenlink automatically distribute time accordingly. For example, if I have 1 hour assigned for a 1-week long task, it'd be nice if I could automatically change this to 30min/week if that task were extended to being 2 weeks long. I know time can move automatically if the gantt is updated, but that only works if the task stays the same duration and hasn't started yet. Other systems offer this feature

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 5,001–10,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source

Great time tracking but has many bugs

4.0 3 months ago

Pros:

Great to track / approve timesheets and allocate resources in your plan

Cons:

Bugs stands forever and it’s not easy to use and navigate for first time users.

Andrew
Head of Group Operations in UK
Marketing & Advertising, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

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

5.0 7 months ago

Comments: 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.