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:

US$45.00/month

  • 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

Countries available

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

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$45.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Kantata: 138

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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
  • Color 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
  • Financial Management
  • Forecasting
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Idea Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • 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 Data
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-Time Analytics
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Recurring Tasks
  • 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
(610)
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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Tristan
Tristan
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Our Next-Generation Project Management Tool

Reviewed on 12/09/2018

Our overall experience has been wonderful over the past few years. We were able to enable our PM...

Our overall experience has been wonderful over the past few years. We were able to enable our PM team to become more metrics and data-driven, expanding their capabilities. Change Orders are a big business process that we solved by using Mavenlink. Approval and communication have been GREATLY streamlined! Before, we were managing change orders through written communication and supporting documentation, but now we are able to have the discussion in project meetings, then pass through the Change Order approval as a budget change and there is an affirmative action on their part. It's great!

Pros

The activity dashboard is the best part of Mavenlink. A feed that allows you to keep track of official communications and notes is perfect, plus it keeps clients involved. The API is also very strong and allows us to generate reports FAR beyond what is offered by Mavenlink. Our ability to manage projects and people has greatly increased due to the features that have been implemented since we switched to Mavenlink.

Cons

The Gantt chart needs a lot of work. The interface is slow and clunky, plus it is not a great view for the executives and sponsors, visually speaking. The purpose of this chart is not really to "manage" the project, but instead show a high level overview of everything. There is currently no great way to show this to execs and sponsors. There needs to be a better mobile experience as well. We need a fully functional way to log time, complete tasks, post activity and generally manage projects from Android and iOS.

Oussama
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

A Comprehensive Resource Management Solution

Reviewed on 28/01/2023

Overall, Kantata is an excellent resource management solution that can make resource management...

Overall, Kantata is an excellent resource management solution that can make resource management effortless. It is intuitive, easy to use, and offers a variety of features that make it a great choice for businesses of all sizes.

Pros

Kantata is an excellent resource management solution that helps to keep track of projects and resources effortlessly. The intuitive dashboard and easy-to-use interface make it a great choice for businesses of all sizes. It also offers a variety of features that make managing resources a breeze.

Cons

While Kantata is a great resource management solution, it can be expensive for businesses on a tight budget. Additionally, the setup process can be a bit complicated and may require assistance from the customer support team.

Caroline
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 2.0 /10

We're Making it Work

Reviewed on 22/09/2020

Pros

I love that it has given our agency a central place to track all projects/tasks as well as time/budgtes.

Cons

You have to constantlty seek out information that pertains to you. Email is outdated in the digital world so this being the primary means of notification is not helpful for us. Things like push notifications and in application notifications are a simple feature that would be massively helpful fo the user.

Also, the mobile version of this project is basically unuseable, it seems like as a whole this software is very slow to update and integrate new features that are requested by its users.

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

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  • 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.
Pat
Overall rating
  • 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:

  • Starting from: US$45.00/month
  • 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, QuickBooks Online Advanced, 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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