Kanban Task Manager Press Release

New Design, Quicker Loading and Easier Configuration
in Updated Kanban Task Manager SharePoint Editions

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Borgholm, Sweden, 24 May 2017

kalmstrom.com Business Solutions is happy to announce the release of a major update of the two SharePoint editions of Kanban Task Manager. The updated versions have a totally new design, and the configuration is now very easy to perform. At the same time, the developer team has managed to keep the good features from earlier versions.

New kanban board
Kanban Task Manager visualizes SharePoint tasks as color coded cards on a kanban board with phases and lanes. The design of the kanban board is now changed to give room for more phases and lanes on the screen. The cards are smaller, but important information like subject, due date, responsible and priority is still clearly visible on each card.

The kalmstrom.com team has also added two panes with additional possibilities. Right click on the card to open the right pane and read the task description.

Click on the search icon to open the left pane, which gives a possibility to filter the tasks by one or several projects and/or assignees and/or priorities.

"We have seen that customers often have many task cards on their kanban boards, and with the new design they can see more of them without scrolling", says Peter Kalmström, CEO and Systems Designer at kalmstrom.com Business Solutions. "We have also made Kanban Task Manager faster, so the loading of pages and tasks is now very quick."

Manager Views
The visualized tasks can be studied in more ways, as there are various other views in addition to the default kanban board. Tasks can be seen by month or year, or on a timeline grouped by project or assignee. The projects may also be visualised as pie charts, where each slice of the pie represents a phase.

These views give managers good overviews of task distribution over time and among projects and staff.

My Tasks
At the same time as Kanban Task Manager gives managers and team leaders a lot of information about project and task statuses, users who only need to see their own tasks might find all the information disturbing. The embedded "My Tasks" is a better option for such users.

The Kanban Task Manager license allows an unlimited number of installations, and users may have tasks on several boards. Now tasks can be fetched from all kanban boards and not just from the current site.

Two editions
The demo below shows the sandboxed solution edition of Kanban Task Manager, but the add-in edition has nearly the same features.

Free trial
kalmstrom.com Business Solutions offers a trial period of 30 days for both the SharePoint editions of Kanban Task Manager (Add-in/App and Sandboxed Solution). There is a possibility to create Example data, so the evaluation can be quick and smooth.

During the evaluation the kalmstrom.com team offers full support, just as support and upgrades are included for organizations that subscribe to Kanban Task Manager.

Brand and company
Peter Kalmström and his team develop and market add-ons for Microsoft Outlook, SharePoint and Excel under the brand name kalmstrom.com Business Solutions. The common theme for the kalmstrom.com applications is that they add functionality on top of the Microsoft products they build on.

The company behind the brand is the family owned Kalmstrom Enterprises AB, a Swedish business with customers all over the world.

For more information, please refer to the kalmstrom.com website. You are also welcome to contact Kate Kalmstrom or Rituka Rimza at sales@kalmstrom.com.