Here at LeanKit, we’re often asked if our online Kanban system integrates with other tools: CRM tools like Salesforce or Dynamics, customer support systems like Remedy, project management tools like MS Project Server, etc. The short answer is, yes! We have a very simple yet powerful API (application programming interface) that allows LeanKit to be connected to most any other tool.
Code can be written that maps LeanKit to the other system and periodically (say every 10 seconds) checks each system for changes and communicates it to the other system. Typically, the idea is to use the other system as the main “database” and implement LeanKit as a visualization layer and measurement system. LeanKit Kanban can make critical information in a legacy system much more accessible.
As you may know, we’ve been working with VersionOne to develop a standard integration between our tools. We anticipate developing a standard interface with Salesforce next year. And many of our customers have written their own integrations, sometimes with a little bit of guidance from us, usually without really needing any help. It’s a pretty easy-to-use API. Read more about some open source API wrappers that customers have written for LeanKit here.
But, even the simplest API requires that you have bandwidth in your IT department to do the work. What if you’d really, really like to connect LeanKit to YOUR SYSTEM NAME GOES HERE, but nobody in your company is available? We can help!
Just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We’ll arrange a time to discuss your requirements and then prepare an estimate for us or one of our professional services partners to develop your integration.
We’d love to work with you to use LeanKit to bring new visibility into your existing processes.