They take the lean manufacturing techniques that have been tested for decades and put them into a simple, useful, and visually pleasing display. Project and process management tools have been around for as long as business itself. These tools have often been hard to use and useful to only a handful of people within the company.
The reports that have been generated are also crude and lack anything to make them visually appealing to upper management. Luckily, there is a new Kanban board online that is easy to understand, visually appealing, and has the ability to create reports that will impress the management team at your company.