Asana vs. Atlassian Confluence

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Confluence
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Confluence is a collaboration and content sharing platform used primarily by customers who are already using Atlassian's Jira project tracking product. The product appeals particularly to IT users.
$10
per month
Pricing
AsanaAtlassian Confluence
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Free
$0
Free for 10 Users
Standard
$5
Per User Per Month
Premium
$10
Per User Per Month
Server
$10
10 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$2,700
25 Users - Perpetual License
Server
$5,300
50 Users - Perpetual License
Server
10,200.00
100 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
15,000.00
500 Users - Annually
Server
19,800.00
250 Users - Perpetual License
Server
30,000.00
500 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
30,000.00
1,000 Users - Annually
Server
45,000.00
2,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
52,000.00
2,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
79,200.00
3,000 Users - Annually
Server
90,000.00
10,000 Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
105,600.00
4,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
132,000.00
5,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
143,000.00
10,000 Users - Annually
Server
150,000.00
10,001+ Users - Perpetual License
Data Center
154,000.00
15,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
165,000.00
20,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
176,000.00
25,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
187,000.00
30,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
198,000.00
35,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
209,000.00
40,000 Users - Annually
Data Center
220,000.00
40,001+ Users - Annually
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaConfluence
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AsanaAtlassian Confluence
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
Asana is amazing for a remote team, that we are currently as its accessible seamlessly to all our team member no matter where they are in the world. Its very easy to onboard new members to this platform as its very intuitive and easy for new people to get a hang of it. It has …
Chose Asana
Asana has a better user experience and user interface than other project management software I have used. It is much easier to learn than the other products, and I have been able to customize its use in better ways than I have accomplished with others. Much more than a to-do …
Chose Asana
Simplicity and speed. We will pick a selection of tools with the matching recommendation.
Chose Asana
More feature rich tool for coding, and tasks.
Asana is a perfect tool for the basic users to get used to online task management.
Confluence
Chose Atlassian Confluence
We have started using Asana for workflow processing, but we are still in early stages so it doesn't really compare to how we use Confluence.
Chose Atlassian Confluence
With Atlassian Confluence, we have an entire suite of products that we can use, customize, and implement workflows with. This was the main driving forces behind why we continue to use Atlassian Confluence. Each product is able to "Speak" to each other without much manual …
Chose Atlassian Confluence
Although similar in the way in which they can be used, Atlassian provides great archival and search features, as well as editing capabilities that set it apart. Security through 2-step verification is an important feature often overlooked, being tested now in beta. Overall it …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaAtlassian Confluence
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
Atlassian Confluence
7.2
109 Ratings
9% below category average
Task Management9.1163 Ratings7.087 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings7.912 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings7.221 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings6.958 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings6.882 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings6.8107 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.586 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
Atlassian Confluence
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Atlassian Confluence
7.9
109 Ratings
2% below category average
Chat00 Ratings6.415 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.2107 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings7.9101 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.015 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings8.5101 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings9.37 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings9.610 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Atlassian Confluence
7.9
109 Ratings
3% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.192 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.869 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.763 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings9.0104 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.7102 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.178 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings7.048 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings6.748 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaAtlassian Confluence
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(193 ratings)
7.9
(126 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.9
(19 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
5.4
(25 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(4 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaAtlassian Confluence
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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Atlassian
It has a comment option on the page, where you can tag other teammates tagging them. it sends the mail notification. Comment at the page end is pretty good for referring to other stakeholders and future references of the topic on the page. Creating the highlights of the discussions, and meeting held points with highlighted tagging. Easy shortcuts such as to add a date just type "//". The interface is cool and has easy shortcuts for quick page making.
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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Atlassian
  • QUICK How-to Guides that can be generated and share instantly
  • One can subscribe to the pages and spaces and receive updates in the feed on their home page
  • Automatic Email notifications of new updates in the Confluence area
  • The platform integrates easily with other Atlassian platforms including third-party apps thus improving its reliability
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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Atlassian
  • Navigation. Similar to other Atlassian products, users have complained that aspects of Confluence are difficult to learn right away[.]
  • An issue that users can face when using Confluence is attempting to edit a document while someone else is editing. Although users can access the document and save it, they are unable to see the changes happening in [real-time] that other users are implementing until they refresh their page. Some users have also noted that this can result in loss of edits.
  • Another drawback of using Confluence is its specific organizational structure. All information is stored within one page or project, although the page is able to be broken up into sections, some users do not prefer this style. Users can use the ‘page tree’ on each page to organize the different elements of each project.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asana
  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
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Atlassian
I am confident that Atlassian can come with additional and innovative macros and functions to add value to Confluence. In 6 months, Atlassian transformed a good collaborative tools into a more comprehensive system that can help manage projects and processes, as well as "talk" with other Atlassian products like Jira. We are in fact learning more about Jira to evaluate a possible fit to complement our tool box.
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Usability
Asana
It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
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Atlassian
Confluence can - and in my personal opinion, it will - be a bit hard to use in the first moment. Atlassian is a great company and is eager to help you with any question you have, though. The interface seems to be a bit clumsy at first but the customization options are enough to make it easier and simpler. In general, Confluence is easy to use when you understand what each section does, but this can take a while.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Atlassian
I do not recall having outages or applications error so far, very reliable and available.
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
Pages load very quickly, which makes it useful for quickly obtaining information. The search functionality is also very quick and is able to parse through all of the documents to provide the most relevant results for the query. Other information based software gets bogged down, but so far Atlassian Confluence maintains its performance.
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Support Rating
Asana
I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
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Atlassian
This rating is specifically for Atlassian's self-help documentation on their website. Often times, it is not robust enough to cover a complex usage of one of their features. Frequently, you can find an answer on the web, but not from Atlassian. Instead, it is usually at a power user group elsewhere on the net.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
Overall, I am very satisfied with the initial implementation (and the subsequent upgrades and implementations made over the years).
This product has never rose to the level of being an major issue at an executive level. It has quietly and valiantly done it's job for our company!
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Alternatives Considered
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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Atlassian
We used to use Google Drive to store all of our documentation, but it is disconnected from our every day working environment and it was easy to lose documents and become disorganized within the broad drive environment. [Atlassian] Confluence has kept us more organized and its tight coupling with Jira has made documents more accessible and more likely to be kept up to date.
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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Atlassian
This tool is very adaptable. So much so we use it for three completely separate projects, in three very different ways.
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Return on Investment
Asana
  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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Atlassian
  • We've gone from folders and folders of Word documents and PDFs into a single system with a search feature to bring all of our data together and trackable
  • While onboarding took a bit longer for the company (to switch from a Word document centric mindset - to a web-based one), overall the company has embraced the features and power of Confluence within the working stack
  • However, as costs continue to climb for the Atlassian product, we are forced to continue our evaluation of the product - with replacing it a remote possibility if it begins to outprice its usefulness to us.
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