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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is very suitable for creating milestones for app development, web development, marketing projects, lead generation projects, project fulfillment and tracking the progress all the goals and targets of the team. It less appropriate for tracking sales, storing customer details, software development (JIRA is more appropriate for this). I will highly recommend Asana to start-ups as well as corporate teams to organize their workflows very well.
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Basecamp

Basecamp is well developed, lets you manage project easily without any problems. It has multiple categorizations so that team members can work on an individual category without any clashes with other members. Easily manages tasks, you can move one task from one category to another if you have placed it in the wrong category. It is the easiest conversation saver in order to stay on track and maintain the flow of project sharing messages back and forth. It also helped us by saving our documents and client files on a central location so that we can get any file whenever we require. It is easy to use and compatible with many devices. It has great features like :
  • Interactive Gantt charts
  • History checker
  • Messaging
  • Task management
  • Set priorities of tasks
  • Calendar
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Basecamp
7.9
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Basecamp
9.0
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Basecamp
8.3
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Basecamp
8.2
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Basecamp
7.8
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Basecamp
7.5
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Basecamp
8.8
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Basecamp
7.6
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Basecamp
7.5
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Basecamp
8.3
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Basecamp
8.1
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Basecamp
7.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Basecamp
7.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Basecamp
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Basecamp
7.9

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Basecamp
7.8
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Basecamp
8.1
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Basecamp
7.2
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Basecamp
8.0
Invoicing
Asana
Basecamp
8.0

Pros

  • Asana allows you to organize your task through a list or through boards.
  • Asana has a great user interface so it's easy for you to locate the projects and the pieces of tasks under each project.
  • Asana's "My Tasks" feature allows you to see all the tasks assigned to you and you can re-arrange them according to priority level.
  • Asana allows me to attach files to each task which allows us to see the progress of the project. It allows you to comment on the current files and the owner of the task can revise it then according to your instructions.
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  • Ability to login without the use of a password, as in, input your email address and a link will be sent to your mailbox to access the site. This improves usability and lower resources needed to administer lost or forgotten passwords or user account management.
  • Promotion of success within Basecamp through applauds really helps stimulate positive feedback when a milestone is met, or someone completes a minor task to a major task.
  • Free use of messaging on the message board and daily feedback from the site on activity from the previous day to all participants which helps streamline the communication and reporting to all rather than one person collecting reports or reliance on a few to report back.
  • Latest Activity gives a nice timeline view of the activities occurred throughout the lifespan of a campfire or within the Basecamp instance itself.
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Cons

  • I wish Asana had more customizable reporting. One of the benefits of using Asana is that you can track tasks and actually use those tasks to build repeatable processes, but decoding reports can be challenging.
  • Asana's printing functionality needs improvement. You can use Asana tasks to create agendas, for example, but it's not possible to print a clean agenda to share with a group who's not on Asana and/or doesn't have their computer at a meeting.
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  • I like to refer to Basecamp as "Project Management Lite". Basecamp plays that role well and needs little improvement if used as a project accessory and not as a formal management tool. If I were to wish for one thing it would be that there be some sort of native reporting tool that would help in understanding the level of effort for tasks. I have investigated a few of the third party tools powered by the Basecamp API but have not been satisfied with any so far.
  • For our needs here at the University of Central Florida it would be nice to have expanded options for managing user roles that include a wider range of "Super Powers" as Basecamp calls them.
  • If you have certain projects that contain sensitive data or other information that must remain totally under your own control then you should probably avoid Basecamp since it is hosted entirely on their facilities.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana is adding more useful features and it makes the work of their entire team more organized and more efficient. It really helps us in achieving greater achievements as a team. It helps us to earn more revenue since we have more satisfied clients, simply because we are able to finish their project on time or even before the due date.
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Basecamp10.0
Based on 27 answers
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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
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Basecamp8.8
Based on 7 answers
I find it extremely easy to use, though as a tech-savvy person, it takes some fairly obnoxious software for me to have difficulty. However, I have found that occasionally some clients don't understand how the subject line and discussion body work when creating a new post, and sometimes have difficulty understanding where to respond and will create new threads with feedback, rather than replying on the old one. I don't think Basecamp can help this, however, without severely annoying those of us who find it highly intuitive.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Basecamp10.0
Based on 5 answers
Over the span of 5 years, Basecamp has been available every single time I have signed on. There has never been an event that has caused a loss of project data.
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Support

Asana8.3
Based on 2 answers
They don't fix everything, but they have certainly gone the extra mile for us. When we were frustrated with a recent change that altered our default view of every project, changing it from all projects being visible to just incomplete projects being visible, they wrote a custom script to change all of our default views back for us, so we didn't have to manually click 3,000 times (we have over a thousand projects).
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Basecamp9.0
Based on 4 answers
Because I've never had to deal with them.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Basecamp7.7
Based on 4 answers
Decide the process before implementation - i.e. when it's due 8/9 does that mean 8am, noon, 5pm, 11:59pm? Check your to-do list frequentlySet-up templates - just not with the dates (they can be funky)
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Alternatives Considered

We just evaluated Podio, which has a number of distinct advantages over Asana as far as flexibility and reporting, but fails spectacularly when relied upon to deliver complex task management. AskCow has also been evaluated, and is nearly identical to Asana in most respects, except that the interface is less professional-looking, it seems quite a bit slower, and the documentation just reads weird. The promotional video about running a starfleet shouted "nerd" to me, and not in a really good way. Still, if we had found that first, we might have used it, but porting all of our data from Asana to AskCow just seemed utterly pointless. The differences weren't substantial enough to justify a move, especially when Asana just "feels right" and has offered us such great support. I guess you could say we're still looking, but I don't suspect Asana has anything to worry about with us for awhile.
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Trello - Good for personal task management, but I feel for big groups who are unfamiliar with the tool, it can be confusing.Slack - Great for team communication, but might not be a ideal solution for clients. Leads to someo of the same problems with email communication (lack of people seeing messages).
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Scalability

Asana8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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No answers yet
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Return on Investment

  • While an ROI study on something like this is rarely done, I'd go with a success/failure comparison. Every project I've used Asana on has been successful (and yes, all other factors were the same). Nearly EVERY project using old tools such as excel, MS project, powerpoint reporting has failed, missed deadlines, mis-communicated scope and task management.
  • From an engineering perspective, developers and managers love it because there's clear visibility into what needs to be done and what is being done and by whom. Getting developers and managers to agree on almost anything is difficult and Asana accomplishes this.
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  • Positive - Speed gives the fast project completion
  • Positive - Low budget means better cost optimization
  • Negative - If you have website version, there will be lack of functionalities. Hence, not for complicated project management.
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Pricing Details

Asana

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
8.33*
1.  per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Basecamp

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details