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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I like to stay very organized, so I can't imagine a scenario where Asana is less appropriate. Whether you're a one person team, or you work amongst multiple departments/teams, Asana offers the flexibility to bring everyone into the fold and keep everyone on the same page and on task. Our marketing department uses Asana to task out everything: copy, advertising deadlines, website updates, image design, PR and award management, etc. We were using Basecamp before this, but our marketing team became too large, and we weren't able to assign subtasks to individual people with individual due dates.
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Blizz

Blizz is great for any kind of video conferencing call, it brings a lot to the table and manages to execute its service very well. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for an affordable and solid video conferencing experience. In my opinion, it would suit both medium and small teams the most.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Blizz
8.7
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Blizz
9.1
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Blizz
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Blizz
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
Blizz
9.1
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Blizz
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Blizz
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Blizz
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Blizz
Document Management
Asana
6.9
Blizz
Email integration
Asana
7.3
Blizz
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Blizz
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Blizz
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Blizz
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.1
Blizz
Search
Asana
Blizz
7.3
Visual planning tools
Asana
Blizz
9.1

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Blizz
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Blizz
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Blizz

Communication

Asana
Blizz
9.1
Chat
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Notifications
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Discussions
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Integrates with Outlook
Asana
Blizz
9.1

File Sharing & Management

Asana
Blizz
9.1
Versioning
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Video files
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Audio files
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Document collaboration
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Access control
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Advanced security features
Asana
Blizz
9.1
Device sync
Asana
Blizz
9.1

Pros

  • Task management is all but flawless in Asana. Almost everything about the drag n' drop interface is perfectly suited for the assignment and timely completion of lots and lots of tasks and sub-tasks. Asana helped us launch a company record of 323 websites in a single month by streamlining our workflow to eliminate work-related "meta" like trying to figure out who was doing what, what should we do next by priority, and on and on. While Asana may have a great many minor flaws, task management and project management are not among them. I don't think anyone does it better, and it is hard to imagine anyone ever being able to.
  • Keyboard shortcuts. For old-school keyboard junkies like me, there is nothing better or more time-saving than being able to use the tab key to complete common functions quickly. As a long-time sufferer of repetitive stress injury from heavy mouse use, the less I need to rely on that mouse, the better. Just don't hit Tab+B. And don't ask.
  • Tags are especially helpful at organizing and finding groups of tasks. We use tags for almost everything: grouping projects by client company, grouping tasks by department, grouping photo shoots by state, matching prerequisite tasks to their counterparts. With tags, you can customize almost anything in Asana far beyond their probable intended uses.
  • e-mail straight to an Asana project... I can't tell you how much time this saves us being able to just send a client e-mail straight to Asana and have it create a task for you in the appropriate project that you can quickly assign out. You might think, "why not just forward the e-mail straight to the person you're assigning it to?" Well, for starters, in our company they are more likely to be looking at Asana at any given moment than their e-mail client. Second, if it goes to their e-mail address, who else do you copy on it? If it goes to Asana it is public for everyone in the workspace to see and comment on, re-assign to themselves if that person is not in the office that day, or whatever. If it goes in Asana it gets done, but if it goes to someone's e-mail and no one else sees it, the task will probably linger awhile.
  • Support is always respectful, thoughtful and on-target. While they don't necessarily have the resources to provide the same response times as other companies, the response you do get from Asana will usually not disappoint. Even if I know that I may not see a resolution to my issues immediately, at least with Asana I feel confident that I am being heard and that a fix is on the horizon somewhere. I get a sense that Asana's support team genuinely cares about their customers, and that goes a long, long way with me. I have been thanked no less than four times in a single e-mail from Asana support. They are just good people who manage to make YOU feel good about using their product.
  • There are more things Asana does well, and I probably can't really even list them all. The web-based cloud app is very fast, in many cases instantaneous, and we have anywhere from a thousand to two thousand projects with probably hundreds of thousands of tasks. It shouldn't be as fast as it is by any means, but they manage to satisfy somehow. They have a decent mobile app as well, though it is more suited to individual tasks and is of little use to me as a manager overseeing all of them. There are features we don't even use, like Harvest time tracking and several "Hacks". There is just a lot of stuff here.
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  • Affordable and a great tool for collaboration
  • Works well for large group meetings and provides useful tools for efficient collaborative work
  • End-to-end session encryption, unique meeting ID for each user, easy and fast setup and registration, available on Android and IOS, Mac and PC, Outlook integration
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Cons

  • A timeline feature would be huge for enterprise reporting. If you think about viewing a project, it's not just its sprint planning and task management that people want visibility to. It's, what happened and when over the life of the project. Having a timeline with a milestone-level view would help Asana gain traction in the enterprise.
  • A forecasting tool of delivery is a killer feature (remember killer apps?) for managers. Based on the delivery schedule for the past 50% of the project, we have X% confidence we're on track for final delivery. Now, some of this goes against agile principles but at the same time, so to people, projects and organizations.
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  • I tried adding new people to the meeting and if they are not already part of my contact list, I could not search for them easily during the meeting. There were no error messages when searching for non-existing users in my contact list. I expected a message stating that no contacts were found.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I am using Asana at the free level tier and have applied it to my own task tracking and planning. My other stakeholders who have implemented Asana would rate the renew question much higher as it is critical to their business. That being said, I am a bigger fan of LiquidPlanner (paid) and Trello (free).
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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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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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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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Alternatives Considered

We also use Active Collab to track tasks and issue work tickets. I find this to be a much harder tool to use vs. Asana. It was not in the drop down menue above but its a tool we actively use and I can tell you its hard to find tickets once you have created them and assigned them unless you keep the link in an email. Asana is easy to locate all your tasks and due dates because of your personal dash and projects list. Active collab requires you to create too many levels for one task, the main ticket, then the tasks within the ticket which you have to individually create to be able to track each milestone, if there is no task assigned it doesnt appear in the designers list of things to do, which in turn creates issues and forgotten tasks. None of this is an issue with Asana.
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The ever-popular Skype/Lync are the obvious alternatives to Blizz, as well as established brands like BlueJeans.Personally, I prefer Blizz from what I’ve experienced of it, due to the ease of use, good features and slick design. But I understand that most of the world still prefers the more traditional options, even if just out of habit.
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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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Return on Investment

  • The investment can be a bit expensive depending on the number of team members.
  • It reduces some costs since we do not have the need to have project managers.
  • By being able to better manage our projects we can have a better delivery time.
  • We avoid costs in project delays.
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  • It’s made multi-site collaborations a lot more straightforward. I think as Blizz gains traction and more people adopt it, this should become even truer.
  • The simple record feature has definitely changed my experience of meetings. I now just record all meetings to review at a later date and have almost done away with note-taking.
  • It takes almost no time to learn how to use the software due to the intuitive design.
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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.

Blizz

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