Asana vs. Brightpod

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.5 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
Brightpod
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Brightpod is a cloud-based project, task and content management software built with marketing & creative teams in mind. Brightpod helps bring visibility to all the work across teams. With Brightpod, teams can create workflows, delegate tasks, setup their editorial calendar, and manage digital content strategies in the cloud. A few practical uses include i) collaboration on an upcoming social media campaign, ii) keeping a working editorial calendar, iii) creating workflows to help similar…
$19
per month
Pricing
AsanaBrightpod
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Brightpod
$19.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaBrightpod
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Features
AsanaBrightpod
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.9
161 Ratings
Brightpod
8.0
2 Ratings
Task Management9.0161 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Resource Management7.5135 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.1147 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.0116 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.7160 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management7.4136 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Email integration7.4129 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4133 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.164 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.9
38 Ratings
Brightpod
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.337 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
AsanaBrightpod
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(191 ratings)
8.0
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
8.9
(3 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(4 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(81 ratings)
6.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaBrightpod
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
My experience in Asana is more than two years, and I really enjoyed the experience and working with my teams, as Asana provides effective communication between us and spread the fun, enthusiasm, and achievement in work faster, as I used conversations to inform the team what I want, follow up, comment on the tasks and inform them that the work is finished.
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Brightpod
I like Brightpod. We used their previous product, DeskAway, which we actually liked a bit more for our needs (cannot remember why now as we've found workarounds over the last three years!). It is good for us, and we need to organize multiple task lists for multiple clients. We need to be able to monitor task progression and completion, as well as to track time by resource. We need to prioritize and focus our resources, and we need to review time tracking/performance reports. All possible in Brightpod. We especially like the access we can give to clients, which is on a task list basis, so they can see some task lists in their pod but not others, which allows us to not overwhelm them with unnecessary info, but at the same time, accomplish the detailed tracking we need.
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Pros
Asana
  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
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Brightpod
  • A very visually pleasing layout of projects in a Kanban style view.
  • Keeps all communication on a task or project in one place, so that everyone is on the same page.
  • Great template system for recurring projects like onboarding or deploying a specific service that has a defined timeline.
  • Flexile recurring tasks.
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Cons
Asana
  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
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Brightpod
  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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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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Brightpod
It's working very well for our organization.
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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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Brightpod
Brightpod is easy to use. We have several levels of users, some are from outside the USA and some are here. We needed something that could be used by programmers, coders, technical project managers, marketing individuals, and administrators. We get a thumbs up from all these user types. The system is hardly ever down, so we are able to use 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Brightpod
No answers on this topic
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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Brightpod
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Brightpod
SaaS is the way forward :)
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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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Brightpod
Brightpod was definitely the most attractive and we felt like it had the least amount of clutter. We hated how Wrike handled recurring tasks. ActiveCollab just seemed to have some complexity that we didn't need. The Brightpod developers are very responsive and were able to fix bugs quickly.
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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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Brightpod
No answers on this topic
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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Brightpod
  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Ability to have remote teams
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