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Asana

If you have a team of employees that you would like to view their progress, assign different tasks to various employees based on their specific talents or qualifications and have all projects tracked while doing so, this is the program for you. It has options to hold ideas, images, mood boards, as well as your products being developed and put on the market. It keeps everyone in the department up to speed and not just the one person in charge of it and their supervisor.
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Brightpod

Brightpod is best suited for someone that needs a project management software with recurring projects that can be templated. I'm not sure of a situation where this would be a good fit. There may be some features that are required that brightpod doesn't have like Gantt chart. Some teams may not want a Kanban style view
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Brightpod
8.5
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Brightpod
10.0
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Brightpod
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Brightpod
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Brightpod
10.0
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Brightpod
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Brightpod
10.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Brightpod
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Brightpod
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Brightpod
10.0
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Brightpod
10.0
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Brightpod
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Brightpod
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Brightpod
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Brightpod

Professional Services Automation

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

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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  • Task Management.
  • Editorial Calendar.
  • Communication.
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Cons

  • This is not an improvement for Asana, but I wish there was a way to make team members held accountable when they do not actively participate on Asana and we do not know if they've accomplished their tasks or not if they have not logged in.
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  • Reports.
  • Team Member workload.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I had a positive experience with it. It was easy to learn and my team really enjoyed collaborating it and assigning projects through this tool. If I could get all staff involved and provide incentives for all of us to use the tool, we would be probably 2x more efficient with our productivity. Everyone has their own tools to manage projects but we should stick to just one tool like Asana.
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Brightpod8.9
Based on 3 answers
We are enjoying using the software and plan to continue using it. They are improving their software on a daily / weekly basis
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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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Brightpod8.2
Based on 1 answer
It was easy to find what we were looking for.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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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Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
Customer Support was fast and helpful.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Brightpod9.1
Based on 1 answer
SaaS is the way forward :)
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Alternatives Considered

Asana is a much more seamless process, much more intuitive, and better UI. My complaint with Basecamp is that it does not seem well organized - the interface is not as intuitive and in the past, it has overwhelmed my former teammates. To the point where they do not actively login to Basecamp at all
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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

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
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Asana has allowed us to free ourselves from the periodic chaos of email and focus on the tasks that are automatically set for follow up.
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  • We have internally improved communication.
  • Fewer emails.
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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.

Brightpod

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