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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana has helped us stay on track from briefing with marketing partners to planning with media partners then continuing the process of kicking off creative, working through creative and finalizing approvals to then finish and send to the activation team. It's a one stop shop for our project needs. Much like with any tool, getting users to adopt it and update can be a challenge but Asana makes it easy to assign tasks to keep folks in line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell is a good choice for any sized enterprise that needs an extremely customizable IT help desk solution that triggers (again, entirely customizable) automated actions, spawns workflows (and auto-spawns tasks and sub-tasks for them) for multiple IT technicians and multiple tiers of technicians. It can do project management, change management, asset management, all the same things that the others can do and far, far more. If you do NOT need a highly customized help desk solution and if you don't need automated workflow creation and task tracking, then you could buy a less expensive solution that you can use out of the box without any of the frills. But as I said, Cherwell can do a lot more than just IT help desk, and it has a huge array of "plug-in" / "add-on" features, most of which are free, that make every Cherwell implementation completely unique to the enterprise that uses it. Cherwell is just right for a company that wants to manage and customize the help desk application with a PTE resource. I manage it myself at my company, and I spend very little time maintaining it now that it's solidly established ... although it's so much fun to customize that I wish I had more time to add new features and play with it. I do strongly advise some training for the admins ... your Cherwell admins MUST take the online, instructor-led introductory admin class to kick you off, and you MUST have implementation help from Cherwell to setup your instance, especially their hosted offering, over which you don't have database admin control (you can't even turn it on to get it working without their help). But after that, there is very little support needed from your own in-house Cherwell admin resource, unless, of course, you are constantly growing the solution to make it do more. I can see how that could happen because Cherwell can do almost anything. I can imagine some departments wanting to make it into the swiss-army-knife of IT .. and HR .. and facilities .... and physical security ... and you could spend many hours down the rabbit hole doing that if you wanted to
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Cherwell Service Management
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Cherwell Service Management
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
Cherwell Service Management
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.1
Cherwell Service Management
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
Cherwell Service Management
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
Cherwell Service Management
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
Cherwell Service Management
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Cherwell Service Management
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Cherwell Service Management
Document Management
Asana
6.9
Cherwell Service Management
Email integration
Asana
7.1
Cherwell Service Management
Mobile Access
Asana
8.3
Cherwell Service Management
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Cherwell Service Management
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Cherwell Service Management
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.7
Cherwell Service Management

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.9
Cherwell Service Management
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Cherwell Service Management
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.3
Cherwell Service Management

Incident and problem management

Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.4
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.7
Expert directory
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Service restoration
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.0
Self-service tools
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.5
Subscription-based notifications
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.1
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.4
ITSM reports and dashboards
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.8

ITSM asset management

Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Configuration mangement
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.3
Asset management dashboard
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.7
Policy and contract enforcement
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.1

Change management

Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.6
Change requests repository
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.4
Change calendar
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.6
Service-level management
Asana
Cherwell Service Management
8.7

Pros

Asana

  • Task Management - Being able to assign resources and time lines to specific activities
  • Project Management - Being able to plan, execute and track project process using this tool
  • Customizability - Being able to customize a solution that meets your needs or activity.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

  • After proper training on setting up the views and servers, Cherwell did a good job separating various department ownership of tickets. Our work views weren't cluttered with irrelevant information.
  • There is a lot of information that can be embedded into tickets. Such as sub-task assignments that could contain almost the same information as a ticket itself. Lot of customization options.
  • Custom personal dashboards were nice, once I figured out how to do it. Not everyone wants to see things the same way as other people, and being able to move touch points where you want is always a plus.
David Crawford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • I think there could be improved clarity around the different levels of Asana. For example, the resources available to paid accounts are not visible from the more basic accounts, so you're not aware that there are expanded options until you look in their knowledge base and see that they have additional features.
  • Exporting projects - you can export a project into a csv, but it isn't pretty. This can be challenging if you'd like to have an archived project folder for open records requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

  • Sometimes comments made on a ticket do not generate emails to the technician who owns it, and they will not know there is an update from the customer without checking it
  • Sometimes I will see an error pop up when copying text but it can easily be closed
  • Sometimes the time-out window for staying logged in does not appear on top of other applications so I will not know it's logging me out
Robbie Speers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.5
Based on 35 answers
  • 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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.5
Based on 4 answers
We stay on maintenance for support and upgrades. We rely on this product for our internal operations and need to have a maintenance contract so there is some vendor support in the event of a disaster, so we opted to renew. The more recent versions of Cherwell also have some new exciting features that we're also hoping to be able to implement.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 24 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Cherwell Service Managment is a really good tool because it allows us to create tickets in the app, from the web, or from emails.
Michał Sabat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 9.0
Based on 4 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Asana

Asana 7.8
Based on 94 answers
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).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

Cherwell Service Management 8.6
Based on 27 answers
We generally have a good time with Cherwell support, however, there are the few niche cases where I have to explain how Cherwell works to the customer support agent on the other end. A little more product education for tier 1 support could go a long way in helping expedite support requests from SaaS customers.
Zachary Louis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Asana

We selected ASANA based on the feature set, and ease of rollout. monday.com had very good workflow automation but we found that ASANA was quicker and easier for staff to build a task eco-system that worked for them.
Zoho Projects was a very strong contender but was much more expensive and so ASANA was the more effective choice across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

CIT had used HEAT for 15 years, which was about 10 years more than we should have. Our HEAT implementation was extremely customized and though we used HEAT well and our processes were melded with HEAT, there were many areas for improvement. Tickets would get lost or a task would be lost or the ticket would go through many hands without proper documentation. It was just fairly clunky and not very scaleable.
Michael J Mandeville | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Asana

Asana 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Asana

  • Asana helps improve productivity in the workspace by ensuring all team members know what projects/tasks they need to get done and by when.
  • Asana helps team members stay focused on what needs to get done and allows cross collaboration between departments which greatly increases overall company productivity by not having to wait around for email responses.
  • Asana is a good tool for project management and is easy to use, making it accessible for the whole company to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cherwell Service Management

  • Having a single SaaS instance of Cherwell has allowed our organization for the first time seamlessly transfer tickets across regions and allow for unprecedented communication between our groups. We look forward to opening the tool to all global IT teams and incorporating all major modules (Problem, Change, CI & Knowledge and more!) where we'll finally all be on the same tool and various IT data will finally all be in a relational database.
  • Ongoing costs can be lowered because we now have enough in-house expertise to manage most of our routine Cherwell modifications and management.
  • Once Cherwell is fully implemented at our organization, we'll be able to do with several separate systems and databases where all IT information is currently stored which will make things more simple and cost-effective to maintain.
Brandon Joseph | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Cherwell Service Management

Pricing Details

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10*

* per user per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Cherwell Service Management

General

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

Cherwell Service Management Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana
8.4
Cherwell Service Management
7.9

Likelihood to Renew

Asana
9.5
Cherwell Service Management
8.5

Usability

Asana
9.0
Cherwell Service Management
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Asana
8.4
Cherwell Service Management
9.0

Support Rating

Asana
7.8
Cherwell Service Management
8.6

Scalability

Asana
8.2
Cherwell Service Management

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