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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Well suited
  • Project management with a large team.
  • Manage proper workflow.
  • Managing very big projects.
  • Activity tracking for employees.
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I think Communifire is a powerful tool for both for organisational intranet applications, and where you want to get your customers really 'close' to you and supported in your ecosystem.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
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Task Management
Asana
9.0
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Resource Management
Asana
8.2
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Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
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Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
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Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Email integration
Asana
7.2
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
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Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
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Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
Communifire by Axero Solutions

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Communifire by Axero Solutions
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
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Pros

  • Report of tasks added to tasks completed to see how productive the team has been with a particular project.
  • Individual tasks so you can see how swamped/not others on the team are.
  • Adding a project/task to multiple projects is awesome. We have a general ALL marketing projects in one project and then separate them out in another (email, social media, etc.).
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  • Increases engagement
  • Lots of flexibility
  • Lots of capacity to grow
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Cons

  • A complete lack of even the most basic reporting is a source of ongoing disappointment and frustration. I would like to know, at the very least, how many unarchived projects I have. It would be extremely helpful to know how many incomplete tasks there are, how many tasks are being completed per day or week, or any of those things. Asana doesn't tell you anything at all about what is going on inside of it. Even the filter dropdown, which shows a number of matching tasks for each tag filter includes both completed and incompleted tasks even if you have completed tasks hidden in that view. We have been on Asana for over a year-and-a-half with absolutely no reporting whatsoever beyond what we tracked manually in spreadsheets. This is without a doubt the single most annoying thing about using Asana.
  • The project list is an unmitigated, unsortable disaster if you have a large number of projects. Going through it is an hours-long chore of scrolling down, clicking "More Projects..." scrolling down and repeating over and over. To make matter worse, the most recently entered projects always appear at the bottom, so if you have any open but delayed/stalled projects, you'll have to scroll past them to get to the items you can actually get completed. Since projects have no defining characteristics unto themselves that allow any sorting options, you are ever at the mercy of the search box to find anything in any reasonable amount of time, and that search box carries its own set of tiny migraine-inducers.
  • The search box is fast enough to function, but not fast enough that you can actually click on things before the results change again as it searches through more items that match your terms. No less than twenty times a day do I search for a tag or project, then click (or arrow key down and hit enter) on the tag or project I am looking for in the results list just as it re-orders itself, causing me to have clicked on the wrong result. Then I have to type my search all over again. The search feature does not work for archived projects, either, so the only ways to find them are to search for a tag you know might be on that project, or scroll all the way down to the archived projects list at the bottom of the main projects list and then patiently hunt-and-peck for them as you scroll further still.
  • The API for integration, unlike the web app itself, is painfully slow. I don't know if it is because it wants to pull down every project every time (including archived ones) instead of just the ones you are looking to access or what, but our dev team has had one heck of a time getting it to stay online and functioning. Our integration breaks down regularly, and that affects our photography dispatch report, our automated generation of new tasks when a sale comes in, and our fledgling reporting system (which seems to return only zeroes and ones). Some of this is on our dev team to fix, but I have to blame a cumbersome API for most of the speed issues.
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  • Some UX issues that could be improved
  • Some architecture decisions don't make complete sense to me (though that's just one man's opinion)
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I just can't see us getting it off of Asana any time soon, despite the many headaches it has caused us. We have too much data in there, too much time & training invested into it, too much at stake to move. If we were just starting out today, fresh, I don't know for certain that I would absolutely go the same direction, but I *think* I still would. I just haven't seen anything better yet. Maybe if Podio's support staff hadn't treated me like a worthless nuisance to them, I might feel differently, but the fact is that their task management is simply inferior to Asana's. That can't be denied, and in fact Podio said it themselves: "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized. Tasks in Podio can be used for quick to-do's for you and your team members." In our operation, however, prompt task completion is a big deal; one task can't be completed until another one is done first, and closing the gaps between those tasks is critical in meeting deadlines and servicing our customers. Asana gets us there, the others don't.
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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 2 answers
Our business depends upon this software to provide information on all aspects of our business. The future of business is a marriage between web site and customer interaction. This software will allow us to move in that direction.
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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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Communifire by Axero Solutions8.2
Based on 1 answer
This rating has a caveat - there is always room for improvement, and this team gets it.You always learn from customers how to do things better and easier, so it is a constant learning of how people use the site. Although the search engine is exceptional, most people do not use it as their first line of research.Much of the usability has to do with layout - and is not just a software usability item, so the rating is severely dependent up on the layout/options you choose for your usage. And their team will do anything in their power to get the results and layout you want.The areas that need improvement - and acknowledged by the team - are the administrative tools. There are a ton of options, and it takes a little to learn some of those. For most people, however, this won't be an issue, because the support team will always help you. This is always the case with more power. If there were fewer options it would no doubt be easier, but they give you the keys to all of the cars in the lot; so a little more to learn.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 1 answer
Never any problems. Quite impressed
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Performance

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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 1 answer
Works in real time.
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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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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have always found Communifire support to be exceptional. We have had a personal account manager who has been very helpful.
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Implementation

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Communifire by Axero Solutions9.1
Based on 2 answers
I found the system to be very flexible and the Communifire team very supportive in helping me identify solutions for my goals.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana has its proper place in task management. There are better tools that provide similar functionality but the decision depends heavily on the actual requirements. If you own a small business or a start up, Asana is excellent. If you are an enterprise level organization, you'll want to map the requirements to the key features and functionality. Considering Asana is a free product with a paid model as you grow, it is an excellent offering to the project management community.
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We selected Communifire for the excellent sales support, strong feature set and quick set up time. We were able to get started immediately and build out features as need required which led to faster execution and higher adoption rates among our team.
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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

  • 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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  • Significant improvement in communication across our entire organization. It removed the "top-down" communication model we had and enables team members from across different locations and positions to collaborate effectively.
  • Reduced headaches and errors in document management with now having a central repository for all business units to access company documents/memos/forms/training materials.
  • Most significant impact has been to our company culture through improved communication, collaboration and team-building. We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, business wins, daily progress reports and everyone has access.
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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.

Communifire by Axero Solutions

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