Asana vs. ConnectWise PSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.3 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
ConnectWise PSA
Score 7.5 out of 10
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)
ConnectWise PSA (formerly Manage) is a business management platform for companies that sell, service, and support technology. The platform is cloud-based and integrates automation, help desk and customer service, sales, marketing, project management, and business analytics. It is the hub of the ConnectWise suite.
$35
Per Tech Per Month
Pricing
AsanaConnectWise PSA
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Subscription
$35.00
Per Tech Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaConnectWise PSA
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AsanaConnectWise PSA
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
ConnectWise PSA
-
Ratings
Task Management9.1163 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
ConnectWise PSA
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
Comparison of Incident and problem management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
ConnectWise PSA
4.3
82 Ratings
59% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings4.982 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings3.347 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings5.455 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings3.662 Ratings
Ticket creation and submission00 Ratings3.682 Ratings
Ticket response00 Ratings4.781 Ratings
Self Help Community
Comparison of Self Help Community features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
ConnectWise PSA
3.8
76 Ratings
68% below category average
External knowledge base00 Ratings2.962 Ratings
Internal knowledge base00 Ratings4.872 Ratings
Multi-Channel Help
Comparison of Multi-Channel Help features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
ConnectWise PSA
4.4
79 Ratings
54% below category average
Customer portal00 Ratings4.174 Ratings
IVR00 Ratings4.320 Ratings
Social integration00 Ratings4.327 Ratings
Email support00 Ratings4.874 Ratings
Help Desk CRM integration00 Ratings4.470 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaConnectWise PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
2.3
(113 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
7.6
(25 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
7.4
(25 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
8.0
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(7 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
4.5
(20 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(8 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(5 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
1.0
(7 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaConnectWise PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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ConnectWise
You absolutely need a full time individual on this program to manage it properly. It is likely a powerful application. However, you have to know how all the disparate parts interact with the other content in the application. How they actually interface with your businesses operation applications (really check this one out as it only seems to play nice with Microsoft suites based on our experience.) and decide how much time and additional money you are willing to bury into this. Figure at least 2x over CW cost your initial period of out-of-pocket costs
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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ConnectWise
  • Tickets- Customers can email and a ticket is generated and falls under their profile for historical records. You can save documents and select if they are customer facing or only internal facing. The option as well to have communication in tickets whether its internal facing or customer facing is nice to have when you're trying to keep a record or important details for just internal means and the customer doesn't have to see all the jargon.
  • Procurement - It's great to have this integrate with Quosal Sell. Quotes being processed into opportunities and then into a sales order which connects to a ticket or project is pretty easy to use. It does have a learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it's straightforward. Everything is pretty connected, whether keeping track of products customers have purchased historically through us, to knowing what ticket is associated to an RMA.
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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ConnectWise
  • I will say the calendar option needs a little bit of work.
  • A calendar that looks more like lets say a Google Calendar would a nice feature.
  • Better Knowledge base section.
  • We attempted to get very good use out of the Knowledge however due to not really being able to organize it and it being very hard to navigate we had to go a different route for our documentation.
  • Possibly adding a cleaner user interface and adding more customization for the organization of companies would help.
  • A better layout for reporting would also be something good to have.
  • The layouts available are so difficult to put together to get what you want out of a report. Virtually makes it impossible to get what you want out of them.
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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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ConnectWise
ConnectWise has uniquely positioned themselves with the Modern Office Suite to have direct integration with a nearly full suite of tools for MSPs. Although each tool may not necessarily be the absolute best tool on the market, the efficiencies leveraged through direct integration make the entire suite an obvious choice for most companies.
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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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ConnectWise
I have been using ConnectWise since 2004 and I am impressed with the progress they have made. However, there are still bugs that don't work quite like they should. If I were to run reports and get consistent answers along with a couple other annoyances, then I would score CW as a 10
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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ConnectWise
We use the cloud version of ConnectWise and in the last 5 years it has never been down for us during business hours. I can only recall 1 time when it was not available during off hours when we wanted to use it.
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
Some tab for certain areas load speeds could be better. Dashboards can load slowly when they reference multiple reports. Some reports can load slowly based on the tables and views they are accessing. At times the SQL queries being performed in the background can actually timeout and a tab or screen will fail to load.
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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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ConnectWise
The front line support techs are wildly inconsistent when it comes to the level of support. Sometimes you get someone who just wants to throw links to University documentation at you, sometimes you get someone who truly tries to understand your issue and confers with peers and managers to find an answer, and sometimes you get someone who just wants to create a ticket and escalate immediately. If you ask three different techs the same question you will probably get three different answers, one of them being, "That's not possible."
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Online Training
Asana
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
We are a telecoms company. Whilst CW were very happy to sell us their product and tell us how good it is for telecoms. All the training material is geared towards IT MSP's. The on-line training material was virtually useless. We found the implementation a bit of a joke. They tried telling us 12 hours of implementation time would be sufficient to launch the product. We erred on the side of caution and paid for 24 hours. This was quickly eaten away and we were nowhere near ready to go-live. I find the on-line chat facility is of much more use for us.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
ConnectWise
Rather than letting them sell you a block of time for implementation, create a list of things that must be completed do declare the implementation complete. The implementer will have the discretion on what they set up and in what order. They will be trying to end their services in as little time as possible and may not get things set up right. You are best advised to hire a third-party wizard that has done many of these setups. Record the audio and video of all of your implementation sessions.
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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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ConnectWise
ConnectWise, does more than one function well for a CRM, it enables managed service providers to place all of their services into a single solution, that helps smooth the running of the business. Now we don't have to have 4+ different software packages to provide customer tickets, account information, sales pipeline, and HR.
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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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ConnectWise
ConnectWise seems to have a good understanding of the IT service industry. During the required onboarding training, they even preach configuring only features that you need right now, as you can always scale up later. The feature set for the most part takes into considerations all aspects of an IT business, whether small or enterprise, or growing from one to the next.
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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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ConnectWise
  • The positive impact is no one has to return to the office to look at notes - they can look up the support ticket on their laptop, tablet, or phone.
  • The positive impact on ROI is keeping all of your support tickets organized in one spot and multiple techs can update them.
  • The positive impact on ROI is that you have happier customers as you can update the support tickets no matter where you are at
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

Screenshot of Product HomepageScreenshot of Team ConversationsScreenshot of Project CalendarsScreenshot of InboxScreenshot of List ProjectScreenshot of Portfolios

ConnectWise PSA Screenshots

Screenshot of Service Ticket ExampleScreenshot of Ticket TemplateScreenshot of Work Plan TemplateScreenshot of Calendar TimeScreenshot of Meeting InvitesScreenshot of My Calendar