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Asana

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Score 8.3 out of 101

Dropbox Business

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana functions particularly well in scenarios with well-established teams with well-established processes and a mature SDLC. The reason is that Asana can be configured to do many, many different things, and be used in many, many different ways, and with that power comes a lot of responsibility to figure out your process before you try and automate it. It's software, not magic.
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Dropbox Business

Dropbox for Business is well suited for organizations that are looking to move their files to the cloud for the purpose of backup and security. If you have all your files on local machines, then your data is at risk of being lost and unrecoverable. Dropbox for Business will solve this problem without much hassle
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

File Sharing & Management

Asana
Dropbox Business
8.3
Versioning
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.2
Video files
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.4
Audio files
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.5
Document collaboration
Asana
Dropbox Business
7.6
Access control
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.8
File search
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.0
Device sync
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.6

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Asana
Dropbox Business
8.7
User and role management
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.7
File organization
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.8
Device management
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.6

Cloud Storage Platform

Asana
Dropbox Business
9.1
Performance
Asana
Dropbox Business
9.1
Reliability
Asana
Dropbox Business
9.2
Storage Reports
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.8

Pros

  • Fast: Unlike other PM platforms I've used, Asana is very fast. In fact, it's so fast that when you leave a comment on a task, anyone else looking at that task at the same time will actually see updates as you type. You can easily move tasks into different projects by dragging and dropping. There is no lag time between opening new projects and tasks. Everything seems to load instantaneously.
  • Intuitive: Asana doesn't have a steep learning curve. The default view is list-based. Your team will have no problem learning how to add new tasks, use the WYSIWYG editor, or assign tasks. Use familiar commands like "@" to tag a follower on a task.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts are incredibly helpful. Simply press enter to enter a new task, tab+backspace to delete, use familiar copy/paste and undo commands, and much more. PMs with a lot to juggle will appreciate the shortcuts.
  • My Tasks: The "my tasks" view provides a single, centralized location for you to see everything on your plate. Use section headings and drag and drop tasks to re-order. I use this to prioritize my week. It helps me focus on what's really important.
  • Searchability: The search in Asana is intuitive. Our task backlog dates back three years, and I can still almost always find what I'm looking for via a simple keyword search. Projects are archived, not deleted, so I always feel like my historical information is safe.
  • Flexibility: Projects can be set up as a waterfall/list view or as kanban. This product should work well for teams with different styles.
  • Integrations: Asana integrates with everything. There's a great Slack integration, but my favorite is the Instagantt integration. Using Instagantt in tandem with asana is a super easy way to create attractive digital project calendars.
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  • Fast sync speeds
  • Flexible user management
  • SmartSync allows you to selectively sync files and folders to your hard drive
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Cons

  • I personally have not found anything that I would recommend at this time. However, I have noticed that the older generation of employees struggle with its style where the computer savvy and younger generation thrive. I have no idea how Asana could overcome that obstacle.
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  • Not always easy to find docs
  • A bit messy and easy to get disorganized or cluttered
  • Not always a smooth log-in / sign-in experience
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana is adding more useful features and it makes the work of their entire team more organized and more efficient. It really helps us in achieving greater achievements as a team. It helps us to earn more revenue since we have more satisfied clients, simply because we are able to finish their project on time or even before the due date.
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Dropbox Business5.2
Based on 4 answers
First, because it's very price reasonable and second because it fulfills the promise it makes. It is simple to use, the learning curve is not that steep and it's easier for the new hires to understand and start using the tool as soon as they are on-boarded. It doesn't just save time but also effort
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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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Dropbox Business9.2
Based on 13 answers
I have had no issues using the service for a long time. In terms of ease of use, overall integrations with others softwares etc
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
At least once a week the app crashes on my computer and causes files to stop syncing. It is an easy fix to re-open the app, however I have to notice the app stopped working to realize it needs to be reopened.
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Performance

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Dropbox Business9.3
Based on 10 answers
Syncing to the cloud is almost instantaneous. Users on the same network can see my changes within seconds on their computer.
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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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Dropbox Business4.1
Based on 4 answers
Support for Dropbox is adequate.
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Implementation

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No answers yet
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Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 2 answers
The implementation was actually very simple. Again, as stated previously, the most intriguing part of the entire exercise was the implementation of the directory structure for each account. Once you design and implement it for one, it becomes quite simple to replicate for each account you implement thereafter. You just really need to take time to ensure you implement the first perfectly and those that follow on will be likewise work efficiently and easily.
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Alternatives Considered

We loved the fun design hacks (e.g., flying celebratory unicorns when you complete a task, Tab+B puts tabby cats on your screen temporarily; themed backgrounds). We're marketers–can you blame us?! But in all seriousness, we chose Asana over other similar products because of the detail that Asana could go into when tasking out subtasks to individuals with separate deadlines. Managers are also able to view the tasks that team members are working on to manage workload. It's also helped increase visibility of task details amongst team members to provide background on projects they might be looped into in the future.
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Our company uses both Dropbox and Flight for file storage but in different contexts. Dropbox has been our internal source for ALL files that can be accessed by employees with company emails. Flight was set up as our external brand portals for product images, lifestyle images, logos, brand videos, etc
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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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Dropbox Business7.0
Based on 1 answer
The only limit to scaling Dropbox is pricing. After a certain point, using traditional data storage would be more cost effective than per user pricing.
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Return on Investment

  • Asana has allowed us to better serve our customers by keeping track of requests and not dropping the ball.
  • Asana has allowed us to be more mindful of each other's times and commitments by allowing us to individually prioritize tasks in our own workflow.
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  • Smooth file sharing.
  • Increased file safety.
  • Great ROI, could not live without it.
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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.

Dropbox Business

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