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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I like to stay very organized, so I can't imagine a scenario where Asana is less appropriate. Whether you're a one person team, or you work amongst multiple departments/teams, Asana offers the flexibility to bring everyone into the fold and keep everyone on the same page and on task. Our marketing department uses Asana to task out everything: copy, advertising deadlines, website updates, image design, PR and award management, etc. We were using Basecamp before this, but our marketing team became too large, and we weren't able to assign subtasks to individual people with individual due dates.
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Dropbox Business

Most useful for accessing documents on the go, or to back up files when switching to a new computer or other devices. The business subscription is great for sharing documents with co-workers, storing commonly used files (such as logos and templates), and for collaboration. Doesn't have all the features of other project management software, but for document sharing, it has everything I need. The recent updates to the platform are helpful in providing quick access to files. Also, I really like that you can link your personal and business accounts.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Dropbox Business
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Dropbox Business
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Dropbox Business
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Dropbox Business
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Dropbox Business
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Dropbox Business
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
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
7.2
Dropbox Business
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Dropbox Business
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Dropbox Business
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Dropbox Business
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
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
7.8
Versioning
Asana
Dropbox Business
7.7
Video files
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.0
Audio files
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.0
Document collaboration
Asana
Dropbox Business
7.4
Access control
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.3
File search
Asana
Dropbox Business
7.5
Device sync
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.0

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

Asana
Dropbox Business
8.5
User and role management
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.2
File organization
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.7
Device management
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.4

Cloud Storage Platform

Asana
Dropbox Business
8.8
Performance
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.8
Reliability
Asana
Dropbox Business
9.0
Storage Reports
Asana
Dropbox Business
8.7

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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  • Simplicity - it doesn't need to do very much, and it does those thing simply and cleanly. Drag and drop your files. Post your link to Basecamp, or whatever, and that covers 99.99% of your use cases. No problems with any of these.
  • Reliability - my links NEVER fail. Other solutions have a lot more trouble in this area.
  • Sharing Prevention - I can keep people from sharing files outside of our organization. Perfect.
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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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  • Sometimes someone uploads a massive amount of data to a folder you sync, and therefore it attempts to sync to your devices...potentially filling up your entire free space. It would be great of there was a warning if suddenly there was a data sync of more than 1GB to give you some sort of option not to sync.
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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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Dropbox Business5.4
Based on 4 answers
System is very easy to use as files sync to users computers - looks just like browsing through Windows.
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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 Business8.8
Based on 4 answers
Dropbox is very easy and fun to use. It is very self evident and from a graphical user interface it is very intuitive. There is really nothing else to say about it.
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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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Dropbox Business10.0
Based on 1 answer
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 Business4.2
Based on 4 answers
One of our employees accidentally deleted large portion of our database. I've reached out for help as the admin site did not manage to restore the content (it requested I contact support). It took Dropbox about 2 month to handle the problem, and eventually we got a very huge mess. Some of the files were never restored, and we lost money and reputation. Dropbox, on their part, did not do but the bare minimum to help us with this, nor they took responsibility for their inability to supply us with the backup and restore features they were committed to.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
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

Asana has been best used for the types of projects that are developed in our company, in addition to which it is very easy to learn how to use it.
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I'm actually a OneDrive fan and use it personally. I think DropBox and OneDrive for Business stack up fairly reasonably. Both can integrate directly with most Microsoft products now. One thing I've found is the DropBox sync seems to be solid, whereas OneDrive sync can often "break" on the client and you have to re-install or re-configure the client.
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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

  • I definitely feel more organized and more effective when I'm assigned a task via Asana. It makes it easier to keep track of than email. I also work off-location from the rest of the team.
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  • It has improved productivity by at least 10% since we have incorporated this tool.
  • It has increased the number of hours worked remotely by our employees by 22%.
  • It has reduced storage costs by 35%
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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