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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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Easy Projects

I think as a project management software, Easy Projects is great. We used spreadsheets before, and that led to a whole mess of confusion. Easy Projects gets everything in one place online -- you can access it from anywhere with an Internet connection and everyone is working off the same files. This works well for us as a marketing/graphic design group. Our colleagues in web design use it, as well, I'm told with success. So I know those two scenarios will work with the Easy Projects system. If you are selecting project management software, definitely know what you need a system to do in its most basic form -- then see what additional elements appeal to you. One thing you may want to investigate during your evaluation of Easy Projects is server space. We host this program and its files on an internal server, so we have to be sure there is enough space to accommodate open jobs and archive files.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.9
Easy Projects
6.4
Task Management
Asana
9.2
Easy Projects
10.0
Resource Management
Asana
7.7
Easy Projects
5.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Easy Projects
Scheduling
Asana
8.7
Easy Projects
7.0
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
Easy Projects
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.1
Easy Projects
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Easy Projects
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Easy Projects
Document Management
Asana
7.4
Easy Projects
10.0
Email integration
Asana
7.5
Easy Projects
2.0
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Easy Projects
1.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Easy Projects
9.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Easy Projects
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.9
Easy Projects
5.0

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.9
Easy Projects
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Easy Projects
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.3
Easy Projects

Pros

Asana

  • Cross-team communication is always a challenge, but Asana helps make information transparent and accessible to all members of the team.
  • It's easy to share with individuals outside of the organization and still control the flow of information.
  • Being able to link in other design resources like InVision prototypes is a huge time saver.
  • Integrating with Slack makes much of our necessary communication automatic.
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Easy Projects

  • Easy Projects is great for project management. It allows you to assign users, set tasks and end dates, and keep it all together in one working file/job. It's a project manager's dream -- you can look inside and see exactly what is going on and any missed deadlines.
  • Easy Projects allows good customization of the fields. We have worked it so that in a job file, we can enter info about things specific to publication design -- size, file format, delivery location, etc. And we've been able to change these further over time as our needs change.
  • Easy Projects allows for archiving of completed jobs. You don't have to see them every time you log in, but it's great to be able to go back and search through completed jobs (even several years back) to see what was done last time, who was assigning, costs, etc.
  • Easy Projects allows you to pull reports and export them. This has proved helpful when we needed an overall log of jobs for a client or to pull a large number of costs.
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Cons

Asana

  • Asana does a lot, so it can sometimes be hard to find the right place to be to find the tools you need.
  • Organization is only as good as you make it and just because a system makes sense to the person that creates it does not mean it will make sense to anyone else.
  • It can be challenging to find the information you need via search.
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Easy Projects

  • Easy Projects has some problems when it comes to accessing the site via different methods/browsers. It is either very slow or never works on a tablet. It is not smart-phone friendly. And it stopped working for us in Firefox -- all we could use is Safari or Chrome (we are a Mac-based office).
  • Easy Projects' email notifications are overwhelming. I turned them off completely since I was getting messages every time one little detail was added or changed.
  • While the reports are great, they are somewhat hard to pull. It takes a lot of trial and error -- I would not say the reports are an "intuitive area."
  • The biggest by far is what we fondly call "the screen of death." When you mark the last open task associated with a job as complete, a screen pops up that asks if you want to close the overall job, as well. The "yes" field is pre-selected, so if you are overzealous and click through quickly, it automatically closes the job. I don't know why they think this feature is helpful. We have so many staffers that complain they suddenly can't find their open job -- well, it's been marked completed and goes into the archive.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.9
Based on 33 answers
Big fan of Asana. There are many free tools out there so difficult to take on more cost when we have free tools we can use
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Easy Projects

Easy Projects 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Easy Projects is a product of multiple levels which provides basic project management tools or enables to go deeper and to explore further possibilities. Highly customizable UI guarantees a personalized user experience.
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Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 23 answers
I use multiple project management tools and Asana is by far my favourite. As mentioned before, Asana is not only brilliant in its plethora of features that allow you to use it the way YOU want it. It's also pleasant to use with its quirky illustrations, white space and sweet messages. Plus, the brand's mission is something I can relate to.
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Easy Projects

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Easy Projects

No score
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Support

Asana

Asana 8.8
Based on 19 answers
It is a point to improve, on one occasion I entered a support request and it took more than three days to respond, and when they gave it was no longer needed.
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Easy Projects

No score
No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

Asana

Trello is really just more on boards and the con with that is if you list lots of task under one headboard some tasks are buried from the view since the boards are a bit big. I like the list feature of Asana, especially for project management. Trello on the other is a great platform for creative projects like graphics, book covers, and others since if you attached the file to board you can easily view the image. Asana though on my part allows me more freedom and more creativity since it has more features like calendar and priority level. Basecamp is more of casual way of arranging task. I don't like it that much.
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Easy Projects

I have used Hyperoffice, and honestly, I think Easy Projects is way easier to navigate. It's a lot more organized and intuitive than what I experienced with Hyperoffice.During the version that I saw, you had to organize files via a folder system in Hyperoffice -- similar to a computer system. I like how Easy Projects lays out jobs -- all open jobs are on one screen together and you don't have to step through a file system to find what you are looking for. Easy Projects also had a better search feature.
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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
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Easy Projects

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

Asana

  • Asana allowed us to finish our projects on time which allowed us to please the client and get more projects from them.
  • Asana helped my team to be more efficient in fulfilling their tasks since they know to finish the most important task first down to the least important task.
  • Overall, it helps us to be more efficient and effective in doing our work and it helped us to get the loyalty of our existing clients. Our revenue increased and employee satisfaction increased too.
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Easy Projects

  • Better project coordination -- everything is all in one place and all team members can see/work off the same file.
  • Better job archiving -- we can look back on recurring jobs and see what was done months (or even years) previously
  • Helps us collect more info up front -- due to the fields project managers need to fill out, it steps us through the process of asking our clients all the right questions to make sure we have the info the design team needs
  • Negative impact is that because it is so integral to our work processes, there is a "learning curve" for new employees when they start. So we do have to spend more time training them and ensuring they are doing things correctly in the system.
  • Negative impact is that because of its lack of mobile and table-friendliness, if team members are out of the office, we can't use Easy Projects. We have to rely on email and sometimes, things can get missed that way.
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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*

* per user per month

Easy Projects

General

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

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