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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

If you have a team of employees that you would like to view their progress, assign different tasks to various employees based on their specific talents or qualifications and have all projects tracked while doing so, this is the program for you. It has options to hold ideas, images, mood boards, as well as your products being developed and put on the market. It keeps everyone in the department up to speed and not just the one person in charge of it and their supervisor.
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Forecast

Forecast is well suited for tracking schedules, especially if it is only being controlled by a single department. When it comes to using Forecast in a larger ecosystem with more "cooks in the kitchen" it would be helpful to have the software more easily integrated with other software.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

  • Task tracking & prioritization. Simple and exactly to the point.
  • Ease-of-use, simplicity. Product keeps out of the way and is way lighter than comparable products.
  • Cloud-based. Desktop and mobile based management.
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  • Schedule visualization. Harvest makes it very easy to see how many hours of work are being assigned to each individual.
  • When used with Harvest it makes for a powerful tool for determining how much time was spent on projects in comparison to their estimates.
  • Data can easily be pulled to make future decisions on project estimates, as well as individual strengths and weaknesses.
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Cons

  • I think Asana could do a better job of touring new users through the functionality. It's not necessarily intuitive for when there is a button to do something or when you simply press Enter. You do see tooltips with hotkeys at the bottom of many pages, so that definitely helps.
  • One problem, and I'm not really sure if it's on Asana to fix this, but actually getting people to take the time to use any project management tool can be trying. Folks are already trying to get their work done and have their own pen-and-paper ToDo lists, or keep a running list in their email. So to get people to take the time to use this project management tool might take some convincing. However, I think once they start using it they'll find out how beneficial it can be.
  • One feature I guess I haven't seen is the ability to create a private ToDo list that only you can see. Allowing the user to privately add tasks and prioritize them without being open to the whole company/management.
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  • Not as intuitive as its companion software, Harvest. This software takes longer to learn when on-boarding new staff. It is also difficult to view time notes without needing to physically open them up. This could be improved by expanding the "on hover" functionality. Personally, having spent as little time in workflow software is really important, as it gives me more time to code.
  • Because we use this software to plan schedules, items often fall through the cracks. I would like to see some more sophisticated syncing with not only Harvest but also with Asana.
  • Lack of integration with Asana. It would be nice to pull data from forecast and display it in Asana. This would be helpful for understanding how much time I have to spend on a project rather than bounce back and forth between web apps.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I can't find a glaring flaw within Asana. It does what it is supposed to do, and for free for up to 15 people. I really can't complain. Nitpicking I can do, but not really complain. It's just one of those things where if you took it away from someone, they would immediately feel less connected to their team (online) and feel less productive
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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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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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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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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 have not used any other scheduling software other than Forecast. The company selected Forecast because it is used in conjunction with Harvest. The pair of web apps can be used to pull detailed data. This is very important to our agency, and making data-driven decisions is exceptionally important to our agency mission.
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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

  • 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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  • Forecast does not integrate with other software in our workflow, and it makes it an entire extra step when it doesn't necessarily need to be. This takes extra time away from my actual job.
  • Forecast is powerful when used with Harvest, and allows for powerful data-driven decisions in hiring and project estimates. The more informed we are when making decisions and scoping, the more profitable the company can be.
  • It takes some time to onboard new Employees which can take time away from a profitability or other training.
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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
Asana Editions & Modules
Asana
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Forecast

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Forecast Editions & Modules
Forecast
Edition
Free
$01
Professional
$192
Enterprise
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Professional
$244
1. per user
2. per user (billed annually)
4. per user (billed monthly)
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