Asana vs. Forecast

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 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
Forecast
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
Forecast.it is a project portfolio management solution built around features such as resource planning and time tracking, budget estimating, and analytics and reporting, with key third-party integrations.
$29
per seat (billed annually)
Pricing
AsanaForecast
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Lite (Annual subscription)
$29
per seat (billed annually)
Pro (Annual subscription)
$49
per seat (billed anually)
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaForecast
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthOptional
Additional Details
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Features
AsanaForecast
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
7% above category average
Forecast
-
Ratings
Task Management9.2163 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 Management8.5138 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 Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
Forecast
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaForecast
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
1.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaForecast
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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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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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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Forecast
  • Assign and allocate resources.
  • Identify lean departments and identify areas to increase headcount.
  • Manage agile teams.
  • Identify bottlenecks in departments or resourcing.
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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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Forecast
  • 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
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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Forecast
No answers on this topic
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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Forecast
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Forecast
No answers on this topic
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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Forecast
I have not needed support for Forecast.
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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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Forecast
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
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Forecast
No answers on this topic
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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Forecast
  • Allow departments to run efficiently.
  • Quickly identify whether departments need to hire.
  • Easily visualize project gaps in resources.
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

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

Forecast Screenshots

Screenshot of Understand and know how to best utilize your capacityScreenshot of Easily plan and adjust workloads across the entire resource pool to prevent bottlenecks.Screenshot of Have everything in one place to groom the backlog, plan the sprint, and track the progress and velocity.Screenshot of Share real time reports with stakeholders to help them make important decisionsScreenshot of Understand the true cost of each projectScreenshot of