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Asana

Top Rated
734 Ratings

Gitlab

48 Ratings

Asana

Top Rated
734 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 101

Gitlab

48 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is very suitable for creating milestones for app development, web development, marketing projects, lead generation projects, project fulfillment and tracking the progress all the goals and targets of the team. It less appropriate for tracking sales, storing customer details, software development (JIRA is more appropriate for this). I will highly recommend Asana to start-ups as well as corporate teams to organize their workflows very well.
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Gitlab

Gitlab is great for small companies looking for a cheap solution for hosting a large number of private repositories. It helps if you have experience with dev-ops tooling, as you may have to build some third-party integrations you would otherwise get out of the box with GitHub. It's also great if there is a possibility you would wish to migrate your repositories to a self-hosted network.If you're an independent developer or organization whose main goal is to build a community around your open source projects, I would recommend choosing GitHub over Gitlab as the community is much larger and involved over at GitHub.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Gitlab
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Gitlab
Resource Management
Asana
8.3
Gitlab
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Gitlab
Scheduling
Asana
8.6
Gitlab
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Gitlab
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.8
Gitlab
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Gitlab
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Gitlab
Document Management
Asana
6.7
Gitlab
Email integration
Asana
6.9
Gitlab
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Gitlab
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Gitlab
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Gitlab
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.1
Gitlab

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Gitlab
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Gitlab
Integration with accounting software
Asana
6.8
Gitlab

Pros

  • Asana allows you to organize your task through a list or through boards.
  • Asana has a great user interface so it's easy for you to locate the projects and the pieces of tasks under each project.
  • Asana's "My Tasks" feature allows you to see all the tasks assigned to you and you can re-arrange them according to priority level.
  • Asana allows me to attach files to each task which allows us to see the progress of the project. It allows you to comment on the current files and the owner of the task can revise it then according to your instructions.
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  • Wide community with a lot of documentation
  • Easy access to repository and with SSH security
  • Easy integration with groups of large and small jobs.
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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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  • If you want to run GitLab yourself, you have to do all of the heavy lifting.
  • Navigation into projects can be difficult if you are part of a lot of groups.
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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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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
Lots of useful features, if you can learn how to use them and actually implement it across enough of the team to adapt 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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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

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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GitLab stands up great to other Git hosting services. GitLab CI blows GitLab past it's competitors to take a Git server and make it a complete application management platform. Versus GitHub, GitLab does not stand up for hosting open source projects as GitHub has a much larger community of users, although GitLab.com does have a couple large open source projects. GitLab's JIRA integration is not as good as Bitbucket, but it get's the job done.
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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'm not sure how this impacts our ROI. We are able to manage our workload better and see the workload we have.
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  • Low running cost to self host an instance
  • Developer hours saved by providing us with a platform for GIT version control
  • Developer hours saved using CI-CD pipelines (e.g. 2x efficiency in deployment and testing)
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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.

Gitlab

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