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Score 8.4 out of 100

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana has helped us stay on track from briefing with marketing partners to planning with media partners then continuing the process of kicking off creative, working through creative and finalizing approvals to then finish and send to the activation team. It's a one stop shop for our project needs. Much like with any tool, getting users to adopt it and update can be a challenge but Asana makes it easy to assign tasks to keep folks in line.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

I have never had a CI/CD that was as easy to use and configure as GitLab. As a user of the pipelines at our company, it is very clear what each pipeline is intending to do and understand what commands these pipelines run (by looking at the code repository's GitLab.YAML file). Reviewing code and providing valuable feedback is also easy on GitLab, which is something I do on a day-to-day basis. From here, these files are easy to adjust when needed and they even provide a syntax tool to make sure the file is properly written before you commit the file. On top of this, at the company level, it seems GitLabhas all the tools and features we need to work on different types of projects or team structures.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
GitLab
Task Management
Asana
9.1
GitLab
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
GitLab
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.1
GitLab
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
GitLab
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
GitLab
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
GitLab
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
GitLab
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
GitLab
Document Management
Asana
6.9
GitLab
Email integration
Asana
7.1
GitLab
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
GitLab
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
GitLab
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
GitLab
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.5
GitLab

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
GitLab
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
GitLab
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
GitLab

Pros

Asana

  • Task Management - Being able to assign resources and time lines to specific activities
  • Project Management - Being able to plan, execute and track project process using this tool
  • Customizability - Being able to customize a solution that meets your needs or activity.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • It uses the well-known Git language to communicate with, which is very popular
  • The interface is slick and easy to get used to
  • They are very transparant in their security issues
  • Updating the software from the command line is the easiest I have come across
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • I think there could be improved clarity around the different levels of Asana. For example, the resources available to paid accounts are not visible from the more basic accounts, so you're not aware that there are expanded options until you look in their knowledge base and see that they have additional features.
  • Exporting projects - you can export a project into a csv, but it isn't pretty. This can be challenging if you'd like to have an archived project folder for open records requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • The permissions system i adequate, but could use some additional flexibility. As it is, there are only predefined roles a user can be put into.
  • The issue tracking system is somewhat immature. It's effective for tracking bugs and enhancements, but is not very usable as a project management system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.5
Based on 35 answers
  • 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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Gitlab is the best in its segment. They have a free version, they have open-source software, they provide a good service with their SaaS product, they are a fully-remote company since the beginning (which means they are fully distributed and have forward-thinking IMO). I would certainly recommend them to everyone.
Willian Molinari | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 24 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 8.8
Based on 4 answers
The web console management is superior and I would have given Gitlab a 10, but sometimes it is hard to find documentation about a configuration setting in the gitlab.rb configuration file. As we move everything to code that means moving our CVS tools to code as well - and Gitlab to code. The usability of Gitlab from the end user's perspective is superior and the usability from the operations team is very good and getting better but there could be a little improvement in the gitlab.rb config file layout and documentation.
Kevin Ritchey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Asana

Asana 7.8
Based on 94 answers
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).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

GitLab 8.6
Based on 20 answers
At this point, I do not have much experience with Gitlab support as I have never had to engage them. They have documentation that is helpful, not quite as extensive as other documentation, but helpful nonetheless. They also seem to be relatively responsive on social media platforms (twitter) and really thrived when GitHub was acquired by Microsoft
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Asana

We selected ASANA based on the feature set, and ease of rollout. monday.com had very good workflow automation but we found that ASANA was quicker and easier for staff to build a task eco-system that worked for them.
Zoho Projects was a very strong contender but was much more expensive and so ASANA was the more effective choice across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

There are similar features among others. However, GitLab [has] better security and faster flow of information. It also allows us to do the monitoring of our work. There is also better collaboration with others across our regional teams. IT has [a] better, cleaner, and bug free environment that anyone can use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Asana

  • Asana helps improve productivity in the workspace by ensuring all team members know what projects/tasks they need to get done and by when.
  • Asana helps team members stay focused on what needs to get done and allows cross collaboration between departments which greatly increases overall company productivity by not having to wait around for email responses.
  • Asana is a good tool for project management and is easy to use, making it accessible for the whole company to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

GitLab

  • Openness is a mandate at the Digital Impact Alliance, Gitlab helps achieve this in all aspects of the work
  • The built-in build pipelines, along with in-browser editing of source code make managing the static site extremely easy
  • Gitlab nears feature parity with github, making software development workflows fairly easy
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10*

* per user per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

GitLab

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

GitLab Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Free$01
Premium$191
Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
SaaS Edition
Free$01
SaaS Premium$191
SaaS Ultimate$991
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
We provide free Gold and Ultimate licenses to qualifying open source projects and educational institutions, find out more by visiting https://about.gitlab.com/solutions/open-source/

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