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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is great for organization across a team or across a project since its UI is much better and easier to use than more complicated project planning interfaces and project management software. It’s less well suited to manage projects across an organization since it doesn’t handle budgets or integrate with things like Microsoft project as well so it’s strength are more towards project vs portfolio management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

I would highly recommend Google hangouts. It is extremely helpful in increasing communication, especially in an environment like the one we have here. We are a mobile workplace, with a lot of employees that work from home or in the field, and Google Hangouts helps connect everyone. It is the easiest way for people to quickly get answers or to make others aware of breaks, etc. As someone who hates talking on the phone, Google Hangouts is my preferred method of communication.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.9
Google Chat
7.9
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Google Chat
8.0
Resource Management
Asana
7.7
Google Chat
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.2
Google Chat
7.0
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
Google Chat
7.5
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
Google Chat
8.0
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
Google Chat
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Google Chat
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Google Chat
Document Management
Asana
6.9
Google Chat
Email integration
Asana
7.2
Google Chat
Mobile Access
Asana
8.3
Google Chat
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Google Chat
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Google Chat
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.6
Google Chat
Search
Asana
Google Chat
8.4
Visual planning tools
Asana
Google Chat
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.9
Google Chat
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Google Chat
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.3
Google Chat

Communication

Asana
Google Chat
8.1
Chat
Asana
Google Chat
8.8
Notifications
Asana
Google Chat
8.6
Discussions
Asana
Google Chat
8.3
Surveys
Asana
Google Chat
7.7
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
Google Chat
7.7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Asana
Google Chat
8.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Asana
Google Chat
9.7
Integrates with Outlook
Asana
Google Chat
6.0

File Sharing & Management

Asana
Google Chat
6.9
Versioning
Asana
Google Chat
6.0
Video files
Asana
Google Chat
5.2
Audio files
Asana
Google Chat
7.3
Document collaboration
Asana
Google Chat
6.7
Access control
Asana
Google Chat
7.0
Advanced security features
Asana
Google Chat
6.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Asana
Google Chat
8.0
Device sync
Asana
Google Chat
8.5

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

Google Chat

  • Video conferencing
  • Fast responsive platform
  • Minimal setup
  • No software installation
  • Screen Sharing
Saqib Seraj | 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

Google Chat

  • Instant video call function has been removed.
  • User interface is a bit cluttered.
Sizwe Mlotshwa, CSAE | 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

Google Chat

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Google Chat

Google Chat 8.0
Based on 2 answers
It is easy to use and the overall UX is really good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

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

Google Chat

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

Google Chat

Google Chat 7.0
Based on 3 answers
I have not needed to contact the support folks for Google Hangouts Chat, so I can't speak to this with any accuracy. The online instructions are fairly clearly written, so it is fairly intuitive to start with. I did not feel the need to use the support people anyway.
Kristi R-C, CTS, CQT | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Asana

I like Nifty as this has time sheets, however we preferred the clean interface of Asana. Nifty was a bit overwhelming when we tried it. Their app on Android wasn't anywhere near as mature as Asana's app.Plutio is great and has many features, but we preferred the look of Asana.
John Crumpton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Google Chat

Prior to Google Hangouts, our company used Spark. Spark was not integrated into our email, therefore it couldn't be easily accessed in the same browser. With Spark we also couldn't search our emails for keywords in a conversation, searching had to be done manually. The one feature I enjoyed about Spark was a request to get a user's attention: If I had an urgent question and I wanted to ensure the recipient saw my message/question, I would request their attention and the message screen would pop up on their screen.
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

Google Chat

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

Google Chat

  • Team collaboration
  • Budget friendly
  • Free to use
  • Conversation with colleagues
Saqib Seraj | 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

Google Chat

General

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

Google Chat Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana
8.4
Google Chat
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Asana
9.5
Google Chat

Usability

Asana
9.0
Google Chat
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Asana
8.4
Google Chat

Support Rating

Asana
7.8
Google Chat
7.0

Scalability

Asana
8.2
Google Chat

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