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1942 Ratings
91 Ratings

Asana

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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Asana ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

7.8

Asana

78%
7.6

HCL Notes

76%
Asana ranks higher in 12/16 features

Task Management

8.8
88%
154 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Resource Management

7.4
74%
128 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
41 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

7.9
79%
140 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.8
78%
111 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.5
85%
153 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

7.0
70%
129 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

7.0
70%
124 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.2
82%
127 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

6.1
61%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

6.5
65%
59 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

6.7

Asana

67%

HCL Notes

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Asana ranks higher in 2/2 features

Project & financial reporting

5.5
55%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

8.0
80%
33 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

Asana

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

HCL Notes

65%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
5 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
4 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

Asana

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.2

HCL Notes

62%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
4 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
5 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
5 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Asana is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew
  • HCL Notes is rated higher in 3 areas: Usability, Availability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

Asana

81%
185 Ratings
8.0

HCL Notes

80%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Asana

96%
35 Ratings
1.7

HCL Notes

17%
5 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Asana

90%
22 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

Availability

8.4

Asana

84%
4 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.6

Asana

76%
80 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes

90%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes

90%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Asana

82%
1 Rating

HCL Notes

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I think the best part about Asana is how we can use it seamlessly across the company within all departments and have separate spaces for each department as well. We are all remote so when we aren't able to have a standup meeting it is easy to pop in there and see where everyone is on a specific project
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

I often work with teams from other country and regions, hence HCL Notes is a very useful platform for internal company management operations. It standardized organisational work standards in most of the offices worldwide. HCL Notes also enables chat with other team around the world that I find very helpful when initiating conversation or just want to have a quick update rather than sending emails and waiting for replies. However, HCL Notes is not very efficient in web browsing and user still need to use other internet service providers.
Mogana Tashiani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Asana

  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • It has a really strong and robust database that's extremely scalable and holds up well to thousands of users and many different environments.
  • It has a really good enterprise-grade framework for development custom database applications
  • All of the custom database applications along with the email all have a nice uniform look and feel so their easy-to-use.
  • I really like how it's developed and supported on every client OS (Windows, OSX, Linux)! The competitors definitely do NOT offer this (M$).
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
Louis Schietekat | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • Notes' backwards compatibility sometimes gets in the way. Menus are cluttered with extraneous, outdated options and features that modern users will never use, and Preferences are often difficult to navigate for those coming from Gmail or Outlook. We have greatly simplified this via Policies, but users still find it daunting to go through all the options that are available.
  • The IBM Notes client for Windows & Mac is essentially the Eclipse Java development platform...so it is HUGE. Performance initially was very slow but IBM has done a good job of speeding things up. As IBM moves more toward cloud-delivered applications, this will not be as much of a problem.
  • Notes and Domino can be complex to manage for administrators who are more accustomed to ActiveDirectory, Group Policy, etc. Editing a notes.ini file to add a feature, or working with XML files by hand to create a SmartUpgrade kit can be daunting to those coming from more modern administrative roles.
  • Some users claim to "hate" Notes mail. While I have heard this less and less over the past 10 years, we have had 3rd party software offer plugins to Outlook and it's rare to see any for Notes.
  • The client update process should be automated more. I would like to see the Notes client update quietly and quickly more like an Adobe software update. If an update fails it should automatically try again without prompting the user over and over.
  • Notes multiple language spell checking is a downloaded add-on Java-based resource that has to be deployed in a convoluted way that is difficult for users to grasp. Therefore any foreign language spell check updates must be done individually per Notes client by IT, which is unfortunate. I would prefer to see that be a "live download" update option for users to get directly from IBM (don't make me download it and put it on my network).
Jeremiah Benjamin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Asana

General

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

Starting Price

$50 per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

HCL Notes

General

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

Starting Price

HCL Notes Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.6
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

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 1.7
Based on 5 answers
I've been in IT business and as a Programmer/Developer for 20+ years with too many programming languages experiences/back ground (C/C++/Visual Basic/Basic Program/Unix/COBOL/Java). Also with 18+ years with Lotus Notes/IBM Domino, I am still and always think Lotus Notes is the best RAD platform available!. When the time where resource is very limited and the expectation is very high and the turn around is too short, IBM Domino/Notes is the platform to use and it's the only choice available.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 22 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

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use for the user, most of the apps we developed, there is not much need for user training. Most of the times, we just do a demo to the users group and they can pick up from there.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

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

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 10.0
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Asana

Asana 7.6
Based on 80 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

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 9.0
Based on 4 answers
I've been using the production for a very long time and very happy with it. Also, all the online resources and forums for notes is very friendly and easy/quick for getting help. I found out that compared to Microsoft or Oracle or any other platforms, IBM Notes online forum is the best I have seen.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Implementation is easy and smooth if the requirement is well gathered/documented. Notes is a RAD platform, all projects in Notes is simple in the implementation step.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Asana

Asana compared to Jira is certainly better in terms of user experience, since most of the people can start using it basically without having any kind of training or previous explanation, which makes it really useful not only for people already used to project management but also for people new in the matter and with a need of a tool that provides all that value in the quickest and better way
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

Outlook has been considered for years as a replacement platform. Pricing and support staff made it prohibitive. Our long-time use of Microsoft Office productivity suite naturally led us to consider the adoption of Office365. A recent investigation told us that Azure Cloud services propel an O365 solution to the forefront. Early adopters in international divisions have paved the way for Azure and O365.
Christopher Stark | 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

HCL Notes

No score
No answers yet
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.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • Over the years, we have lost countless hours of productivity from the thousands of crashes we have experienced.
  • One benefit of IBM Notes is that it is very simple to train a new user on. Many people prefer and are familiar with Google tools, but those that use IBM Notes have very little trouble acclimating themselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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