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Asana

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Score 7.8 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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.6
Task Management
Asana
9.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.8
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Document Management
Asana
6.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Email integration
Asana
7.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Search
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
3.4
Visual planning tools
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Communication

Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Chat
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.6
Notifications
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Discussions
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Surveys
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.9
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Outlook
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.1
Versioning
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.9
Video files
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Audio files
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.0
Document collaboration
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Access control
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Advanced security features
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Device sync
Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • 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

  • 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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • 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

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 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 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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 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 (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 2 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 (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

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 (formerly from IBM)

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • 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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HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

General

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana
8.4
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Asana
9.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7

Usability

Asana
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Asana
8.4
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Performance

Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Support Rating

Asana
7.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

Online Training

Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Implementation Rating

Asana
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

Scalability

Asana
8.2
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

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