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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

If you have a team of employees that you would like to view their progress, assign different tasks to various employees based on their specific talents or qualifications and have all projects tracked while doing so, this is the program for you. It has options to hold ideas, images, mood boards, as well as your products being developed and put on the market. It keeps everyone in the department up to speed and not just the one person in charge of it and their supervisor.
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JIRA

We use Atlassian JIRA for development projects. It seems to work well for us for this. We run around 50 projects at any one time in the system. Users don't typically need any specialized training as it is pretty intuitive to work with. We have it integrated with Active Directory for credential and user management. It would probably be a good idea to determine just how many projects and how many items you can reasonably manage.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
JIRA
Task Management
Asana
9.0
JIRA
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
JIRA
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
JIRA
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
JIRA
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
JIRA
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
JIRA
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
JIRA
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
JIRA
Document Management
Asana
6.8
JIRA
Email integration
Asana
7.2
JIRA
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
JIRA
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
JIRA
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
JIRA
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
JIRA

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
JIRA
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
JIRA
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
JIRA

Pros

  • Asana has an easy to use UI. Even if you don't get into the advanced things Asana can do for your project management, it's super easy to use and keeps even the most basic task lists organized.
  • Asana lets you view your tasks in multiple views. You can view all the tasks assigned to you or all the tasks under a certain project (i.e. HR). It also lets you customize the views within each project by due date or by other customizable priorities.
  • Asana's email to task and Google Chrome extensions make getting tasks out of your email and into Asana super easy. I forward a large percentage of my emails directly to Asana so that I can prioritize how I choose to follow up and respond to requests in my inbox.
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  • Workflows. Being able to define workflows for any type of a task, helps with keeping that task on track. Additionally, you can trigger various actions when a task hits a step in a workflow, like automatically re-assigning a task to a specific team member.
  • Dashboards. You can organize your JIRA dashboard any way you want and you can have as many dashboards as needed. This helps when preparing for team meetings and generating reports.
  • Customization. Being able to customize JIRA is great. It allowed us to adjust the use of the software to our needs and not the other way around.
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Cons

  • This is not an improvement for Asana, but I wish there was a way to make team members held accountable when they do not actively participate on Asana and we do not know if they've accomplished their tasks or not if they have not logged in.
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  • JIRA is missing an iOS app. Even though there is a mobile version of the site, it is not easy to work in. As a manager, I receive a lot of JIRA related emails. Being able to answer questions or make changes on the go would be very helpful.
  • You are able to embed a form outside of JIRA that would upon submitting, create a new JIRA task. We use it for submitting tickets. Once a ticket has been closed, there is no automatic way of informing the requester about the resolution.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana is great for how I end up using it. When a new project launches and I get busy, I can easily pick it up and begin using it again and as I get more time (or the project completes) I can drop it again. It seems to morph better than any other application to exactly what project I'm working on, what I need to track, etc. It simply fits into my life extremely well and I'll end up using it again every time I start a new project.
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JIRA5.2
Based on 33 answers
As always, it's good and important to be up to time with all recent technological streams. Since I use JIRA on daily basis, I need to know all new features.
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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
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JIRA7.7
Based on 6 answers
I would give it a 10 but it doesn't read my mind yet
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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JIRA5.3
Based on 3 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

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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JIRA8.9
Based on 2 answers
I used to get immediate support from the Jira helpdesk; also most of my issues are already explained in the user manual which is really helpful.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
JIRA9.0
Based on 1 answer
Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
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Alternatives Considered

We also use Active Collab to track tasks and issue work tickets. I find this to be a much harder tool to use vs. Asana. It was not in the drop down menue above but its a tool we actively use and I can tell you its hard to find tickets once you have created them and assigned them unless you keep the link in an email. Asana is easy to locate all your tasks and due dates because of your personal dash and projects list. Active collab requires you to create too many levels for one task, the main ticket, then the tasks within the ticket which you have to individually create to be able to track each milestone, if there is no task assigned it doesnt appear in the designers list of things to do, which in turn creates issues and forgotten tasks. None of this is an issue with Asana.
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JIRA blows Sharepoint out of the water. I've been a heavy user of both and the JIRA implementation we have now has reduced so many headaches within our organization. At one time, we had physical cards to track Sharepoint issues and were forced to stand around a board for 15 minutes, twice a week, fighting for urgency. JIRA has made it easier to enter tickets, prioritize them, watch them through the entire process and sign off upon completion
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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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No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • Asana has allowed us to free ourselves from the periodic chaos of email and focus on the tasks that are automatically set for follow up.
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  • Jira brings in more team collaboration since teams were geographically distributed by seamless Integration of communication tools like HipChat and Slack which makes it very easy for tracking and responding to notifications.
  • Sprints management was relatively simple and straightforward.
  • Not cost effective since we needed to buy a lot of plugins for test management, release planning and agile estimation and basic version of JIRA did not support them.
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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.

JIRA

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