Asana vs. Jira Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Jira Software
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
JIRA Software is an application lifecycle management solution for software development teams. It allows users to create, prioritize and track the progress of tasks across multiple team members, and offers a wide range of integrations. It is offered via the cloud and local servers.
$10
per month
Pricing
AsanaJira Software
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Standard
$7
Per User Per Month
Premium
$14
Per User Per Month
Free
Free
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaJira Software
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AsanaJira Software
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
After trying several other options, including Zoho and Basecamp we settled on Asana. The time to value was the shortest when we factored in the learning curve, relevant functionality, mobile friendliness and most importantly the team calendar. Another great aspect is that it …
Chose Asana
Asana is very quick in terms of creating and assigning tasks. None of the above software does it with that efficiency. Redmine and JIRA both have a boring interface while Asana is modern and hip. The only major difference between them is the integration for Agile development …
Chose Asana
As stated before, for my own line of work, I prefer JIRA because it is more powerful; it brings more structure and organization (which might seem as a downside for some people) but provides additional value from it. It provides a better user interface and experience; it has a …
Chose Asana
We actually moved to JIRA after using Asana for about 5 years because it offered project management features that better-suited our needs as a software development team.
Chose Asana
Asana is a great balance of simplicity and robustness. JIRA is simply too robust for my team's needs - it is more appropriate for a software team. We did not need the capabilities to customize automated workflows. Our development process is waterfall, so a PM software centered …
Chose Asana
Personally, I didn't have a say in this as I had not started at the company when the team decided on Asana. That said, I have used monday.com, and we also have JIRA, which is used by our dev team, and us occasionally if we need to. JIRA has too many bells and whistles and is …
Chose Asana
Cost and the lowest ramp-up time is always factored in while still meeting the needs of a very fast-paced environment. Asana has more capability than Trello or ClickUp and is a more visual tool than JIRA.
Chose Asana
1. JIRA is more focused on technical developers. Hard for those non-technical users.
2. Wrike was good for project management assignment but lousy for communication after task assignment.
3. Trello was good for brain-storming a project but lousy for tasks assignment and …
Chose Asana
Wrike is similar but JUST a bit more cumbersome in every way. So if something takes 1-2 clicks in Asana it will take 3-4 in Wrike. Just enough of a lift that it makes it hard for people to just get started working. Instead, you must change your employees to think the way …
Chose Asana
I used Wrike a few years ago. It was just okey, less configurable, harder to navigate than Asana. Maybe they improved their user experience over the years. I have also used Jira Software (not being on a development team) to structure projects and work sprints. This tool was …
Chose Asana
In my personal opinion, I think that Asana is the easiest one to use out of Basecamp and JIRA. I know that our devs like JIRA but for our marketing team, we prefer Asana hands-down. Basecamp is clunky and awkward when trying to use. I always felt like things were falling …
Chose Asana
Asana provides a mix of features between notion and Jira. Unlike Notion, it helps ease up the collaboration on vast projects and between multiple teams. Jira proved to be a little expensive with similar set of features if not more and which is why we thought of going with Asana.
Chose Asana
Asana is one of the good going project management tools in the market. It has a great user interface with high performance. Its project dashboard management is handy when compared to other products.
Chose Asana
  1. Asana is cross-platformed and is easy and quickly reachable via a web browser.
  2. It has permissions, filters, reports, tags, comments, etc. All these features allow tracking day-by-day activities of the team as well as weekly/ monthly milestones and reporting.
  3. It is quick, …
Chose Asana
Asana has a better user experience and user interface than other project management software I have used. It is much easier to learn than the other products, and I have been able to customize its use in better ways than I have accomplished with others. Much more than a to-do …
Chose Asana
Asana is lightweight and relatively inexpensive. For our marketing and advertising team, it works great. For teams with stricter needs (development teams, product teams, and other scrum teams), looking at other options might be worthwhile.
Chose Asana
Asana is much better than the competition. It's free to use, and relatively affordable with premium plans. It's more flexible than the other tools on the market, lending it to be useful for companies in many different scenarios, industries, and sizes.
Chose Asana
There were a combination of factors that led us to decide on Asana, including ease of use and external system integrations, but primarily we could use it across geographically distributed offices successfully and incorporate a variety of end user work flows based on global …
Chose Asana
Other users were not well aware of the alternatives and were good to have a better UI with Asana compared to the card like structure of Trello.
Chose Asana
Asana Board is really awesome and assigning tasks is ultra easy. I can manage multiple projects without headaches.
Chose Asana
Asana is very simple and straight forward, other more expensive products offer more features but require you to do project management their way. Asana provides a nice interface for task management.
Chose Asana
BetterWorks is similar to Asana but I have been using Asana longer and find it simpler to use.
Chose Asana
Simplicity and speed. We will pick a selection of tools with the matching recommendation.
Chose Asana
Trello - great but a bit young. Good integration points. I think it could be a good too to integrate with. Some people enjoy the KanBan type view and Asana doesn't have that currently.
Basecamp - more project manager focused but also a good integration point.
JIRA - Better for …
Chose Asana
Much more user friendly and easy to train on.
Jira Software
Chose Jira Software
Jira is more powerful, flexible and fundamental, whereas Asana is easy to use.
Chose Jira Software
Trello is friendlier and simpler to use than JIRA, but the tradeoff is that JIRA offers way more granular functionality. For our highly technical team, JIRA ended up being a better fit. I've also used Asana at a previous company and really liked it. I found it more …
Chose Jira Software
Our teams previously used GitHub, Asana, and Jira Software before we consolidated everything into Jira Software. While some teams still use GitHub for particular development projects, we have found Jira Software to be more well-rounded than the competitors we replaced, and this …
Chose Jira Software
Jira Software integrates with other software platforms nearly as well as its competitors, such as Asana or ClickUp. However, it provides more advanced tools than ClickUp and Asana, allowing project managers to see the workload of their team members, manage burndown, and react …
Chose Jira Software
Asana is great for people who need simpler project management systems. It does not have a wide range of features but its integrations are a lot more streamlined and easy to set up. Trello is great for those who just want to manage scrum boards and swim lanes.
Chose Jira Software
1. Jira is more cost effective as compared to Asana.
2. We found Jira's user interface more appealing as compared to Asana.
3. Jira is mainly focused and used by product team.
Chose Jira Software
  1. Jira is more end-to-end solution than others. We have integrated two other Jira products - Bitbucket & Confluence to get more value for our product development journey.
  2. Jira Software is more customizable and can be adapted to the project management needs of both small and large …
Chose Jira Software
Jira [Sofware] being the market leader, it is a lot easier to sell internally when it comes to the core product (backlog management). The additional scenarios that are supported, such as service ticketing and knowledge base management, can also be added whenever you feel ready …
Chose Jira Software
Trello has a similar feature but Jira provides a lot more than Trello and the good thing about Jira is, it is very stable.
Chose Jira Software
Our groups use JIRA in numerous ways and we've viewed it as capable in practically all cases. I would effectively prescribe JIRA to an organization of the right size and intricacy. It just might be over the top excess for groups that need just light undertaking following and …
Chose Jira Software
Jira Software has more integrations and has more features than many of its competitors. While some of its competitors do have better UI/UX than Jira Software, they have improved this greatly over time. Atlassian also acquired Trello years ago, so that adds better user …
Chose Jira Software
Jira Software is considered perfect when it comes to handling a software team which might need an advanced agile functionality as well as structured workflow wherein Trello could be quick in terms of capturing or sharing the ideas or lists or to-do's. Jira has a better UI and …
Chose Jira Software
Jira Software is a much more robust solution that offers more features than the alternatives. Since our engineering department is also using BitBucket, it makes the choice easy to go with the whole Atlassian suite.
Chose Jira Software
VersionOne's UI and UX is so severely dated. Actions that would take just 2 or less clicks would take multiple clicks, a pop up window, and old style dialogs in VersionOne. Hated it.
Chose Jira Software
Jira had the full package and had a lot of options as a task management tool, good for tickets and a complex user management interface to split up permissions within our company and for our clients. We can integrate with Bitbucket and work through tickets development, design …
Chose Jira Software
JIRA is simply the most robust and customizable product I've worked with. If you're a casual user, the interface is pretty simple and straight forward. If you're an administrator, there is definitely a learning curve, but there's also ample documentation available. In addition, …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaJira Software
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
Jira Software
-
Ratings
Task Management9.1163 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.6138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
Jira Software
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaJira Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
8.7
(187 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.0
(35 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
7.1
(28 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
5.3
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
8.8
(23 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(8 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaJira Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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Atlassian
The Jira software works well for managing scrum boards and allocating resources to a task. When your Epics and Issues are set up properly, it can give you a good idea of where your team stands and the trajectory of your project. It is not the ideal solution if you need to provide documentation and support to people outside of your product teams or organization. It would benefit from having a public documentation or repository feature.
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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Atlassian
  • Running sprints and tracking progress of roadmap, epics, story, task and subtask
  • The user interface is great. It allows tables inside details, have common shortcuts and clean design.
  • Can create custom dashboards and can view data in multiple ways
  • Advanced access rights based on role
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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Atlassian
  • Management of the software is very difficult at times, although has improved.
  • Ability to manage resources is really non-existent, there are some plugins but they are ALL buggy (I've tested them all).
  • Better integration with Trello, would love to see this happen. Right now it's very clumsy.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asana
  • 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.
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Atlassian
This is because Jira Software generates a huge profit for an affordable price. Having a tool that makes team management transparent and effective is very valuable.
In addition, the renewal of Jira Software and all Atlassian tools is predictable and clear, as the prices are published on the Atlassian website and there is no pyramid of intermediaries.
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Usability
Asana
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.
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Atlassian
JIRA Software is a pretty complex tool. We have a project manager for JIRA who onboarded us, created our board, and taught us the basics. I think it would have been pretty overwhelming to learn without her. JIRA offers so much functionality that I'm not aware of -- I constantly need to Google or ask others about existing features. Also, although they are all under the Atlassian umbrella, I find it difficult to switch between JIRA Software and Confluence.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Atlassian
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Asana
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).
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Atlassian
Our JIRA support is handled internally by members of our Product Support team. It is not supported by a 3rd party. Our internal support will always sent out notifications for downtime which is usually done on the weekend unless it is required to fix a bug/issue that is affecting the entire company. Downtime is typically 3-4 hours and then once the maintenance is complete, another broadcast email is sent out informing the user community that the system is now available for use.
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Online Training
Asana
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
One of their strong points i stheir documentation. Almost all of the basic set up needed within JIRA is available online through atlassian and its easy to find and very precise. The more critical issues need to be addressed as well and hence the rating of 8 instead of a 9.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Atlassian
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
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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Atlassian
Jira Software has more integrations and has more features than many of its competitors. While some of its competitors do have better UI/UX than Jira Software, they have improved this greatly over time. Atlassian also acquired Trello years ago, so that adds better user interfaces to the system. They do also offer a pretty in-depth library of how to customize the platform that others don't.
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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Atlassian
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.
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Atlassian
  • Jira has positively made our company's daily activities much better organized
  • With Jira we can track progress and follow up on tasks
  • Jira has great reporting tools which aggregate various data and give us a good overview of our teams capacity
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