Asana vs. Kanban Tool

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
Kanban Tool
Score 9.3 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$6
per month per user
Pricing
AsanaKanban Tool
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Kanban Tool Team
$6
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$11
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$720
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,320
per year per 10-user pack
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaKanban Tool
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
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaKanban Tool
Considered Both Products
Asana

No answer on this topic

Kanban Tool
Chose Kanban Tool
JIRA is more robust and more connected. Kanban Tool is a good basic tool to do basic tasks. At an enterprise level, JIRA has more to offer a mixed discipline team that has hardware and software builds (model-based design). For small teams doing just software development in an …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaKanban Tool
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.4
164 Ratings
12% above category average
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
12% below category average
Task Management9.2164 Ratings9.911 Ratings
Resource Management8.2138 Ratings6.48 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.949 Ratings1.03 Ratings
Scheduling8.6149 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.9119 Ratings7.79 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.2163 Ratings9.311 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings7.810 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings3.96 Ratings
Document Management8.9139 Ratings4.87 Ratings
Email integration8.3131 Ratings7.39 Ratings
Mobile Access8.7136 Ratings8.38 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings7.77 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.966 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.0
40 Ratings
5% below category average
Kanban Tool
6.8
5 Ratings
8% below category average
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings3.04 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.639 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.44 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaKanban Tool
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(194 ratings)
9.9
(11 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
6.0
(4 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
8.3
(4 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaKanban Tool
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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Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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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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  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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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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Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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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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Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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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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Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Shore Labs
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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Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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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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Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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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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Shore Labs
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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Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

Screenshot of Product HomepageScreenshot of Team ConversationsScreenshot of Project CalendarsScreenshot of InboxScreenshot of List ProjectScreenshot of Portfolios

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.