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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana functions particularly well in scenarios with well-established teams with well-established processes and a mature SDLC. The reason is that Asana can be configured to do many, many different things, and be used in many, many different ways, and with that power comes a lot of responsibility to figure out your process before you try and automate it. It's software, not magic.
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Mavenlink

Mavenlink is a great option if you have complex reporting needs or an immature resource planning tool. In our case, the team that researched tools and managed the Mavenlink rollout also became the resident Mavenlink power-users. Having some "go-to's" on staff was important for my company's acceptance of the organizational change - this isn't Mavenlink-specific, but an important consideration nonetheless.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Mavenlink
7.1
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Mavenlink
8.4
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Mavenlink
7.4
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Mavenlink
7.9
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Mavenlink
5.6
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Mavenlink
8.2
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
Mavenlink
7.4
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Mavenlink
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Mavenlink
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Mavenlink
6.0
Email integration
Asana
7.2
Mavenlink
7.6
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Mavenlink
5.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Mavenlink
8.7
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Mavenlink
6.0
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
Mavenlink
6.9

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Mavenlink
6.1
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Mavenlink
7.3
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Mavenlink
4.3
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Mavenlink
7.3
Invoicing
Asana
Mavenlink
5.5

Pros

  • Project management and workflow
  • Create customized lists of tasks and reminders.
  • Employee activity tracking
  • One-time solution for project tracking
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  • Track time- We use the timecard feature to match the hours and minutes of our day to a specific client or project.
  • Track projects- As an agency, we have a lot of projects going on most of the time. Maven helps us keep a pulse on the projects as they happen. Even if one person is not on a project, he or she has insight and visibility into it.
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Cons

  • I hate that Asana does not have time keeping functionality inbuilt. I use Asana with lot of contractors and I would love if there was a time keeping function.
  • Asana sends me a lot of notifications. Sometimes it is super helpful but often I opt out of notifications. I would love to see if Asana can optimize or change the notification frequency in a unique way.
  • Asana does not allow me to chat if the other user or team members are online. I would love to have that feature instead of just commenting.
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  • Interface- It is challenging to use and not particularly intuitive. We have had to spend significant time learning the platform and learning what we can do with it.
  • Updating tasks- Due to the depths that Mavenlink can be drilled down to, it is an ordeal to update a task. You also cant delete a task unless you created it.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I just can't see us getting it off of Asana any time soon, despite the many headaches it has caused us. We have too much data in there, too much time & training invested into it, too much at stake to move. If we were just starting out today, fresh, I don't know for certain that I would absolutely go the same direction, but I *think* I still would. I just haven't seen anything better yet. Maybe if Podio's support staff hadn't treated me like a worthless nuisance to them, I might feel differently, but the fact is that their task management is simply inferior to Asana's. That can't be denied, and in fact Podio said it themselves: "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized. Tasks in Podio can be used for quick to-do's for you and your team members." In our operation, however, prompt task completion is a big deal; one task can't be completed until another one is done first, and closing the gaps between those tasks is critical in meeting deadlines and servicing our customers. Asana gets us there, the others don't.
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Mavenlink8.8
Based on 4 answers
Poor updates, increased price and subpar service.
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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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Mavenlink7.2
Based on 4 answers
It constantly changes and you have no control over changes.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Mavenlink9.1
Based on 1 answer
Mavenlink gives advance notice for system upgrades, and they're not during our business day. Mavenlink has always been available when we needed it.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Mavenlink7.7
Based on 2 answers
There were less than a handful of times where we saw any issues with Mavenlink performance. Pages load quickly. Sometimes a search seems to take more than few seconds, but it's never been a huge deal.
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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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Mavenlink9.1
Based on 5 answers
They are not friendly or supportive. They will quote company policies and re-direct without fully understanding the issues you are having.
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In-Person Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Mavenlink9.1
Based on 1 answer
We prepared questions in advance, and our trainer was an expert in what Mavenlink was and wasn't able to do. We were able to have multiple people trained at once.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Mavenlink8.2
Based on 1 answer
The training was very well-organized. We were able to send questions in advance so the instructor knew what to cover, and the brought up related topics to maximize the usefulness of what they were teaching us.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Mavenlink5.6
Based on 4 answers
It's cloud driven, so no issues.
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Alternatives Considered

We just evaluated Podio, which has a number of distinct advantages over Asana as far as flexibility and reporting, but fails spectacularly when relied upon to deliver complex task management. AskCow has also been evaluated, and is nearly identical to Asana in most respects, except that the interface is less professional-looking, it seems quite a bit slower, and the documentation just reads weird. The promotional video about running a starfleet shouted "nerd" to me, and not in a really good way. Still, if we had found that first, we might have used it, but porting all of our data from Asana to AskCow just seemed utterly pointless. The differences weren't substantial enough to justify a move, especially when Asana just "feels right" and has offered us such great support. I guess you could say we're still looking, but I don't suspect Asana has anything to worry about with us for awhile.
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There's no comparison of Mavenlink to Excel. Mavenlink provides many different views than the massive excel document we were using
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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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Mavenlink8.2
Based on 1 answer
It's very easy to add users and contractors into Mavenlink. There's also an option that let's you manage access for teams in multiple locations.
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Return on Investment

  • ROI is through the roof. No WAY could we have accomplished the record-breaking production year we have had without Asana. And at just a few hundred a month it's a total bargain. While I will probably always remain on the lookout for something that does what Asana does but also features detailed reporting, I can't complain too much. Asana delivered what I needed it to: much faster completion of individual tasks leading to exponentially increased output across the team (and therefore higher potential sales volume). Fewer hours wasted on work "meta" like sending e-mails back & forth, tracking progress on spreadsheets and so forth means less $$$ spent on wages to achieve greater results. That, in turn, allows for better hourly wages for team members and a much happier team overall.
  • The negative impact of Asana is that our development team is often tied up supporting our essential integrations when they could be building new things instead. Asana is great, but it isn't a total solution and doesn't pretend to be. The cost of making up the difference for a larger, more complex operation like ours is substantial, but it is still more cost-effective than trying to develop a proprietary solution that probably would not be as polished anyway.
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  • Optimisation of productivity
  • Positive impact on stress level due to better planification
  • Better quality due to higher tracking
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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
Asana Editions & Modules
Asana
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Mavenlink

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$199 / hour*
1.  Training starts at $199. Additional client success programs are available.
Mavenlink Editions & Modules
Mavenlink
Edition
Teams
$191
Premier
$492
Professional
$293
1. annually, for up to 5 users. Additional Users: $4/month/user
2. For larger customers, price can go as low as $10.
3. per user, per month
Additional Pricing Details