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Asana

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Score 8.3 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I can not be happier. My team was using Basecamp but we outgrew it. We moved to Teamwork and clients stopped using it and so did my team. We were in Teamwork for just a month and decided we needed something better. We then found Asana and it has been a breeze since. My team was far happier and ready to use it and my clients started interacting with it again. It is simple to use, yet very powerful
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Micro Focus PPM

For a big complex enterprise, the tool serves the purpose very well for IT project management. I do not recommend it to be used in a creative agency for their workflow and project management. I think IT organizations are used to clumsy tools and somehow figure a way out so it can work.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Micro Focus PPM
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Micro Focus PPM
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Micro Focus PPM
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Micro Focus PPM
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Micro Focus PPM
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Micro Focus PPM
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Micro Focus PPM
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Micro Focus PPM
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Micro Focus PPM
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Micro Focus PPM
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Micro Focus PPM
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Micro Focus PPM
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Micro Focus PPM
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Micro Focus PPM
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Micro Focus PPM

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Micro Focus PPM
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Micro Focus PPM
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Micro Focus PPM

Pros

  • Simplicity of user interface without neglecting functionality
  • Timeline and calendar views are extremely useful
  • Templates for repeatable projects
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  • Time Tracking
  • Project Status Reports
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Cons

  • Emails: Asana can lead to inbox-overload. By default, you are subscribed to updates on any task that you create or follow. Updates include someone marking a task complete, leaving a comment on a task, or adding a file to a task. This means that if your coworker adds a file, makes a comment, then assigns the task back to you, then marks the task complete, you're looking at 4 emails in 10 seconds. You can always unsubscribe from emails or write rules to categorize them in your inbox, but the default setting will leave you inundated.
  • Assigning responsibility to multiple team members: It is possible to assign a task to multiple members of your team, but I don't like the way asana handles this. Rather than assigning the one task to multiple people, asana creates DUPLICATES of the original task. This can be frustrating because it creates redundancy.
  • Dependencies: Assigning dependencies is a new feature for asana. While it's great that this is now possible, it's pretty clear that it's not a focus for the software. The dependencies don't show up clearly in the list view, though they are obvious within the task view.
  • Overwhelming: This is probably more of a governance issue for my team specifically, but our Asana has gotten overwhelming. I count the flexibility of Asana as a pro, but it does come with risk. The lack of rules and controls leads to a "wild west" situation where anyone can organize tasks, projects, templates, etc. anyway they want. We have some team members organizing all their tasks by team function, others organizing tasks by project, others using entirely separate Asana workspaces, etc.
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  • User Interface needs lot of improvement
  • Too many clicks required to do the job
  • Report creation is horrible
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana has been incorporated into our workflow and works nicely for what we need it to do, thus we will continue to work in Asana.
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Micro Focus PPM10.0
Based on 1 answer
We have many business processes using it along with our project management staff.
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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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Micro Focus PPM8.0
Based on 1 answer
There are pieces of it that are very hard to comprehend to our resource managers, like the resource management piece or staffing profiles.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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No answers yet
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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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Micro Focus PPM8.0
Based on 1 answer
Sometimes we have to go back and forth in the cases, we can't talk directly to a person unless we escalate...sometimes it is easier to explain your issue on the phone than through email or case notes.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
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Micro Focus PPM10.0
Based on 1 answer
Have your methodology defined prior to the vendor coming on board to start any configuration changes.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana was developed with a very specific function in mind. Assigning and tracking tasks and projects. It does this very very well and doesn't really do a whole lot yes, which is perfectly fine. The only alternatives I could think of would be some sort of Dropbox or Google Drive document keeping track of task assignment. While, this might work, it's definitely not as feature-packed as Asana. And you'll still use either Dropbox or Google Drive for document collaboration.
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HP PPM was more economical than Carasoft. HP PPM was more robust than the Microsoft product
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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
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Return on Investment

  • I went for the free model of the product.
  • It was good for the team when we were small.
  • Overall progress was visible everyday
  • Removed scrum meetings for us in the initial days
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  • More Streamlined
  • Leadership is very informed now
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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.

Micro Focus PPM

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