Asana vs. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) is one of the ERP products in the Dynamics family. The technology is based on the Navision product acquired by Microsoft in 2002. This product is the best-selling Microsoft ERP platform, and is often used by companies in the manufacturing and distribution verticals.N/A
Pricing
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
Asana does well at the assignment of tasks and task management, but it is not a resource planning tool. Other tools do better at resource planning and some principles of agile/scrum. It is simple and easy to use within the mobile application and on desktop, but it doesn't have …
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.4
164 Ratings
12% above category average
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
-
Ratings
Task Management9.2164 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management8.2138 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.949 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.6149 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.9119 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.2163 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.9139 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.3131 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.7136 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.966 Ratings00 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
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
4.0
7 Ratings
56% below category average
Pay calculation00 Ratings2.07 Ratings
Benefit plan administration00 Ratings2.05 Ratings
Direct deposit files00 Ratings2.06 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
6.1
18 Ratings
17% below category average
API for custom integration00 Ratings6.117 Ratings
Plug-ins00 Ratings6.115 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.7
22 Ratings
8% above category average
Single sign-on capability00 Ratings7.618 Ratings
Role-based user permissions00 Ratings9.921 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
5.3
23 Ratings
27% below category average
Dashboards00 Ratings5.019 Ratings
Standard reports00 Ratings6.023 Ratings
Custom reports00 Ratings5.022 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.8
23 Ratings
3% above category average
Accounts payable00 Ratings7.522 Ratings
Accounts receivable00 Ratings7.021 Ratings
Global Financial Support00 Ratings5.510 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers00 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Configurable Accounting00 Ratings6.012 Ratings
Standardized Processes00 Ratings6.113 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
6.0
18 Ratings
25% below category average
Inventory tracking00 Ratings6.118 Ratings
Automatic reordering00 Ratings6.011 Ratings
Location management00 Ratings2.014 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
4.8
21 Ratings
46% below category average
Pricing00 Ratings2.418 Ratings
Order entry00 Ratings6.018 Ratings
Credit card processing00 Ratings2.012 Ratings
Cost of goods sold00 Ratings2.016 Ratings
Order Orchestration00 Ratings6.67 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.5
13 Ratings
2% above category average
Billing Management00 Ratings6.511 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management00 Ratings6.512 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management00 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting00 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Period Close00 Ratings5.512 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
8.7
8 Ratings
13% above category average
Budgeting and Forecasting00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Project Costing00 Ratings10.07 Ratings
Cost Capture00 Ratings10.08 Ratings
Capital Project Management00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
6.2
5 Ratings
9% below category average
Project Planning and Scheduling00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
9.7
3 Ratings
27% above category average
Award Lifecycle Management00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
6.9
8 Ratings
0% above category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Contract Authoring00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Contract Repository00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated00 Ratings6.07 Ratings
Supplier Management00 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.4
5 Ratings
14% above category average
Risk Repository00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Control Management00 Ratings5.05 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments00 Ratings6.04 Ratings
Issue Detection00 Ratings5.55 Ratings
Remediation and Certification00 Ratings5.54 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
5.4
4 Ratings
21% below category average
Transportation Planning and Optimization00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Fulfillment Management00 Ratings1.04 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
4.5
4 Ratings
48% below category average
Production Process Design00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Production Management00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Configuration Management00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Work Execution00 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs00 Ratings2.04 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
3.5
6 Ratings
67% below category average
Forecasting00 Ratings1.06 Ratings
Inventory Planning00 Ratings2.06 Ratings
Performance Monitoring00 Ratings2.06 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
7.3
3 Ratings
3% above category average
Proposal Management00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Product Master Data Management00 Ratings2.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(194 ratings)
6.6
(23 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaMicrosoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
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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Microsoft
It addresses well some integration and connectivity issues with other software and adapted technologies: formulation and manufacturing batching software, scanners and bar codes, inventory, financials, emailing of invoices and statement, sales and purchasing... etc. I believe it to be better suited to a medium to large company. Not as simple and seamless as we expected for migrating from another Microsoft Dynamics software product (we moved from GP to NAV). Our staff is going through a tougher time than we thought to learn some procedures. Normal growing pains?!
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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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Microsoft
  • Automate the creation of bills of materials for production. We can now generate a BoM from a sales order.
  • Organization of all data pertaining to thousands of parts, assemblies, and finished goods. Engineering and purchasing have a common portal.
  • We can create sales orders from quotations instead of re-entering them (this did require some bolt-on software). Less redundant work with fewer entry errors.
  • Accounting can provide reports based on specific criteria stored in NAV. We can pull better and more detailed intelligence.
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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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Microsoft
  • The version of software that we currently use isn't compatible with Windows 7, therefore we had to install it using the virtual computer under Windows XP. This created a few additional steps that the users had to go through in order to access the software which generated more calls to our IT Helpdesk.
  • We did research how much it would cost to upgrade the software so that we could get a version compatible with Windows 7, but the cost was way too expensive for our organization. Also, when we need to make updates or changes to the software, there are very few consultants who are familiar with the software so we are limited in who we can use for consulting services. Since we are limited in choosing consultants who can make updates and changes to the software the fees are usually really expensive for their services.
  • There is a .zup file that we constantly have to delete in order for the database to work properly and update. Users get a pop-up about once a week asking if they want to replace the .zup file and if the file is not deleted then the opening page for the software will not show up correctly and the database will not have the most up to date information.
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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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Microsoft
We've already decided to continue using this software. It is too expensive for us to upgrade so we made a workaround by using the virtual computer with Windows XP installed on it. We did research replacing this software, but it was a better financial decision to keep what we had instead
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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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Microsoft
It has simplified all processes and reduces turnaround time for month end processes. You can easily navigate through the dashboard which is very user friendly and easily guides you to different functionalities. Duplications of Invoices is avoided because NAV rejects posting of an invoice number already in the system so you increase accuracy.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Microsoft
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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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Microsoft
It provides one to efficiently be able to manage bookkeeping and inventory without much challenges. One can easily navigate through workflow processes while managing usages and budgets. Being able to produce reports in Word, Excel or PDF means one is able to have a working document to produce trends and graphs or produce pivot tables.
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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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Microsoft
I have personally supported all of the Dynamic family of ERP systems and made the decision to concentrate on NAV as the solution of choice. From a support and development standpoint there are few if any packages that can compare. It is not uncommon for most of the companies that I support to only call me once or twice a month after the first year. This is due to the ease of tracking down problems and errors and the ability for a developer to provide the end-user with routines that automatically correct the most basic kind of error
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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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Microsoft
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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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Microsoft
  • Automation processing, including EDI functionality, has increased employee efficiency and prevented the need for adding additional employees.
  • Implementation of the warehouse functionality, including cycle counts, has resulted in better inventory control/less shrinkage.
  • Implementation of e-Ship and e-Receive, has resulted in greater efficiency and order accuracy.
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