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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Asana ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • Microsoft Project ranks higher in 1 feature set: Professional Services Automation

Project Management

7.8

Asana

78%
7.6

Microsoft Project

76%
Asana ranks higher in 9/14 features

Task Management

8.8
88%
158 Ratings
8.2
82%
107 Ratings

Resource Management

7.4
74%
132 Ratings
8.2
82%
104 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.9
79%
44 Ratings
9.0
90%
104 Ratings

Scheduling

7.9
79%
144 Ratings
8.7
87%
106 Ratings

Workflow Automation

7.8
78%
114 Ratings
6.9
69%
83 Ratings

Team Collaboration

8.5
85%
157 Ratings
6.9
69%
96 Ratings

Support for Agile Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
6.4
64%
80 Ratings

Support for Waterfall Methodology

8.5
85%
7 Ratings
8.5
85%
80 Ratings

Document Management

7.0
70%
133 Ratings
6.8
68%
77 Ratings

Email integration

7.1
71%
127 Ratings
6.9
69%
82 Ratings

Mobile Access

8.3
83%
130 Ratings
6.7
67%
68 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

6.1
61%
6 Ratings
7.6
76%
73 Ratings

Change request and Case Management

8.4
84%
4 Ratings
7.7
77%
63 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

6.7
67%
61 Ratings
7.5
75%
83 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

6.8

Asana

68%
7.6

Microsoft Project

76%
Microsoft Project ranks higher in 3/4 features

Project & financial reporting

5.5
55%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
74 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

8.2
82%
35 Ratings
7.1
71%
50 Ratings

Quotes/estimates

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
54 Ratings

Invoicing

N/A
0 Ratings
7.5
75%
46 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Asana is rated higher in 1 area: Usability
  • Microsoft Project is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Asana

80%
189 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
108 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.6

Asana

96%
35 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Project

100%
2 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Asana

90%
22 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Project

80%
6 Ratings

Availability

8.4

Asana

84%
4 Ratings

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

5.9

Asana

59%
81 Ratings
8.2

Microsoft Project

82%
70 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Asana

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft Project

50%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.2

Asana

82%
1 Rating

Microsoft Project

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

My experience in Asana is more than two years, and I really enjoyed the experience and working with my teams, as Asana provides effective communication between us and spread the fun, enthusiasm, and achievement in work faster, as I used conversations to inform the team what I want, follow up, comment on the tasks and inform them that the work is finished.
Ammar Aboalrub | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is the perfect platform for medium and large companies. I do not recommend this software for small businesses, because all its functions in the work plans are high cost and this would cause the small business to not perform well in the use of MS Project in the long term. It is very easy to use software, it allows adding, modifying and eliminating all kinds of assignments and tasks for all employees, it allows monitoring the progress of all projects in real time and it also shows the gaps in the planned project. It has a very good performance, it does not take up many computer resources and all the information is stored in sync with the Office 365 service. It occasionally has crashing problems, but this is something that does not affect users as much.
Sasha Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Asana

  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • It is part of Office365 subscription. The look and feel is similar to other tools like excel. Helps in creating project plans, Gantt charts, work break down structures etc.
  • Helps in resource allocation and tracking the projects. There is an option to use it to capture timesheets too.
  • Helps project managers in producing weekly status reports and integrates well with other collaboration tools like Skype, sharepoint etc.
Shiva Krishna | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
Louis Schietekat | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10

Starting Price

$50 per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Project

General

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

Starting Price

$10 per user/per month

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.6
Based on 35 answers
  • 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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 22 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Asana

Asana 5.9
Based on 81 answers
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).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 70 answers
I’m giving MS Project an 8 because in general this is a solid scheduling program. It’s definitely designed with the professional in mind, and they have done well preparing the program to integrate with their other Microsoft products. The program is a workhorse so if you have serious scheduling needs then I would highly recommend MS Project.
Matthew Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Chantelle Chase | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

While many of the above tools are extremely well-versed, Microsoft Project's largest advantage comes from it being related to the largest business productivity company in the world. Project does have its sharing limitations - but regardless, offers one of the most robust tools in the market today. Microsoft Project is built with large-scale projects in mind but is more than up to the task for smaller projects as well. However, there are options available (especially cloud-based options) that may be more fitting for higher-level projects that do not require going into the weeds.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Asana

Asana 8.2
Based on 1 answer
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
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.
Kristi Porter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Project saved me, as the project manager, countless hours of digging through tickets and schedules to plan everything out. It also saved me time in adjusting the project triangle as needed, since it does so much automatically.
  • It is costly, and since it requires extensive training to master, it's not just the high licensing cost that you need to take into account.
  • The reporting features - even just printing out Gantt charts - makes it far easier to communicate with stakeholders. That means less time for PMs doing all of this manually, and it means less follow-up questions and delays moving forward.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

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