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358 Ratings

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7.7 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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Microsoft Project

Project is very well suited for large projects involving numerous personnel, equipment and materials,and expected to take many months or even years to completion. Also, it is useful when the stakeholders of the project are rather different in their capacity and require rather different types of reports (strictly financial reports, slippage in schedule and how the schedule can be brought back, etc.)On the other hand, a company specializing in projects that are relatively simple and only have a span of a few weeks or a couple of months would be better off adopting a simpler Project Management tool, one that costs less and has a much shorter learning curve.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
7.2
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Microsoft Project
8.4
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
Microsoft Project
8.2
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
5.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
7.6
Document Management
Asana
6.9
Microsoft Project
6.3
Email integration
Asana
7.3
Microsoft Project
6.5
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project
6.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Project
6.8
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project
6.5
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.1
Microsoft Project
7.7

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Microsoft Project
6.8
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Project
7.7
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.3
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Microsoft Project
7.1
Invoicing
Asana
Microsoft Project
6.2

Pros

  • Cross-team communication is always a challenge, but Asana helps make information transparent and accessible to all members of the team.
  • It's easy to share with individuals outside of the organization and still control the flow of information.
  • Being able to link in other design resources like InVision prototypes is a huge time saver.
  • Integrating with Slack makes much of our necessary communication automatic.
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  • Microsoft Project allows users to input a large and varied amount of detail pertinent to a specific project and then creates numerous varied out reports, as per the specific needs of a certain user working on that project.
  • Microsoft Project is very flexible in relation to the familiarity of a specific user with the Project. Someone with very little knowledge of Project can still input some data and receive some useful reports, without using the whole capability of the package.
  • Project allows a varied types of data to be inputted, such as definition of various subtasks related to the project, time information about the original estimates for tasks and the actual figures, monetary information about the cost of all items required to complete a project (such as rate per hour of specific participants working of a project, cost of equipment to be bought or rented, cost of materials required for project execution, etc).
  • A Project Manager very conversant with Project can get a very large number of reports, each one for a specific need.
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Cons

  • Nothing to note, really. We love it!
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  • The Project software package, while being very powerful, it also has a rather lengthy learning curve. A fresh Project Manager which didn't use Project before (due to being in a different role, or using until now a different project management tool) and put in charge of a project having as a requirement the utilization of Microsoft Project for a new project starting very soon, will have a hard time to assimilate all aspects of the package, if he wants to take advantage of Project's full capabilities.
  • While not being exaggerated, the cost of the software package is relatively high (around $650.00) This is maybe not a lot for a company needing one or two packages, but is relevant to a company needing to procure 20 packages.
  • I would like to see more specialty books pertinent to Project. 'Leaning Microsoft Project Step-by-Step' issued by Microsoft themselves and used by me when I started learning Project is a bit cumbersome, unlike other books in their series for Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana is adding more useful features and it makes the work of their entire team more organized and more efficient. It really helps us in achieving greater achievements as a team. It helps us to earn more revenue since we have more satisfied clients, simply because we are able to finish their project on time or even before the due date.
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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
I am very happy with the software and am definitely get use out of it.
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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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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's so easy to use and I'm able to make it look however I want it to. It allows me to communicate to my team on exactly what needs to be done and when.
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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 score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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Microsoft Project5.9
Based on 2 answers
Self-directed help is usually just frustrating. Help Desks don't seem to be knowledgeable enough to provide good answers. There doesn't appear to be a way to get immediate help without great expense.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana Board is really awesome and assigning tasks is ultra easy. I can manage multiple projects without headaches.
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I have not used HP PPM in some time, but found it to be much more useful in managing process flows and resources
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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 score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

  • I'm not sure how this impacts our ROI. We are able to manage our workload better and see the workload we have.
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  • Microsoft project has allowed us to better create estimates and proposals, while also helping track and manage the work in the same tool we developed our estimates with.
  • We use Project Server for all of our document management and integrate it with our accounting software and CRM system via workflows to update and synchronize information.
  • Our employees have found the integration with SharePoint, Visio and Office365 to be very straight forward and more of a powerful experience for a holistic solution to managing projects.
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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.

Microsoft Project

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