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Asana

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Overall, despite its drawbacks, Asana works really well for our team. I think this is an appropriate [tool] for a mid-sized digital marketing firm, like ourselves. A software development team is going to want something more robust, like JIRA. However, if you're just shopping for an easy-to-learn tool that will help you manage responsibilities without relying on email? Asana is perfect. Its flexibility also makes it a great fit for most work-flows in almost any industry. Asana is simple out-of-the-box, but it does have robust functionalities that will allow your team to ramp up if desired.
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Microsoft Project

Project is great for any team completing any type of initiative, whether large or small. Establishing a timeline and milestones prior to beginning work is key in holding your team responsible and accountable for what is to be delivered. Project is the best tool to accomplish that. Although Project is built for Waterfall projects, Agile projects work well too
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
7.3
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
8.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Project
8.5
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
8.3
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Microsoft Project
7.3
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project
6.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
5.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
7.5
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Microsoft Project
6.4
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Microsoft Project
6.7
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Project
6.9
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project
6.7
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Project
7.8

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Microsoft Project
7.0
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Project
7.9
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Project
6.5
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Microsoft Project
7.3
Invoicing
Asana
Microsoft Project
6.3

Pros

  • Report of tasks added to tasks completed to see how productive the team has been with a particular project.
  • Individual tasks so you can see how swamped/not others on the team are.
  • Adding a project/task to multiple projects is awesome. We have a general ALL marketing projects in one project and then separate them out in another (email, social media, etc.).
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  • Resource Management and Task/Demand Management planning, tracking and reporting.
  • Pivot Table and Business Intelligence Reporting with the enterprise or local data in the Project Schedule
  • Cost and Resource work forecasting for what if scenarios and active to planning workload tracking. This is done with a drag and drop Outlook/Calendar interface called the Team Planner View. The enterprise version allows us to quickly manage and track/forecast resource work across the entire company.
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Cons

  • This is not an improvement for Asana, but I wish there was a way to make team members held accountable when they do not actively participate on Asana and we do not know if they've accomplished their tasks or not if they have not logged in.
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  • Linking tasks together and the whole SS-1D or FS+4D is very confusing. It usually takes me a few tries to get it where I want. There is always information to help figure this out, just need to be willing to look and ask.
  • Sorting by date and task can be confusing. At least there's always the undo button.
  • I'm always learning something new that makes using project easier and more beneficial for me. I wish I was able to use or more.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I had a positive experience with it. It was easy to learn and my team really enjoyed collaborating it and assigning projects through this tool. If I could get all staff involved and provide incentives for all of us to use the tool, we would be probably 2x more efficient with our productivity. Everyone has their own tools to manage projects but we should stick to just one tool like Asana.
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Microsoft Project10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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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 Project9.0
Based on 2 answers
For basic schedule building, which is what I primarily use it for, is great and very easy. I don't really understand much else although I would like to learn because everything I do use it for is very easy to do and learn
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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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Microsoft Project5.0
Based on 3 answers
I've never used it so I don't know to say
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Implementation

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No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Project5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Alternatives Considered

Asana has its proper place in task management. There are better tools that provide similar functionality but the decision depends heavily on the actual requirements. If you own a small business or a start up, Asana is excellent. If you are an enterprise level organization, you'll want to map the requirements to the key features and functionality. Considering Asana is a free product with a paid model as you grow, it is an excellent offering to the project management community.
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All of these tools have their strengths but none, I found, was an all-in-one solution like MS Project. I did find that project resources enjoyed working with Smartsheet for its simplicity but as a project manager, I found that MS project an overall winner
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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

  • Based on stakeholder feedback, Asana has been an effective way to help them organize their business. It has become a critical tool for their task management and scaling their business processes across the team.
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  • The biggest ROI when investing in MS project is the adoption. The teams can quickly and efficiently build a working project plan that can ensure the success of the project. Its can be used to manage the resources, tasks, budget and overall schedule without much effort. There are other tools out there that i have used but none are as simple and effective, in my opinion.
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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