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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

If you are working with a cross-functional team with multiple projects on the go regularly, Asana is a lifesaver. Everything can be shared in one place. Delegation is a breeze. Communication happens in real-time.If you and your employees all have unchanging duties daily, this probably isn't something you need in your organization. You could adapt it and use it as a "checklist software" but I wouldn't see much value in paying for it if you won't use it to manage projects.
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Microsoft Project

For complicated projects and those that are mission critical for an organization, it provides the discipline to complete project management tasks. If a company is worried about scope creep or scope risk, MS Project will be an aide to track progress, add steps, report to senior leadership and get into the weeds while also providing a summary for senior folks.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
8.0
Task Management
Asana
9.3
Microsoft Project
8.8
Resource Management
Asana
7.5
Microsoft Project
8.5
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Project
8.9
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
Microsoft Project
8.9
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
Microsoft Project
7.9
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project
7.5
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
7.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
8.0
Document Management
Asana
7.4
Microsoft Project
7.7
Email integration
Asana
7.5
Microsoft Project
7.8
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Microsoft Project
7.3
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Project
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project
7.6
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.9
Microsoft Project
8.4

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
Microsoft Project
8.1
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Project
8.6
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project
8.0
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Microsoft Project
8.3
Invoicing
Asana
Microsoft Project
7.5

Pros

Asana

  • The best tools of Asana are found once we start a project, since the calendar that is integrated into our mail is super easy to use and we use it as a small agenda.
  • The management of projects is incredible, the monitoring provided is one of the best in its category, since it facilitates group work.
  • The creation and assignment of tasks, notifications and that each person can enter to work no matter where it is since it has a good mobile and web interface.
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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.
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Cons

Asana

  • I wish it implemented easier with Outlook or Gmail. I would like for it to be easier to send tasks from email to Asana.
  • I think there's room for improvement in terms of how easy it is to make new Section Headers for tasks and lists.
  • I'd like for more aspects of the interface to be customizable.
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Microsoft Project

  • Remote work can be challenging - as Project must be downloaded to a specific computer.
  • Upgrading to the top of the line version can feel like a requirement. There is a lot of functionality that is not available unless in the most expensive pay-tiers.
  • Microsoft Project can be extremely expensive on a per user basis. Other tools can be much more cost-effective - especially for more basic project management needs.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.8
Based on 33 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 Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 23 answers
Asana is very easy to use, you don't need to read any guide to understand how to use it. Works well on almost any device and navigator and the interface is friendly to everyone. Creating a task is easy, following them is also easy and the comments between people involved in the tasks are public, so anyone can follow the task if the employee assigned is not available at a specific moment.
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Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.2
Based on 5 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.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Asana

Asana 7.9
Based on 39 answers
The major reason to rate 9 ton asana are:1. Customer support is very good and fast.2. The e - mail reply to the user is within 24 hours and to efficiently handle query each issue allocated with a unique id number. 3. The cost is under budget not so high, but provide a lot of advantages
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Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 7.6
Based on 15 answers
I think this is the plus point with any Microsoft products; they have a great tech support team and have an open community to help you. They will keep checking on your complains if you have any. I remember one of our teammates has an issue with login in MacOS. There help center resolved it on the call. I find there support team very useful.
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Implementation

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 1 answer
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
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Alternatives Considered

Asana

There were a combination of factors that led us to decide on Asana, including ease of use and external system integrations, but primarily we could use it across geographically distributed offices successfully and incorporate a variety of end user work flows based on global geography, team constitution, and market focus
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Microsoft Project

Trello and Wrike are cheaper alternatives, but I do not consider them true project management software. They can certainly work to organize tasks, and they are collaborative, which is something MS Project lacks, but they lack the depth and, in my opinion, the actually necessary features of a project management tool. Trello doesn't even have a Gantt Chart natively, it requires an add-on.
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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
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Microsoft Project

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Asana

  • We went from disorganized to having our processes fully documented. This allows for projects to be duplicated and started faster, increasing my margins.
  • Less opportunity for missed tasks or confusion.
  • Progress checking always available and easy to use (for our clients)
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Microsoft Project

  • On the projects that I dealt with, Project had a positive impact on the overall business objective, allowing realistic estimates of the duration, personnel, equipment and materials extremely important for the preparations of responses to RFQs (Request for Quotations), ensuring that the company is not capturing a contract for work that the company is very well capable of performing, however, due to a bad quotation, is not going to realize any profit.
  • Once a contract is awarded, Project again had a positive impact, by allowing the construction of a correct WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), the personnel requirements, the identification of critical paths, the budget to be allocated and the creation of work orders (WOs) used by team members for weekly reporting of the hours expanded on the project , the purchase of equipment sufficiently in advance of the date when it will be needed and the identification of specific personnel required to be assigned to the project team, as per they specific skillset, and also when each member must start working on specific segments of the overall Work Breakdown Structure.
  • Once the project started, Project was invaluable in monitoring the actual progress of the project in comparison with the very initial schedule and its milestones, the identification of slippage and enhancing an early advance for the formulation of solutions required in order to pull the schedule back.
  • Project also was highly beneficial in creating practically automated financial reports of expenditures to date, such reports being of high on the priority list of higher up management.
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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*

* per user per month

Microsoft Project

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana
8.7
Microsoft Project
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Asana
9.8
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project

Support

Asana
7.9
Microsoft Project
7.6

Implementation

Asana
Microsoft Project
5.0

Scalability

Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project

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