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Microsoft Project

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana has helped us stay on track from briefing with marketing partners to planning with media partners then continuing the process of kicking off creative, working through creative and finalizing approvals to then finish and send to the activation team. It's a one stop shop for our project needs. Much like with any tool, getting users to adopt it and update can be a challenge but Asana makes it easy to assign tasks to keep folks in line.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
7.9
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Microsoft Project
8.3
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
Microsoft Project
8.3
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.1
Microsoft Project
9.0
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
Microsoft Project
8.8
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
Microsoft Project
7.4
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
Microsoft Project
7.3
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
7.1
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project
8.0
Document Management
Asana
6.9
Microsoft Project
7.7
Email integration
Asana
7.1
Microsoft Project
7.5
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project
7.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Project
7.9
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Project
8.2

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
Microsoft Project
7.7
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Project
8.1
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project
7.5
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Microsoft Project
7.6
Invoicing
Asana
Microsoft Project
7.4

Pros

Asana

  • Task Management - Being able to assign resources and time lines to specific activities
  • Project Management - Being able to plan, execute and track project process using this tool
  • Customizability - Being able to customize a solution that meets your needs or activity.
Norman Hazlewood | 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

  • I think there could be improved clarity around the different levels of Asana. For example, the resources available to paid accounts are not visible from the more basic accounts, so you're not aware that there are expanded options until you look in their knowledge base and see that they have additional features.
  • Exporting projects - you can export a project into a csv, but it isn't pretty. This can be challenging if you'd like to have an archived project folder for open records requests.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.5
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 24 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 7.8
Based on 94 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 8.3
Based on 43 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

We selected ASANA based on the feature set, and ease of rollout. monday.com had very good workflow automation but we found that ASANA was quicker and easier for staff to build a task eco-system that worked for them.
Zoho Projects was a very strong contender but was much more expensive and so ASANA was the more effective choice across the board.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

[Microsoft Project] is simple and less complex as compared to Primavera P6. As a user of both powerful planning tools (Primavera p6 and MS project) I can definitely recommend to go for [Microsoft Project] for a new user. It helps connect you well with planning skills you would have as a fresher.
Hunain Ahmed | 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

  • Asana helps improve productivity in the workspace by ensuring all team members know what projects/tasks they need to get done and by when.
  • Asana helps team members stay focused on what needs to get done and allows cross collaboration between departments which greatly increases overall company productivity by not having to wait around for email responses.
  • Asana is a good tool for project management and is easy to use, making it accessible for the whole company to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Project

  • Integration and user-interface familiarity allow for more time doing work and less time searching for tutorials.
  • Extremely detailed scheduling tool that enables project managers to perform extremely well.
  • Works extremely well when cross-collaborating between companies as this is the industry standard.
Joshua Melder | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Asana

General

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

* per user 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

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Asana
9.5
Microsoft Project
10.0

Usability

Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project
8.0

Reliability and Availability

Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project

Support Rating

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project
8.3

Implementation Rating

Asana
Microsoft Project
5.0

Scalability

Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project

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