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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Asana

I can not be happier. My team was using Basecamp but we outgrew it. We moved to Teamwork and clients stopped using it and so did my team. We were in Teamwork for just a month and decided we needed something better. We then found Asana and it has been a breeze since. My team was far happier and ready to use it and my clients started interacting with it again. It is simple to use, yet very powerful
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Microsoft Project Server

Microsoft Project Server has proved to be well suited when managing simple projects without a ton of interdependencies and resourcing needs. It works well with managing forecast and baseline dates. The software is less appropriate when the scheduling needs are more complex. Although it does allow for collaboration amongst scheduling, budgeting, resourcing and risk analysis, it is probably not the best tool when those needs are complex.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project Server
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Microsoft Project Server
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project Server
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Project Server
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project Server
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Project Server
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
Microsoft Project Server
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project Server
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Project Server
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Microsoft Project Server
Email integration
Asana
7.2
Microsoft Project Server
Mobile Access
Asana
8.2
Microsoft Project Server
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Project Server
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Project Server
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.3
Microsoft Project Server

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Microsoft Project Server
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Project Server
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Project Server

Pros

  • Simplicity of user interface without neglecting functionality
  • Timeline and calendar views are extremely useful
  • Templates for repeatable projects
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  • User-friendly in managing simple schedules
  • Allows for scheduling, resourcing and budgeting collaboration
  • Good tool for someone with no scheduling experience
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Cons

  • Nothing to note, really. We love it!
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  • Resource loading and leveling extremely complicated within the tool
  • Software makes incorrect assumptions and changes without user knowledge
  • Inconsistencies within the tool make it hard to predict & troubleshoot
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I just can't see us getting it off of Asana any time soon, despite the many headaches it has caused us. We have too much data in there, too much time & training invested into it, too much at stake to move. If we were just starting out today, fresh, I don't know for certain that I would absolutely go the same direction, but I *think* I still would. I just haven't seen anything better yet. Maybe if Podio's support staff hadn't treated me like a worthless nuisance to them, I might feel differently, but the fact is that their task management is simply inferior to Asana's. That can't be denied, and in fact Podio said it themselves: "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized. Tasks in Podio can be used for quick to-do's for you and your team members." In our operation, however, prompt task completion is a big deal; one task can't be completed until another one is done first, and closing the gaps between those tasks is critical in meeting deadlines and servicing our customers. Asana gets us there, the others don't.
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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 Project Server10.0
Based on 1 answer
We don't have to worry about maintenance, upgrades, or compatibility issues. All the capabilities we need are there, and are easily customizable.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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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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Implementation

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Microsoft Project Server10.0
Based on 1 answer
Per Microsoft, Project Online provides more value long-term by reducing infrastructure cost and increase feature release cycle time
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Alternatives Considered

Basecamp is a great tool but looks a bit juvenile next to Asana. Basecamp treated us very well but Asana is a perfect fit for us now. It's easy to use and clients use it, which is a big win. Teamwork was extremely complex and cluttered. Something that made is really hard for my team and clients to embrace. We were with Teamwork for one month, then we moved to Asana!
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One of the key advantages of Microsoft Project Server (MSPS) is its ecosystem. It gels very well with SharePoint, Office, Office 365. The support from Microsoft is also a key driver and they are very experienced and many ways to resolve issues. Also, Microsoft has bridged the gap of cloud offering from other competitors by providing Project Online. It is an offering through Office 365 which is very lean and low maintenance.
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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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Return on Investment

  • 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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  • Better project management and schedule tracking which in turn improved employee's efficiency.
  • Licensing aspect is complex. Issues with onboarding new users to system from licensing perspective.
  • Positively, financial review process can be tailor-made which may not require further customization of the tool.
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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 Server

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