Asana vs. Microsoft Teams

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Microsoft Teams
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Teams combines video conferencing software with team collaboration tools. The communications platform allows MS Office users to conduct conference calls and share files via SharePoint, and join or initiate a group chat.
$5
per month
Pricing
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Free
$0.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Basic
$5.00
per user/per month
Microsoft 365 Business Standard
$12.50
per user/per month
Office 365 E3
$20.00
per user/per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsDiscounts are available for non profit organizations.
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
Microsoft Teams is great for collaboration, communication, and chatting, but does not have near the amount of features Asana does for task management. We use teams to communicate and Asana to track tasks and projects.
Chose Asana
Asana is the best for task management, it’s easy to use and streamlined for team members to use with minimal intervention. It’s a lot nicer to use compared to similar products like Projectplace although there is some difference in features. It has much better features in terms …
Chose Asana
We have a lot of different software available and different teams are using different products. I think Asana is comparable to many of the other software that we use. It was slightly less intuitive than I would have expected, but it did help keep everyone updated on the project …
Chose Asana
Asana provides a mix of features between notion and Jira. Unlike Notion, it helps ease up the collaboration on vast projects and between multiple teams. Jira proved to be a little expensive with similar set of features if not more and which is why we thought of going with Asana.
Chose Asana
Asana is amazing for a remote team, that we are currently as its accessible seamlessly to all our team member no matter where they are in the world. Its very easy to onboard new members to this platform as its very intuitive and easy for new people to get a hang of it. It has …
Chose Asana
Asana does well at the assignment of tasks and task management, but it is not a resource planning tool. Other tools do better at resource planning and some principles of agile/scrum. It is simple and easy to use within the mobile application and on desktop, but it doesn't have …
Chose Asana
I have been using Smartsheet for a similar project management usage with a customer of ours. Asana is way better than Smartsheet with a much better user interface and experience.
Microsoft Teams
Chose Microsoft Teams
I liked Slack just as much as Microsoft Teams. We opted to stay with Teams because we were already using Microsoft Office and I think this integrates better with Office.
Chose Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is a clear winner for robustness and for integration. It has the entire Office 365 toolkit in its corner and for an enterprise level solution, it doesn't have many peers, at least at that level of comprehensiveness. There are some peers that might compete well …
Chose Microsoft Teams
Microsoft Teams is definitely a strong contender to Slack. For small organizations with small teams, Slack has a clear advantage in term of setup and ease of use. However, for large organizations with dedicated and specialized IT Administrators the task of setting up Microsoft …
Chose Microsoft Teams
Teams really lacks a lot of basic integrations, bots, the ability to close out/archive unused channels/groups, etc., in comparison to Slack, but it's a pretty good solution for a more established organization. While I personally still prefer Slack over Teams, I've also grown to …
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
Microsoft Teams
7.1
182 Ratings
10% below category average
Task Management9.1163 Ratings7.4137 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings6.270 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings7.8153 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings6.695 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings7.9174 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.3160 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings6.5111 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
Microsoft Teams
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.7
191 Ratings
4% below category average
Chat00 Ratings8.8190 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.0189 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings8.4177 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings7.2104 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.0117 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings6.947 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings6.143 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.8156 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Microsoft Teams
7.3
177 Ratings
11% below category average
Versioning00 Ratings7.0122 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings7.4150 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings7.5152 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.1164 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings7.5148 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings6.9110 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings6.153 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings8.0124 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
8.0
(269 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
5.5
(9 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
7.0
(52 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
8.3
(113 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
6.9
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaMicrosoft Teams
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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Microsoft
Positive: The virtual workspace created for a work team within the same company, for the resemblance of information and communications in one place.Negative: The access for members of a non-profit organization who have external emails from the host but need the same access as an internal person since their volunteer work is part of the very core of the federation.
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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Microsoft
  • Virtual meetings - ease of set up and execution
  • File sharing! We build channels for projects, and being able to invite only project members is huge!
  • Peer-to-peer communications - being able to "ping" one of my colleagues, either text, video or call-only, on-demand, is what runs our business.
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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Microsoft
  • The feature of notifications in the mobile application could be improved. Sometimes notifications of different teams are not visible and are only visible when the application is opened.
  • It uses lots of computational resources while running and thus, slows down the system sometimes.
  • It allows a few channels per team. The number of channels could be increased for better productivity.
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Likelihood to Renew
Asana
  • 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.
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Microsoft
Microsoft Teams is included with our Office 365 subscription and we have no intention of migrating off of Office 365 and Microsoft products. Since Microsoft Teams is included for free with our Office 365 subscription, and since we enjoy all the features, benefits, and functionality, there is no question that our team will continue to use the product
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Usability
Asana
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.
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Microsoft
User experience has been much better than the previous Skype for Business app. It has an easy-to-use interface with persistent chats. The search feature is very fast and useful. MS Teams has mostly focused on Collaboration and team building features which are very useful for organizational communications. Since Teams is accessible from multiple platforms like Laptop, Desktop, Mobile phones, etc it has been very convenient from a Mobility perspective.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Microsoft
Rare, but outages do happen
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Sometimes about once a week I get a message that says "Sorry, there seems to be something wrong". But it goes away in a few minutes.
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Support Rating
Asana
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).
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Microsoft
Using Microsoft Teams has resulted in much faster business communications with both co-workers and consultants. There has been little need for support with this software as the interface is very intuitive and the product is overall very well designed. We did encounter an issue with the built-in phone service, however, this was quickly resolved by the support team.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I find everything I need for my day-to-day work.
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Alternatives Considered
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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Microsoft
Our company and IT department previously used Skype for our communication needs. Skype was not dependable in my opinion, because it seems each time I used it during a call and/or a meeting, I and several other team members would get disconnected more than once. This caused a great interruption of our meeting, caused team members to have to ask others to repeat themselves and caused a general lack of interest in employee attendance during meetings.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Honestly, this tool is worth every penny. Yes, it's not free and you pay for the quality of services and the license. But the ROI and the benefits are all there. Also, the renewal, negotiation, and contract terms are all very well explained by our Microsoft account manager, and she's a charm.
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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Microsoft
It does not appear to have a limit to how many teams and employees we can have using it
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Professional Services
Asana
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
I used Skype for Business to take calls, hold conferences, and provide remote assistance to users. Microsoft Teams, on the other hand, is superior to Skype for Business in my opinion. My job entails a lot of screen sharing.
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Return on Investment
Asana
  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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Microsoft
  • I'm not sure I can point to a specific ROI, but it has improved our ability to communicate and work more effectively together.
  • It's also nice to have records of every interaction, photo, and document that has been shared. Less chance of something completely disappearing.
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ScreenShots

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