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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 Visual Studio Team System

It has been a great tool when comes to code compilation. As a developer, it helps a lot for us to find issues in the code, as Microsoft Visual Studio Team System has the best debugging tools. We can also check the code line by line to find the exact line where the error is. Developers can also place their important code at their shelveset and can easily get it from there when they need to. As for integration, it helps us to compile large code and deploy the changes with a single GO.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Pros

  • Asana allows you to organize your task through a list or through boards.
  • Asana has a great user interface so it's easy for you to locate the projects and the pieces of tasks under each project.
  • Asana's "My Tasks" feature allows you to see all the tasks assigned to you and you can re-arrange them according to priority level.
  • Asana allows me to attach files to each task which allows us to see the progress of the project. It allows you to comment on the current files and the owner of the task can revise it then according to your instructions.
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  • VSTS has a wonderful integration with Team Foundation Source control and Git. This is good because these were two source control systems that we used.
  • VSTS can be scheduled to run its builds and test at various times of the day. This means it can in the middle of the night and be ready for the developers when they get in in the morning.
  • VSTS handles Microsoft builds very easily. Building a .Net application can be set up with almost no work. You just have to use the Visual Studio solution that was used by the developers to create the application.
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Cons

  • Little complex UX for beginners
  • Site is a little heavy to load
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  • VSTS is very Microsoft centric. If the application you want to build is not based on Microsoft items such as C#, or Visual Basic it is very difficult to use.
  • If you are using the latest version of VSTS then you will find a documentation problem. It can be very hard to find methods and help trying to get something running.
  • Passing data between VSTS build steps is not easy. It can be done, but it is not a normal thing that you would Microsoft would have put into their product.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 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 Visual Studio Team System10.0
Based on 2 answers
I don't think our organization will stray from using VSTS/TFS as we are now looking to upgrade to the 2012 version. Since our business is software development and we want to meet the requirements of CMMI to deliver consistent and high quality software, this SDLC management tool is here to stay. In addition, our company uses a lot of Microsoft products, such as Office 365, Asp.net, etc, and since VSTS/TFS has proved itself invaluable to our own processes and is within the Microsoft family of products, we will continue to use VSTS/TFS for a long, long time.
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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 Visual Studio Team System9.5
Based on 2 answers
Great system easy to use.
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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 score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Visual Studio Team System10.0
Based on 1 answer
I do not deal directly with support, the IT department does.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System10.0
Based on 1 answer
Was not part of the process.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana is a much more seamless process, much more intuitive, and better UI. My complaint with Basecamp is that it does not seem well organized - the interface is not as intuitive and in the past, it has overwhelmed my former teammates. To the point where they do not actively login to Basecamp at all
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The versatility of Visual Studio Team System then allows choosing it over the other options, having the possibility of having all the necessary tools to carry out a development project is definitely the reason why it is the mandatory option to choose. The other options are open source options so for emerging teams may seem to be the right ones. However, it is convenient to try the free version before making a choice.
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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 score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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  • VSTS has significantly reduced our build and release steps and time
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Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

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 Visual Studio Team System

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