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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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MindMeister

MindMeister is ideally suited for building mind maps, site maps, or similar types of data maps in the cloud without needing to install extra software. I find that it isn't quite as ideal for other types of diagrams (ERDs, flowcharts, etc) as some other tools, though it definitely can handle those things as well.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
MindMeister
8.2
Task Management
Asana
9.2
MindMeister
8.1
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
MindMeister
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
MindMeister
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
MindMeister
8.1
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
MindMeister
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
MindMeister
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
MindMeister
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
MindMeister
Document Management
Asana
7.4
MindMeister
Email integration
Asana
7.6
MindMeister
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
MindMeister
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
MindMeister
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
MindMeister
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.9
MindMeister
Search
Asana
MindMeister
7.5
Visual planning tools
Asana
MindMeister
9.4

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
MindMeister
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
MindMeister
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
MindMeister

Communication

Asana
MindMeister
6.9
Chat
Asana
MindMeister
9.0
Notifications
Asana
MindMeister
8.7
Discussions
Asana
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Asana
MindMeister
8.6

File Sharing & Management

Asana
MindMeister
8.3
Versioning
Asana
MindMeister
8.5
Video files
Asana
MindMeister
7.4
Document collaboration
Asana
MindMeister
9.0
Access control
Asana
MindMeister
8.4
Advanced security features
Asana
MindMeister
7.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Asana
MindMeister
8.7
Device sync
Asana
MindMeister
8.6

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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MindMeister

  • The UI is well laid out and easy to use. The workflow makes perfect sense and makes creating tasks a breeze.
  • The collaboration features make brainstorming not only easy but fun! Everyone enjoys using the tool, which was not the case with other collaboration software we used.
  • I love being able to get all of my thoughts and ideas on the screen to see them and then be able to connect them in a logical way.
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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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MindMeister

  • I wish collaborators could add comments without having to be given editor privileges. A "Reviewer" role would be helpful.
  • I would like to be able to toggle note visibility on and off. If there is a way to do it now, I haven't found it. As it is, I have to hover or use the sidebar to see notes.
  • Two or three times I have seen my nodes spontaneously reverse order in a big map (over their recommended limit). Even so, they are working on tracking the issue down.
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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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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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MindMeister

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Asana

Asana 8.1
Based on 35 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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MindMeister

MindMeister 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Never had an issue with customer support, though we never really needed anything major as far as technical help. I do not believe they offer 24 hour customer support but we don't need it as MindMeister is not the type of tool we need need 24 hour a day support for. Overall, very happy with the level of support.
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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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MindMeister

I have also used LucidChart and Google Draw to create mind maps and concept maps in the past. I think that MindMeister is by far the cleanest and most user friendly of the three. Google Draw does not have anywhere near the same functionality. LucidChart tends to be clunky and the options to create your map are not always clear and intuitive.
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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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MindMeister

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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MindMeister

  • The most positive result of using MindMeister is a visualization of each step in work and connections between different nodes(ideas, steps).
  • This greatly simplifies the work, especially collaborative work, since it is easier to show it once than to explain things many times.
  • Negative impact: lack of offline desktop version.
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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

Asana Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

MindMeister

General

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

MindMeister Editions & Modules

Edition
Personal4.991
Pro8.251
Business12.491
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers 6-monthly and yearly subscriptions. Discounts for educational users and non-profit organizations are also available.

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