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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana functions particularly well in scenarios with well-established teams with well-established processes and a mature SDLC. The reason is that Asana can be configured to do many, many different things, and be used in many, many different ways, and with that power comes a lot of responsibility to figure out your process before you try and automate it. It's software, not magic.
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MindMeister

This software has played a roll in many different cases for me in a few different companies. In my company, I use it for education:
In Language Classes:
  • arrange vocabulary words by general categories
  • trace new verb stems back to their original roots
In History Classes:
  • link historical events visually
  • create a living timeline
In Math Classes:
  • display solutions to problems in a colorful way
  • emphasize how formulas are used in a problem set
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
MindMeister
6.7
Task Management
Asana
9.1
MindMeister
7.1
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
MindMeister
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
MindMeister
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
MindMeister
3.8
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
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
6.8
MindMeister
Email integration
Asana
7.4
MindMeister
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
MindMeister
6.5
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
MindMeister
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
MindMeister
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
MindMeister
Search
Asana
MindMeister
6.7
Visual planning tools
Asana
MindMeister
9.2

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Asana
MindMeister
6.4
Chat
Asana
MindMeister
8.7
Notifications
Asana
MindMeister
7.4
Discussions
Asana
MindMeister
3.0
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
MindMeister
5.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Asana
MindMeister
8.0

File Sharing & Management

Asana
MindMeister
8.0
Versioning
Asana
MindMeister
8.2
Video files
Asana
MindMeister
6.3
Document collaboration
Asana
MindMeister
8.7
Access control
Asana
MindMeister
7.9
Advanced security features
Asana
MindMeister
7.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Asana
MindMeister
9.0
Device sync
Asana
MindMeister
8.5

Pros

  • Simplicity of user interface without neglecting functionality
  • Timeline and calendar views are extremely useful
  • Templates for repeatable projects
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  • Quick capture of meeting minutes and actions.
  • Quick means of capturing ideas and the thought process in meetings and workshops.
  • Quick means of capturing and mapping processes as they are talked through in meetings.
  • Being cloud and browser based, teams and clients do not need to install any special software, and it's easy to share and collaborate on files.
  • Having a very simple and intuitive interface means non technical users are not phased by it
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Cons

  • Emails: Asana can lead to inbox-overload. By default, you are subscribed to updates on any task that you create or follow. Updates include someone marking a task complete, leaving a comment on a task, or adding a file to a task. This means that if your coworker adds a file, makes a comment, then assigns the task back to you, then marks the task complete, you're looking at 4 emails in 10 seconds. You can always unsubscribe from emails or write rules to categorize them in your inbox, but the default setting will leave you inundated.
  • Assigning responsibility to multiple team members: It is possible to assign a task to multiple members of your team, but I don't like the way asana handles this. Rather than assigning the one task to multiple people, asana creates DUPLICATES of the original task. This can be frustrating because it creates redundancy.
  • Dependencies: Assigning dependencies is a new feature for asana. While it's great that this is now possible, it's pretty clear that it's not a focus for the software. The dependencies don't show up clearly in the list view, though they are obvious within the task view.
  • Overwhelming: This is probably more of a governance issue for my team specifically, but our Asana has gotten overwhelming. I count the flexibility of Asana as a pro, but it does come with risk. The lack of rules and controls leads to a "wild west" situation where anyone can organize tasks, projects, templates, etc. anyway they want. We have some team members organizing all their tasks by team function, others organizing tasks by project, others using entirely separate Asana workspaces, etc.
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  • Mindmeister could have more templates.
  • Limits functionality by requiring purchase for some features
  • May cause confusion to non-visual learners
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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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Usability

Asana6.0
Based on 5 answers
This is the best task management App for teams I have used
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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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Alternatives Considered

We had used Mavenlink in other departments but for the Design, Product Development and R&D teams, Asana made much more sense and we have not regretted the switch for them. The organization is key when forming ideas and doing a bunch of research, it is difficult to keep all of these things organized. This was our main goal when we chose Asana, we had heard good things and wanted those benefits for our team.
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I really like the Mindmeister interface. Clean, beautiful and organized. One of the factors that made me choose Mindmeiter was the direct integration with MeisterTask. It is absolutely amazing to delegate tasks to your team directly through the mind map.
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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

  • Increased employee efficiency. It has increased communication between employees on work matter by 100%.
  • Decreased emails. We are now able to work efficienctly due to fewer emails and meetings. Emails has reduced by 200%.
  • Faster project cycle.
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  • Mindmeister helped me to more efficiently manage my projects, making me have greater control of each step, directly impacting ROI positively.
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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
Asana Editions & Modules
Asana
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
MindMeister
Edition
Personal
$61
Pro
$101
Business
$151
1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
MindMeister offers discounts for educational users and non-profits, as well as mass discounts.