Asana vs. Projector PSA

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.5 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
Projector PSA
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Projector's cloud-based Professional Services Automation (PSA) software helps project-based services organizations track time and expenses, invoice clients, schedule resources, and manage projects. Its three modules span a more comprehensive set of uses than typical project management software. The Accounting module helps the user track time and expenses and manage invoices and billing. Also it syncs with the company's accounting systems as a sub-ledger. The Resource Scheduling module matches…
$15
per user
Pricing
AsanaProjector PSA
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Team Edition
$15
per user
Professional Edition
$25
per user
Enterprise Edition
$30
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaProjector PSA
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AsanaProjector PSA
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.9
161 Ratings
Projector PSA
7.4
11 Ratings
Task Management9.0161 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Resource Management7.5135 Ratings9.510 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.847 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Scheduling8.1147 Ratings8.511 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.0116 Ratings9.07 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.7160 Ratings7.57 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings5.82 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings5.23 Ratings
Document Management7.4136 Ratings8.57 Ratings
Email integration7.4129 Ratings7.65 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4133 Ratings3.77 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings9.511 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings5.23 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.164 Ratings8.19 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.9
38 Ratings
Projector PSA
7.9
3 Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.337 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings7.02 Ratings
User Ratings
AsanaProjector PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(191 ratings)
7.0
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(4 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(81 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaProjector PSA
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
My experience in Asana is more than two years, and I really enjoyed the experience and working with my teams, as Asana provides effective communication between us and spread the fun, enthusiasm, and achievement in work faster, as I used conversations to inform the team what I want, follow up, comment on the tasks and inform them that the work is finished.
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Projector PSA
We think Projector PSA is a great tool to track and manage people in a professional service environment like management consulting. This system is easy to set up, easy to understand and should easily suit the needs of smaller and medium sized firms. It may be less appropriate for firms that rely very heavily on project management through another system (like MS Project) or firms that rely very heavily on a sales pipeline tracking system. While still very much possible to use, you would (I believe) have to do some re-keying between systems
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Pros
Asana
  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
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Projector PSA
  • Projector is a very well designed tool for project management. It has allowed us to eliminate a number of auxiliary tools for project timelines and WBS for the vast majority of our projects.
  • Time and expense entry is intuitive and quick for our staff.
  • Our forecasting and resource management capability has improved greatly with Projector and allows us to grow our team efficiently with minimal additional administrative burden.
  • Reporting is extremely robust. It does require some time to really get a handle on the full functionality of the reporting tool, but once you do, you can get almost any kind of report you want out of the system!
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Cons
Asana
  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
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Projector PSA
  • Release management process needs to be improved. Currently no facility is provided to test the impact of new releases in a sand-box. This introduces business risk if there are interfaces into Projector PSA as part of it's use in the business.
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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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Projector PSA
We have been using this tool for a year now and find our use of it continually evolves and broadens. We are also very excited about the overhaul that's under way and feel many of the improvements being put in place will help make us that much more effective and efficient. The Projector team is also very responsive and collaborative in terms of user feedback and improvement suggestions, which helps us know they will work hard to help us get what we need out of the tool.
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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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Projector PSA
Desktop interface feels complex to new users.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Projector PSA
In 5 years of use we have never experienced an unscheduled outage.
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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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Projector PSA
No answers on this topic
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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Projector PSA
We did pursue Quick Arrow another tool that was similar. We found that be in inflexible in use. Projector allows a lot of flexibility in setup. Our organization has very specific business processes and we were able to set up Projector to work with those processes. Several other systems we tried were not as flexible in allowing set up to our needs.
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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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Projector PSA
No answers on this topic
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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Projector PSA
  • Even in the small time that I stayed to see Projector PSA reporting I saw ROI projections become more realistic. There was real data to analyze that proved we were spending way too much and charging way too less on some projects.
  • Although employees were not used at entering their hours, this single reporting improved operations management and validated employees concerns that more people were needed to manage workload
  • Project proposals were more realistic because they were driven by real data.
  • Decision making overall for the department became more efficient and effective
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