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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

I can not be happier. My team was using Basecamp but we outgrew it. We moved to Teamwork and clients stopped using it and so did my team. We were in Teamwork for just a month and decided we needed something better. We then found Asana and it has been a breeze since. My team was far happier and ready to use it and my clients started interacting with it again. It is simple to use, yet very powerful
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Skype for Business

It is a tool that adapts very well to meetings of a high professional level, being very effective for the transmission of information and the reduction of logistics expenses and the growth of the personnel. Skype adapts well as a tool of communication at a distance with the work teams, since it allows the reduction of the operative expenses and the execution times of the strategic instructions of the organization, guaranteeing the adequate use of the available time for the production of the company. It does not adapt very well for the organization of meetings at distances that merit communication with personnel located in communities of difficult access, which do not have an excellent connection to the internet, therefore the tool is more advisable for office activities but not field.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Skype for Business
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Skype for Business
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Skype for Business

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

Asana
Skype for Business
7.6
High quality audio
Asana
Skype for Business
7.9
High quality video
Asana
Skype for Business
7.8
Low bandwidth requirements
Asana
Skype for Business
6.7
Mobile support
Asana
Skype for Business
8.0

Screen Sharing

Asana
Skype for Business
8.4
Desktop sharing
Asana
Skype for Business
8.7
Whiteboards
Asana
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Meetings / Events

Asana
Skype for Business
8.0
Calendar integration
Asana
Skype for Business
8.6
Meeting initiation
Asana
Skype for Business
8.2
Integrates with social media
Asana
Skype for Business
6.9
Record meetings / events
Asana
Skype for Business
8.1
Slideshows
Asana
Skype for Business
8.1

Online Events Collaboration

Asana
Skype for Business
8.0
Live chat
Asana
Skype for Business
8.9
Audience polling
Asana
Skype for Business
7.6
Q&A
Asana
Skype for Business
7.4

Online Events Security

Asana
Skype for Business
8.3
User authentication
Asana
Skype for Business
8.5
Participant roles & permissions
Asana
Skype for Business
8.1
Confidential attendee list
Asana
Skype for Business
8.5

Pros

  • Fast: Unlike other PM platforms I've used, Asana is very fast. In fact, it's so fast that when you leave a comment on a task, anyone else looking at that task at the same time will actually see updates as you type. You can easily move tasks into different projects by dragging and dropping. There is no lag time between opening new projects and tasks. Everything seems to load instantaneously.
  • Intuitive: Asana doesn't have a steep learning curve. The default view is list-based. Your team will have no problem learning how to add new tasks, use the WYSIWYG editor, or assign tasks. Use familiar commands like "@" to tag a follower on a task.
  • Keyboard shortcuts: The keyboard shortcuts are incredibly helpful. Simply press enter to enter a new task, tab+backspace to delete, use familiar copy/paste and undo commands, and much more. PMs with a lot to juggle will appreciate the shortcuts.
  • My Tasks: The "my tasks" view provides a single, centralized location for you to see everything on your plate. Use section headings and drag and drop tasks to re-order. I use this to prioritize my week. It helps me focus on what's really important.
  • Searchability: The search in Asana is intuitive. Our task backlog dates back three years, and I can still almost always find what I'm looking for via a simple keyword search. Projects are archived, not deleted, so I always feel like my historical information is safe.
  • Flexibility: Projects can be set up as a waterfall/list view or as kanban. This product should work well for teams with different styles.
  • Integrations: Asana integrates with everything. There's a great Slack integration, but my favorite is the Instagantt integration. Using Instagantt in tandem with asana is a super easy way to create attractive digital project calendars.
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  • Weekly meetings with all the managers of all the offices to make decisions in the organization
  • The video is clear, just like the sound is perfect
  • They can perform work in real time
  • Write all together on the board in which you can annotate, delete, edit
  • We can make many presentations in power point
  • And there is also instant messaging which is ideal while others talk
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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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  • You must have a good internet connection so that the image looks good
  • If some of the members may have poor resolution in sound and videos which may cause the call to be cut and lose the thread of the meeting
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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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Skype for Business7.7
Based on 5 answers
I honestly feel that with most people using iPhone nowadays, it's easy to just call or use FaceTime if you need to be in touch with a client. Unless you need to have a conference call, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with a client otherwise besides using a somewhat inefficient program.
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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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Skype for Business10.0
Based on 4 answers
I find it very easy to use and easy to operate. It is definitely easy to get used to and from a user perspective is a solid product. I also find it to be very handy and useful for a small-mid-sized org like ours. It is easy to communicate effectively and get information quickly.
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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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Skype for Business7.3
Based on 1 answer
I have never heard any of the engineers or techs say that they have has any problems with skype for business in terms of support from the manufacturer. With that said I am going to say that there are not many issues and when there are, they are fixed rather quicky.
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Skype for Business8.2
Based on 1 answer
Skpe for business is utilized company wide in regards to my company. Everyone not only uses it, but uses it often. It is an effective way of communicating. It also integrates very nicely with outlook and all conversation history is pushed to a folder within the outlook system. We also have it so that if someone misses a message, they are sent an email reminder saying that there is a message that went unread.
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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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We had a similar situation, when the server was saturated, it was impossible to connect, but you could raise your hand to ask questions, it had polling and Q&A. You could also record the meetings, even when you connected through phone.
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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

  • The best tool I have used for project management
  • ROI hit in few months, Productivity alot increased
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  • Being able to save on gas for all team members is definitely saving my client money.
  • Team members are able to enter the call via whatever device they prefer. I've entered calls mobile while driving, or while in my office at home or elsewhere. It's perfect for a freelancer to jump in on calls.
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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
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Skype for Business

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