Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 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
Slack
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Slack is a group messaging or team collaboration app that aims to simplify communication for businesses. Features include open discussions, private groups, and direct messaging, as well as deep contextual search and message archiving, and file sharing. Slack integrates with a number of other tools, such as MailChimp, Dropbox, and Google Drive. Slack was acquired by Salesforce in December 2020. The product is free to use, and also has paid plans with more features and greater controls. The…
$0
per month per user
Pricing
AsanaSlack
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Free
$0
Pro
$7.25*
per month per user
Business+
$12.50*
per month per user
Enterprise
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaSlack
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details*Per active user, per month, when paying once a year. Pro is $8.75 USD per active user when paying month to month. Business+ is $15.00 USD per active user when paying month to month.
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Community Pulse
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Asana
Chose Asana
I'd choose Asana as a solution in case I need to deal with project management and working with other people. In case I need to also have private conversations with anyone involved in a project, I'd prefer Slack. And in case I'd like just a task management tool without too …
Chose Asana
We have a lot of different software available and different teams are using different products. I think Asana is comparable to many of the other software that we use. It was slightly less intuitive than I would have expected, but it did help keep everyone updated on the project …
Chose Asana
Asana is a top-tier project management software that helps us organize and track projects from start to finish. It allows us to apply tasks/to-dos to multiple projects without duplication, divide complex projects into smaller tasks, and track project progress. It also helps us …
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I believe that Asana is more professional than Trello. I used Trello a long time ago, but it looked more suitable for a student project rather than for a professional team or business environment. I believe it has great features to help companies in different stages and of …
Chose Asana
  1. Asana is cross-platformed and is easy and quickly reachable via a web browser.
  2. It has permissions, filters, reports, tags, comments, etc. All these features allow tracking day-by-day activities of the team as well as weekly/ monthly milestones and reporting.
  3. It is quick, …
Chose Asana
I have used many tools for project management but Asana is the tool that has fulfilled my all requirements and given me satisfying and reliable services at a good price. I easily manage all projects and track them in advanced ways. [I] highly suggest [this] tool, I assure you …
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I have been using Smartsheet for a similar project management usage with a customer of ours. Asana is way better than Smartsheet with a much better user interface and experience.
Chose Asana
We are evaluating Forecast as another project management option. The benefit of Asana is that is it usable on mobile whereas Forecast is not. Asana is also more affordable, making it easy to add teammates and clients. Since Asana does not manage resources/time allocation like …
Chose Asana
Basecamp is more for individual work tasks and it fails to provide an overall bigger picture of how the project is going as a whole. I like Asana much better because it gives visual cues to let you know whether you're going to hit a deadline or if there are bottlenecks in the …
Chose Asana
1. JIRA is more focused on technical developers. Hard for those non-technical users.
2. Wrike was good for project management assignment but lousy for communication after task assignment.
3. Trello was good for brain-storming a project but lousy for tasks assignment and …
Chose Asana
Asana is fast, better user experience. Easy to manage between the projects and the team.
Chose Asana
Personally, I didn't have a say in this as I had not started at the company when the team decided on Asana. That said, I have used monday.com, and we also have JIRA, which is used by our dev team, and us occasionally if we need to. JIRA has too many bells and whistles and is …
Chose Asana
We tried Trello, Wunderlist, and Producteev, but at the time, none of them had the feature set that Asana offers. The main requirement we had was the ability to create projects and subtasks with individual due dates and assignments. Asana was the only one that allowed us to …
Chose Asana
Asana has a task list, Trello doesn't. Asana has different views, Trello only has one. The Asana mobile app is amazingly easy to use. Trello can be confusing for some people. Trello is free for unlimited users, Asana requires payment for more users and integrations. Trello also …
Chose Asana
Asana is so much better than Wrike. Wrike has a lot more customizability, but it's too much. Asana keeps things very simple and can include a litany of integrations to help me get the most out of my needs. Wrike, from what I remember, also uses more resources from my computer. …
Chose Asana
Asana shines as a project management tool. It far exceeds other comparable programs as it has and is constantly adding new features for its free and premium users. The program is consistently adapting to market needs, keeping it viable as a project tool that can be utilized by …
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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 …
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We “beta” tested several softwares across our company. Asana was a great fit for our small corporate team. But when we rolled it out company wide, it didn’t stick. We eventually ended up using Airtable - which has worked out well for us.
Chose Asana
Asana and Monday are similar in that they are both task tracking softwares however I feel that Asana is a bit too simple for our team as opposed to Monday. Asana is great for a small to medium sized team, we are looking for a software that we can use across multiple departments …
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Other users were not well aware of the alternatives and were good to have a better UI with Asana compared to the card like structure of Trello.
Chose Asana
Record retention is greater with Asana.
Chose Asana
Honestly, the two listed are a bit different and are used for a lot of different reasons, but Asana has a very streamlined focus on project management, where as Dropbox and Google Dropbox has a lot of different uses that could include project management.
Slack
Chose Slack
slack is free, and has paid plans if you scale up to a bunch of users.

It's more a communication platform then a checklist platform (Trello, Asana, etc)
Chose Slack
Slack combines all features of Basecamp and Asana but also offers private messages and integration with other platforms. However, Basecamp has the most simple interface out of the three, while Slack is very complex. For simple task management, Basecamp would be enough as a tool.
Chose Slack
Slack is mostly chat-based more so than workflow-focused. Wrike and Asana are both much more workflow focused, so it's hard to compare them to Slack. Slack is great to get people to collaborate and discuss things or keep them updated in what is going on. However, if your issues …
Chose Slack
Slack helps me with integration with the above selected and I get notified with updates from them. Better UI for chat compared to Asana and Google Workspace. Closed environment due to workspace.
Chose Slack
The level of complexity for Power users is unparalleled in Asana. The only advantage Google Chat has is its linkage with Gmail, another indispensable tool.
Google's meetings are better and connectivity-related issues are fewer.
Microsoft Teams too is similar to Google Chat is …
Chose Slack
For internal/team communications, Slack is by far the best app I've worked with. The channel system is very simple yet very intuitive. As a result, the app is extremely easy to get familiar with and use daily, even for members of our team who are not very tech-savvy. Slack is …
Chose Slack
- MS teams Vs Slack - Slack athread View is incredible - API integration helps with our product - Multiple Domains Login is seemless - Google Chat Vs Slack - google is too messy. Great for chatting and productivity as individual tools. But as integrated productivity …
Chose Slack
Slack is great for communicating with our remote team across the country. It keeps our teams connected when working on multiple projects and initiatives. Slack has more connectivity options than Google Meet, making it a valuable tool. Since we use other products, integration is …
Chose Slack
This product is much more user-friendly than Teams. I feel that it has many more useful features. My team uses this product daily and we have been very happy with the results.
Chose Slack
Slack is very good compared to many other tools and I feel that it is much better and user-friendly than other platforms that I have used. slack is good with communicating and a majority of our projects come out with great success and very few options for room for improvement
Chose Slack
Slack is way more organized than WhatsApp and for sure a best solution for companies looking for a platform that they can rely to never lose sensitive information.
Chose Slack
Slack was so simple to start using--super easy integrations with Jira, Sharepoint/OneDrive, and our PM tools--that it was a no-brainer. The video was glitchy, especially for any users who had iffy upload speeds (which isn't Slack's fault entirely, but they did not have as many …
Chose Slack
Slack and Microsoft Teams offered me very similar characteristics, both offered me a wide communication with which I could have a consistent interaction with my entire work team, they also offered me the possibility of making video calls with my coworkers, however, the reason …
Chose Slack
Slack has more features and provides higher quality of calls. Also media can be shared easily and be managed apart from messages. For software developers, Slack provides more features than other products, like sharing code snippets, files, and scripts. Slack also has the …
Chose Slack
Microsoft Teams comes with an office 365 subscription, but we chose to pay for corporate Slack anyway. Teams does not integrate with nearly as many third party tools, and the integration process with the ones that do work is long and cumbersome. Teams is also an ENORMOUS …
Chose Slack
It is much easier to use slack for internal communication than it is to use any other emailing platform (gmail or outlook). You get direct notification and the interface is made for intuitive fast communication, it is really a chat service with easy access to group chats, …
Chose Slack
Much more customization and ability to organize by topic rather than just by project.
Chose Slack
We switched to slack because of the pragmatic, simple, and elegant approach they used when building the app. It's clear that they built their app and pricing structure with practical utility in mind. Other tools we've used have either been riddled with useless features, had …
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Features
AsanaSlack
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.4
164 Ratings
12% above category average
Slack
7.9
405 Ratings
0% above category average
Task Management9.2164 Ratings7.8255 Ratings
Resource Management8.2138 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.949 Ratings7.061 Ratings
Scheduling8.6149 Ratings7.9210 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.9119 Ratings7.9230 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.2163 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.9139 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration8.3131 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.7136 Ratings9.2392 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.966 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings8.2390 Ratings
Visual planning tools00 Ratings7.3150 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.0
40 Ratings
5% below category average
Slack
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Slack
8.6
415 Ratings
7% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.7415 Ratings
Notifications00 Ratings8.9411 Ratings
Discussions00 Ratings9.2402 Ratings
Surveys00 Ratings8.1250 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase00 Ratings7.7251 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting00 Ratings8.6111 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts00 Ratings8.5184 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook00 Ratings8.4122 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
Slack
8.4
389 Ratings
4% above category average
Versioning00 Ratings8.0187 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.6345 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.6340 Ratings
Document collaboration00 Ratings8.1271 Ratings
Access control00 Ratings8.2253 Ratings
Advanced security features00 Ratings8.2215 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive00 Ratings8.8213 Ratings
Device sync00 Ratings9.2276 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaSlack
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(194 ratings)
9.3
(415 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.4
(20 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
9.9
(29 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
1.0
(65 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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Salesforce
I would definitely recommend Slack to everyone who needs a messaging platform for work. The thing that I most appreciate on Slack is the possibility of talking to my coworkers without using my personal number or personal apps. This way, I can separate what is work and what is not. Slack even has the option to mute notifications after work hours. I'm able to keep track of every project and discuss them in an easy and fast way. Another great thing is that you can keep and check the history of channels and groups, this way the discussions are never lost when someone joins the project in the middle of it or someone leaves, the history is always there. The only thing that bothers me in the platform is the system of threads, where you can easily lose the messages cause they look kind of hidden. If you have multiple subjects with someone and the person only responds in threads, it's very common to lose their messages.
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Pros
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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Salesforce
  • Organize threads of project content - WAY easier than having multiple emails
  • Provide the ability for others to observe communication on projects or topics that they aren't directly involved in
  • Create a space to share universal business announcements
  • Create spaces for topics that are fun
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Cons
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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Salesforce
  • While threads exist to keep conversations organized, managing and finding threads within channels can be cumbersome. Enhancements in thread management and search capabilities could be beneficial.
  • Slack has a limit on the size of files that can be directly uploaded. Increasing this limit or providing smoother integration with external file-sharing services could be beneficial.
  • Managing guest access can be cumbersome, and simplifying the process for inviting and controlling guest users would be beneficial.
  • Slack primarily operates within individual workspaces, making it challenging to collaborate across different workspaces. Enhancing features for inter-workspace communication could improve collaboration for organizations with multiple Slack instances.
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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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Salesforce
As useful as Slack has become within our company, I feel fairly confident we will continue to use Slack as a communication tool. They continue to improve their software and add value to its use within our office. Customer service delivers, which is an absolute must. Looking forward to how they improve.
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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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Salesforce
As long as you use the basic chat features and nothing more, it really is super easy to understand and use. Once you want to take advantage of some of the more advanced features and capabilities, that's when things get complicated. Anyone who has use SMS or a chat program before will be able to figure out the basics though, so rolling this out should be relatively straightforward and not required exhaustive training. Teaching chat etiquette is something else though.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Salesforce
No answers on this topic
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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Salesforce
I've never had to contact support for Slack which is a great testament to its ease and use. Adding people outside of the organization takes a little getting used to, but ultimately allows for greater collaboration between FTE and contractors. There is no clear alternative to this software, so it's the best we can do for now.
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
Salesforce
It always helps if you communicate to everyone in the organization how important it is to drop whatever other chat tools they are using and jump quickly to Slack. They will all fall in love with it.
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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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Salesforce
Microsoft Teams got very confusing for me with all of the tabs and different things to learn how to use it. I felt that Slack has a much cleaner look and makes it easy for anyone to learn how to use. I also like how it integrates seamlessly into our Google/mac workspace!
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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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Salesforce
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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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Salesforce
  • Allowing our team to communicate, especially in a remote-first environment is invaluable
  • Sharing sensitive information securely is a great feature so we don't have to rely on other software
  • Direct communication with our clients through Slack Connect helps us reach a larger audience and therefore increases our opportunity for revenue
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