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Asana

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Slack

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Asana

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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 8.8 out of 101

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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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Slack

Slack is great for use on teams, where quick and casual communication is appropriate. It's easy and enjoyable to communicate with this venue. I could see it working amazingly for startups and smaller teams throughout all levels of the organization but I think for larger organizations with a more formal hierarchy, this tool might not get used across levels as much.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.7
Slack
7.2
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Slack
7.3
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Slack
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Slack
6.3
Scheduling
Asana
8.6
Slack
7.2
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.6
Slack
6.2
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Slack
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Slack
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Slack
Document Management
Asana
7.0
Slack
Email integration
Asana
7.1
Slack
Mobile Access
Asana
7.7
Slack
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Slack
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Slack
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.7
Slack
Search
Asana
Slack
7.7
Visual planning tools
Asana
Slack
7.0

Professional Services Automation

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

Communication

Asana
Slack
8.2
Chat
Asana
Slack
9.4
Notifications
Asana
Slack
8.7
Discussions
Asana
Slack
9.1
Surveys
Asana
Slack
7.5
Internal knowledgebase
Asana
Slack
8.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Asana
Slack
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Asana
Slack
7.8
Integrates with Outlook
Asana
Slack
7.2

File Sharing & Management

Asana
Slack
7.9
Versioning
Asana
Slack
7.2
Video files
Asana
Slack
7.8
Audio files
Asana
Slack
7.8
Document collaboration
Asana
Slack
7.3
Access control
Asana
Slack
8.4
Advanced security features
Asana
Slack
8.2
Integrates with Google Drive
Asana
Slack
8.2
Device sync
Asana
Slack
8.6

Pros

  • Cross-team communication is always a challenge, but Asana helps make information transparent and accessible to all members of the team.
  • It's easy to share with individuals outside of the organization and still control the flow of information.
  • Being able to link in other design resources like InVision prototypes is a huge time saver.
  • Integrating with Slack makes much of our necessary communication automatic.
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  • The interface is very easy to understand and intuitive.
  • The mobile app is just as good as the desktop app, which is rare for a communication software.
  • It allows you to easily share files/documents with one or multiple individuals.
  • It makes it easy to find older conversations when needed or relevant.
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Cons

  • Asana does a lot, so it can sometimes be hard to find the right place to be to find the tools you need.
  • Organization is only as good as you make it and just because a system makes sense to the person that creates it does not mean it will make sense to anyone else.
  • It can be challenging to find the information you need via search.
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  • A better search feature to find things across numerous channels more efficiently.
  • I do not know anything about the pricing, but it isn't free.
  • The only other con I can think of is that it doesn't have (I don't believe) a voice to text feature to be able to respond quicker while on the go.
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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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Slack9.5
Based on 6 answers
Slack sitll lacks in functionality. It's better than Skype for Business in many ways, but it is still another chat/message board app. It has limits in free version and paid versions. Also Windows app has errors that bother me, for example, I see number on one of my team's icons. It suggests that one of channels has unread messages; I check all channels - no unread messages, but that "1" still appears
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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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Slack9.4
Based on 7 answers
The system does seem to hang quite a bit, completely unrelated to my internet connection, which can get a little annoying when you are in the middle of a conversation and cannot respond and the conversation moves on without you or creates a lull in the discussion that gets everyone off topic.
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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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Slack9.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

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
Kirk Brote profile photo
Slack is definitely the marketplace leader for chat / digital communication. Overall Slack has done a very good job of making communication and collaboration easy and non-disruptive. The biggest feature that sets Slack apart from the other tools is the clean interface and automated Slack Bots. We evaluated HipChat as an alternative due to Slack's much higher per user price tag, but found the interface to be less refined and missed the Slack Bots.
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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

  • Asana helped unify our software design and development teams, reducing churn and re-work, and saving money.
  • Asana ensured we had clear design requirements mapped to business goals and product requirements.
  • It helped with our overall communication.
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  • Reduction in amount of emails received by around 75%
  • Combined all communication services (3-4 unique) into just 1 (Slack)
  • Huge increase in inter-organizational transparency across departments
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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.

Slack

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