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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 8.9 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is very suitable for creating milestones for app development, web development, marketing projects, lead generation projects, project fulfillment and tracking the progress all the goals and targets of the team. It less appropriate for tracking sales, storing customer details, software development (JIRA is more appropriate for this). I will highly recommend Asana to start-ups as well as corporate teams to organize their workflows very well.
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Slack

I think it is extremely adaptable for all sorts of use cases. Pretty much every organization should have some program like Slack or Slack itself. I've used some other similar tools that weren't as easy to use as Slack. Some can be a little too specific in it's intended audience (which I'm sure it's great for) but for a general communication tool this is about as good as it gets.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Slack
7.1
Task Management
Asana
9.0
Slack
7.3
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
Slack
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Slack
5.9
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Slack
7.1
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
Slack
6.2
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
Slack
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Slack
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Slack
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Slack
Email integration
Asana
7.1
Slack
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Slack
8.8
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Slack
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Slack
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.2
Slack
Search
Asana
Slack
7.7
Visual planning tools
Asana
Slack
6.9

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
7.7
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
8.3
Device sync
Asana
Slack
8.7

Pros

  • Multiple users can access the program at once without stepping on each other's toes or having to wait until someone is out a project to add something. It is definitely a group friendly program.
  • We like how visually pleasing it is. It is not at all intimidating to first-time users as it is very user-friendly. You can quickly find what you need and become comfortable with its features and functions.
  • I personally like being able to assign different tasks to different employees and be able to receive feedback and progress directly from that assigned person as well as view it myself.
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  • Keeps project conversations localized and easy to find. The channels are able to be search so you can find older things that were said before you joined the channel or something you need to refresh yourself on.
  • Has some voice calling too so that if you're not able to explain your message well enough through the text, you can call the person directly from Slack on your computer or mobile app. Great for remote workers to feel like they are still connected.
  • Has some fun features like bots for birthday reminders, emoji's and gif images to share.
  • The app works great, allowing you to jump between different Slack teams very easily and notice when there are notifications that you haven't seen access teams and channels.
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Cons

  • Little complex UX for beginners
  • Site is a little heavy to load
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  • Would be nice if the channels could have some sort of group voice chat I think.
  • Also you can link videos in the chat and have them play in the app (unless we are doing something wrong)
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
I just can't see us getting it off of Asana any time soon, despite the many headaches it has caused us. We have too much data in there, too much time & training invested into it, too much at stake to move. If we were just starting out today, fresh, I don't know for certain that I would absolutely go the same direction, but I *think* I still would. I just haven't seen anything better yet. Maybe if Podio's support staff hadn't treated me like a worthless nuisance to them, I might feel differently, but the fact is that their task management is simply inferior to Asana's. That can't be denied, and in fact Podio said it themselves: "Tasks are a simple function. They cannot be customized. Tasks in Podio can be used for quick to-do's for you and your team members." In our operation, however, prompt task completion is a big deal; one task can't be completed until another one is done first, and closing the gaps between those tasks is critical in meeting deadlines and servicing our customers. Asana gets us there, the others don't.
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Slack9.5
Based on 6 answers
Great tool for collaborating on a project or communicating about a specific issue through a designated channel
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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
Slack's usability is simple and intuitive for the most part. Conversations are easy to start or join, chatting is simple but featured, and sharing files can be done fairly easy as well. Slack also integrates fairly easily with common industry tools like JIRA. The mobile app does not allow users to easily switch between organizations though.
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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

Asana Board is really awesome and assigning tasks is ultra easy. I can manage multiple projects without headaches.
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Overall I think it has the best collection of features in an easy to use interface that feels familiar to most people. I believe it is the only one that allows you to be a part of multiple teams and toggle between that with a simple click, which is great for our organization.
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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

  • I'm not sure how this impacts our ROI. We are able to manage our workload better and see the workload we have.
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  • One of the metrics we have watched over the years is our average resolution time. Prior to two years ago when collaboration was accomplished via email, phone calls, or visiting offices within the department, our average resolution time was around 72hrs. Over the past year we have reduced that to around 48hrs.
  • While not quantifiable, the reduction in email noise has allowed our technicians to prioritize more effectively, and provide important information to colleagues in a timely manner. We know that these factors have improved overall service.
  • Prior to our use of Slack we typically had weekly staff meeting that ran 2-3 hours in length. Today we meet bi-monthly, or even once a month since Slack allows us to post updates on projects, and note outages/emergency issues that have appeared.
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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