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Asana

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Score 8.4 out of 101

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Score 8.6 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

If you are working with a cross-functional team with multiple projects on the go regularly, Asana is a lifesaver. Everything can be shared in one place. Delegation is a breeze. Communication happens in real-time.If you and your employees all have unchanging duties daily, this probably isn't something you need in your organization. You could adapt it and use it as a "checklist software" but I wouldn't see much value in paying for it if you won't use it to manage projects.
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Smartsheet

I use Smartsheet to manage work load between colleagues and freelancers. It is a critical partner of our project management team. A few use cases include response forms with automated row population, alerts to row changes, cell history, formulas, budget/actual dollar spend reports, workload issues on teams, task progress and gantt chart timelines. The functionality potential with Smartsheet is endless! There is a learning curve - especially with reporting and dashboards. I could not do my job without Smartsheet!
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Smartsheet
8.3
Task Management
Asana
9.2
Smartsheet
8.6
Resource Management
Asana
7.6
Smartsheet
8.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Smartsheet
8.1
Scheduling
Asana
8.3
Smartsheet
8.3
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
Smartsheet
8.6
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Smartsheet
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Smartsheet
8.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Smartsheet
8.4
Document Management
Asana
7.4
Smartsheet
8.4
Email integration
Asana
7.6
Smartsheet
8.4
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
Smartsheet
8.1
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Smartsheet
8.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Smartsheet
7.9
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.9
Smartsheet
8.3

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.8
Smartsheet
8.0
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Smartsheet
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.2
Smartsheet
8.1
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Smartsheet
7.9
Invoicing
Asana
Smartsheet
7.7

Pros

Asana

  • The best tools of Asana are found once we start a project, since the calendar that is integrated into our mail is super easy to use and we use it as a small agenda.
  • The management of projects is incredible, the monitoring provided is one of the best in its category, since it facilitates group work.
  • The creation and assignment of tasks, notifications and that each person can enter to work no matter where it is since it has a good mobile and web interface.
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Smartsheet

  • Formulas. While not as robust as Excel, the formulas offered in Smartsheet are quite good.
  • Team collaboration. Multiple teammates can access and work on the same sheet at once.
  • Templates. The standard templates meet all my needs, and are a great guide for what Smartsheet is intended for and the problems it is best suited for solving.
  • Project management. It is great for creating, assigning, monitoring, and tracking tasks and projects.
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Cons

Asana

  • I wish it implemented easier with Outlook or Gmail. I would like for it to be easier to send tasks from email to Asana.
  • I think there's room for improvement in terms of how easy it is to make new Section Headers for tasks and lists.
  • I'd like for more aspects of the interface to be customizable.
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Smartsheet

  • Gantt Charts: While the functionality here is very good, sometimes there could be some better options with the automatic coloration of these charts. Additionally, exporting is a little limited.
  • Formulas: There are a lot of basic formula options but there could be more. Additionally, calculations across multiple sheets could also be improved.
  • Pivot tables: These are only available as an additional add-on app. I wish this functionality would be standard.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.8
Based on 33 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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Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 21 answers
It definitely meets our needs as far as organizing and archiving our tasks and files. As we train more staff to view it, I see opportunities for more improvement, which I am sure this program can handle. I look forward to seeing continued improvement from Smartsheet on their capabilities and functionality.
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Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 23 answers
Asana is very easy to use, you don't need to read any guide to understand how to use it. Works well on almost any device and navigator and the interface is friendly to everyone. Creating a task is easy, following them is also easy and the comments between people involved in the tasks are public, so anyone can follow the task if the employee assigned is not available at a specific moment.
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Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.6
Based on 13 answers
Smartsheet is very easy to learn. However, while I have been able to pick it easily, Microsoft Excel and Project super users that I have trained on Smartsheet get bogged down in the differences and can find it frustrating. Explaining the differences ahead of time and why Smartsheet is being chosen instead of a different software seems to counteract those reactions
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Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Smartsheet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support

Asana

Asana 8.1
Based on 35 answers
The major reason to rate 9 ton asana are:1. Customer support is very good and fast.2. The e - mail reply to the user is within 24 hours and to efficiently handle query each issue allocated with a unique id number. 3. The cost is under budget not so high, but provide a lot of advantages
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Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.4
Based on 26 answers
Smartsheet gives excellent performance with outstanding customer support. It has brought great revolution by helping us in accomplishing our work tasks within less time. Thus, in a nutshell it’s a quite good product with bundle of features for the collaborative work
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Implementation

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 6 answers
It's absolutely paramount to take a few minutes to actually play with the software. It's nearly impossible to do anything wrong or make a mistake which cannot be fixed easily. Under the help menu is Live Training option. After you familiarize yourself with the commands, watch the live training for some in depth understanding of how to make the software fit your needs perfectly.
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Alternatives Considered

Asana

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
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Smartsheet

Which software we use for project management is often determined by the team we interact with or the client's choices. I prefer Smartsheet for process management due to the ease of setting up alerts and attaching necessary documentation. It was also fairly easy to set up and learn.
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Scalability

Asana

Asana 8.2
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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Smartsheet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Asana

  • We went from disorganized to having our processes fully documented. This allows for projects to be duplicated and started faster, increasing my margins.
  • Less opportunity for missed tasks or confusion.
  • Progress checking always available and easy to use (for our clients)
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Smartsheet

  • Because we have the ability to enter in expenses and financial info in a real time manner, I am able to run reports more quickly to provide accurate numbers for ROI calculation. The C-Suite loves getting budget info on time!
  • From what I understand, choosing an enterprise level agreement saves the company money overall, rather than having a bunch of different departments, some using it, some not.
  • We are more GDPR compliant. That is important to our customers, so it is important to us.
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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*

* per user per month

Smartsheet

General

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

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