Asana vs. SmartSuite

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
SmartSuite
Score 5.1 out of 10
N/A
SmartSuite provides a collaborative Work Management platform that enables teams to plan, track and manage workflows - whether it be a project, an ongoing process or routine everyday tasks. SmartSuite helps coordinate people and work across all levels of an organization to ensure that team members have the information they need to accomplish the work that matters most. Team members can create a workflow, or choose from over 200 templates that can be tailored to their exact needs.
$10
per month per user
Pricing
AsanaSmartSuite
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaSmartSuite
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
AsanaSmartSuite
Considered Both Products
Asana

No answer on this topic

SmartSuite
Chose SmartSuite
It seemed to me it would be better to switch on SmartSuite as Asana didn’t have some features I looked for. SmartSuite is more detailed than Asana, and also a good point for Share view for clients.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaSmartSuite
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
SmartSuite
3.4
19 Ratings
75% below category average
Task Management9.1163 Ratings3.819 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings3.315 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings3.517 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings3.819 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings3.819 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings1.01 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings3.618 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings3.315 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings3.517 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings3.416 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
SmartSuite
2.6
16 Ratings
96% below category average
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings3.315 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings2.710 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings3.315 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings1.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaSmartSuite
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
3.8
(19 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
1.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
1.2
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
1.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaSmartSuite
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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SmartSuite
It is best suited to be a google alternative for a google drive due to its multiple functions. Can add action items, upload multiple types of files and assign people responsibilities and tasks. It combines resource platform abilities with project management functionality in order to unite all your needs in one area.
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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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SmartSuite
  • SmartSuite is a good collaboration tool
  • The capabilities of the platform are immense
  • The customization features allow users to set up the report type and view it exactly as they want
  • The choice of the fields to be used in the records and reports is really wide
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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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SmartSuite
  • A little better home screen, which is already in the works!
  • Better experience in the my work panel, which is also in the works already!
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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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SmartSuite
I have a great expereance
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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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SmartSuite
This is beta software without support. Nobody works at this company.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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SmartSuite
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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SmartSuite
They have a great tutorial and a lot of hits during the work process
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
SmartSuite
That's easy. Just try
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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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SmartSuite
For our team, SmartSuite contains all features that we need. Before we use Asana, Trello and tried to use Airtable. But all of these management systems did not satisfy us. Then we started using SmartSuite, got to know all the possibilities and decided to switch to it
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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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SmartSuite
No answers on this topic
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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SmartSuite
  • We have to spend less time on checking where the project is at
  • We can have less PM's in the business
  • Our clients are happier thus leading to more business
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

Screenshot of Product HomepageScreenshot of Team ConversationsScreenshot of Project CalendarsScreenshot of InboxScreenshot of List ProjectScreenshot of Portfolios

SmartSuite Screenshots

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