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Asana

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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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Sprout Social

If you have a small social media team and need a way to quickly and easily monitor your owned social media channels, track conversations on your posts and engage with your fans or followers, Sprout works well. It also is an easy way for users to create high-level reports for higher-ups.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Sprout Social
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Sprout Social
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Sprout Social
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Sprout Social
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Sprout Social
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Sprout Social
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Sprout Social
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Sprout Social
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Sprout Social
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Sprout Social
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Sprout Social
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Sprout Social
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Sprout Social
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Sprout Social
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Sprout Social

Professional Services Automation

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

Listening/monitoring

Asana
Sprout Social
6.8
Boolean keyword searches
Asana
Sprout Social
7.5
Filtering out noise/spam
Asana
Sprout Social
7.2
Sentiment analysis
Asana
Sprout Social
5.5
Broad channel coverage
Asana
Sprout Social
6.9

Publishing

Asana
Sprout Social
8.0
Content planning and scheduling
Asana
Sprout Social
8.3
Audience targeting
Asana
Sprout Social
7.9
Content optimization
Asana
Sprout Social
7.6
Workflow management
Asana
Sprout Social
8.2

Engagement

Asana
Sprout Social
7.3
Automated routing and prioritization
Asana
Sprout Social
6.3
Customer interaction histories
Asana
Sprout Social
8.5
Bulk actions
Asana
Sprout Social
7.1

Marketing

Asana
Sprout Social
7.0
Lead generation
Asana
Sprout Social
6.6
Content marketing
Asana
Sprout Social
8.0
Paid media management
Asana
Sprout Social
6.2
Campaigns and promotions
Asana
Sprout Social
7.2

Channel coverage/integration

Asana
Sprout Social
7.9
Twitter
Asana
Sprout Social
9.1
Facebook
Asana
Sprout Social
8.4
LinkedIn
Asana
Sprout Social
7.4
Google+
Asana
Sprout Social
7.1
Instagram
Asana
Sprout Social
7.5
Pinterest
Asana
Sprout Social
8.0
YouTube
Asana
Sprout Social
8.0

Reporting/analytics

Asana
Sprout Social
8.2
Campaign success analytics
Asana
Sprout Social
8.0
Real-time tracking
Asana
Sprout Social
8.9
Competitor analysis
Asana
Sprout Social
7.7

Account management

Asana
Sprout Social
7.8
Role-based user permissions & privileges
Asana
Sprout Social
8.9
Mobile access
Asana
Sprout Social
6.7

Pros

  • Simplicity of user interface without neglecting functionality
  • Timeline and calendar views are extremely useful
  • Templates for repeatable projects
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  • SproutSocial allows you to see the entire month when you look at what's scheduled. You are able to see exactly what days already have content. This makes it easier to program and allows you to make sure you don't double-program.
  • The 'Reports' page is easy to read. Some analytics tools can be overwhelming or very confusing. SproutSocial makes it easy to see the analytics for each outlet that your organization controls. It's also easy to export all the data - this is especially helpful when printing off analytics for clients.
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Cons

  • Nothing to note, really. We love it!
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  • You shouldn't have to pay $20 more a month just to get Google Analytics integration when you can get Google Analytics for free.
  • Metrics can be skewed if your organization is required to be 8-5, Monday-Friday – especially in the response time. Should be a way to adjust for operational hours.
  • LinkedIn only grabs my personal account and not our City page, so while it works with LinkedIn, it isn't very helpful for the organization.
  • Would like to see more for Google+ data.
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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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Sprout Social6.2
Based on 61 answers
For clear, general-audience-friendly metrics and team monitoring of your social media communications, this is the best aggregate product that I have seen and used for the cost. I liked it so much after the introductory trial that I decided to use this product and pay for the subscription out of my own pocket as a personal investment for my organization. So, while the Standard $40/month doesn't have everything, the items that are missing, I can get for free – just not in the same suite. For example, Google Analytics are free, just not integrated in Sprout Social; and the optimum timing add-on can be done at a much lower cost using tweriod and buffer. When renewal comes around, the choice will be purely around my budget.
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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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Sprout Social8.0
Based on 16 answers
The design and interface is simple and clean. Everything is labeled clearly and just makes sense.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Sprout Social7.7
Based on 8 answers
I have never seen it in maintenance or downtime mode — I am always able to access this product.
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Performance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sprout Social8.0
Based on 7 answers
It is quick to post, however you have to refresh the page every time you add a new scheduled item.
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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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Sprout Social9.2
Based on 12 answers
The customer service team is the second reason why we are semi-loyal to this platform. The customer service process is painless, effective and flawless in my experience.
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Online Training

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sprout Social7.3
Based on 3 answers
The trainers are very resourceful and are able to deliver the knowledge to all trainees. The simpleness of using Sprout Social, despite its amazing technical capabilities, is by itself a big encouragement boost
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
Sprout Social8.9
Based on 10 answers
Extremely easy to set up in-house.
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Alternatives Considered

Basecamp is a great tool but looks a bit juvenile next to Asana. Basecamp treated us very well but Asana is a perfect fit for us now. It's easy to use and clients use it, which is a big win. Teamwork was extremely complex and cluttered. Something that made is really hard for my team and clients to embrace. We were with Teamwork for one month, then we moved to Asana!
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We needed something more thorough than the free products we had tested (Hootsuite and TweetDeck), but the more robust products (Falcon) were out of our budget. Sprout hit the sweet spot of having everything we needed at the time for the right price.
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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

  • 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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  • My Sprout Social inbox is never closed, so when I hear a notification I check it immediately. Working in higher education, I'm managing multiple top-level accounts for the university, and Sprout makes it possible for all of that information to come to one place and helps me to quickly respond to people as soon as I receive notification!
  • Sprout Social definitely contributes to my efficiency. Being able to manage, schedule and respond all from one place instead of logging into multiple social accounts is extremely helpful and saves time.
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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.

Sprout Social

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