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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Score 8.1 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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TaskRay

TaskRay is a great solution for small to medium sized businesses running multiple projects at the same time. It is very cost effective and their development team is actively adding new functionality regularly. If you prefer working from a tiled Kanban board view, this is highly worth evaluating.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
TaskRay
8.8
Task Management
Asana
9.0
TaskRay
10.0
Resource Management
Asana
8.2
TaskRay
7.1
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
TaskRay
9.9
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
TaskRay
9.9
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.7
TaskRay
9.0
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.9
TaskRay
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
TaskRay
9.0
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
TaskRay
10.0
Document Management
Asana
6.8
TaskRay
3.0
Email integration
Asana
7.1
TaskRay
9.0
Mobile Access
Asana
8.0
TaskRay
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
TaskRay
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
TaskRay
9.0
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.2
TaskRay
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
TaskRay
8.5
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
TaskRay
9.0
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
TaskRay
8.5
Invoicing
Asana
TaskRay
8.0

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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  • Kanban Board View for moving tasks from stage to stage. Easy to see where work is. Each team has visibility as to what is coming down the pipeline.
  • Great time keeping capabilities with its integration with Salesforce. Know exactly where your staff is spending their time with each project, across all the various tasks being worked.
  • Quickly identify Blockers with shading tasks. Staff would identify these blockers with a quick check mark inside the task details and Project Management would know to step in to assist. Great feature when working through Sprints.
  • Easy to schedule repeatable tasks for each day or week. If you have recurring Sprint Meetings, you can setup the task to recreate itself after it has been closed during its next scheduled interval.
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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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  • During my use, I would at times get responsive issues in regards to tasks opening, editing task details, or moving from stage to stage. This didn't occur for quite some time until we started loading the system with extensive projects and hundreds of tasks to each project. While unfortunate to run into these performance issues, many applications run into similar issues when working many simultaneous tickets at the same time.
  • Customization to the task layouts is a bit cumbersome.
  • If you are running a lot of stages, 8 - 12, moving tasks from one side of the board to the other can take a little bit of work. At the time there were no quick close capabilities on the tasks to redirect the task to its final stage.
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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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TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
It's hands-down the best PM tool we have ever used. Nothing compares in ease of use and being easy to learn. It also looks great and makes sense immediately
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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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TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy Easy Easy to use
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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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TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had many support issues but when I have, they have been courteous helpful, and solved the issue
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Implementation

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic
TaskRay10.0
Based on 1 answer
Again, just like the app, the implementation was very easy.
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Alternatives Considered

We loved the fun design hacks (e.g., flying celebratory unicorns when you complete a task, Tab+B puts tabby cats on your screen temporarily; themed backgrounds). We're marketers–can you blame us?! But in all seriousness, we chose Asana over other similar products because of the detail that Asana could go into when tasking out subtasks to individuals with separate deadlines. Managers are also able to view the tasks that team members are working on to manage workload. It's also helped increase visibility of task details amongst team members to provide background on projects they might be looped into in the future.
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TaskRay is a simple solution to install and get moving with. Project creation, stage setup, and task creation are just a few great features that are simple to set up. Remedyforce & Service Manager are a more enterprise type application for more service desk type environments. JIRA is a highly used and close favorite with project management. At the end of the day, simplicity for setup and configuration as well as day to day usability went hands down to TaskRay over JIRA.
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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

  • Increased employee efficiency. It has increased communication between employees on work matter by 100%.
  • Decreased emails. We are now able to work efficienctly due to fewer emails and meetings. Emails has reduced by 200%.
  • Faster project cycle.
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  • It was highly effective in organizing projects and sprints.
  • Time cards were easy to manage.
  • TaskRay's integration with Salesforce is a huge win as well as you can leverage workflows, approval processes, and alert notifications.
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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.

TaskRay

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details