Asana vs. Slate, by Technolutions

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.5 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
Slate, by Technolutions
Score 7.6 out of 10
N/A
Slate is a platform for admissions and enrollment management, student success, and alumni/advancement, from Technolutions in New Haven. Designed and developed exclusively for higher education, Slate by Technolutions supports the student and donor lifecycle, and provides a unified interface to CRM, outreach and communications, travel management, online applications, online reading, student success and retention, and alumni and donor engagement.N/A
Pricing
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
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Community Pulse
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Considered Both Products
Asana

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Slate, by Technolutions
Chose Slate, by Technolutions
I would never select Slate for advancement, nor would I work for an organization that has moved to it.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
7.9
161 Ratings
Slate, by Technolutions
-
Ratings
Task Management9.0161 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.5135 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.847 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.1147 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.0116 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.7160 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management7.4136 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.4129 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4133 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.164 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.9
38 Ratings
Slate, by Technolutions
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.337 Ratings00 Ratings
User Ratings
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Likelihood to Recommend
8.1
(191 ratings)
7.1
(9 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
4.2
(3 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.2
(81 ratings)
2.2
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaSlate, by Technolutions
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
My experience in Asana is more than two years, and I really enjoyed the experience and working with my teams, as Asana provides effective communication between us and spread the fun, enthusiasm, and achievement in work faster, as I used conversations to inform the team what I want, follow up, comment on the tasks and inform them that the work is finished.
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Technolutions Inc.
I would recommend Slate, by Technolutions for any higher education institution, big or small. Though there is a higher cost associated with Slate than most other options, it's well worth the price. The level of detail that you're able to gather, maintain, and query on within your student data is far beyond anything I've experienced with other systems. These insights help you pinpoint areas for action and improvement so that you can pivot when necessary, helping you reach your enrollment goals quicker and more efficiently.
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Pros
Asana
  • Easy to use by any user (good UX and no installation needed)
  • Easy to create a simple project, add tasks and sub tasks.
  • Different display options, according to the project/tasks type
  • Works great using a web browser, you don't have to install the application
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  • Managing contacts.
  • Smart communications (drip email campaigns).
  • Real-time data management.
  • End-to-end control of product (or instance of).
  • Allows for easy to implement segmentation via smart rules and queries (data sets).
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Cons
Asana
  • Some users might find the user interface a bit dull and un inspired
  • We found the way to use multiple workspaces a bit confusing
  • It takes quite a bit of planning to build a well organized workspace in order not to have way too many projects and tasks all over the place
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Technolutions Inc.
  • Development/Advancement
  • Donor information
  • Institutional constituents (corporations, foundations)
  • Relationship
  • Donations/money
  • Events
  • Customer service
  • Donor history
  • Emails and communications
  • Pledges
  • Recurring gifts
  • Fundraising reports
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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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Technolutions Inc.
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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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Technolutions Inc.
It's incredibly usable and easy to figure out. It's modern and does exactly what we need for it to do
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Technolutions Inc.
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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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Technolutions Inc.
While I do wish they had actual representatives that we able to come to you for trainings for implementation and new users, I understand that a big draw is the money that is saved by instead investing in knowledgebase, which is it's online tutorials for different functions of Slate.
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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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Technolutions Inc.
We had been on Recruitment Plus- it has been sunsetted, so we were forced to move. I also looked at Fire Engine Red. Slate seemed far and away the most robust CRM/Admissions solution.
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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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Technolutions Inc.
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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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Technolutions Inc.
  • We aren't really a business, per se, but a nonprofit university. However, Slate[, by Technolutions] does allow us to easily sort applications into categories for different departments to review. And it provides a clear trail of who is looking at various documents when--and how long it takes to process them.
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