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Score 8.4 out of 100

TOPdesk

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Likelihood to Recommend

Asana

Asana is great for organization across a team or across a project since its UI is much better and easier to use than more complicated project planning interfaces and project management software. It’s less well suited to manage projects across an organization since it doesn’t handle budgets or integrate with things like Microsoft project as well so it’s strength are more towards project vs portfolio management.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

If you work with the standard ITIL processes, TOPdesk meets everything.
If you want to configure and organize everything yourself, TOPdesk does not meet your wishes.
Easy to link to third party applications.
Linking TOPdesk environment of customers and / or suppliers (Collaboration Center).
See also my use case how we use TOPdesk.
Timo Snijders | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.9
TOPdesk
Task Management
Asana
9.1
TOPdesk
Resource Management
Asana
7.7
TOPdesk
Gantt Charts
Asana
8.2
TOPdesk
Scheduling
Asana
8.1
TOPdesk
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.9
TOPdesk
Team Collaboration
Asana
8.7
TOPdesk
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
TOPdesk
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
TOPdesk
Document Management
Asana
6.9
TOPdesk
Email integration
Asana
7.2
TOPdesk
Mobile Access
Asana
8.3
TOPdesk
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
TOPdesk
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
TOPdesk
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
6.6
TOPdesk

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.9
TOPdesk
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
TOPdesk
Integration with accounting software
Asana
8.3
TOPdesk

Incident and problem management

Asana
TOPdesk
8.0
Organize and prioritize service tickets
Asana
TOPdesk
8.6
Expert directory
Asana
TOPdesk
7.0
Service restoration
Asana
TOPdesk
7.9
Self-service tools
Asana
TOPdesk
8.6
Subscription-based notifications
Asana
TOPdesk
8.0
ITSM collaboration and documentation
Asana
TOPdesk
8.3
ITSM reports and dashboards
Asana
TOPdesk
7.3

ITSM asset management

Asana
TOPdesk
7.7
Configuration mangement
Asana
TOPdesk
7.6
Asset management dashboard
Asana
TOPdesk
7.0
Policy and contract enforcement
Asana
TOPdesk
8.4

Change management

Asana
TOPdesk
7.2
Change requests repository
Asana
TOPdesk
7.5
Change calendar
Asana
TOPdesk
6.9
Service-level management
Asana
TOPdesk
7.3

Pros

Asana

  • Task Management - Being able to assign resources and time lines to specific activities
  • Project Management - Being able to plan, execute and track project process using this tool
  • Customizability - Being able to customize a solution that meets your needs or activity.
Norman Hazlewood | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • They are making good progress in developing API's for communication with other apps which is becoming more and more important. Also the development of a collaboration platform for easy connecting to other/customer (TOPdesk) systems is a positive move.
  • In our company we will build a extensive API configuration to communicate with MS Dynamics and we already have several connections with customers that gives a better user experience.
  • The events and actions module gives extra power to the system to overcome some limitations or automate manual actions.
  • We use this option for a lot of different activities. One is for a notification when a certificate or application license is almost expired but there are a lot more applications for this function.
  • Technical support department performs nicely and in a professional way.
Rob Slinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Asana

  • I think there could be improved clarity around the different levels of Asana. For example, the resources available to paid accounts are not visible from the more basic accounts, so you're not aware that there are expanded options until you look in their knowledge base and see that they have additional features.
  • Exporting projects - you can export a project into a csv, but it isn't pretty. This can be challenging if you'd like to have an archived project folder for open records requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • Modeling more complicated workflows is difficult and could need the support of a consultant
  • Graphical output of Topdesk is very limited. Users mainly will rely on Excel as reporting tool, except for some basic graphs that are provided in your dashboard by Topdesk itself.
Bernd Fredriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Asana

Asana 9.5
Based on 35 answers
  • 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.
page V | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.1
Based on 34 answers
We only recently converted to the SAAS version of TOPdesk, for the simple reason that this version is more expensive than the old on-premise version that we had been using in the year before.The advantages of this SAAS version are clear though: no problems anymore with updates or servers that fail. I am convinced that we will stick with TOPdesk in years to come.
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Asana

Asana 9.0
Based on 24 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.6
Based on 22 answers
Sometimes I think some things are hard to find. I often do not know if I have to search in Settings or in Modules. In some cases the user has to do a lot of clicks for example to link a key to a user. Something could work a little smarter.
Rianne Willems | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Asana

Asana 8.4
Based on 4 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 9.0
Based on 6 answers
Like I said somewhere else in this review: the helpdesk of TOPdesk is top of the bill! In the Netherlands, that is. I can not plea for the helpdesks in other countries, but I guess the TOPdesk organization will make sure the quality of the helpdesk is the same in every country.
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.1
Based on 6 answers
Although being a SAAS solution, TOPdesk performs pretty fast. One can imagine that any SAAS solution is slow or has hiccups, but we have not experienced such with TOPdesk. Pages load quickly, logging in goes smoothly.We have made reports on premise in the past - that always took some time, as you might expect with such complex tasks. It seems that in the SAAS solution TOPdesk somehow has managed to make it even faster!
Mark Coutinho | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Asana

Asana 7.8
Based on 94 answers
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).
Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 8.9
Based on 132 answers
TOPdesk support is TOPnotch. The support engineers and setup people we encountered during our setup phase were knowledgeable and experienced with the design and setup of the optimum TOPdesk based on our requests, and were able to help us avoid snags that we would have otherwise encountered based on our unique setup. Requests since the initial setup period have been met with quick, easy to follow instructions to resolve the issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.3
Based on 1 answer
The training was short but effective. 1 day to train key users
Wil Kuijpers | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Simple training, Just to know the basics
Bart Wessels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Asana

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.6
Based on 12 answers
SAAS implementation on our end could not be done by TOPdesk due to the fact that they do not offer it. Ask directly from the beginning for support from a SAAS specialist.
Karl Schuele | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Asana

I like Nifty as this has time sheets, however we preferred the clean interface of Asana. Nifty was a bit overwhelming when we tried it. Their app on Android wasn't anywhere near as mature as Asana's app.Plutio is great and has many features, but we preferred the look of Asana.
John Crumpton | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

Speaking only to our specific implementation of Heat, which admittedly we did not put much effort into improving over time, we have noticed far better usability in every respect from hands-on ticket remediation all the way through to back-end system maintenance. Implementation was a significant exercise which required a great deal of planning and evaluation of our existing processes, but in spite of this “pain”, it was necessary to move from where we were to start down the path toward where we wanted to be.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Ronen Soreq | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

TOPdesk 7.8
Based on 6 answers
We have not yet much experience for scalability. There are some good features to make TOPdesk more scalable, for example the value mapping as part of action sequences.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Asana

  • Asana helps improve productivity in the workspace by ensuring all team members know what projects/tasks they need to get done and by when.
  • Asana helps team members stay focused on what needs to get done and allows cross collaboration between departments which greatly increases overall company productivity by not having to wait around for email responses.
  • Asana is a good tool for project management and is easy to use, making it accessible for the whole company to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TOPdesk

  • We have been able to provide a more streamlined experience for staff and students when raising issues
  • We have been able to replace 3 previous separate systems with TOPdesk and are looking to replace a 4th in the near future by using some of the TOPdesk features
  • We have had to use quite a bit of staff time to configure and support TOPdesk which was not expected. Ideally it requires someone with dedicated time to administer which we did not take into account when implementing
Ian Short | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Asana

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$10*

* per user per month

Asana Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium$13.491
Business$30.491
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

TOPdesk

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

TOPdesk Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
TOPdesk has a unique license model: - Modular: Select the modules you need and easily expand as your business grows - Saas or On premise - Unlimited number of assets. Successful asset management should not be dependent on the license of your product. - End users OR service agents based, whichever fits your situation best. If you are looking for flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the flexible end user license lets you add agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.

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