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
TOPdesk
Score 8.5 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
TOPdesk is the flagship highly-modular cloud-based or installed ITSM service desk and asset management solution from the Dutch company of the same name, for enterprise companies.N/A
Pricing
AsanaTOPdesk
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaTOPdesk
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthOptional
Additional DetailsThe TOPdesk license model: - Modular: Organizations purchase only the modules needed - Saas or On premise - Supports unlimited number of assets. - End users OR service agents based. For flexibility in the number of agents for e.g. extra busy times of the year, the end user license allows adding agents without any restrictions, no day passes needed.
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Community Pulse
AsanaTOPdesk
Considered Both Products
Asana
TOPdesk
Chose TOPdesk
Our TopDesk users like it better than the Cerebrus ticketing system that we were previously. It has more options for routing tickets and is easier to organize.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AsanaTOPdesk
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
7% above category average
TOPdesk
-
Ratings
Task Management9.2163 Ratings00 Ratings
Resource Management7.7137 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management8.5138 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
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Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
TOPdesk
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
Incident and problem management
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Asana
-
Ratings
TOPdesk
8.0
176 Ratings
2% below category average
Organize and prioritize service tickets00 Ratings8.2176 Ratings
Expert directory00 Ratings7.5120 Ratings
Service restoration00 Ratings8.2117 Ratings
Self-service tools00 Ratings8.3162 Ratings
Subscription-based notifications00 Ratings8.0120 Ratings
ITSM collaboration and documentation00 Ratings8.0135 Ratings
ITSM reports and dashboards00 Ratings7.6143 Ratings
ITSM asset management
Comparison of ITSM asset management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
TOPdesk
7.9
146 Ratings
4% below category average
Configuration mangement00 Ratings8.3136 Ratings
Asset management dashboard00 Ratings7.9124 Ratings
Policy and contract enforcement00 Ratings7.494 Ratings
Change management
Comparison of Change management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
-
Ratings
TOPdesk
7.8
141 Ratings
7% below category average
Change requests repository00 Ratings7.8135 Ratings
Change calendar00 Ratings7.7107 Ratings
Service-level management00 Ratings7.8116 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(193 ratings)
8.5
(176 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
8.8
(89 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
9.6
(26 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
8.9
(151 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(14 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(8 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(15 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
9.1
(9 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaTOPdesk
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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TOPdesk
I think TOPdesk is best fitted in small to medium businesses, if there is someone capable of programming the rule sets. Those can be hard to create properly or maintain over time. The knowledge base and Self Service Portal can provide users with some insights and help, even if the SysAdmin is unavailable at that time. I don't think it is suitable for larger companies, because I personally think it will get quite messy then.
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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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TOPdesk
  • TOPdesk provides a clean and modern interface for all of its modules. Many of the modules have a similar look and feel, which makes it easy for users to utilize each one.
  • Its workflow system allows administrators and developers to define what needs to occur when certain events happen. This can ensure that processes happen in the correct sequence.
  • TOPdesk includes a vast API system to allow for external systems to integrate with it, and for TOPdesk to communicate with external systems.
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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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TOPdesk
  • The requirement to fill out certain fields before a ticket can be closed can be cumbersome. This could be a requirement for some organizations though.
  • The field mappings from Azure AD to user data could be a little more precise. Some of the fields just don't translate.
  • When setting up the system to intake emails as trouble tickets, it can be tricky when people reply after a ticket is closed. It will create multiple tickets from this.
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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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TOPdesk
As the project manager for the system, I find it to be intuitive and helpful to keeping our technicians in the field and working rather than running back all the time for paper copies of work orders. I think once we have a solid year under our belt there are things that we can work to expand on. The technicians like it because they can look back at old work orders to see what we did in certain locations to make repairs. All the notes are contained on the system rather than relying on someone else to put them in and dig them back out. The system benefits the technicians when they use it to their advantage. We are also finding reduced calls to the office asking about work order statuses. The customers are getting real-time updates on their requests.
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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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TOPdesk
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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TOPdesk
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.
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Performance
Asana
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
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!
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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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TOPdesk
TOPdesk is easy to use and affordable with all the major features required for any organization to smoothly manage its services. We were not quite sure at the beginning if we should go with the TOPdesk for IT service management but we started getting used to it in just a few months. Now, after using it for 3 years, it has been a backbone tool of our organization. The customer support provided by TOPdesk is fast and reliable.
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In-Person Training
Asana
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
We had Topdesk in-house here training staff for almost a month (2-3 hour meetings 3x a week.) It was invaluable and we were able to take that training and share with the rest of our IT staff. Once implemented we were able to fly from there. The challenges we found were in how to get started. Once started the knowledge base offered from Topdesk has been invaluable.
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Online Training
Asana
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
Online training documentation is easy to access and consume. There is no real challenges with finding information on how to use the product and some really helpful knowledge base items that show us how valuable these options are in our own implementation of it. The online training we've used has been self driven
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Implementation Rating
Asana
No answers on this topic
TOPdesk
It was a challenge to port over years of the same thing and we ended up keeping old ideas in Topdesk that we will eventually weed out as time passes and we learn how users view categories and flows of tickets. Planning is key but bear in mind that just because you used to do it this way doesn't mean you still have to
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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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TOPdesk
TOPdesk was picked as our new Helpdesk solution due to the Asset Management module and the ability to integrate to Active Directory. When we work with the product demo we enjoyed the way TOPdesk does its work flow. Just about any field in the system is customizable. I have found their knowledge base of the product to be well written and up-to-date.
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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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TOPdesk
TOPdesk is very flexible and scalable. Every department in you organization can you the software. Perhaps some persons need some training, but that can be provided by TOPdesk ot some keyusers.
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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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TOPdesk
  • The self-service portal has allowed us to shift left massively. Students can find the solutions themselves very often.
  • It has allowed easier collaborative working between teams.
  • We are more efficient as we do not have to ask the student to repeat their question and we can record everything necessary in the incident. This provides an improved student experience as well as improved staff efficiency.
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ScreenShots

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