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Score 8.3 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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Trello

It is excellent for multiple groups or users with multiple activities at any one time, or for a single user wanting to have several project sections going on at any one time. It enables the user to keep things separate but all contained within a single portal, but it can become quite cumbersome relatively quickly.The bigger the organisation, the more consideration needs to be given to how exactly Trello is used to give the users the best experience, or even if multiple instances of the platform is necessary.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
Trello
8.1
Task Management
Asana
9.1
Trello
9.1
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
Trello
8.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
Trello
7.0
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
Trello
7.3
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
Trello
7.5
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
Trello
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
Trello
8.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
Trello
8.1
Document Management
Asana
6.8
Trello
7.6
Email integration
Asana
7.4
Trello
7.6
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
Trello
8.5
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
Trello
8.8
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
Trello
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
Trello
7.7

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
Trello
7.7
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
Trello
7.8
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
Trello
7.9
Quotes/estimates
Asana
Trello
8.0
Invoicing
Asana
Trello
6.9

Pros

  • Project management and workflow
  • Create customized lists of tasks and reminders.
  • Employee activity tracking
  • One-time solution for project tracking
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  • Several distinct areas or sections can be implemented to segregate different zones or work areas.
  • Real time updating of information and user-restricted access to each zone.
  • Easy to collaborate on different stories and sections, and easy user management.
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Cons

  • The layout of Asana is a little intense and could be cleaned up a bit to provide a cleaner, more focused look.
  • Can't drag and drop all tasks from one subtask to another.
  • Would be nice if one subtask could live in two tasks (similarly that one task can live in multiple projects).
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  • It isn't a particularly aesthetically pleasing design. It is boring but practical, but you can personalise more with a premium account.
  • It can be difficult to manage several areas within Trello at any one time, and there is no possibility of hiding areas that you aren't working on at any one time, so everything is visible all of the time. It can be clumpy.
  • Notifications of new additions to areas or new content would be useful rather than relying on people visiting to see changes.
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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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Trello9.0
Based on 3 answers
It does everything we need it to do to manage users and content as it progresses, but could do with more improvements too such as notifications or remote notifications. We have no reason to move for now!
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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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Trello7.0
Based on 6 answers
Trello is ridiculously simple to use. Its user interface is well designed. Buttons and labels are clear, so you can tell at glance what something means. Plus, it's easy to back out of anything if you don't like what you've done, so there is no fear of messing things up unintentionally.
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Reliability and Availability

Asana8.4
Based on 2 answers
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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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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Implementation

No score
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Trello9.0
Based on 1 answer
For our small business, getting a few of us started well on Trello was the key, I think. As long as a couple of us were really comfortable with the interface, we could lead others and help them with any questions. From now on, anyone who works with us just naturally uses Trello for information sharing - it's just part of what we do.
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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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I was introduced to Trello by a colleague and it was implemented immediately. As the group has grown, we have utilised the many useful features of the platform in order to manage projects, areas, stores and much more. It has been really flexible and met all of our needs, and so although we haven't evaluated other similar platforms, we have no need to try for now!
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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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Return on Investment

  • ROI is through the roof. No WAY could we have accomplished the record-breaking production year we have had without Asana. And at just a few hundred a month it's a total bargain. While I will probably always remain on the lookout for something that does what Asana does but also features detailed reporting, I can't complain too much. Asana delivered what I needed it to: much faster completion of individual tasks leading to exponentially increased output across the team (and therefore higher potential sales volume). Fewer hours wasted on work "meta" like sending e-mails back & forth, tracking progress on spreadsheets and so forth means less $$$ spent on wages to achieve greater results. That, in turn, allows for better hourly wages for team members and a much happier team overall.
  • The negative impact of Asana is that our development team is often tied up supporting our essential integrations when they could be building new things instead. Asana is great, but it isn't a total solution and doesn't pretend to be. The cost of making up the difference for a larger, more complex operation like ours is substantial, but it is still more cost-effective than trying to develop a proprietary solution that probably would not be as polished anyway.
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  • Massive positive impact on productivity across the organization resulting in faster execution
  • Time stamping and deadlines provides higher accountability
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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.

Trello

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