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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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WorkflowMax

WorkflowMax is very well suited for a business that wants to track time billed by project, to have an easy way to generate invoices for those projects, and to keep track of overall productivity and invoice status. I imagine it can also be adapted to different types of businesses that deal in goods rather than services and time. I am not sure for which scenarios or businesses the program is not appropriate.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Asana
7.8
WorkflowMax
8.3
Task Management
Asana
9.1
WorkflowMax
9.0
Resource Management
Asana
7.8
WorkflowMax
8.0
Gantt Charts
Asana
6.5
WorkflowMax
Scheduling
Asana
8.5
WorkflowMax
7.0
Workflow Automation
Asana
7.5
WorkflowMax
Team Collaboration
Asana
9.0
WorkflowMax
8.0
Support for Agile Methodology
Asana
8.5
WorkflowMax
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Asana
8.5
WorkflowMax
Document Management
Asana
6.8
WorkflowMax
6.6
Email integration
Asana
7.4
WorkflowMax
Mobile Access
Asana
7.8
WorkflowMax
10.0
Timesheet Tracking
Asana
6.1
WorkflowMax
10.0
Change request and Case Management
Asana
8.4
WorkflowMax
7.4
Budget and Expense Management
Asana
7.0
WorkflowMax
9.0

Professional Services Automation

Asana
6.2
WorkflowMax
9.2
Project & financial reporting
Asana
5.5
WorkflowMax
8.0
Integration with accounting software
Asana
7.0
WorkflowMax
9.0
Quotes/estimates
Asana
WorkflowMax
10.0
Invoicing
Asana
WorkflowMax
10.0

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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  • Allows for fairly simple or elaborate project forecasting depending on the complexity of the job. This allows us to track time by a single project or multiple phases.
  • Time keeping and coordination with invoicing software has increased our firm's ability to issue timely and accurate invoices to clients. Has ability to break down projects in numerous ways to meet the needs of our various clients. This means we can invoice by project, phase, milestone, or dollar increments.
  • Interface is clean and easy to follow. The easier it is to use the fewer mistakes that are made when entering information. This is greatly appreciated.
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Cons

  • Emails: Asana can lead to inbox-overload. By default, you are subscribed to updates on any task that you create or follow. Updates include someone marking a task complete, leaving a comment on a task, or adding a file to a task. This means that if your coworker adds a file, makes a comment, then assigns the task back to you, then marks the task complete, you're looking at 4 emails in 10 seconds. You can always unsubscribe from emails or write rules to categorize them in your inbox, but the default setting will leave you inundated.
  • Assigning responsibility to multiple team members: It is possible to assign a task to multiple members of your team, but I don't like the way asana handles this. Rather than assigning the one task to multiple people, asana creates DUPLICATES of the original task. This can be frustrating because it creates redundancy.
  • Dependencies: Assigning dependencies is a new feature for asana. While it's great that this is now possible, it's pretty clear that it's not a focus for the software. The dependencies don't show up clearly in the list view, though they are obvious within the task view.
  • Overwhelming: This is probably more of a governance issue for my team specifically, but our Asana has gotten overwhelming. I count the flexibility of Asana as a pro, but it does come with risk. The lack of rules and controls leads to a "wild west" situation where anyone can organize tasks, projects, templates, etc. anyway they want. We have some team members organizing all their tasks by team function, others organizing tasks by project, others using entirely separate Asana workspaces, etc.
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  • Currently the timesheet function allows staff to input time for overlapping periods which can cause some headaches when it comes to payroll and invoicing. We understand this is being addressed.
  • The amount of flexibility in the product can create some challenges when setting up the jobs database at the onset. It is a daunting challenge but worthwhile when completed correctly and rolled out across the firm. Adding new jobs is much easier.
  • No search function to find a specific job, you have to scroll through all jobs allocated to you.
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Likelihood to Renew

Asana10.0
Based on 32 answers
Asana is adding more useful features and it makes the work of their entire team more organized and more efficient. It really helps us in achieving greater achievements as a team. It helps us to earn more revenue since we have more satisfied clients, simply because we are able to finish their project on time or even before the due date.
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WorkflowMax9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because we can't imagine being without it!
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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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WorkflowMax9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's easy to use and provides me with instant online access to the management of my business whether I am at my desk or overseas
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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 answers yet
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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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WorkflowMax8.2
Based on 1 answer
The support team are excellent. The only downside is that you can't phone them!
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Implementation

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WorkflowMax9.1
Based on 1 answer
Decide how to breakdown your ongoing jobs - are they monthly recurring or annual broken into chunks?What are you going to give clients i.e. how will your proposals and invoices look?
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Alternatives Considered

Outlook Outlook can track tasks. However, it's not very collaborative; you can send tasks to other people but you can see what them after that. This feature as part of Outlook was a disaster. The only benefit that currently exists is that it was free; it never really fit in with what we wanted.Wunderlist When we looked at this, it was a better application for tasks than Outlook. However, it still was really hard to use as a team (it seemed better suited for an individual). It was simpler to use (and lacked some of the depth of objects) that was a positive but we couldn't figure out how to get the mobile app and the desktop app to sync really well. TodoTXT This was the simplest product to use. It also meant that it lacked all the nice features of the other application.
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We tried a couple of solutions before settling on WorkflowMax, we chose WorkflowMax for as it did what we needed without being over complicated.
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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

  • Asana has allowed us to free ourselves from the periodic chaos of email and focus on the tasks that are automatically set for follow up.
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  • It has helped us grow as a business
  • Allows us to monitor the entire works progress
  • Much faster lead conversion
  • Increased employee efficiency (provided they fill in their time sheets)
  • Better customer service
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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
Asana Editions & Modules
Asana
Additional Pricing Details
Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

WorkflowMax

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
WorkflowMax Editions & Modules
WorkflowMax
Edition
1 User
$15/month1
5 Users
$49/month1
10 Users
$99/month1
20 Users
$149/month1
Unlimited
$199/month1
1. Bracketed Pricing
Modules
Lead Manager Module
$15/month
WorkflowMax Premium
$50/month
Additional Pricing Details