Asana vs. WorkOtter PPM

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
WorkOtter PPM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
WorkOtter is presented by the vendor as a simple, flexible, and scalable project portfolio management (PPM) solution for IT, Engineering, and Professional Service PMOs. The software manages the lifecycle of work from ideas through project planning, control, lessons learned, and close. Projects can then be rolled up to Programs (multi project efforts) or Portfolios (Roadmaps with What If Scenarios). All features were designed to support Project Teams with simplicity and usability in mind.…
$10
per user per month
Pricing
AsanaWorkOtter PPM
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Time/Status
$10
per user per month
Team
$20
per user, per month
Manager
$35
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaWorkOtter PPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTime/Status Tier is BEST FOR: Contractors, Consultants, Limited Team Members FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE:Timesheets, Adjust Estimate To Complete, Create Notes for PM and Team Members Team Tier is BEST FOR: Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Team Members FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TIME/STATUS PLUS: My Home Dashboards, Support Log Updates, Issue Updates, Changes, Timesheet & Expenses, Risks, Action Items Limited, Reporting, E-Mail Updates, Chat & Collaboration Manager Tier is BEST FOR: Project Managers, Program Managers, Executives, PMO Department Managers, Administrators FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TEAM PLUS: Project Management, Microsoft Project -Way Sync, Dashboard Reporting, Program Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, Workflow Management, Estimating and Templates
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Features
AsanaWorkOtter PPM
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
7% above category average
WorkOtter PPM
9.9
2 Ratings
27% above category average
Task Management9.2163 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings10.01 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 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.365 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
9% below category average
WorkOtter PPM
-
Ratings
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.238 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(193 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaWorkOtter PPM
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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WorkOtter
I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
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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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WorkOtter
  • Users find it easy to use which is important if you have a large number of users who don't have time for a lot of training or when new hires come on-board.
  • WorkOtter has a lot of advanced features that we don't use but when we do need one, it is nice to know the feature is waiting for us. We have used several of these features for special projects.
  • It does a good job with resource management.
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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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WorkOtter
  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
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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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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
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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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
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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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
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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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
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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WorkOtter
  • I think it has really helped us make sure we are using resources effectively but I think it is hard to prove. Although we don't have hard ROI numbers, I believe the general feeling is that you really need a good PPM tool or will waste a lot of time and money.
  • It helps with communication since we have a standard process.
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ScreenShots

Asana Screenshots

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

WorkOtter PPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard viewScreenshot of WorkOtter MyWork viewScreenshot of Dashboard OverviewScreenshot of Resource Usage for People, Tasks, Time, BudgetScreenshot of Over/Under resource allocation viewScreenshot of Project Management Workflow - Customizable