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page V | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Timelines: With Asana, you can create Gantt charts that show you preceding/needed action items. When a part of a project is delayed, you can track how that will affect the forward trajectory of the project.
  • User management / Roles in relationship to tasks: Asana allows you to see individual users and assign them tasks in an overall project, while also being able to see what items are needed as a whole. It allows you to see who is doing what and when.
  • Organized File storage: There's one master view for file storage, OR you can store files in individual tasks. Overall, for visually-driven individuals - and for those who need a strong sense of organization, it's not that helpful.
  • Visual organization inside of tasks: The view inside of tasks could be improved for visually focused individuals; I find myself wanting more of a "notebook" view that better integrates different types of media and notes altogether.
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Adam Lumley | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Project management. Asana makes it easy for anyone to organize their projects and break them down into sub-tasks.
  • Accountability. Being able to break down projects into tasks and assign due dates, who is responsible, etc is very helpful. Asana sends reminders for the project owner to help keep everyone on task and makes it easy to follow up.
  • Communication. We have our Slack and Outlook integrated so we are able to keep tabs on our project no matter what and read it all in one place (Slack).
  • The inbox feature can be a little overwhelming if you are work with Asana just from its project boards and only checking it periodically. It would be great if it auto-cleared once a project/task is marked complete.
  • Email notifications can get excessive. You have complete control over them but initially, they can be annoying until you set the frequency you want them. It would be better if this was set during the sign-up process.
  • Notes, discussions, and attachments in subtasks sometimes go unnoticed if working from the main project board.
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Chad Carman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ability to set it and forget it. Create a task as soon as you have it and assign a due date then you have no worries about forgetting it.
  • Keeps priorities in order
  • Allows for communication on specific tasks within Asana keeping most relevant files available.
  • Would be nice to be able to print task calendars as we keep our content calendar in Asana
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Kate Knight | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The app is extremely useful.
  • The subtask feature has been extremely helpful when we have several steps that need to be taken care of for a project.
  • Email notifications - For each task, subtask, comment, I receive an email. This is unnecessary when I have the app on my phone.
  • Software integration with Gmail would be a huge benefit.
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Catherine Zauner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Project management - the ability for us to track our projects all in one place is very helpful. transparency makes it easy for everyone to be on the same page.
  • Marking projects/events complete as they happen - the fun animation makes every completed task feel like a win, and it makes using the tool more fun. Very helpful when doing something that is normally tedious.
  • For what I use it for, there is nothing I could recommend.
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Richard Peterson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We like the detail that can be put into the updates and we have learned to say more with fewer words.
  • By updating your tasks in Asana you are letting people know where you are on the items, without them having to reach out to me.
  • We like the fact that you can all alert by task by an individual to keep key stakeholders informed. And it is easy to add or delete these alert recipients.
  • The only complaint we have is making more features available in the bases product. Some of the more popular features are upgrades costing a larger investment.
  • Quarterly credit card billing would be appreciated.
  • More training modules (video or PPT) would help the on-boarding of new members greatly. We sometimes have to do a quick WebEx to get new members up to speed.
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JATIN GUPTA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Project development stages and content sharing
  • Internal Communication is strong point of asana.
  • remote and easy access, as its application version is also available.
  • The new request of projects must be as per order.
  • The communication mode on online active calling must be added
  • cost need to be re considered.
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Berlynn Pierce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Simple to create teams depending on which group you need to be part of. I am currently only able to view one team which happens to house 10 Projects.
  • I can easily communicate with multiple people on one project and can avoid email chains.
  • A board can be easily made that is visual in nature and can help the user see where a request is in the process.
  • Comments can get crazy: a single comment is emailed out to the entire group (that can be 10+ people). And it can be very difficult to go back in a conversation and view what the comment was referencing.
  • You can only comment on a project and not add another image or document.
  • The Description and team are always able to view but not always previous work done. For example, in a creative team, I can see the delivery but not the previous copy or design work just that it is complete.
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Anish Walinjkar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is easy to use and record a project's tasks.
  • The manager or any responsible team member can assign/reassign a task to other team members. It also sends email to all the participants and team members who are responsible for delivery of the task
  • The free version of Asana also comes with lots of features - like task assignment, monitoring, and tracking, email alerts, status tracking based on due dates etc.
  • It is good for managing tasks but has limitations if you need to track bugs/issues. For a bug tracking system one would also need some other information fields like Bug ID, Customer, Severity / Priority etc.
  • Adding custom fields - Not sure whether Asana allows it.
  • It allows you to attach documents. But it should allow you to put a screenshot in line with the text so that the person reading the description of the task/issue doesn't have to refer to an attachment for small screenshots.
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Ryan Durry | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use and access.
  • Shared locations for tasks and notes.
  • Easy retrieval of historical data and notes.
  • Does not work well as a communication tool -- email and chat functions still used to supplement daily workflow.
  • Daily calendars are not an option -- meeting invites and availability still fall to other tools.
  • Workload and portfolio management tools have moved to more expensive tiers and are out of reach for our team.
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Alicia Barevich, bCRE, bCEE | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 21, 2019

Pretty Project Management!

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ability to hold editable information in multiple locations across a project plan. Steps, comments, sub-steps, etc.
  • Ability to check off tasks with an audit log.
  • Email reminders
  • Different customizable views.
  • I wish there were better "template" options. In order to streamline many projects with a similar look and feel, a lot of effort needs to go into creating a style guide for how they should be set up. This isn't critical but can maximize the use of Asana. However, with the granular effort it takes, and leaving room for human error when managing it, your projects can turn disorganized fairly quickly.
  • There are numerous menus and views but they can get cluttered together. Similar to templates, I wish you could better customize all of the elements of views and what you see in menus.
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EDUARDO SANDOVAL | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Asana is very easy to use.
  • It integrates very well with other applications allowing data sharing.
  • It is an economic solution.
  • It is an application that is well oriented.
  • Technical support is sometimes slow.
  • Does not allow for customization of funds.
  • It does not have a very reliable security system.
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Jithin Jacob | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 25, 2019

Asana Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Fast.
  • Project sharing is easy between the team members and the mobile environment is great.
  • I can create individual tasks and keep people updated.
  • Can’t prioritize my tasks.
  • It would be great if the tasks or projects get synchronized with my device's calendar.
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Rao Tahir | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2019

great staff management tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • everything is web-based, so it does not take any space on your system.
  • The user interface is very friendly and helps people not have to guess where the important options are.
  • The sharing of files and documents within the platform saves a lot of time.
  • It is necessary to update your service plan, and that costs money if you have a big organization.
  • price is unfair for few users, also.
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Kiara Elder | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 17, 2019

Asana is great

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Task lists
  • Time lines
  • organizes
  • Sometimes hard to follow
  • Easy to add tasks not as easy to delete them
  • Some confusion when two people are working the same task with updates
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Able to create a template that can be copied. This is good for projects that has to be constantly repeated. For example, on-boarding a new employee.
  • Able to assign due dates and tasks dependency. So for example, if Task B is dependent on Task A being completed and Task A was moved to a different date, employee assigned to do Task B will be informed of the change of due date of Task A.
  • On a daily basis, everyone is able to see what needs to be done for the day and prioritize their time accordingly. And managers can easily check if tasks assigned to employees for the week is too little or too much and tweak assignments easily.
  • The ability to assign projects based on templates with a start date and the number of required days per task. In this case, Wrike is more capable. For example, if I know Task A needs 3 days to complete before Task B can start, I would like the ability to assign Task A to start on Monday and have Asana automatically assign Task B to start on Thursday when template is being copied. Unfortunately, this is not possible with Asana.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Notifies when a task has been completed
  • Notifies users in a project when a task or deadline has been changed
  • Allowed collaborators to communicate with one another seamlessly
  • Was a bit difficult to learn at first
  • Support isn't always that helpful
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Personal inbox of tasks assigned to you.
  • Calendar of tasks according to due date.
  • Projects can be marked as complete or re-assigned, but I don't see a way to update instead to say that a small job has been completed by one person and is handing back to the group leader, say.
  • For example, if someone is tasked with proofreading a document then they can only comment and/or re-assign the task once this is done since the project as a whole shouldn't be marked as complete when there might be finishing touches etc. to add.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Colorful tasks make it easy to get a snapshot of which clients have the most tasks on the board.
  • So many helpful integrations.
  • Can be a little confusing to switch between personal and team views.
  • Send little "daily update" emails that aren't particularly useful for me.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Asana allows you to assign tasks to team members and update those tasks with necessary information or files.
  • Asana works well on a desktop or on your mobile device.
  • Asana will notify you with task updates and deadlines.
  • Can’t necessarily be used for an approvals process. Anyone can mark a task complete.
  • Can become messy if a lot of communication is required.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Task Management (97)
9.3
Resource Management (83)
7.4
Gantt Charts (2)
6.5
Scheduling (88)
8.2
Workflow Automation (73)
7.7
Team Collaboration (97)
9.0
Support for Agile Methodology (7)
8.5
Support for Waterfall Methodology (7)
8.5
Document Management (85)
7.4
Email integration (80)
7.5
Mobile Access (82)
8.1
Timesheet Tracking (6)
6.1
Change request and Case Management (4)
8.4
Budget and Expense Management (43)
6.9
Project & financial reporting (1)
5.5
Integration with accounting software (19)
8.1

About Asana

Asana is a web and mobile project management app that according to the vendor, goes beyond typical PM software by enabling teams to track everything they're working on. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when in order to help companies get results. Asana can be used for meetings, launches, or campaigns. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more. Asana is available on the web, iOS, and Android devices.

Asana Features

Project Management Features
Has featureTask Management
Has featureResource Management
Does not have featureGantt Charts
Has featureScheduling
Has featureWorkflow Automation
Has featureTeam Collaboration
Does not have featureSupport for Agile Methodology
Does not have featureSupport for Waterfall Methodology
Has featureDocument Management
Has featureEmail integration
Has featureMobile Access
Does not have featureTimesheet Tracking
Does not have featureChange request and Case Management
Has featureBudget and Expense Management
Professional Services Automation Features
Does not have featureQuotes/estimates
Does not have featureInvoicing
Does not have featureProject & financial reporting
Has featureIntegration with accounting software

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Asana Integrations

Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, Wufoo, Harvest, Slack, GitHub, Zapier, Sunrise, Chrome Extension, Instagantt

Asana Competitors

Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

Asana is always free for teams of up to 15 people.

Asana Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Email
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

Asana Technical Details

Deployment Types:SaaS
Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:Apple iOS, Android, Mobile Web