Effective organizational and team collaboration software for our small organization.
Updated September 30, 2015

Effective organizational and team collaboration software for our small organization.

Shauna Chymboryk, MPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
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Modules Used

  • Projects and Project Dashboard
  • Calendar
  • Collaboration
  • Task Management

Overall Satisfaction with Asana

Asana is being used across the whole organization to manage multiple projects and tasks. We use it to collaborate teams across many different projects. Of particular help is ASANA's email reminders of tasks to be completed; this keeps critical tasks uppermost in our minds. The new project dashboard provides a visual representative of how a project is progressing.
  • Asana supports the management of many detailed tasks and keeps those tasks uppermost in our minds by emailing reminders of which tasks are upcoming and which tasks are due.
  • Asana simplifies team collaboration of complex projects. For example, within each task each team member can make comments, voice concerns, or ask questions. Then, each following that task receives an email update, and can respond. So within each task a running commentary and record is kept. Also, files can be added to each task so that each team member has access to documents that are pertinent to the completion of that task.
  • Asana assists in managing a number of complex projects at one time.
  • Asana has many functions that I wouldn't know anything about without accessing the "Help" guide. For example: I had no idea that I could turn an email that I received into a task. However, the "Help" guide is clear and detailed.
  • Asana is not totally intuitive in using and accessing all of its functions.
  • ASANA supports remote team collaboration.
  • ASANA increases the efficiency and speed with which we can complete projects.
The entire team must be committed to functioning within ASANA in order for it to be effective in managing projects and tasks. Getting buy-in from first time users is not always easy; not everyone thinks, or functions, in this structured way. At the outset, it would be effective if one person became an ASANA specialist and provided training for new users.
ASANA is particularly useful if any of the team members are functioning remotely. ASANA keeps all team members in the loop of daily changes, additions, and communication.

Using Asana

The more familiar I become with Asana, the more it helps me with organization and task management. As I learn new functions and implement them in our organization, I become more and more committed to staying with Asana. Familiarity and proficiency have increased dramatically with time and use. I wouldn't want to start over with a different organizational, team collaboration software partly because of the learning curve with something new.