Asana : your project management butler
March 05, 2015

Asana : your project management butler

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Project Management

Overall Satisfaction with Asana

Asana is used by our organization to keep track of tasks and to manage product features to be implemented in the software. It is also used to assign tasks to other people and maintain a monthly task calendar. It is used across the whole organization. It solves the business program of managing people and the product at the same time i.e. project management.
  • Asana does organizing and keeping track of tasks really well. It has smart views which allow you to see and customize a smart view for tasks such as recently completed, sort by deadline, sort by assignee etc.
  • Asana does a good job of allowing people to collaborate. The fact that I can comment and ask question on other people's task is very helpful to me. This removes the need of multiple emails in a way that everyone in the organization or part of the team can see it. Being able to add attachment is also really helpful.
  • Asana does an incredible job of setting privacy and securing my tasks such that tasks in one team of the organization cannot be viewed by others. I can decide to make it publis or private. This is very useful as it allows me to keep tasks secure and effective at the same time.
  • I hate that Asana does not have time keeping functionality inbuilt. I use Asana with lot of contractors and I would love if there was a time keeping function.
  • Asana sends me a lot of notifications. Sometimes it is super helpful but often I opt out of notifications. I would love to see if Asana can optimize or change the notification frequency in a unique way.
  • Asana does not allow me to chat if the other user or team members are online. I would love to have that feature instead of just commenting.
  • Increased employee efficiency. It has increased communication between employees on work matter by 100%.
  • Decreased emails. We are now able to work efficienctly due to fewer emails and meetings. Emails has reduced by 200%.
  • Faster project cycle.
Trello is a very simple board based project management tool. It lacks clear display and organization. On the other hand, Asana provides a much better layout on all devices including mobile phones. It is cross platform and has much more advanced features than Trello. Asana is also better because of the comments, likes and inter-communication options.
Asana is very well suited if you want a lighter project management tool with high user - friendliness. It is less suited if you want something super advanced. For example, if you want to create burn rate, calculate velocity, or create agile or waterfall graphs. A key question to ask is : do you want a highly advanced project management tool with steeper learning curve or you can manage with lighter one for now?

Asana Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Timesheet Tracking