After several years, we moved from Asana to JIRA, but it's not Asana's fault
September 23, 2016

After several years, we moved from Asana to JIRA, but it's not Asana's fault

Casey Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Asana

We originally used Asana across the whole organization and segregated projects by department. The problems it helped address was communication and archiving of our issues. So, for example, if we needed to reference an issue that came up 2 years ago, we could easily search Asana, find it, and see the full history of that issue, including any attachments. This was one of my favorite features of the service.
  • The interface is intuitive, which makes it a breeze to use.
  • It gives a high level of visibility into each project with its calendars, user tagging and email notifications. I always know when something is updated and can see the changes right away.
  • The ability to tag everything made it easy for us to organize our projects to match our internal work flows.
  • We feel like it was missing some aspects of project management; specifically an Agile workflow for software development teams.
  • The dashboard doesn't seem to convey much useful information.
We actually moved to JIRA after using Asana for about 5 years because it offered project management features that better-suited our needs as a software development team.
I think Asana is well suited for basic team communication and project management. I would especially recommend the free tier for small startup businesses who are looking for a team communication tool. I think it isn't suited very well for niche use-cases, like software development teams who prefer specific project management (PM) methodologies, like Agile, Scrum, Kanban, etc.

Asana Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Not Rated
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Team Collaboration
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated