Good if you successfully implement it
January 29, 2018

Good if you successfully implement it

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Asana

We use Asana across our entire company for all projects, including recruitment, product, and internal operations. This platform is primarily leveraged by our younger associates and managers to track and assign projects, although our whole team is set up and has project assignment on the platform. Our more senior managers and executives do not use the platform because forcing behavior there is too hard and the platform is too complex to onboard them.
  • Allows you to assign projects to other teammates
  • Manage up by assigning superiors tasks to review, as opposed to bothering via email
  • Nice daily view that lets you see your most pressing tasks, and hides more long-term goals from view to avoid clutter
  • Great visual timeline feature to see project progress and deadlines
  • Really hard to force behavior on this platform - when I use it, I like it, but we are not consistent enough across our team to truly utilize it
  • Steep learning curve - it is not possible to really master this platform without the videos and tutorials, even for young tech-savvy employees
  • Hate having to add a specific date for each deliverable, but if you don't add a specific one, it clutters up the top of your task list
  • Able to quantitatively track team members' progress across tasks - and reach out when things are slipping on projects
  • Expensive for the amount of time we spend using this platform
Asana is well suited for small to-do tasks and for managing up by assigning tasks to peers/ managers. It is less well suited for larger tasks, as the subtasks feature is not well tailored. It is also hard to use across a less tech-savvy team, as the layout is not terribly intuitive and doesn't follow any existing platform format.

Asana Feature Ratings

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

Using Asana

Lots of useful features, if you can learn how to use them and actually implement it across enough of the team to adapt it
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Unnecessarily complex
Difficult to use
Requires technical support
Slow to learn
Lots to learn
  • Adding individual tasks
  • Assigning tasks to others on the team
  • Forwarding mail to tasks
  • Adding deadlines
  • Creating complex project flows and subtasks
  • Setting up daily tasks by time of day