Asana maximizes team output and efficiency
May 20, 2019

Asana maximizes team output and efficiency

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Asana

Asana is being used across the organization for project management and task designation. It is being highly utilized in my Marketing department as we have several high impact projects which can only be accomplished by breaking them down into smaller goals. We used to have another project management software, but we decided to do the switch after a long canvassing period.
  • Asana provides great visibility over what each project member is doing. Its task assignation feature allows you to see if the person is completing his tasks within the deadlines.
  • Asana removes free-riders within the company. Since the entire team can see what each one is doing, this puts pressure on everyone to work hard.
  • Asana has a good Kanban feature. You can easily visualize at what stage a certain project is at as it moves through the board.
  • Asana would do well to integrate with external calendars. If you have a task due or are expecting someone to complete their task, this could go into the calendar.
  • This software could improve by having a desktop version available. Currently, it has a mobile app and a web app only.
  • I would like my Asana to be more fun! By this, I mean better design templates of the software's overall look.
  • Asana has enabled us to work through high impact projects more efficiently. The task/project management features have sped up our completion rates.
  • Sometimes, however, Asana can be a bog down on productivity. People sometimes make tasks just for reminders which then occupy the assignee's precious time.
  • The greater the visibility on a project, the more pressure there is for people to work. This has been true in our case.
Asana has a due time feature. While Trello, for example, is cheaper and looks much more simple, it does not have the time aspect. People work better when given deadlines and if you want to track your progress from the main deadline, for example, you will need timestamps to do this.
Asana is well suited for task management. You can assign a person a task, give them a deadline, and make them feel pressured enough as the rest of the team will be notified of progress to his or her task. I would say that Asana is not accurate in telling what % you are to completion.

Asana Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Document Management
Email integration
Mobile Access