Asana

Asana

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8.5/10 (Expert Score)
Product is rated as #10 in category Communications Software
Asana is a cloud-based communication tool, which is mainly used as a virtual workspace for project management.
Design
9
Easy to use
8.5
Price
8.5
Features
8.5
Feedback
8
PROS:
  • Customizable dashboard to create seperate tasks to individuals.
  • Free plan available upto 15 members.
  • Intuitive and collaborative platform to manage al project related tasks at one place.
  • Aasana is useful for both individuals and businesses.
  • Email notifications about upcoming deadlines and the status of the assigned tasks.
  • Completed projects can be archived for future reference.
CONS:
  • Asana has too many features to handle. For a simple project, it might not be that necessary to have such complex features.
  • For new users the dashboard and graphics might find too intimidating.
  • A task can have only one assignee in Asana. If the assignee is absent then you need work on it.
  • Not an ideal choice for small team/singe users.
  • Time utilization tracking is not present.
  • Export/Import features are limited.
  • Security features need to enhanced to protect against data leak threats.

About Asana


Asana is a cloud-based communication tool, which is mainly used as a virtual workspace for project management. The project is divided into multiple tasks and each task is assigned to members and they can collaborate, share the thoughts, know-how and much more to complete a project within the deadline. With Asana teams can plan, organize, and track the progress of each teammates tasks. These tasks are managed on a single platform without having bunch of emails running through and going back and forth of the email to get any past information.

Members of the team receive email notification about the status of the task, upcoming deadlines and more. Asana is used by many small and medium businesses around the world for team colloboration to complete the projects within the deadline. It allows users to communicate quickly, share files and their intuitive visual interface displays updated information. Asana has mobile Apps for iOS and android platforms, which enables users to connect from anywhere.

 

Pricing

Starting from: $10.99/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)
30 day free trial (no credit card required)
Pricing Plans

Basic – For individuals or teams just getting started with project management. $0 – For up to 15 teammates

Premium – For teams that need to create project plans with confidence. US$10.99 – Per user, per month billed annually US$13.49 billed monthly

Business – For teams and companies that need to manage work across initiatives. US$24.99 – Per user, per month billed annually US$30.49 – billed monthly

Enterprise – For organizations that need additional security, control, and support.

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Features

  • Activity feed
  • Task attachments
  • Subtasks
  • Due date tracking
  • Task conversations
  • Email bridge
  • Task assignment
  • Automatic updates to inbox/ email
  • Task reminders and notifications
  • Calendar management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Custom views and calendars
  • File management
  • Multiple workspaces
  • Project permissions
  • Progress tracking
  • Project planning
  • Project Sections and Search Views
  • Project workflow
  • Real-time changes
  • Search functionality
  • SSO
  • Status reporting
  • Task commenting
  • Task and project creation
  • Focus Mode and My Tasks list
  • Template management
  • Third party integrations
  • Activity dashboard
  • Task prioritizing
  • Goal & milestone tracking
  • Project conversations
  • Custom fields
  • Dashboard creation
  • Assignment tracking
  • Completion tracking
  • User access controls
  • Bug tracking
  • Task management
  • Inbox management
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Pros and cons


PROS:
  • Customizable dashboard to create seperate tasks to individuals.
  • Free plan available upto 15 members.
  • Intuitive and collaborative platform to manage al project related tasks at one place.
  • Aasana is useful for both individuals and businesses.
  • Email notifications about upcoming deadlines and the status of the assigned tasks.
  • Completed projects can be archived for future reference.

CONS:
  • Asana has too many features to handle. For a simple project, it might not be that necessary to have such complex features.
  • For new users the dashboard and graphics might find too intimidating.
  • A task can have only one assignee in Asana. If the assignee is absent then you need work on it.
  • Not an ideal choice for small team/singe users.
  • Time utilization tracking is not present.
  • Export/Import features are limited.
  • Security features need to enhanced to protect against data leak threats.


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Benefits

Asana is cloud based application, Hence you can access from anywhere and any device. There is no need of any on-premise installation.

Asana can be used as an single Enterprise communication tools replacing separate email and chat applications.

For project management purpose. Project can dividied into seperate tasks and assign to individuals with deadline to complete.

Email alerts for deadline and status of the task.

Asana makes meeting to handle easier to create meeting agenda, minute of meeting(MoM) and followup tasks can be assigned to the individuals.

Asana integrates with many google products like G Suite, Gmail, Google Drive and many other third party tools.

Easy to track the project progress with Visual boards graphs and charts. Just select “Overview” you will get the project status in graphical format which is easy understanding.

Entire team communication is displayed as ongoing communication on the window. There is no need of going back and forth of the emails to know the past information of any specific task.

With Asana, users can able to  list the tasks and decide to whom they needs to be assigned. There is flexibility to remove/add the member from the task without creating new task.

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Integration

  • Dropbox
  • Facebook
  • G Suite
  • Gmail
  • Google Drive
  • HubSpot CRM
  • HubSpot Marketing
  • Marketo
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Office 365
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk     

 

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FAQ

How does Free trial work?

Asana offers 30-day free trial without any credit card.

What is Asana ?

Asana is a cloud based project management virtual workspace, where teams colloborate each other to complete the project within the deadline.

What type of devices the application Support?

Asama support Windows, Android and iOS devices

What languages does App support?

English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Does App offer an API?

Yes, Asana has an API available for use.

Specification: Asana

Pricing

Standard Plan: $6.67/user/month (billed annually) or $8.00/user/month (billed monthly)
Plus Plan: $12.50/user/month (billed annually) or $15.00/user/month (billed monthly)
Enterprise Grid: contact Slack for custom pricing details

Free trial

Yes

customer-type

Large enterprises, Medium business, Small business

Deployment Type

Cloud Hosted

Device Supported

Android, IOS, Mac OS, Windows

API

Yes

Role Based Access Control

No

Activity Dashboard

No

Activity Management

No

Activity Tracking

Yes

Application Integration

Yes

Archiving & Retention

Yes

Audit Trail

No

Authentication

Yes

Automatic Notifications

Yes

Availability Indicator

Yes

Business Intelligence

Yes

Calendar Management

No

Chat

Yes

Client Management

No

Collaboration Tools

Yes

Collaborative Workspace

Yes

Commenting

Yes

Communication Management

Yes

Compliance Management

Yes

Configurable Workflow

No

Contact History

Yes

Contact Management

No

Customizable Templates

No

Desktop Notifications

Yes

Document Imaging

Yes

Document Management

No

Document Storage

No

Drag & Drop Interface

Yes

Email Integration

No

Email Notifications

Yes

File Management

No

File Transfer

Yes

Gantt Charts

No

Indexing

Yes

Instant Messaging

Yes

Invoice Management

No

Mobile Integration

Yes

Permission Management

No

Personalized Profiles

Yes

Pipeline Management

No

Prioritizing

Yes

Project Management

No

Project Planning

No

Project Time Tracking

No

Quote Management

No

Real Time Data

Yes

Real Time Notifications

Yes

Real Time Updates

No

Recurring Tasks

No

Reporting & Statistics

No

Role-Based Permissions

No

SSL Security

Yes

Search Functionality

Yes

Single Sign On

Yes

Status Tracking

No

Tagging

Yes

Task Management

No

Task Tracking

No

Template Management

No

Third Party Integration

Yes

To-Do List

No

Two-Way Audio & Video

Yes

User Photos

Yes

Video Conferencing

Yes

Video Support

Yes

Widgets

No

Workflow Management

Yes

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