We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"It is pretty comprehensive when it comes to the different views that it gives you. It gives you a Gantt chart view, calendar view, board view, and list view. It is kind of helpful to have different types of views and see how it views your different tasks. I appreciate being able to do that. The biggest thing is that it is extremely user friendly. Asana is pretty intuitive. Someone who is not tech-savvy can kind of catch on quickly. It is better than other tools like Smartsheet. Some of the other tools like Microsoft Project and Excel are great tools, but you have to invest a lot of time to learn them, which is not the case with Asana."
"The ability to share projects and tasks among team members appears to be the most valuable feature."
"It's an easy way to communicate."
"By using this software, I have adaptability in my work, and it can improve the production of our company."
"Asana has helped me (as an individual contributor) organize my daily work and given me a way to plan for longer term objectives."
"Clarizen Slide Publisher has helped increase transparency and communication with project stakeholders for us."
"Clarizen's strength is reporting. Aside from reporting, I also like the ability to create customized workflow and custom actions. The workflow rules are handy. For example, you can create custom fields and dependent picklists."
"I like the project management solution. It's really nice."
"A user should be able to identify an assignee for specific tasks or task types while applying the template, or at a minimum, allow for a default assignee. As it is, the template gets created with the just task dates driven by the project start and end dates inputted by the user. In my current situation, I'm assigning myself to many tasks, so I have to do that manually every time. Even if I eventually start adding other people to assign tasks, there won't be more than a handful to do. However, those few people will have multiple tasks. It would be nice to be able to select those individuals during the setup rather than having to do so manually once the project has been created."
"There just needs to be a bit more direction on how to use it at the outset."
"The inbox feature can be a little overwhelming if you are working with Asana just from its project boards and only checking it periodically."
"For large teams, scalability should be improved."
"There could be some improvements in terms of how projects or day-to-day work is organized. One of the challenges when it comes to rolling out to an enterprise is the way the projects are organized. It has a kind of setup where you have different projects and tasks, but it is not as organized as Smartsheet when it comes to organizing projects or different teams. It can get really cluttered really fast. JIRA has another suite to submit the support tickets. It would be good if Asana could branch out to incorporate some kind of workflow. It is great for collaboration and recording work, but there isn't any workflow. It would be useful if they can map out a workflow of who approves what. This is kind of a big ask, and it is not geared towards that."
"It could be more user-friendly. I think it is too overwhelming, initially, in terms of possibilities and so on."
"If I start customizing too many things, Clarizen tends to get really slow in our environment and especially if I'm tunneled in an environment, like if I'm connected to my VPN."
"I felt like the slide publisher isn't that user-friendly. I think it wasn't that easy to use or to figure out because of formatting constraints, or maybe we need to get better at understanding some of its limitations."
"Asana has two different types of structures: company vs workspace. Company is really best if all the users you plan to assign work to are all internal (have the same corporate domain in their user ID email address). Once one person signs up (even for a free account) with a corporate email address, Asana will automatically relate that person to that company, if it already exists. If you plan to use it for external collaboration as well as internal, then creating a workspace is a better approach."
"It has a free version."
"The price of this solution makes it quite accessible, and the plans fit my budget."
Asana is web-based software-as-a-service that helps teams coordinate and manage their work. It helps companies move faster by making sure everyone knows the team’s plan and process and who is doing what by when.
Each user can create projects using a list, board, calendar, or timeline view. Within each project, users can add tasks, subtasks, sections, comments, attachments, start and due dates, and custom fields. Project and task followers get notifications on changes or comments on the project and/or task in their Inbox. Individual users can see all of the tasks they're responsible for across all of their projects in a view called My Tasks.
Asana is available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Portuguese.
Asana is ranked 5th in Project Management Software with 5 reviews while Clarizen is ranked 13th in Project Management Software with 3 reviews. Asana is rated 8.8, while Clarizen is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Asana writes "A user can create custom templates with any project, but the templates should allow for a default assignee". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Clarizen writes "Strong reporting and custom workflow features". Asana is most compared with monday.com, Trello, Jira, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Workfront, whereas Clarizen is most compared with Broadcom Clarity PPM, ServiceNow IT Business Management, Jira, Planview PPM Pro and Workfront. See our Asana vs. Clarizen report.
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