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"I love the way it monitors all of the current and past projects, and it sends notifications to keep everything on the track.""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.""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."

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"The graphics and the resolution of the work are very good.""With JIRA, you can do amazing things by developing connectors, embedding features, and adding new fields to create new things.""The developers can simplify tasks and each one of them can undertake a task and then they continue with development. Our processes are more efficient and easier for our manager and developers to track them. Their work is more organized.""The dashboard is the most valuable feature. The user experience is very good, it's easy to use.""The product's centralized database creates a single source of data for working groups so no data needs to be reconciled.""The product makes it easy to collaborate even though it can use some improvement in that area.""The integration is very good. We've more or less integrated with everything including reporting and registering.""The customized workflows we can define are very valuable. JIRA's private projects is very useful as well. There are also a lot of plugins that they provide."

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"This solution has a learning curve, where it is initially difficult to use.""The inbox feature can be a little overwhelming if you are working with Asana just from its project boards and only checking it periodically.""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 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."

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"If I get a feature but there is not a user story, and I want to know which epic it belongs to, it is really hard to figure out.""This solution is not able to be integrated with other solutions because you have to upgrade it and pay for more licensing.""I think that front-end development is a little bit buggy in some cases. Some of the features take a while to respond and some need to be more clear.""The initial setup could use improvement.""The product could do with more flexible reporting.""Some key features like integration, big data warehousing and data modeling need work.""The workflow needs improvement.""I think their view needs to be more user friendly. The UI makes it difficult to find things. Secondly, the configuration is very complex. JIRA should help people find out what configuration they are using."

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"The price of this solution makes it quite accessible, and the plans fit my budget.""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."

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"The pricing of the solution is expensive.""We only have nine people using it so we have a standard cost of $150 dollar per year. There are only additional costs if you exceed the limit of users, then you start paying by user. The cost is significantly higher.""The pricing continues to get higher.""The product is really not very expensive.""We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available."

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Top Answer: Asana has helped me (as an individual contributor) organize my daily work and given me a way to plan for longer term objectives.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: While having custom templates is a big benefit, I see a lot of opportunities for improvement in Asana's execution of the concept. A user should be able to identify an assignee for specific tasks or… more »
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Overview

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.

The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.

With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.

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Sample Customers
Uber, Vodaphone, NASA, Spotify, Lyft, Baggu, Udacity, Patreon, Flipboard, Dropbox, Intel, Samsung, Airbnb, SFMoma, Hubspot, TrivagoRosetta Stone, Sprint, UBS, Workday, Expedia, J.P. Morgan
Top Industries
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Non Profit38%
Cloud Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
University9%
Media Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider16%
Retailer7%
Government6%
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Small Business75%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise8%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise57%
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Asana is ranked 9th in Project Management Software with 4 reviews while JIRA Portfolio is ranked 3rd in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 13 reviews. Asana is rated 8.8, while JIRA Portfolio is rated 7.8. 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 JIRA Portfolio writes "Good documentation, good visualization of tickets, and relatively stable". Asana is most compared with monday.com, Jira, Airtable, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Smartsheet, whereas JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Microsoft Project Server, Smartsheet, Planview Enterprise One, Planview PPM Pro and Broadcom Clarity PPM.

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