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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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"It's very user friendly."

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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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"The dashboard is not user-friendly, it needs improvement."

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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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"This licensing is straightforward and they charge per user."

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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.

From simple task lists to complex processes, Smartsheet drives results for all departments. You can work from any device, anywhere, and create your own custom plans.

Smartsheet’s interactive Gantt chart provides a simple, seamless approach to visualizing projects. With drag-and-drop editing, you can instantly change dates and create task dependencies. Your whole team will instantly “get it” and stay on track.

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Uber, Vodaphone, NASA, Spotify, Lyft, Baggu, Udacity, Patreon, Flipboard, Dropbox, Intel, Samsung, Airbnb, SFMoma, Hubspot, TrivagoSony Music, ESPN, Hilton, Unisource, Colliers, Extreme Networks, Groupon, Netflix
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Non Profit38%
Cloud Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider13%
University8%
Media Company8%
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Comms Service Provider13%
Retailer7%
Educational Organization7%
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Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise8%
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Asana is ranked 9th in Project Management Software with 4 reviews while Smartsheet is ranked 13th in Project Management Software with 1 review. Asana is rated 8.8, while Smartsheet is rated 7.0. 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 Smartsheet writes "Scalable, user-friendly, and integrates well with Microsoft, but the dashboard needs improvement". Asana is most compared with monday.com, Jira, Airtable, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Wrike, whereas Smartsheet is most compared with JIRA Portfolio, monday.com, Wrike, Trello and Microsoft Project Server.

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