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Pros
"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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"This is a good tool for project progress tracking and sharing tasks with internal and external parties.""It's a very easy-to-use and flexible tool. We can easily write and create queues for different themes. It's very user-friendly."

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Cons
"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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"We faced an issue with the Wrike outlook add-on; it is only available for Microsoft Office 365, and not the on-premise version.""On one side, it's very easy to create a task with text, but on the other side, it's not very well-formatted. Therefore, it's difficult to track specific data written in a task. We are making templates, but it's not enough to use a template to know the exact status of different tasks. One thing that we are looking for in Wrike is a better workflow. Because we can only move the status of tasks, we can't really manage workflow and send a task to a specific person. This is what is really missing in Wrike as compared to other tools. We are looking to replace Wrike because we need support for workflow. Another issue with Wrike is that they bring a lot of versions of the tool, which it's not so easy. They bring new versions very frequently, and these versions look similar. For example, we are using robots to read the tasks in the tools, which is problematic with Wrike because it is changing very frequently."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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"Wrike is not so expensive, but I don't know exactly how it compares with other tools. Wrike might not be so cheap when we are using it for a lot of users."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: A good task management software.
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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.

Wrike is an online collaboration and project management software bringing together centralized task management and social collaboration features into one real-time workspace. It connects tasks, discussions, and emails to your actual project plan. You get an up-to-date picture of the project and can keep your team aligned with your strategy without boring status meetings. Challenges Wrike helps solve:

  • Data silos: Tasks, discussions and documents scattered across email, Skype, personal computers and spreadsheets
  • Poor visibility into work status
  • Missed deadlines and project failures
Main benefits:
  • Accelerating project delivery by using a platform your team will actually use and love
  • Keeping all team members on the same page even across borders without lengthy status meetings, long email threads and spreadsheet updates
  • Big picture of project progress with real-time updates and cross-project reports and newsfeed
  • Real-time team collaboration with discussions, files attached to tasks, and a built-in document editor

Why Wrike?
  • Wrike is a system your team will use. It helps them do their work, not just track it.
  • Wrike can be easily customized to your needs as each team can set up their own workflow.
  • Wrike scales as you grow, providing visibility and ease of use for teams of any size.
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Sample Customers
Uber, Vodaphone, NASA, Spotify, Lyft, Baggu, Udacity, Patreon, Flipboard, Dropbox, Intel, Samsung, Airbnb, SFMoma, Hubspot, TrivagoDown Association, Clever Clicks, Sevenly, Palatov Motorsport, LLC, Koch Ink, Opportunity To Do, Quark Software Inc., Transamerican Auto Parts, PlumChoiceÂ, Inc., InScribe, Evisions, Giant Steps, TechRepublic
Top Industries
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Non Profit38%
Cloud Provider13%
Computer Software Company13%
Non Tech Company13%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider13%
University9%
Media Company9%
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Religious Institution17%
Marketing Services Firm14%
Transportation Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company21%
Comms Service Provider16%
Retailer9%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
Company Size
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Small Business75%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise8%
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Small Business73%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise13%
Find out what your peers are saying about Asana vs. Wrike and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
455,536 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Asana is ranked 9th in Project Management Software with 4 reviews while Wrike is ranked 11th in Project Management Software with 2 reviews. Asana is rated 8.8, while Wrike 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 Wrike writes "Flexible and easy-to-use but lacks real workflow support and tasks management feature". Asana is most compared with monday.com, Jira, Airtable, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Teamwork Projects, whereas Wrike is most compared with monday.com, Broadcom Clarity PPM, Smartsheet, Trello and Jira. See our Asana vs. Wrike report.

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