We just raised a $30M Series A: Read our story
2019-09-18T20:04:00Z

What needs improvement with Asana?

4

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Asana.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

ITCS user
Guest
55 Answers

author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

You have to understand some basic functions on how to do tasks. For example, I didn't use any help file or helping tool to try to understand better what it could do. It took me, let's say a few trials to find how out how to import somebody on the Cloud. There just needs to be a bit more direction on how to use it at the outset.

2021-02-19T05:23:51Z
author avatar
Top 10Real User

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.

2020-12-30T08:37:14Z
author avatar
Top 10Real User

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 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.

2020-05-18T15:13:00Z
author avatar
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

* The inbox feature can be a little overwhelming if you are working with Asana just from its project boards and only checking it periodically. It would be great if it auto-cleared once a project/task is marked complete. * Email notifications can get excessive. You have complete control over them but initially, they can be annoying until you set the frequency you want them. It would be better if this was set during the sign-up process. * Notes, discussions, and attachments in subtasks sometimes go unnoticed if working from the main project board.

2019-12-12T15:02:00Z
author avatar
Real User

This solution has a learning curve, where it is initially difficult to use.

2019-09-18T20:04:00Z
Learn what your peers think about Asana. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2021.
542,823 professionals have used our research since 2012.