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What Is Asana?

Asana is a product management tool that helps teams orchestrate their work, from daily tasks to strategic initiatives. With Asana, you can connect all your work in one place and bring teams together, anywhere. From lists to boards, to calendars and gantt charts, organize work your way. Join more than 135,000 paying organizations and millions of teams across 190 countries who use Asana to get more done. Get started in minutes to try Asana.

Who Uses Asana?

Teams across all industries looking for a collaborative project management tool.

Where can Asana be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • Asana
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2008

Asana support

  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 125 others

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and 7 others

Asana pricing

Starting Price:

€10.99/month
  • Yes, has free trial
  • Yes, has free version

Asana has a free version and offers a free trial. Asana paid version starts at €10.99/month.

About the vendor

  • Asana
  • Located in San Francisco, US
  • Founded in 2008

Asana support

  • Chat

Countries available

Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina and 125 others

Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Japanese and 7 others

Asana videos and images

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Features of Asana

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Activity/News Feed
  • Ad hoc Reporting
  • Agenda Management
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backlog Management
  • Bar Chart
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Brainstorming
  • Brand Guidelines
  • Budget Management
  • Budgeting/Forecasting
  • Bug/Issue Capture
  • Business Process Automation
  • CRM Software
  • Calendar Management
  • Calendar Sync
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Campaign Management Software
  • Campaign Planning
  • Capacity Management
  • Change Management Software
  • Channel Management Software
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Client Management
  • Client Portal
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management Software
  • Content Management System (CMS) Software
  • Cost-to-Completion Tracking
  • Create Subtasks
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Fields
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Reports
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Tabulation
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Deadline Management
  • Dependency Tracking
  • Digital Asset Management Software
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Display Ad Management
  • Document Management Software
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Email Management Software
  • Email Marketing Software
  • Email-to-Task Conversion
  • Employee Database
  • Employee Directory
  • Employee Management
  • Employee Onboarding
  • Employee Scheduling Software
  • Event Triggered Actions
  • Feedback Management
  • File Management
  • File Sharing Software
  • File Transfer
  • Financial Management Software
  • For IT Project Management
  • Forecasting
  • Forms Automation Software
  • Forms Creation & Design
  • Forms Management
  • Gantt/Timeline View
  • Goal Management
  • Goal Setting/Tracking
  • Graphical Workflow Editor
  • Guest Access
  • Idea Management Software
  • Ideation
  • Import Tasks
  • Innovation Management
  • Integrated Business Operations
  • Issue Management
  • Issue Tracking Software
  • KPI Monitoring
  • Kanban Board
  • Knowledge Management Software
  • Labor Forecasting
  • Lead Management Software
  • Live Chat Software
  • Machine Learning Software
  • Marketing Automation Software
  • Marketing Calendar
  • Media Planning
  • Meeting Management
  • Meeting Preparation Tools
  • Messaging
  • Milestone Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Multi-Campaign
  • Multi-Channel Marketing
  • Multiple Projects
  • Natural Language Processing
  • No-Code
  • Notes Management
  • Orientation Workflow Management
  • Percent-Complete Tracking
  • Performance Review Management
  • Personalization Software
  • Polls/Voting
  • Portfolio Management
  • Presentation Tools
  • Prioritization
  • Process Modeling & Designing
  • Product Lifecycle Management Software
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Productivity Tools
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management Software
  • Project Planning Software
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Tracking Software
  • ROI Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Updates
  • Real-Time Chat
  • Recurring Tasks
  • Reminders
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Resource Management Software
  • Resource Request
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Risk Management Software
  • Roadmapping
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Rules-Based Workflow
  • Scenario Planning
  • Scheduling Software
  • Screen Sharing Software
  • Search/Filter
  • Single Page View
  • Single Sign On Software
  • Skills Tracking
  • Social Media Monitoring Software
  • Status Tracking
  • Strategic Planning Software
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management Software
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Ticket Management
  • Time & Attendance
  • Time & Expense Tracking
  • Time Tracking Software
  • Training Management
  • Transcripts/Chat History
  • User Management
  • Utilization Reporting
  • Version Control
  • Visual Workflow Management
  • Visualization
  • Web-based Deployment
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews of Asana

Average score

Overall
4.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Service
4.3
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.4

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Ronald
Ronald
Content Manager in Honduras
Verified LinkedIn User
Marketing & Advertising, 1,001–5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

The tool you knew you needed

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: Asana has helped us to improve processes and communications. With the team clearly seeing where they're getting involved and also being notified of when they must jump in, productivity has increased. We can clearly track projects, small or large, and leave notes and questions whenever it's needed. Our corporation decided to stop using other tools and switch to Asana. The first steps were a bit rough but in a week everybody started to share the things they were learning and 2 weeks later everybody was used to it. With every chance we have we use it for more complex tasks and projects, and so far we are really thankful for the change. I must say that if we were a small company we probably wouldn't need all the flexibility Asana offers. Some of the competitors are more than enough for a small portion of the cost. But if your team is big enough and projects are very complex and frequent, Asana is the right tool for you to simplify it all as you always dreamed of.

Pros:

I'm in love with its ability to easily track and manage projects that have many actors and tasks/subtasks. It includes all you need, from timeline to unlimited file sharing. It can be as good as a replacement for long email threads. In here you can keep al focused in the individual parts. The fact that you can have sections, tasks and subtasks also allows you to divide a project into phases/areas/modules, have a responsible for each and they can individually plan their tasks and subtasks. This won't remove the possibility of adding dependencies between sections and areas. Instead, it will give you the freedom to plan ahead from top to bottom. Beautiful! You can always reference other people, tasks, etc. and whenever these get renamed, all the references will instantly update. It's absolutely flexible: if you close a task by accident you can undo it. Actually, you can undo everything! No risk of breaking the entire project with a missclick.

Cons:

The only downside I can find so far is that it doesn't have a private message feature. It does have a Conversations section but these are visible to everybody. This represents a challenge in case some sensitive information must be shared or discussed. I'm not really sure if this is by design since visibility is a clear goal for Asana, but it's a feature that you will probably start searching for really quick. However, if you are using Asana or some other internal chat tool you'll be covered. The other "kind of" downside is that Asana is so vast an good that it can take a while to get all the basic tricks, but no doubt it's probably the best documented application I've used, so it's just a matter of a bit of patience and searching when you want to know how to do something. The team still shares tips from time to time of things they discover and it's been a great experience.

Emanuela
Emanuela
PM in Italy
Verified LinkedIn User
International Affairs, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: Free Trial
Reviewer Source

Asana is a great task management tool

4.0 2 years ago

Comments: I was awarded a small but important project for my department, as it could bring significant benefit to the business in the future if managed in an optimally way.
Instead of relying on the many rounds of emails that are exchanged between project managers and other people involved, I decided to simply proceed to create a project on Asana Basic.
The first time I used It.
This allowed us to keep track of everything that matters, giving us an overview of where we are going.
Asana allowed us to monitor the workflows on our teams and see the progress of the work at any time, saving endless updating meetings. Time we all know how crucial it is.

Pros:

- Asana's interface is extremely well designed, the best possible way for a fun and inviting user experience. I hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed using it. - Asana is an excellent communication tool, it allows you to eliminate a lot of stress from disorganization in communicating with the team. Problems, requests for feedback, clarifications, questions, and suggestions, will all end up in the activities through the appropriate comment function. The only one allowed. - Trying Asana Basic, with a team of up to 15, for free, allowed me to work with three small teams, breaking down projects into manageable tasks and setting deadlines for completion. The ability to share documents between teams has also proved useful. -Asana Basic allowed us to download the app for iOS or Android devices to work and consult updates wherever we are, even offline. We like it.

Cons:

1. It was not easy to set up a project at the beginning, the learning curve is tough. In Asana, projects are containers that allow you to create one or more tasks within them. This is the furthest away from a Project Manager's concept of a project. 2. I found that having to start over every time I created a project, even when it was repeatable, was like wasting time. 3. In the free plan, you cannot create private projects, meaning that the project is visible and editable by every member of the team. 4. Asana organizes all resources horizontally, flattening their hierarchy. There are no different roles, just people and tasks. 5. The management of risk situations and the consequent negotiation between the resources involved in the project is not envisaged. 6. This is a very serious shortcoming, especially for those who work remotely. It is not possible to assign an hourly or daily cost to resources that are part of the team.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Computer Software, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

Asana Keep us on track and Organized

4.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Asana is a very user-friendly and helpful tool to manage your tasks. With Asana I can manage my tasks easily and assign them as well. It will help them to task the status as well Also, with Asana I can set task goals for my team members and track progress as well. For me, the highlighting feature of Asana is its notification alert. The support is very active, whenever I face any issue they are available to support me.

Pros:

I recently started using Asana and it changed my working style. From managing my tasks in Notepad to providing an organizing platform, it's an amazing journey. Also, it is very easy to use and implement in day-to-day work. The level of support is also very helpful for this platform. I mostly use this every day.

Cons:

Every platform has limitations in my opinion but to keep working on it for improvement is important. In Asana, storage and collaboration limitations are the problems that I face. For example, any task has only one assignee but if we are working in a team then this will be a problem. I am hoping this problem will be fixed soon for the customers.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Fine Art, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source

exorbitant, confusing monthly prices, terrible customer service

2.0 2 months ago New

Comments: Asana monthly cost appeared reasonable, but increased (without warning or an indication it would do so) with added projects. When my first bill came through I assumed it was an annual invoice due to its amount. The next month, I contacted customer service right away, asking for a cancellation and refund for that month of service. The program refused a refund, and instead implemented a "2 month free trial," which means come January (today the second, one day after the holiday), I was charged AGAIN. Only now they have disabled their customer service email, and I had to communicate with a chat bot on their website. And again I am refused a refund. This kind of sneaky, swindling of money is not what I expected of a reputable company like Asana. Other project management aps are far better prices.

Pros:

Task management, google calendar integration

Cons:

exorbitant cost, confusing monthly prices, terrible customer service

Giovanni
Chief Executive producer in US
Entertainment, 2–10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Asana is the best software I have ever used in Project/work management field .

5.0 2 months ago

Comments: After years of using Asana, I can say that my experience with this software is generally positive, Simply it is an effective tool for managing tasks and projects.

Pros:

1- Its user-friendly interface. 2- The ability to track project progress.

Cons:

1-The high pricing/cost of full version. 2- Its lack of functions for recurrent tasks.

Alternatives Considered: Zoho CRM

Reasons for Choosing Asana: With Asana I find more solutions for the different kind of problems that faced me through my job duties and this great software also helped me as a tool of "Saving Time" with a lot of smart features.

Switched From: monday.com

Reasons for Switching to Asana: Asana is the best choice for managing the efforts and saving the time .