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Asana Valuable Features

Ian Herzing - PeerSpot reviewer
Resource Manager at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees

I really enjoy the portfolios in Asana. One of the ways Asana stands out to me is with portfolios. You can have all your different projects, and you can have those assigned to different teams. If you want to customize a grouping of projects, you can use portfolios. For instance, one of the things that we do is we can assign a portfolio to a specific strategic objective we have, and we can put all those projects that are related to that strategic objective in that portfolio. We then know exactly what people are working on to help us achieve our goals. So, I really like portfolios.

Another piece that I like is the proofing. I like how you can just click on the image in Asana and attach comments to it, and it'll turn into a task. It just makes the proofing process really intuitive, as opposed to using something like Adobe Acrobat or something like that.

One of Asana's differentiators is how easy it is to set up. Another area where Asana is strong is that the information is near real-time, and you don't have to save anything in order for the information to show up. All the information is pretty much real-time. So, if I add a task to somebody's task list, it's going to show up immediately, and they're going to see it. They're going to get a notification about it. 

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Isidro Sada - PeerSpot reviewer
Asana Lead Manager at Izei Consulting Group

The best feature is how easily you can create rules. You can do it just via point and click. I like how easy it is to use the rules within Asana.

The initial setup was simple. 

Asana has a site available where you can check the status and see if it's working or in the middle of downtime still (when downtime happens).

Technical support has been excellent. 

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Immigration Technology Specialist at a legal firm with 501-1,000 employees

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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Co-Founder at KH&Co

The ability to build subtasks and break things down off of our major tasks has been very valuable.

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Jovana Pavlovic - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Back Office Manager at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The visibility is great. The fact that everybody can see all of the tasks, and all of the comments, is super helpful. If you are tagged inside this task, so it's very easy to see. The interface looks really nice and it's really simple to get around and view everything, especially the items directly related to your work. Task management and distribution are awesome. 

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Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's a very useful tool because it's very easy to follow a path and its progress.

It's easy to open and close cases, and get answers. You can put a time limitation when the task must be done or when another person has to respond.

It's perfect because it's online and all the communications I see on most platforms, so it's very nice.

It's an easy way to communicate.

The solution offers fun easter eggs as you work through it.

The product remembers previously asked questions and can direct you back to them.

The solution overall is very easy to use.

It's better than email because email due to the fact that sometimes you can lose some email. This way everything is much more accessible and searchable.

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HeshamFouad - PeerSpot reviewer
Quality and Technical Support Department Manager at dsquares

It is very good for managing the timeline. I'm a quality manager, and I have different testing projects running with different work breakdown structures. Asana makes it very easy to implement and monitor the plans. It is easy to move the tasks and complete them, break them down, and assign them to people.

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Gordon E Braun-Woodbury - PeerSpot reviewer
Marketing Operations practice leader at Calibrate Legal, inc.

The ability to share projects and tasks among team members appears to be the most valuable feature.

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KarlMcGowan - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at MyBenefits

The ease at which to create new projects is great. That's the main reason we use it.

It's a very straightforward setup.

The solution appears to be quite stable.

They offer a free version that we are able to use without cost.

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Ralf Wenzel - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at infotek-software GmbH

What I like most about Asana is its simplicity. For example: we're not the only ones using it, and we onboard our customers to it, and normally, they have no questions.

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Donee Damore - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director Of Project Management at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

Asana allows you to create your own project with sub sections with subtasks that can be assigned. The feature I really love is that you can tag people to notify them that there has been progress on a project as well as add attachments. It is a central depository for everything. It is also really useful that you can add people outside your organization to projects you are working on. 

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Angelos_pili96@Hotmail.Com +35796373151 - PeerSpot reviewer
Operations at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

I like the way that Asana will put in the task. For example, if you change the styles of a task in progress, this task moves to the in-progress section. It's not a mess. It's very organized.

The solution scales well.

It's stable and the performance is good. 

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Alexandros Pavlakis - PeerSpot reviewer
Marketing Manager at Action Global Communications

Asana provides a lot of options and a lot of customization to give the best efficient way for your business to operate. For example, I can customize my tasks, tables, and pipelines the way I want them to fit my business model. It's easy and highly customizable.

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Sam Thomas - PeerSpot reviewer
Product Manager at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees

What I found most valuable in Asana is its Kanban style board. I haven't dug into the tool deep enough to really explore all of its features.

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Jaufre Rouanet - PeerSpot reviewer

It is stable and easy to set up.

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Buyer's Guide
August 2022
Learn what your peers think about Asana. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: August 2022.
622,063 professionals have used our research since 2012.