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"Shareable boards are a great solution for clients who want to track the progress of their work orders without checking in with us directly.""The tagging and notification features are great.""It allows us to know in advance when each part of the project would be finished, and thus optimize our time.""Subitems really help me stay organized when a project has more than one piece.""The most valuable aspects of the solution include the charts which are very useful for the reports.""I really really like the sort by name or dates functions as they toggle and make being able to offer super-quick organization a breeze, especially when client-facing.""It allows you to be granular, and send each step.""I am able to add in deadlines and filter by work assigned, in progress, and completed."

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"It's an easy way to communicate.""Stable Kanban style tool for collaboration and task management. It runs smoothly and has a straightforward setup.""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.""The solution scales well.""The ability to build subtasks and break things down off of our major tasks has been very valuable. It is very stable and extremely scalable. The initial setup is very simple.""It is stable and easy to set up.""The ability to share projects and tasks among team members appears to be the most valuable feature.""The solution appears to be quite stable."

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"Portfolio's most valuable features are that it's user-friendly and customer-centric.""The way to manage cards as a KANBAN, is really easy but when you need to track hundreds of projects, you need to be very clear in which way the things must be completed.""Its stability is very reliable.""The most valuable feature of the JIRA Portfolio is the many features it provides, such as code integration, documentation, roadmap, and Eclipse. The solution is useful for product managers.""The documentation is very well done.""The most valuable feature is that it fits very well into an agile framework, and it is especially helpful with the planning aspects.""Jira Portfolio is useful for tracking time and hours. It's easy to manage, create tickets, and change the status of delivery reports. It's not complicated.""The feature that we like the most is that JIRA enables modules. Atlassian provides a lot of products around JIRA, such as compliance for the documentation, BitBucket for the Git version. We are new to these products developed by Atlassian, but they can integrate very easily. Generally, when an editor is developing a solution, they think about integrating with JIRA. When we are looking for any other solution, they plan to easily integrate with JIRA."

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Cons
"The ability to implement a timetabling functionality would be really useful for an education provider.""It would be helpful if I could integrate Google Docs with Monday somehow.""Managing project status and product development may be quite difficult unless you have a project manager.""While great, the shareable boards lack some features that normal boards possess and that’s a big burden for us.""We need to have conversations within the platform.""The mobile app is not as user-friendly and as adaptable as I'd like it to be.""I'd like better integration with other services.""I often find it difficult to keep track of all the projects I am involved in."

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"For large teams, scalability should be improved.""Their workflows and automation could use a big improvement. I don't even know if they have anything in that regard right now. I would really love to see a way where you can send custom alerts based on a task's completion or status change or an approval coming through. I would love to see a way to get some low-code functionality into Asana because right now, that is a big miss.""We'd like the capability to be able to set up weekly reminders.""It's hard to integrate Asana into other parts of the company workflow, so integration is an area for improvement.""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.""We don't get enough notifications.""Auto-shift is an essential feature for planning, but it's currently not there. It should have this feature so that when you move a task that depends on another task, the dates should be auto-shifted. For example, you have two tasks dependent on each other. When the parent task is moved or delayed, the child task should also be delayed, and the date should be shifted. When we have a very long timeline, it's very complex to go task by task and shift the dates on the task. Auto-shift is a fantastic and basic feature of project management, and having such a feature in Asana would make our lives much easier. If Asana added this feature, it would complete the suit and close the project management cycle because currently, there is a gap.""In Asana, there's no way to add a custom date field."

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"JIra is very poor at reporting.""Converting a task into an epic is very troublesome.""If you want to generate a report for individual usage, it's difficult.""The kanban board could also use some more filters. We just had a project where the deployment for Jira didn't have any ETA, and it's a requirement for the client. We accommodate a lot of issues on the board, so the workaround was to create boards by project, not client.""Jira has room for improvement in terms of managing various projects and linking requirements centrally under one project. They could include some add-ons that enable you to link all the requirements and put them into a centralized place. That central place should be restricted to a limited set of users with privileges based on user groups with those rights.""Portfolio is easy to scale, but we've had some difficulties with it regarding compliance and support.""We would love to be able to have direct contact with Atlassian. Currently, they are not working directly with West African countries. We are considering using JIRA Align, but when we contact them, they say that as we are in West Africa, they don't directly work with West Africa.""The HR aspect of the solution could be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I wasn't involved with the licensing, but I believe it's negotiable."
  • "The solution is quite inexpensive. For example, we pay $8,500 for 75 users. It's somewhere around $100 a user, approximately."
  • "The project manager would be responsible for any licensing fees. As an end-user, we just follow suit."
  • "Fees are paid monthly per user."
  • "The price is reasonable for the number of users we have."
  • "I am using its free version."
  • "We tell others it's about $2200 for a ten-person plan and it can be adjusted; it's easy to scale."
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  • "It has a free version."
  • "There is a free version of Asana, but we use the paid version to receive all the features we want. The overall price is reasonable."
  • "Its price is fair. Its licensing cost is cheaper than Microsoft Project. I would rate it a two out of five in terms of pricing."
  • "For what it brings to the table, I think Asana is fairly affordable. I would like to see the portfolio feature in our pricing plan, but other than that, it's definitely pretty good."
  • "We're on the business tier, which is $25 a month if you're on an annual contract. It's $31 if you're on a month-to-month contract. In my experience, there are no hidden costs with Asana. I know Smartsheet has these add-ons that you can buy, which is an additional cost, but Asana doesn't have any add-ons that I know of. When you're trying to scale the product and want to add users, you have to do it in buckets of five. This is also something to consider."
  • "This solution is reasonably priced."
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  • "We pay our fees annually, although monthly payments are also available."
  • "The price could be improved."
  • "We have a license to use JIRA Portfolio, we are not using the free version."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Monday.com is one of the best project management softwares available on the market. It lets you create and customize the… more »
    Top Answer:Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful.
    Top Answer:Speed and reliability need to be better. I don't mean that in a very basic, "Oh, we can't log in." Rather, there are… more »
    Top Answer:It's an easy way to communicate.
    Top Answer:We have a free Asana license that covers my work. We don't have any costs associated with it.
    Top Answer:You have to understand some basic functions on how to do tasks. For example, I didn't use any help file or helping tool… more »
    Top Answer:Portfolio's most valuable features are that it's user-friendly and customer-centric.
    Top Answer:I believe we pay a monthly license for Jira, but I don't know the precise cost. I think it's dependent on how much space… more »
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    Overview

    monday.com is a cloud-based platform that allows teams to design their own work management software and applications. monday.com is a basic yet intuitive work operating system that facilitates teamwork in these ways:

    • Allows teams to define workflows

    • Adapts to changing demands

    • Establishes transparency

    • Allows for collaboration

    • Eliminates manual grunt work

    monday.com is extremely adaptable and may be utilized in any sector and for any workflow. You can build your apps to match your specific operational needs and modify your boards, dashboards, and documents to fit your team properly. It may be used for anything, including projects and procedures, and it can be used across teams, departments, leaders, and organizations.

    Here are a few examples of how monday.com software can be put to good use:

    • Marketing pipelines
    • Recruitment procedures
    • Video production planning
    • Tracking progress
    • Product timelines
    • Business management
    • Design planning
    • Bug tracking
    • Event planning
    • Construction planning

    monday.com Features

    monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Customized workflows
    • Task prioritizing
    • File sharing
    • Drag-and-drop
    • Context-aware communication
    • Progress and milestone monitoring

    The most popular key features include:

    • Work scheduling: monday.com’s Workload feature allows you to accurately assign and schedule team members at any given time. Check who's available and who isn't so you may reschedule or reassign work as needed to meet all of your project deadlines.
    • Tracking time for tasks: It's crucial to know where your time goes, especially if you're invoicing clients by the hour. Greater work precision is achieved by having a clear grasp of how much time is spent on each task because you’re able to make more informed decisions about how you spend your time.
    • Automated processes: Automations eliminate the need for manual labor in the completion of repetitive tasks.
    • At-a-glance dashboards: Dashboards are an excellent method to quickly see what's essential. They make it simple to gather useful information, manage project progress, predict effort, and keep track of budgets. They also keep your team focused and engaged on the high-level objectives that drive progress.
    • Integration with external tools: With two-click integrations, you can easily make monday.com your primary work hub. Integrate popular external apps like Jira and Slack, as well as Gmail and Mailchimp, to optimize your workflow even further.
    • Varied options for viewing data with Views: monday.com provides a number of ways to examine the data in your boards, including Gantt Chart View for project plans and Chart View for progress tracking. Views helps you to take a fresh perspective on things and obtain crucial insights that you might not have gotten otherwise.

    Reviews from Real Users

    monday.com stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its task status feature and its ability to integrate with external apps. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Ben D., Front End Developer at a marketing services firm, writes of the product, “Their flagship feature, what used to be called the pulse, is great. Pulse offers great management. Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful. They use subtasks and the simple aspects of task management have been really helpful.”

    Another PeerSpot reviewer, the Head of Projects at Smart Media SA, notes, “The boards offer an amazing and clear view of my tasks, campaigns, and progress. Automations especially with Slack and Outlook help with keeping my team up-to-date always. Graphs and charts are valuable for reporting purposes and to track progress made. Workforms/surveys are valuable and a very cool added feature.”

    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.

    The agile portfolio management tool, built for JIRA.

    With Portfolio for JIRA, you can plan and forecast a realistic roadmap, make data-informed decisions when the unexpected happens, and keep everyone in the know.

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    Sample Customers
    Raw Digital, Wix, Discovery, Frost & Sullivan, Adidas, Asos, Uber
    Uber, Vodaphone, NASA, Spotify, Lyft, Baggu, Udacity, Patreon, Flipboard, Dropbox, Intel, Samsung, Airbnb, SFMoma, Hubspot, Trivago
    Rosetta Stone, Sprint, UBS, Workday, Expedia, J.P. Morgan
    Top Industries
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    Marketing Services Firm18%
    Non Tech Company8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Non Profit21%
    Non Tech Company14%
    Legal Firm14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Government7%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Transportation Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business79%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business78%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise11%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Asana is ranked 6th in Project Management Software with 15 reviews while JIRA Portfolio is ranked 6th in Enterprise Agile Planning Tools with 12 reviews. Asana is rated 8.2, while JIRA Portfolio is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Asana writes "Stands out with portfolios, easy setup, and real-time information, but needs big improvement when it comes to workflows, automation, and dashboards". On the other hand, the top reviewer of JIRA Portfolio writes "Good documentation, good visualization of tickets, and relatively stable". Asana is most compared with Trello, Wrike, Jira, ServiceNow IT Business Management and Microsoft Azure DevOps, whereas JIRA Portfolio is most compared with Smartsheet, Microsoft Project Server, Microsoft Azure DevOps, Planview Enterprise One and Wrike.

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