"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."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It was just a few clicks to get started and to integrate Asana into our existing business system. It took 15 days to fully implement our projects using Asana."
"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."
"The ability to share projects and tasks among team members appears to be the most valuable feature."
"It is stable and easy to set up."
"It has helped our departments maintain visibility."
"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."
"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."
"The solution is more of a streamlined Slack."
"Shareable boards are a great solution for clients who want to track the progress of their work orders without checking in with us directly."
"Monday.com sends email notifications to keep us all on task. I love the email reminders asking me where I am with the assigned task and if I need some help. I have used this to get things done on time, and it also encourages me to acknowledge when I need some help because I have not been able to complete the task."
"I mostly like automation and recently added custom automation so we can brainstorm and find the best fit for our particular use-case."
"It has helped us be super creative with how we divide our boards between departments."
"It helps to go completely digital and avoids the use of pen and paper, which helps declutter work life."
"In general, this solution is very user-friendly."
"I am able to add in deadlines and filter by work assigned, in progress, and completed."
"Having a quick way to do video inside the platform or video communication could be very handy."
"We have not used Asana on our private server. We have been using the cloud solution. We need an on premise solution for government agencies."
"We tried, but we haven't been successful with it. If people don't have the training, it is not easy to use. You need to make sure that the people are trained to use the system. They can provide more resources in the form of webcasts and videos that people can use to train themselves and understand how to use it."
"We don't get enough notifications."
"We'd like the capability to be able to set up weekly reminders."
"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."
"On the development side for technical project management, Asana is missing features. We only use it for discussing tasks and strategies, and we use it for customer to-do lists. It doesn't have the source code integration that Jira and Jira Service Desk both have."
"In some instances, there were subtasks where more than one person needed to review it, but I could only assign it to one person. I would have to create a subtask under a subtask and then assign it to other people. This could be improved."
"I would really like to see the reporting functionality updated."
"I'd like to see some kind of way to display our data to realtor partners without giving them access to our entire board."
"Expanding the analysis to contain all boards in a specific folder without having to add them manually would be ideal."
"Sometimes, I had difficulty moving items from board to board and would have to move them twice to get them to successfully move."
"I would love to see better integration with Google Suite."
"The solution really needs to offer templates."
"The tablet display is confusing and difficult to use."
"We'd like to have the ability to start a screen record or screen grab that a user can initiate from Monday.com."
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.
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
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:
monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:
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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 ranked 7th in Project Management Software with 16 reviews while monday.com is ranked 1st in Project Portfolio Management with 207 reviews. Asana is rated 8.2, while monday.com is rated 9.4. 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 monday.com writes "User-friendly with great automation and sub-items". Asana is most compared with Wrike, Trello, Jira, Microsoft Azure DevOps and ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, whereas monday.com is most compared with Wrike, Microsoft Project, Jira, Trello and Smartsheet. See our Asana vs. monday.com report.
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