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Executive Summary
Updated on Jul 25, 2023

We compared Asana and Trello based on our users reviews in six parameters. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below:

  • Ease of Deployment

    Users found the setup process for Asana to be straightforward and easy, with it being intuitive and adaptable. Trello was described as simple and quick to set up, with users mentioning that it can be done in a short amount of time.

  • Features

    Asana offers the ability to collaborate on projects and tasks, efficiently manage timelines and work breakdown structures, create subtasks, and customize the interface. On the other hand, Trello provides a user-friendly interface with drag and drop functionality, the ability to add images and tag colleagues, and the option to provide updates within tasks.

  • Room for Improvement

    Based on the feedback, Asana could improve its scalability for large teams, task dependencies, video communication capabilities, and integration with other workflows. On the other hand, Trello could benefit from quick tutorials, more integrations, customization options, better reporting capabilities, and improved mobile app features.

  • Pricing

    Users have different experiences with the setup cost of Asana and Trello. Asana is known for being simple to set up, and Trello provides a free version that fulfills users' requirements without any expenses. Asana's pricing is seen as reasonable by some, and Trello's pricing options are highly regarded. In conclusion, users hold varying viewpoints regarding the pricing and setup cost of both platforms.

  • ROI

    Asana users have seen a favorable return on investment, with enhancements in time allocation, efficiency, and company expansion. Trello users have also achieved positive ROI, although the specific advantages are not specified.

  • Service and Support

    Asana's customer service has garnered varied feedback, with some users praising its helpfulness and responsiveness, while others perceive it as less comprehensive compared to other tools. Conversely, Trello's customer service has been commended for its strong web and email support.

Comparison Results

In Asana and Trello, both platforms have simple setup processes and are praised for their user-friendly interfaces. Asana stands out for its efficient task management and the ability to easily share projects and tasks among team members. However, it is not as scalable for larger teams and lacks integration with other workflows. On the other hand, Trello is valued for its intuitive navigation and visualization capabilities. Areas for improvement for Trello include the need for tutorials, more integrations, and better reporting capabilities. Pricing and licensing experiences vary, with some finding them reasonable while others suggest they could be lower. Customer service and support experiences are mixed for both platforms.

To learn more, read our detailed Asana vs. Trello Report (Updated: November 2023).
745,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Q&A Highlights
Question: What project management/portfolio management program would you recommend?
Answer: Hi Netanya, for complez projects I recommend Basecamp or Microsoft Project, but for small or low complexity projects I suggest Trello. Best regards.
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"I like how easy it is to use the rules within Asana.""Asana, despite its compact size, proves to be incredibly valuable. When initiating a project, it offers the ability to generate a personalized form for clients. In this particular context, my clients include the customer success team and solution architects. This feature allows me to provide them with a convenient means to submit their requests, resembling a ticketing system geared towards internal operations. Moreover, it enables efficient allocation within my team. For instance, if a question pertains to customer success, I can assign it to the CSOps manager and the team. Similarly, if it relates to a specific channel, it can be allocated accordingly.""Asana has a wonderful user experience that is very easy to interact with and has tons of integrations with other products and tools.""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.""It has helped our departments maintain visibility.""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.""The most valuable feature of the solution is its project management tracking systems.""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."

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"It has a very modern-looking interface.""Trello is very easy to install and set up. It is also easy to use. Its interface is excellent.""Trello is quite easy to learn. The features that are available in the current version are enough to do your basic documentation and management.""I appreciate the ease of creating boards and the flexibility it offers.""The most valuable feature of Trello stems from the fact of how easy it was with it to see large visual aspects, especially when people were getting their workflow in order.""The initial setup is easy.""Our teams deployed Trello to gain a comprehensive overview of pre-sales activity, monitor project progress, create detailed task lists, and track action items - all critical components for streamlining our organization's operations.""Trello's user interface is really good, making it easy for us to maintain and monitor."

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"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.""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.""The product's page is not user-friendly.""The messaging feature could be better.""Currently, there are only a few available options, but it would be helpful to have more control over the notifications received.""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.""Having a quick way to do video inside the platform or video communication could be very handy.""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."

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"Many more categories could be enabled.""Although it has many useful features, the one thing I don't like about Trello is that it constantly sends out unimportant notifications.""Sometimes the notifications are not updated on iOS.""It's really simple, which is a good thing, but it only does one thing for us.""Having more integration with third party tools is an area for improvement in Trello. It would also be nice if it has a voice messaging functionality similar to what you have in WhatsApp, for quicker communication with colleagues.""The mobile version of Trello can be improved upon.""Trello wasn't a tool that offered lightning-fast speed like users wanted it to be for them.""It could have a bit more customization, especially for organizations that may want to integrate it into their own systems."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "The cost is $25 US per unit per month."
  • "Price-wise, I think it's an affordable option for mid to large-sized companies."
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  • "The free version of Trello covers all of the bases and all of our needs, so there's no cost involved for us. This is surprising for such a quality platform with no limitations on the key functionalities, though it also has a paid version."
  • "Its pricing is good. It is about $6 per license for what we use, but then there are other plans as well, such as $12 a month. I would rate it a nine out of ten in terms of pricing."
  • "The pricing for this solution is reasonable."
  • "We are currently using the open-source option."
  • "Paying for the solution's license is worth it only if our enterprise or organization can use Trello, integrated with some other solution, and we can have good reports."
  • "The basic paid version is pretty expensive"
  • "The solution pricing is okay. The pricing is subscription-based and depends on the features that you need. If you need more features then you will need to pay more. You can use the basic features to lead your project management."
  • "We pay $10 per user per month for the product."
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    Answers from the Community
    Netanya Carmi
    Tim Washington, PfMP - PeerSpot reviewerTim Washington, PfMP (Acuity PPM)

    This is a good question, but the starting point would be to understand whether your focus is on project management software or portfolio management software because there is a big difference between the two. 

    In terms of software, project management software is really focused on managing individual projects and can help communicate information about a specific project. Project management software is commonly used by Project Managers and the project team members. Portfolio management software though is focused on the entire portfolio of projects to give senior leaders holistic visibility of those projects. Portfolio management software helps senior leaders to make better strategic decisions. Check out this article for more information on this topic:

    José Raúl Páramo Robben - PeerSpot reviewerJosé Raúl Páramo Robben
    Real User

    Hi Netanya, for complez projects I recommend Basecamp or Microsoft Project, but for small or low complexity projects I suggest Trello. Best regards.

    Mir Nayeem Ul Haq - PeerSpot reviewerMir Nayeem Ul Haq
    Real User

    Hi Netanya,

    Trello is a simple and effective project management tool that is easy to use and has a variety of features that can help you manage your projects effectively. Asana is a more comprehensive project management tool that has more features and is more complex to use. is a project management tool that is designed to be used by teams, and has features that allow for collaboration and communication within teams.

    But, I would recommend Trello, because it is a simple and effective project management tool. It is easy to use and has a variety of features that can help you manage your projects effectively.

    Islam Bayraktar - PeerSpot reviewerIslam Bayraktar
    Real User

    Hi Netanya, 

    If you want to reach a quick-wins at the portfolio level with an intelligent algorithmic and automated approach please look at my favourite tool called Aangine. 

    It gives you capabilities to run multiple What-if scenarios at the portfolio level, considering various constraints on capacity, budgets, timing and prioritization. It helps PMOs/SPMs very quickly to perform risk & value analysis and run impacts analysis to see what happens if suddenly priorities/capacity/budget will be changed. Visibility on future horizons, possibly bottlenecks and risks gives you the opportunity to compare and run an intelligent algorithm to optimise your future portfolio within a new reality immediately. As an outcome, in the first couple of quarters, you will get significant results on your execution side of the way of working.

    Regarding the execution part of the delivery for the corporate customers, I would recommend Micro Focus PPM review.

    Kind regards,
    I. Bayraktar

    Jane Johnson - PeerSpot reviewerJane Johnson

    I’ve used Trello, Asana, and 

    My favorite by far is ClickUp due to following reasons:

    1. It’s inexpensive. 

    2. Support is great. 

    3. Very flexible - we do sprints with points and it’s great for this. 

    4. They are constantly launching new improvements. 

    5. Most important - my team loves ClickUp and actually uses it! We particularly like the goals feature.

    Justin Dillow - PeerSpot reviewerJustin Dillow
    Real User

    Jira is what we currently use and I have no complaints about it at all.  

    John Andrew Kossey - PeerSpot reviewerJohn Andrew Kossey
    Real User

    Since 1998 I have been using the Planisware project portfolio management solution for multiple pharma organizations. 

    The application initially had the esoteric name OPX2. For easier international name recognition, its name sensibly became Planisware in 2009 with the release of P5. Subsequent releases of Planisware P5 and Planisware P6 (or V6) and currently Planisware Enterprise (E7) have brought substantive improvements to the stakeholder community in user interface, capabilities, reporting, and performance. 

    Planisware documentation has evolved markedly with more frequent publishing of detailed functional guides, videos, and release notes, available online for customers and from within the application. For example, the fifth set of release notes for E7, specifically 7.0.4; March 2022, is 133 pages long. Planisware Academy is another tool for gaining proficiency with project and portfolio management. 

    What I especially enjoy with Planisware is unsurpassed flexibility for managing project activities--not just as list tables and Gantt charts, but also with Kanban cards, roadmaps, stage and gates, deliverables, ideas, etc. Modules for resource management and cost management have similar depth of execution. Another module for tracking risks and opportunities is selectable when needed.

    Planisware's implementation of activity types as a discrete breakdown structure facilitates the use of consistent, defined activities across projects and improves the accuracy of planning.

    Project templates and activity library features are valuable for creating new projects more efficiently.

    Data visualization is another Planisware strongpoint. It's possible to make dynamic slide presentations of working projects.

    Given the depth and breadth of Planisware modules and the software's overall capabilities, each corporate organization has to make a long-term commitment to adopting Planisware. Providing stakeholders the opportunity to gain needed proficiencies with Planisware is also essential for reaping the considerable benefits of using this fascinating enterprise solution. 

    HeshamFouad - PeerSpot reviewerHeshamFouad
    Real User

    I have experience with Asana. It's an easy-to-use and configure solution, especially for medium and non-complex plans.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Asana is a very simple interface for project managers to figure out, providing all the functions they need.
    Top Answer:Currently, I'm using Asana for free. The solution's free version can be used for basic functions. When my colleagues start using it, I will contact Asana and find the most efficient plan for us.
    Top Answer:It would be great if Asana could create a library for each project within the interface. For example, if you are working on ten projects and need to make daily changes to all of them, having a… more »
    Top Answer:I like Trello's speed. It is more user-friendly compared to Jira. Jira is technical, whereas the management can use Trello.
    Top Answer:The tool should be able to predict the task completion dates based on the date assigned and sprint dates. It is also not commercial compared to competitors.
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    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.

    Trello is the visual collaboration tool that creates a shared perspective on any project. Trello’s boards, lists and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your personal and work life in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.

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    Non Profit13%
    Computer Software Company13%
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    Non Tech Company9%
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    Asana vs. Trello
    November 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Asana vs. Trello and other solutions. Updated: November 2023.
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    Asana is ranked 3rd in Project Management Software with 29 reviews while Trello is ranked 8th in Project Management Software with 25 reviews. Asana is rated 8.2, while Trello 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 Trello writes "Designed for team collaboration and project management; user interface is easy to understand, with drag and drop functionality". Asana is most compared with Wrike, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Azure DevOps, and Adobe Workfront, whereas Trello is most compared with Wrike, Jira, Smartsheet, and Zoho Projects. See our Asana vs. Trello report.

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