We compared Asana and Trello based on our users reviews in six parameters. After reading the collected data, you can find our conclusion below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.
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, monday.com and Adobe Workfront, whereas Trello is most compared with Wrike, Jira, Smartsheet, monday.com and Zoho Projects. See our Asana vs. Trello report.
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