Asana is already among the most popular project management and workflow management tools. But of late, Monday,com has been gathering a steady buzz, thanks to the significant market share it’s been gaining in the field. This has resulted in more people being curious about the efficacy of one in relation to the other.
Such a comparison between two efficient project management systems could help you decide which one would suit your project management wants.
Monday.com is a little quirky in that it doesn’t give you the option to create tasks. At least, not directly. Instead, you can create what are called pulses. These pulses could be tasks, among many things. You can give the pulses name and assign the team members responsible for them. You can also set a deadline for a pulse. And if the pulse is dependent on another, you can set dependency accordingly. Once a pulse is in progress, it is easy to view the status as well.
Asana, on the other hand, takes what could be called as a classical approach when it comes to tasks. First you would be prompted to create a project. You can give the project the name you want, and once the project is created, add tasks to the same. The rest of the operations are more or less similar to what we saw in Monday.com. To begin with, you can assign a task to particular team members, and set the deadline for each task. If any files are required for finishing the tasks, you can attach them. You also have the option to comment on the tasks. So you wouldn’t get confused about the order of tasks later on, you can also make a task dependent on other tasks.
Visualization plays a key role when it comes to managing workflow. Both Asana and Monday,com does this in their own way.
In Monday.com, all the Pulses that you created are displayed in a list. However, above them you get different visualization options. These let you toggle between different views. The views include pie chart, gantt chart and map view. Such views are helpful when you want to gain a project overview and you don’t have time for a detailed study.
Meanwhile, in Asana, you get to see your tasks in multiple views. You get the options to view tasks in a list, a gantt chart, a Kanban board and a calendar. Similar to Monday.com, you can easily shift tasks by dragging them across the screen, and also alter the deadlines if you want. These functionalities are available in all the views.
Like with tasks, in Monday.com, you don’t get a traditional mode for portfolio view either. Instead, you can create groups for the pulses. Each of these could be used for typical project management. But if you wish, you can use them for project management too.
To do this, you need to create a separate group that would contain your portfolio. First, create a pulse for each project. After that, add the pulses to the group you have created before.
In Asana, the portfolio management feature is more straightforward in nature. It is very similar to the feature that allows typical project management. However, the portfolio management feature allows you to zoom out of your daily work area, affording you a broader picture.
At present, Monday.com gives you more than 20 integrations. That is over and above its own API. The integrations in Monday.com includes Google Drive, Slack, Jira and more. Asana brings you more than a hundred integrations in addition to an API. The integrations include Mailchimp, Dropbox and Slack among others.
You can try Monday.com for free for two weeks with their 14-day free trial offer. They bring the system with four different pricing plans. Asana comes with a free option. Up to 15 users can use the system for free. You also get three different paid options. On the whole, Asana is pricier than Monday.com.
Which system is better for you?
With its straightforward features and more number of integrations, the case can be made for Asana being the better of the two. But that’s not to say Monday.com is a weak option. Far from it. Ultimately, the price point and the user interface might be the key features that make or break the deal for you.
There is no doubt Asana and Monday are extremely useful project management and workflow management tools. However, both the systems lack certain features like one that could help you accurately predict the project delivery. The deadlines we set are always prone to human-error, after all.
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