Asana vs G Suite: What are the differences?
Asana: The easiest way for teams to track their work. Asana is the easiest way for teams to track their work. From tasks and projects to conversations and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish--and get results. Available at asana.com and on iOS & Android; G Suite: Collaboration and productivity apps for Business. An integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more.
Asana can be classified as a tool in the "Project Management" category, while G Suite is grouped under "Productivity Suite".
Some of the features offered by Asana are:
- Updated in real-time
- Multiple workspaces
- People views
On the other hand, G Suite provides the following key features:
- google drive
"Super fast task creation", "Flexible project management" and "Followers and commenting on tasks" are the key factors why developers consider Asana; whereas "Gmail", "Google docs" and "Calendar" are the primary reasons why G Suite is favored.
reddit, Instacart, and Stack Exchange are some of the popular companies that use G Suite, whereas Asana is used by Instacart, Stripe, and New Yorker. G Suite has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10728 company stacks & 1087 developers stacks; compared to Asana, which is listed in 662 company stacks and 328 developer stacks.
Both Asana and Trello support Kanban style project tracking. Trello is Kanban-only project management, knowledge management, actually card-management tools. Asana is much more complex, supports different project management approaches, well integrated and helpful for any style/type project.
We choose Asana finally, but still some projects kept in Trello
Procezo is an excellent free-for-life task managing tool with several benefits. Its clear, user-friendly interface is perfect for small businesses and startups as well as enterprise-level use. It makes it a seamless transition from any other project management tools. Its simple but effective layout allows new users to quickly adapt to its ever-expanding set of features. Procezo allows users to create boards and provide access to users or teams as required, set priority and precedence of the task and allowing for subtasks and discussions to be created. With unlimited tasks, users, projects and free support, Procezo is quickly making its way into businesses from across the world and the ultimate growth hack tool.
We had been using Office 365 at Omnio Interactive for roughly 5 months before making the bold decision and switching to Google's counterpart.
Stylistically, both systems are extremely easy on the eye and both interfaces can be used with little to no employee training (who hasn't had past experience with Office/Outlook and Gmail?). Ultimately it comes down to personal preferences; our employees preferred Google's offering when it came to UI.
Pricing is incredibly cheap for both of the products. We were using Office 365 Business Essentials and have moved to G Suite Basic which is roughly 30% cheaper, although this only represents a saving of ~£2 per user per month.
A big deal-breaker for our move to G Suite was the sheer number of sites and services that offer authentication with Google. More services that we use allow registration with an existing Google (G Suite) account and so the reduced number of logins that need to be stored and managed is a bonus. In comparison, we could count the number of services that we came across offering a 'Sign In with Microsoft' on one hand.
Mobile device management is also super useful for securing our employees' devices. Setting up work profiles on Android with the 'Google Apps Device Policy' app is extremely easy, and allows for the 'sandboxing' of business-related apps. Being able to secure these apps with a password or biometrics through Android's settings is also nice to have. This works for us as all of our employees' devices run Android. I don't have any knowledge of how this works (if at all) on iOS.
trello has a much simpler interface and easy to learn for any team member. asana might have more features and configuration options but do you really need a complex system for developers to manage tasks?
After Microsoft took over trello, it has become more restricted these days but still good for startups.
Keep it simple! Focus on your product, not tools.
We are highly dependent on G Suite for all our collaboration and productivity needs, from Gmail and Calendar to Sheets and Docs. While it may not be as robust as Microsoft's offerings in those areas, it's totally cloud-based, we've never had any downtime issues and it integrates well with our other tools like Slack. We write and collaborate on all our specs/PRDs in Docs, share analyses via Sheets and handle our meetings via Calendar. #StackDecisionsLaunch #ProductivitySuite #Collaboration #DocumentCollaboration