Asana - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Oct 06, 2021

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Asana competes with project management software such as monday.com, Smartsheet, Wrike, Workfront, etc.
  • Functionality: Asana has all the features of Monday.com and Wrike except video conferencing. Asana has all the features of Smartsheet and also has real-time editing which is not available on Smartsheet software. Asana has all the features of Adobe Workfront Now with extra features like real-time editing and contact management which is not on Abode Workfront Now.
  • Customer/Industry: Asana and its top alternatives are flexible to serve companies on a growing scale from small to large. But Wirke accommodates more users (11-1000+) than most of its alternatives as it is specifically built for companies on a mid-sized scale and large enterprises.
  • Cost: Considering the starting price of their plans, Asana is deemed more expensive than its competitors when compared to Monday.com, Smartsheet, and Wrike. Although Asana has a free basic plan to fit new clients on project management, only Smartsheet does not offer a free version to their clients.
  • Cloud-Based/On-Premise: After comparison with it close alternatives and competitor, the results of the comparisons to show that they are all cloud-based software.
  • Popularity: Asana has been in operation since 2009. In comparison with its alternatives, Asana is more popular than most of its competitors in terms of project management, but Wrike is more popular than Asana.
  • Scalability: Asana (2-1000+ users) provides an easy way to manage team projects. When compared with Smartsheet, Smartsheet (1-1000+ users), Wrike (11-1000+ users), and monday.com (2-1000+ users).
  • Support: When it comes to supporting, Asana provides email/help desk, chat, FAQs/forum, and knowledge base support, but it does not provide phone support and a 24/7 live rep. When compared to Smartsheet, the FAQs/forum, and 24/7 live rep feature in support are missing, but it offers phone support.

2021's Top Asana Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Asana that are worth checking out: Trello for SMBs, Basecamp for large size business, Hive for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
Review
Compare
Asana
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
97/100
Pricing
6/10
License pricing
$10.99 per user/month
Functionality
20
Review
Best for SMBs
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for Enterprise
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Growing
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
15

1. Trello - Best for SMBs

Trello is an alternative Project Management software, Trello installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Trello, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Trello is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Trello offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Trello Vs Asana

2. Basecamp - Best for Large Business

Basecamp is an alternative Project Management software, Basecamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Basecamp, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Basecamp is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Basecamp offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Basecamp Vs Asana

3. Hive - Best for Growing Companies

Hive is an alternative Project Management software, Hive installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Hive, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Hive is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Hive offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Hive Vs Asana

4. Airtable - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Airtable is an alternative Project Management software, Airtable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Airtable, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Airtable is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Airtable offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Airtable Vs Asana

5. Smartsheet

Smartsheet is an alternative Project Management software, Smartsheet installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Smartsheet, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Smartsheet is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Smartsheet offers 21 main features). compare head to head: Smartsheet Vs Asana

6. WorkZone Project Management

WorkZone Project Management is an alternative Project Management software, WorkZone Project Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkZone Project Management, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

WorkZone Project Management is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkZone offers 15 main features). compare head to head: WorkZone Project Management Vs Asana

7. ClickUp

ClickUp is an alternative Project Management software, ClickUp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ClickUp, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

ClickUp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ClickUp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: ClickUp Vs Asana

8. Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an alternative Project Management software, Pivotal Tracker installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Pivotal Tracker, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Pivotal Tracker is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Pivotal offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Pivotal Tracker Vs Asana

9. Workfront

Workfront is an alternative Project Management software, Workfront installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workfront, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Workfront is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workfront offers 25 main features). compare head to head: Workfront Vs Asana

10. KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is an alternative Project Management software, KanbanFlow used on the cloud, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. KanbanFlow, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

KanbanFlow is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (KanbanFlow offers 15 main features). compare head to head: KanbanFlow Vs Asana

11. TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an alternative Project Management software, TeamGantt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TeamGantt, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

TeamGantt is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TeamGantt offers 15 main features). compare head to head: TeamGantt Vs Asana

12. Freedcamp

Freedcamp is an alternative Project Management software, Freedcamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Freedcamp, with a pricing score of 3 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Freedcamp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Freedcamp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Freedcamp Vs Asana

13. Quire

Quire is an alternative Project Management software, Quire installed on-premises, Asana can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quire, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered less expensive to implement than Asana with a score of 6.

Quire is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quire offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Quire Vs Asana

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.