Despite its pleasing and user-friendly interface, Asana can become difficult to manage because of its hierarchy.
Compare project management hierarchy between major tools.
Administrators will have to pick between lists and cards, and then stay within that view. Asana doesn’t have additional spaces after teams, meaning that all of your projects could lack that essential separation between different parts of your business.
Because of this, it could take awhile to get going with Asana.
Also, Asana is limited on how you can set custom statuses, which causes extra friction as you have to dive into the comments to see the status of the work.
Also with Asana, you can’t have multiple assignees
. A manager may not care who finishes the work, only that it gets done or it may need to be split among several team members. Asana won’t let you figure this out, again overly relying on the comments to help manage your work. In ClickUp, you can easily set up multiple assignees and let teams work together.
Another Asana problem? Efficiency. Their roadmap has been desperately slow, and they’re missing some of the important productivity features that you never knew you needed. Like a multi-task toolbar
to help make edits to a group of tasks or a Notepad
to jot down reminders and notes as you work within ClickUp.
ClickUp also gives you multiple views
for your work--including a List, Board, Box, Time (Calendar/Timeline) view and Gantt chart to help you see you work from new angles or your preferred way of looking at things.
Read more about how Asana compares to ClickUp.