Asana vs Monday – Are You Using the Right Project Management Tool for Your Business?

If you are in any type of project management role at your company, I’m willing to bet you’ve seen an ad for the new project management tool on the market, Monday.com. While it’s no secret that I am an Asana fanatic, I know that every company is unique, and what works well for one company may not be the right choice for another. That’s why I’ve decided to place my biases aside to provide you with a simplified competitive analysis of these two tools to help you better understand if you are using the right project management tool for your business. 

Features of Asana:

  • If you currently do not use a digital project management tool but are interested in trying one out, Asana offers a 30-day trial period, while Monday.com only offers their new users a quick one-week trial.
  • If you have a small internal team (15 people or less), Asana allows you to use their “Free plan,” meaning you never have to pay to use their tool. Monday.com charges $75 for 15 users (and that is just for their basic plan). 
  • Asana offers over 50 project templates to use as a starting point for your project, and each one is completely customizable, as compared to Monday.com, which offers about 25 templates.
  • Asana is heavily focused on its advanced management and reporting functionalities. They provide their users with multiple ways to search through their past tasks and projects to find exactly what they need, ensuring nothing is ever misplaced or lost. 

Features of Monday.com: 

  • Monday.com is all about the “Big Picture” when it comes to project management. Instead of being super task-oriented like Asana, they place the majority of their focus on the high-level views of a project and are not as concerned with the day-to-day task level views. 
  • Helpful (and somewhat funny) step-by-step tutorials are available on their site to help users learn the features of their tool. 
  • Security is extremely important to them – so much so they have an entire security team dedicated to making sure every user’s data is secure and private. 
  • They have 24/7 customer service available to their customers. 

If you’re thinking about using a digital project management tool for your business, both Asana and Monday.com are exceptional options. Choosing the one that is the best fit for you and your team is what matters most. 
If you are currently a user of Monday.com and would like to share your thoughts on the platform, or if you are looking for additional ways to better your business, reach out to us here!

Tricia Frey