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SystemAsana
DescriptionAsana is a web-based project planning tool with a focus on team communication.
CategoryProject Planning, ranked #6
DeveloperAsana
Websiteasana.com
Technical documentationasana.com/­guide/­learn
Social network pages
Facebook185,461likes
Google+12,565followers
LinkedIn13,554followers
Twitter113,423followers
Initial release2011
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)Software-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyes
Mobile appsAndroid
iOS
APIApplication Programming InterfaceyesREST
Multi-useryes
User rolesno
Authentication mechanismPassword
Google sign-on
NotificationsEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksyes
Recurring tasksSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyes
Milestone trackingMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyes
Task dependenciesDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnolinking of tasks is possible
Critical path managementThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesno
Critical chain managementThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountno
Gantt chartsBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones scheduleno
PERT chartsNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniqueno
BaselinesSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule no
Resource managementSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesno
Resource levelingSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesno
Time trackingSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyes
Cost trackingSupport for monitoring a project's expensesno
Earned value managementSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsno
Risk managementSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesno
Scrum supportSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsno
Kanban supportSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsno
Project portfolio management Support for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsno
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