Hi there! I’m Sara, a Success Manager at Asana. In addition to working one-on-one with customers, I work regularly with the product team to help them understand customer needs. Right now we’re interested in doing more with integrations and we need your input!
I get a lot of feedback from clients and fellow-Asana lovers that the integration with Gmail needs to become much better.
Check for instance: Todoist | A To-Do List to Organize Your Work & Life
They have a button directly in Gmail, with which you can assign tasks, choose the due date and much more. We need something like this to convince ToDoIst users within organizations to switch to Asana.
Is something like this planned? If not I would try it with some friends.
I think the most important thing is really tight integration with Zapier, because then users can do almost anything. There’s a few loose ends there, especially with Custom Fields (can’t use Custom Fields unless Asana is the trigger). Also can’t remove a tag, trigger on completed subtasks, etc.
I totally agree with both posts from @Todd_Cavanaugh, Zapier is very powerful, but Custom Fields are very often painful to sync, if possible at all. Moreover, an improved Slack integration is very often requested.
Thank you all for the thoughtful feedback! This is so helpful. I’m also interested in hearing more of the “day in the life” with these integrations – when do you use Slack versus Asana? What kind of integrations, specifically, are you using with Zapier and what impact does that have? Anything that helps paint a picture is especially useful for us.
Agreed about Zapier and custom fields. Really hurts without that feature if you are trying to automate transactions to accounting software like Quickbooks Online. Would love to see more integrations with HR apps like ClearCompany or GoCo for recruiting and onboarding.
Also, asana really needs a chat/stand-alone messaging feature or the ability to comment on/about multiple tasks at once. All of our managers have requested this.
@Aaron_Wilkins, thank you for your feedback! I’d love to hear more about that second process request. Would a Conversation where you at-mention the Tasks in question suffice as an update, or are you hoping to bulk comment the same message on multiple Tasks? I’d love to know why managers are requesting this and how it fits into their day, as well.
Bulk comment on multiple tasks. What I have found is that most of our issues within workflows, by users can be grouped into a few buckets. Myself and other managers find ourselves copying and pasting the same comment into multiple tasks within the same project or just in general. It would be easier to do this directly in a task instead of a conversation. human-I-T tends to use conversations more for Project Changes of General issues that are not task specific or Org updates.
Better conversations integration all around. the biggest issue I find in Asana is the deluge of emails or slack posts. Most all activities are posted, and if too many are posted, none are seen. I’d like to limit slack posts to only tagged or following conversations.
This is a great question.
I tried to work with Instagantt and Asana.
We use Instagannt to better track and monitor projects progress but all these features are not synced well.
(I have my own wish list for Asana in this area )
Regarding the integration between the two, I think it can be better.
dependencies that were created in Asana are not reflected in Instagantt.
Hours estimation in Instagantt is not reflected in Asana ( I believe this is because Asana doesn’t allow to track hours estimation)
There is no way that I found to sync the progress of a task that was reported on Instagantt and Asana