Asana Time Tracking Integration for Managing Tasks and Projects

Unlock the full potential of your project management with Asana Time Tracking integration. Learn how to seamlessly track and manage time directly within Asana, boosting productivity and ensuring accurate project tracking.

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You’ve been asking for Asana time tracking integration and we’ve listened. You can now track time directly inside Asana with the HiveDesk time tracking app.

Follow these steps to use the Asana task time tracking integration:

  • Log in to the HiveDesk web app
  • Go to Setting > Integration from the left-hand navigation menu.
  • Select the Integrations tab.
  • Click the Asana icon to start the integration process.
Asana time tracking integration settings
  • You will see the Asana authentication dialog. Authenticate using your Asana uses id and password.
  • Select the Workspace to sync projects and tasks with HiveDesk.
  • You’ll now see all your projects and tasks in HiveDesk.
  • Assign team members to projects and tasks to start tracking time.
  • Team members select the project and task to track time from the HiveDesk desktop, mobile or Chrome app.
  • The HiveDesk app automatically tracks time for tasks and projects. The time tracking information in synced with tasks and projects in Asana.

That’s it!

You can now track time spent on tasks in Asana and get even more out of your Asana account.

Why use Asana Time Tracking Integration?

Asana time tracking integration helps you stay on top of your team’s workload and improve productivity.

One of the key benefits of using Asana time tracking integration is that it provides a clear and accurate picture of how time is being spent on tasks and projects. This information can help you identify areas where your team can improve efficiency. It also helps you identify where resources are being underutilized, and make better decisions about how to allocate time and resources.

Asana time tracking integration can also help you stay accountable and on track, ensuring that deadlines are met and projects are completed on time and within budget.

Does Asana have a time tracking feature?

Yes, Asana has a native time tracking feature that you can use to record the actual time spent on Asana tasks. You can do that via a timer or manually.

Asana has a custom field that is used to store time information. It shows as the timer field inside your tasks.

While Asana has a native timer, it has limited functionality. Most SMBs don’t use the native Asana time tracking feature. Instead, they use a time tracking software that integrates with Asana.

What are the cons of using Asana native time tracking?

One of the cons of using Asana native time tracking is its limited functionality.

While it does allow users to log time spent on tasks, it lacks advanced features such as tracking billable hours or setting hourly rates. This can be a significant drawback for businesses that require detailed time tracking for invoicing or for monitoring project budgets.

There is no timesheet feature in Asana. It also lacks the timesheet approval process. You will need to use a separate timesheet software even if you upgrade to using the native time tracking in Asana.

While the native time tracking works at the task level, there is no way to see time at the project level.

Another big drawback is the lack of visibility for managers. They can’t see what the team members are doing and cannot report time for them.

The time tracking feature is quite confusing to use as the special timer field shows in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Asana’s time tracking feature is only available on their Business and Enterprise plans. That start at $30 per user per month. That’s a steep price increase from $13.5 for Premium users. Free or Basic users obviously find it too much to pay for the limited time tracking feature. It’s much cheaper to use a time tracking software like HiveDesk that costs just $5/user/month and has Asana time tracking integration.

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