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Asana: April Update 2023

The April Asana Update is Here! In this article, I will discuss the most recent updates to the Asana platform. This update is just the latest example of how Asana adapts to the requirements of its users. This enhancement will assist you and your team maintain productivity and collaborative work. This version has something for everyone, from new integrations to improved functionality. Let’s dive in and check out the new features this month.

Portfolio Dashboard

New Asana Portfolio Dashboard

You can get a bird’s-eye view of all the projects you’re in charge of with the help of our Portfolio Dashboard. It’s a one-stop shop for keeping tabs on everything from development to critical metrics to finished products so you can make informed choices. You can quickly assess the status of your projects, spot trouble spots, and make course corrections using the portfolio dashboard.

Asana’s portfolio dashboard provides some basic charts to get you started; you may add, remove, and modify these charts as needed. The charts will be pre-loaded and ready to go as you click the “Dashboard” tab. In addition, you can be assured that you will always have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips thanks to the portfolio dashboard’s automated updates whenever you enter the tab or reload the page.

Note – Portfolio dashboards filter what information is visible to the user. Because of this, viewers can only see a partial data set on dashboards if they have access to the whole data in the portfolios.

Portfolio Dashboard Preset charts

  • All projects by projects’ status – Donut Chart

The chart provides a visual representation of the progress of your projects and the size of each progress slice. This will help you figure out what percentage of total work remains unfinished.

  • Incomplete task by projects – Bar Chart

The bar chart showing the distribution of unfinished activities across projects will help you and your team pinpoint areas of efficiency and potential bottlenecks.

  • Project by owner – Lollipop Chart

Your team members’ workload and available time can be better understood by reviewing an overview of the projects for which they are responsible. This will give you an idea of the tasks they are responsible for and the extent of their involvement in various projects.

  • Upcoming Task by Assignee – Lollipop Chart

If you know how the workload is allocated among your employees, you can instantly pinpoint those excelling and struggling. Thanks to this, you’ll be able to see how everyone on the team is doing in terms of workload.

Note: You can change the chart style into Column, Line, Burnup, Donut, Number, or Lollipop. In addition, those charts are downloadable. To make data-driven decisions check out our Asana charts for real-time insights guide.

Custom field rollups

Asana’s Portfolio rollups allow you to incorporate custom field columns into your overviews. The numerical information from portfolio projects’ use of global custom or time-tracking fields will be summed in these columns. This function lets you keep tabs on your projects’ crucial information without leaving the portfolio view.

The Custom field rollups feature

Steps on how to add rollups field:

  1. Click the portfolio option in the sidebar menu and choose a specific portfolio.
  2. From the List tab, navigate to the + icon to add fields.
  3. Click the + icon and click the Add rollup.
  4. Select any available numeric custom fields that you want to add.

Portfolio List Total Estimated Time

Multi-sort and multi-filter in projects

Multi Filter

With the latest update, clicking the Filter button brings up a new menu that lets you apply multiple filters simultaneously. When you select one of the three filter options from the menu, it will take effect immediately.

Filter Button on My tasks


Like the Filter button, the Sort option is now updated, and you can utilize multiple sorting options in ascending or descending order.

Sort Button on My Tasks

Draft comment widget on Home

This newly introduced widget, which you can locate and use on the Home screen’s customization pane, is fantastic. Have you ever questioned why you didn’t hear back from your team members? Perhaps because the comment you sent hasn’t yet been delivered. You don’t have to be concerned anymore! To read unsubmitted comments, utilize the Draft comment widget to continue the conversation about work.

Homepage New Widget

Read the Little Asana Features You’ll Love to know more about home widgets.

Proofing images from task descriptions

To help your team finish their work, proofing allows stakeholders to provide detailed, helpful comments on images. The ability to automatically build subtasks from annotations will make providing and receiving feedback more streamlined and less irritating, leading to more clarity regarding what needs to be adjusted.

Feedbacks turn to subtasks

Sample image for proofing

Steps to create proofing:

  1. Click the image attached to the task.
  2. Click the Add Feedback button in the upper right corner.
  3. Select the area you want to give feedback.
  4. View all the tasks created under the sub-task section.

Previous status updates

When writing a new status update, refer to the last status update from the “create your update” pane to make copy/pasting easier.

Bynder + Asana integration

Bynder and Asana Integration

Bynder is a DAM system that helps businesses to store, organize, and manage digital information such as images, videos, and documents.

The integration of Bynder and Asana has the potential to improve workflow efficiency and collaboration among team members. Key advantages of this Integration include the following:

  • Centralized Asset Management
  • Improved collaboration
  • Increase productivity
  • Seamless Asset Approval
  • Notion + Asana integration

Notion and Asana Integration

Notion is a multi-purpose productivity and collaboration tool enabling users to create, organize, and share numerous content in a fully customized workspace.

Integrating Notion and Asana into your workflow helps improve productivity and teamwork. Among the many advantages are the following:

  • Unified task management
  • Seamless Collaboration
  • Streamline Workflow
  • Enhance Visibility
  • Improve organization

Confluence + Asana integration

Confluence and Asana Integration

Confluence is a team collaboration and knowledge management software. Confluence main purpose is to improve team collaboration, knowledge sharing, and project management.

Integrating Confluence and Asana can improve team collaboration, streamline project management, and boost your organization’s efficiency. The following are some important advantages of integrating these two platforms:

  • Centralized information
  • Enhanced communication
  • Enhances collaboration
  • Improve task management
  • Streamline project planning
  • Better transparency
  • Time savings

DocuSign + Asana Integration

DocuSign and Asana Integration

DocuSign is a web-based service for digital signing, sending, and managing documents. It streamlines the process of getting legally binding electronic signatures by providing a set of tools for creating, sharing, and categorizing documents in different formats like PDFs or Microsoft Word Files.

There are several advantages that teams and businesses may gain from integrating DocuSign with Asana. Some of the main benefits are as follows:

  • Streamline workflows
  • Improve collaboration
  • Enhance Transparency
  • Better documents organization
  • Time savings
  • Automated reminders
  • Improve compliance and security

We hope the new update to Asana will allow you to manage your projects more efficiently and accomplish more in less time. Stay tuned for more exciting improvements as Asana continually works to improve their platform and offer new features to meet your expanding demands.

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