Assembla Features

Assembla

Project management tool for software development teams

4.21/5 (84 reviews)

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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Billing & Invoicing
Brainstorming
Client Management
Client Portal
Code Review
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Content Management
Create Subtasks
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Data Recovery
Data Storage Management
Deadline Management
Deployment Management
Document Management
Estimating
Feedback Management
File Sharing
Gantt/Timeline View
Graphical User Interface
HIPAA Compliant
Historical Reporting
Integrated Development Environment
Issue Management
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Knowledge Base Management
Milestone Tracking
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Mobile Development
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Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Projects
PCI Compliance
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Polls/Voting
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
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Reporting/Analytics
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Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Tracking
Agile Methodologies
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Assignment Management
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Authentication
Automatic Backup
Billing & Invoicing
Brainstorming
Client Management
Client Portal
Code Review
Collaboration Tools
Commenting/Notes
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Contact Management
Content Management
Create Subtasks
Customizable Fields
Data Import/Export
Data Recovery
Data Storage Management
Deadline Management
Deployment Management
Document Management
Estimating
Feedback Management
File Sharing
Gantt/Timeline View
Graphical User Interface
HIPAA Compliant
Historical Reporting
Integrated Development Environment
Issue Management
Kanban Board
Knowledge Base Management
Milestone Tracking
Mobile Access
Mobile Development
Multi-Country
Multi-Location
Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Projects
PCI Compliance
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Planning Tools
Polls/Voting
Portfolio Management
Prioritization
Progress Tracking
Project Management
Project Planning
Project Planning/Scheduling
Projections
Real Time Data
Real-time Updates
Recurring Tasks
Reporting/Analytics
Reporting/Project Tracking
Repository Management
Request Assignment
Resource Management
SSL Security
Search/Filter
Software Development
Source Control
Support Ticket Management
Task Editing/Updating
Task Management
Task Progress Tracking
Task Scheduling
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Time & Expense Tracking
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Version Control
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Assembla Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Assembla's features:

randy r.

Assembla

2021-02-05

Pros

Task management is our favorite feature.

Cons

We always need better ways to document processes. The Wiki provided does not sufficiently serve that purpose. Perhaps it is the limited formatting for complex heirarchical work. Not sure. Other team members use Confluence and claim it to work better for documentation.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Muhammad Adil M.

Asseembla

2021-08-07

It has a great reporting tool.

Pros

You can easily create and manage tickets and keep time track. Software or code management is easy and really benefits among the developers and teams.

Cons

Bit expensive for small teams. Some times while opening ticket the page went blank before showing anything.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Josip K.

Assembla Review

2020-10-03

Pros

It has deep integration of source control system with their project management tool so you can track commits using the same view/page that you use for tracking ticket comments.

Cons

And that change was very fast and ugly; I remember that we needed to add just one additional member to the team and they said to us that we are on legacy plan, and that we need to move to their standard plan, and pay something like 5-10X more for the same service.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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Erik C.

Assembla brings us closer together!

2016-12-13

We are able to view and keep track of our current and past projects.

Pros

The team can easily view their trackable tickets.

Cons

Having a desktop notification pop-up when you receive a new ticket/updated ticket would be an awesome feature to have.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Assembla

Adding the desktop notification would be a great feature to have.

Source: Capterra
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Response from Assembla


Hi Erik,

Thank you for your review! We're glad Assembla was able to help you with your team.

We'd love to send you a shirt! Email support@assembla.com with your address and size and we'll send one over.

Thanks again!

The Assembla Team

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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 11-50 employees)

Strive to be best toolset for development organization

2020-02-11

It is ok for smaller teams. It is affordable. Not much of online documentation, but most parts are intuitive.

Pros

It has embedded document management workflow.

Cons

At the least the versions that we used in the past. No management reports.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Corstiaan S.

A one Hub solution that could work a bit faster

2021-02-04

It's a solution that has it all but I would welcome an overhaul of UI and backend optimization for speed.

Pros

Task management and planning in the card-wall of tickets are indispensable.

Cons

Since I work with it for 10 years I have 150 projects in my view and no way to hide old projects.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Gets the job done

2018-11-02

Our company has a large number of ongoing projects with even more milestones in progress at the same time split by teams.

Pros

You can easily see where each ticket is in the pipeline and the overall status of that particular milestone.

Cons

In the ticket management function, the quick add module view could be slightly wider but this is a personal preference.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Igor R.

Used to be a good project management tool, not anymore.

2018-04-30

Project management and source control.

Pros

It used to be a convenient SCRUM/Kanban - style project management tool with seamless SVN integration.

Cons

This year they raised the prices more than 10 times while the system itself not only didn't get any better but actually became so glitchy and unreliable, we can hardly use it anymore. Moving on to another platform.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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martin S.

Feels Kind of Old

2021-02-03

It's a simple tool that is overly complex to use.

Pros

Task management in the application is simple and effective.

Cons

The UI is bizarre and very old-fashioned.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: Capterra
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ximena d.

Slow and inconvenient

2021-02-03

It has been not as good, the tool is slow and more like an old management tool.

Pros

Being able to add options to tickets are also good for management, and the prioritization set is good too.

Cons

I think a Gantt view would help and a view more likely to excel in which you could add and edit tickets faster.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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Wendy H.

First system used to track changes

2016-12-09

We moved to Assembla with a third-party vendor after using just emails to communicate with each other.

Pros

Ease of use and tracking of tickets.

Rating breakdown

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Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Response from Assembla


Hi Wendy,

Thank you for your review! We're glad Assembla was able to help you with your team.

We'd love to send you a shirt! Email support@assembla.com with your address and size and we'll send one over.

Thanks again!

The Assembla Team

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Ray R.

Feature Rich and Powerful

2021-02-03

I primarily use Assembla to manage tickets and host documentation via wiki.

Pros

Assembla is the most versatile project/task management tool I've used.

Cons

It's a minor issue, but formatting text in the Wiki and tickets can be a challenge.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jared M.

When GitHub issues just don't work

2021-02-03

While it would be possible to replace it with another product, it would not be without the pain of changing how we work to accommodate the tool.

Pros

Assembla has a great list view that allow us to have custom fields for each project.

Cons

A more minor point is that the various features lack a coherent design language and level of quality. The UI/UX can be fairly different between modules, almost like they were written by different teams or at different eras of web development history.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew R.

Great project management software

2018-09-26

Pros

Great views of tracking stories through lanes, as well as the ability to track epics and sprints for our software development process.

Cons

Lanes could not be initially customized, and we didn't like the order of them.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michal S.

Assembla

2021-02-04

It is helpful to revert/find certain activities for reference.

Pros

For people who work with computer on a daily basis (not programmers) it is good tool to report work and tasks progress.

Cons

People who work less on a office-based routine it is harder to report and follow tasks in Assembla (non programmers).

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Dan O.

Great Project Management Tool Unfortunately Super-Seeded

2018-03-22

Easy oversight of website epics, stories and tasks.

Pros

Reliability, I've used Assembla for more than 10 years and I do not recall any significant downtime, sure there were some issues but they were typically resolved within an hour. It does work as a method by which to manage your software development, a repository (SVN or GIT) is built into the solution.

Cons

It's expensive for what it is, it isn't that versatile (for example, you can't modify the status's to customise your status or workflow) and the pricing recently once the ownership changed hands. Depending on your user count, Bitbucket and JIRA may compare more favourably. The application really hasn't continued to evolve that much since I first signed up 10 years ago.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankit J.

Assembla great tool for project management

2016-11-08

It is very easy to use.cardwall gives clear idea how the project is going on.i t gives git repository as well.i t gives stand up report feature which helps us to give description of what task we have performed on the particular date

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Ease of use
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Source: Capterra
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Response from Assembla


Hi Ankit,

Thank you for your review! We're glad Assembla was able to help you with your team.

We'd love to send you a shirt! Email support@assembla.com with your address and size and we'll send one over.

Thanks again!

The Assembla Team

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Steffano d.

honest opinion

2021-02-13

Even with its flaws it's a good option over git and svn, it has a nice webapp to help you keep track of the project and source files.

Pros

It seems very secure, and I love the fact that you can see which files others have checked out, that's huge thing when working with a big team.

Cons

One last thing is that is a pain in the ass for new users especially for artists to setup perforce, perforce should have automated tools to setup your workspace, like a wizard to ask you about the basics.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrzej K.

Kanban driven but needs improvements

2021-02-03

Pros

Kanban board is one of the most advanced features from the market, it's quite clear and nicely designed. Sometimes drag n drop were rigged but lately i think it got fixed.

Cons

Which is difficult if we need to monitor and organize more then 1 milestone or topics on one board.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Elizabeth P.

Assembla makes it easy

2021-02-03

Pros

Easy to track progress of assigned work, I was able to track work, provide comments in the tracking tool instead of using email.

Cons

There is a cost for each user, which limited the number the roles that were provided access to this tool

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Sayan P.

Simple and Great Defect Management tool but lacks some features

2018-11-29

Pros

I have used many defect management tools in the past but this one is undoubtedly the best defect management tool.

Cons

There should be some options to manage the requirements as well. It would be very helpful.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Joe S.

Used to be great, then they got greedy

2021-08-02

I used to be a passionate fan. But they turned greedy and evil, so now I am left with nothing but bitterness.

Pros

Assembla is the best project management system I've ever used (and I've used quite a few).

Cons

They got greedy a couple years ago and raised their rates to exorbitant levels. I have been forced to look elsewhere for my PM needs.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Museums and Institutions company, 51-200 employees)

Project tool review only: An outdated step-down from other project tools

2020-01-14

Assrmbla was basic, offering no reporting as a project tool, and basic scrum options.

Pros

The ability to see who else was observing a ticket while you were.

Cons

The clumsy implementation of scrum and poor handling of sprints through milestones. The lack of decent work flows and the outdated feel.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew H.

A great online source control for projects

2019-04-22

A great software to use for source control on your projects.

Pros

Assembla is great at managing large digital projects, not only within an office, but also when working with people remotely.

Cons

The price is good for small teams, but once the team starts to get bigger, or you add people who won't be permanent, but you need them added for a short time, it can start to get pricey.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1-10 employees)

Good product, but a little pricey

2020-01-14

It is easy to link from one area of a project to another and user management is a breeze.

Pros

The integration of wikis, git repos, and a ticketing system all in one product offering is pretty convenient; and user management is straightforward.

Cons

The pricing is a little high compared to other product offerings.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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