Previously most Asana users had three choices when deciding to upgrade to a paid plan. It was only possible to pay for either a workspace, individual teams within an organization, or an entire organization. This offering works well for small and medium-sized companies. However, for larger companies, it's not always possible to fully commit to a full organization plan, and team plans conversely don't quite fit their needs either. With a division plan, it's now possible to pay for a subset of your company. You therefore have visibility and control over which individuals you're paying for and what data that includes. If you're interested in setting up a division within your organization, please contact sales.
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Access the divisional admin console
To access the divisional admin console in your organization
- Click on your profile photo
- In the drop down menu, select Admin console
Only the billing owner of a division can access the divisional admin console but they can grant admin access to another member of a team within the division.
Managing all members in a division
From the members tab you can:
- Remove members from your division only, or the organization entirely, by hovering over a name and clicking Remove
- Invite new members to join a team in your division
Removing a user from your division
Divison admins can remove users from their division through the Members tab of the division admin console. Removing a user from the division will not deactivate the user's account, nor will this action remove the user from the organization. Removing an organization member from a division will ensure that the member does not take up a space on a paid plan. Guests can be removed in the same way.
Removing a user from a division does not remove the user from the organization, or any other teams or divisions that they are part of. See Deactivating an organization member through the division admin console below for instructions on how to deactivate an organization member instead.
Deactivating an organization member through the division admin console
To remove a person from your organization through your divisional admin console, navigate to the Members tab of your admin console.
Find the name of the person by scrolling down or using the search bar. Once you’ve found the person, click the three dot icon and select Remove.
From the next tab, you can:
- Choose the member you want to reassign the tasks to
- Click Remove to confirm the deactivation
The deactivated member will then show in your member’s list as Removed.
What happens to a deactivated person’s tasks?
After you have deactivated someone from your organization through the divisional admin console, a private project containing their previously assigned tasks will be auto generated. You can assign these tasks to yourself or another member of your division. This allows you to easily assign pending tasks to the appropriate person to manage.
If necessary, a simple next step solution to delegating would be to multi-select deprovisioned tasks, where you can take mass actions on tasks and even bulk assign them to yourself or other division members.
The time of the deactivation will appear in the Last activity column.
Restoring a deactivated member
Restore a deactivated member by finding their name in your Members tab. Then click the three dot icon and select Restore.
From the next window, select Restore.
If your reactivation fails, the Admin for your division will receive a task asking them to reach out to our Support team.
Filter by member type
From the Members tab of your admin console, you can filter your member list by member type. To do this click on the drop-down arrow next to the Member type filter and choose from All, Admin, Member, Guest, Invited or Removed.
Create a new team in a division
You can create a team in a division directly from the admin console at any time.
To create a new team in a division:
- Click on Add teams from the Teams tab in the admin console
- Scroll to the bottom of the list and click Create new team
From the create new team dialogue box, you can:
- Enter a team name
- Invite team members
- Set the team to be either Private or Membership by request, then click the Create team button
Managing teams in a division
The billing owner can add or remove teams from their division at any time. They can also edit each team's settings directly from the admin console.
Division admins do not need to be a member of all teams within a division. Admins also have the option to add any free teams within their organisation to the division.
Add a team to your division
To add teams to a division:
- Navigate to the Teams tab in the admin console
- Select Add teams
It is not possible to add a team to a division if the team already has a paid subscription or trial. If you need to remove a team's trial or subscription in order to move it into a division, the billing owner must cancel the trial or subscription. Feel free to reach out to the Support team if you need help.
From the Add teams popup:
- Select the teams in your organization that you would like to add to the division
- Once you've done this, click Add teams
It is not possible to have a team in a division that is public to the organization. Teams within divisions are either private, or membership by request.
Remove a team from your division
To remove a team from a division:
- Hover over a team and click the three dot icon that appears
- Select Remove team from division
You must remove a team from a division before it can be deleted.
Export team data to CSV
Admins of a division can export their team list to CSV through the Teams tab of their admin console.
From your admin console:
- Navigate to Teams tab
- Click Export CSV
You will then receive an email message with the link to download.
Divisions can have multiple admins. Divisional admins can appoint other division members as admins, and no longer need to be a part of every team in the division.
This feature is suitable for large divisions where it may not be reasonable for admin duties to fall on one person alone.
To grant Admin access:
- Click on Edit profile settings
Next, under Membership type select Admin and then click Save changes.
Assigning admin access from the Security tab
Here you can add an admin and view the admins of the division.
From the Security tab on the admin console:
- Navigate to Additional settings
- Head to Admin access and click on the arrow
A pop-up window will appear allowing you to Add an admin. From here you are redirected to the members frame where you can determine who you want to grant admin access to.
Managing billing for a division
From the Billing tab you can:
- View or edit your plan details
- Edit your payment information
- View or download your latest invoice
Billing owners have complete billing maintenance access. They are able to view account information; add seats, remove seats, edit details, and have the freedom to self-manage their billing invoices.
They can also change the frequency of billing from monthly to annual, and can reassign the billing owner role.
The billing owner is the only one who can update the plan size and payment details. Admins can add or remove members and add or remove teams.
How to add and reduce seats
From the Seat utilization section on the billing page you can: see how many seats are remaining in your division, how many seats are in your plan, add more or reduce the number of seats.
Add or remove seats on a credit card plan
Add or remove seats on a manual plan
The Payment info on the billing page will tell you whether you are on a manual invoice or you pay by credit card.
How to adjust self-serve divisions billing cadence
From the Billing tab you can switch to an annual plan. To adjust simply click the Switch to annual button.
How to reassign the billing owner role
This flow allows billing owners to reassign the billing owner role to a different member within the division. The new billing owner must be a member of the division. Organization guests cannot become billing owners.
From the Billing tab on the admin console:
- Navigate to Billing owner and click on Change billing owner
- Type in the next billing owner’s name or email or select one from the drop down menu
- When you have made your choice click on Change billing owner to confirm
The old billing owner will remain an admin of the division but will no longer be responsible for any billing items for the plan. Any admin of the division can remove admin permissions from another if needed.
SAML for Enterprise divisions
SAML is a standard that allows Asana to be integrated with company-owned single sign-on systems such as Okta, OneLogin or Microsoft Active Directory. SAML is available to Enterprise organizations and can also be enabled or required for the members of an Enterprise division plan. If you do have an Enterprise division plan and would like SAML enabled, please fill out the form here.