How is Ledger different from Monday.com, Asana, Basecamp and Slack?
When it comes to project and team management tools, everyone will have a certain preference. Some may love very technical platforms with a lot of built in features and automation, others may prefer simpler experiences and fewer features. Wherever you fall on this spectrum, we don't feel there's a wrong choice out there—it's really what connects with you and matches your needs.
Ledger believes that any team management solution should also help manage the teams using it. We wanted to design a platform that was easy to use and learn, yet was able to holistically connect the entire team experience in a single application. So teams wouldn't need to have separate apps and subscriptions to manage each of the more nuanced ways that members both work and connect together. And if you need to work with more than one team, we have you covered.
This is the guiding principal behind our five essential tools. Taken individually they may seem a bit out of place: a modern newsfeed (which we call Buzz) might not seem like it ties together with Tickets (our take on a light way to manage simple HR tasks). But when you look at a team and how it works top down, you see that it's not just about managing projects. It's not just about sending out a comment in a discussion. It's not even about simply scheduling a meeting.
It's about true team management, which means giving members separate spaces to connect in the ways they need. So team connection—like memos, recognition, performance reviews and scheduling—can take place in Buzz and Tickets, while team work can be tackled in Projects, Streams and Events.
Most tools used to connect modern teams all have their limitations. Some are too technical and difficult to learn, while others focus on just one thing—adding to subscription costs and time loss. And others are simply too demanding. They demand integrations with other apps to properly sync your team, and in time teams begin to suffer and become less productive.
Many teams have abandoned these platforms altogether and reverted to email as their primary tool, because in the end it's simpler to use. We speak to that mindset. We want to bring simplicity back to some of the tools modern teams need to thrive—all in one place.
PS: if you're curious about the origins of the company there's a great summary here.