Organization with two email domains


#1

Hi all! i run a real estate investment firm. the company has four related companies (each with its own email domain)

Investment Managers
Property Management
Construction Management
Brokerage

Even though they are all 4 different companies with separate email domains, technically they are all under the same company roof.
Love some advice on how I should set up the organization…should i just make organization the name of the umbrella company and then create Teams for the separate companies (construction, brokerage, etc)?

I am currently trying to move my company away from email, Wunderlist, and Microsoft Teams…“yay”


#2

Hi @Jordan_Friedman! If you need to do some cross-functional work, I would advise you to keep them all in the same organization and to create a Team for each company. Simply contact our support team (https://asana.com/pricing) and they will assist you to add your 4 domains to your Organization. Just bear in mind that if you are operating on the free version of Asana, you can only add a maximum of 15 Members per Team (https://asana.com/pricing).

If each of your company is operating independently, you might want to consider creating 4 separated Organization to give yourself a little bit more flexibility.

Curious to see what other member recommend you here! :slight_smile: Of course, if there is anything else I can help you with, please let me know!


#3

If your team member are willing to move away from emails all together, you could have one email address like asana@maindomain.com and then create an account for each employee using the following pattern:
asana+bill@maindomain.com
asana+laurence@maindomain.com
asana+henry@maindomain.com

All email notifications will end up in asana@maindomain.com but if they use the Asana Inbox they won’t need it. Only thing is: someone with access to asana@maindomain.com need to setup every accounts…

Or you buy a domain name and add a bunch of addresses to it with forwards to the employees addresses. That should cost a few dollars only, see hover.com for example.


#4

@Marie thank you for the response!

we only have a total of 13 people (across all companies) on the initial roll out. if i try to move the whole company at once i will be drawn and quartered…

so, for example,
3 people with domain A
4 with domain B
4 with domain C
2 with domain D

ESSENTIALLY, we are one company with different departments so i dont want to setup 4 different organizations cause i really want to encourage cross collab


#5

Our organization is basically 1 company that manages 20 other companies (clients). Generally speaking each of our 20ish employees is only working for 3-5 companies at a time, but they all get paid by the parent company. I add everyone using their parent company email address, then add each staff member to the teams that correspond to their clients. It’s worked well for us so far.


#6

will that work when everyone doesn’t have parent company email address though?

3 people with parent company domain
4 with domain B
4 with domain C
2 with domain D


#7

I think that works, you just have to do it like Marie suggested.