Smartsheet Software


 

Created in 2005, Smartsheet is a project management application with a spreadsheet-like interface to help teams collaborate, plan projects and manage tasks.

The Seattle-based company offers this product under a cloud-based subscription model, with native mobile apps for Android and iOS to help users complete work on the go.

Smartsheet is a suite of project management applications, such as document management, reporting, resource management and time tracking, with issue management offered through an add-on application.

The subscription includes accounts for unlimited collaborators, so users can work on projects with a number of clients and colleagues.

Smartsheet can be used in a variety of industries, from high-tech to nonprofit, and can be scaled across virtually any sized business, from startups to large enterprises.

 

Smartsheet - Product launch road map
 
  • Smartsheet - Product launch road map
    Product launch road map
  • Smartsheet - Dev task tracker
    Dev task tracker
  • Smartsheet - Product launch rollup
    Product launch rollup
  • Smartsheet - Calendar view
    Calendar view
Supported Operating System(s):
Mac OS, Web browser (OS agnostic), Windows 8, Windows 10

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Webstter from Winter Hill GC
Specialty: Architecture
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

February 2017

February 2017

The way to organize things

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I've been using SmartSheet since I joined my current company. It really make all organized. We can custom the sheet making it meet our needs.

Pros

It can be accessed by IOS devices.

Cons

Less functions when used on app.

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I'd recommend people to use this nice and helpful tool.

 
 

Steve from IT Hands Inc.
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Strategic planning with Smartsheet

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Smartsheet helps with strategic planning across your activities. It let you define the milestones with specific timelines and you can review these via a single dashboard.
It's easy to share your ideas with this kind of planning structure with your team and clients/prospects.

Pros

Planning is a key role here and helps us within the discovery phase of the projects. Sharing idea using this helps as well.

Cons

Custom charts need more controls to show the right data. It would add more value to the planning of projects.

Advice to Others

Good software for planning your ideas for managing the project for success.

 
 

Grant from Robbins|Reed
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

This is a game changing software solution

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We are totally web based company and SmartSheets has allowed us to share spreadsheets, resource management sheets, schedules and any other tracking or documents we need. This has replaced Microsoft Project and Excel in almost every situation. This is an excellent software that continues to get better.

Pros

andles all of our scheduling needs and allows us to share documents with permissions for other users. Excellent collaboration program. Next, to Procore, this is all we use to manage projects.

Cons

none

Advice to Others

Get it!

 
 

Jeremy from gst stairs
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Collaboration and Security matters with Smartsheet!

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A number of tools exist to help collaborate with your team to manage the tasks. But smart sheet works on a unique approach. It has great collaboration and activity management features. It provides security to only allow authorizes users to access the data and custom reports. Works well with managing projects.

Pros

Good for collaborating for the tasks between team members. helps with managing tasks and see reporting for statistics.

Cons

timecard can be worked more to improve billing.

Advice to Others

Collaborative tool to help team communicate effectively.

 
 

SHRIE RAAM from OSU- HEALTH ACCESS NETWORK
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Very effective software

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Its a very good tool to organize you things and keeping track of your progress.

Pros

Online, sharing with your peers, restrict access, lots of small features like priority, etc.

Cons

Not any that I have encountered till now.

Advice to Others

Please give it a try if you are looking to be on track with your work.

 
 

Elizabeth from Reduxio Systems
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

It's an awesome PM tool but you need your team to be committed as well

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I have used it for Gantt Chart, reports, tasks follow-ups. It's really good and easy to use but you have to be consistent.

Advice to Others

Use it at least inside a complete department so you can really use the tool for what it was made for

 
 

Natasha Gibson from Advance Contacting Services
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Project Management never been easier

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The reason why I love smartsheet, is because of the may dual functions. I'm able to stay organize and on track with linking smartsheet to milestone calendars.

Pros

All of the above, plus the software engineer upgrade over the weekend so it's not interrupting work flow.

Cons

None

 
 

Krista from OSU Center for Health Systems Innovation
Specialty: Education
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

January 2017

January 2017

Quick start time

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My organization started using Smartsheet about 6 months ago to coordinate things like grants and manuscript development and research projects.

Pros

It is so easy to get started with. If you're experienced with Excel, Smartsheet will be easy. The integration with Outlook is great and comes in very handy for keeping track of all the emails that fly around with a grant project.

Cons

I wish it was a little more robust in terms of social communication.

Advice to Others

Think about what you need before purchasing anything. Smartsheet is a great starting point for organizations that have never used project management software before.

 
 

Gram from Zenefits
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Smartsheet is Smart and Easy!

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Smartsheet is simple and awesome to use. You don't get that weird feeling when you work on it. It is simple to understand and follow and can also handle complexities. We use it for managing from simple to complex projects which involve a lot of tasks, subtasks, milestones along with resources. The best part about this is that it is cloud-based so it can be accessed from anywhere.

Pros

Lightweight, collaborative, cloud-based

Cons

Not any I can think of!

 
 

Gretchen from Gretchen Kinnear, CPA
Specialty: Accounting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Smartsheet is excel on steroids!

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We use Smartsheet for employee and client coordination. As with many systems, the setup is the most important. Only Administrators can create sheets. Tasks can be assigned to users. Timelines and email notifications keep everyone on track. Files can be uploaded with multiple versions of the upload being visible.

You can set up a 'report' based on the master Smartsheet. For example, in the master sheet, assign tasks to individuals. Then create a report for that specific individual. You can specify that the report only lists items with a certain due date, client name, etc. This function allows you to easily keep employees on task. Once they have completed the task, they can upload documentation, notes, or simply check off that they're done. Once checked, the task comes off their list. The task and data always stay in the master SmartSheet.


Pros

A master list allows the team to feel involved in the project, while the use of reports keeps everyone focused on their specific tasks.

Cons

The program only allows for basic formatting.

Advice to Others

Great product for the price. Spend time in the tutorials and example sheets. Set up is the most important.

 
 

Laura from Eventbrite
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Very Easy to use and Smart - that SmartSheet

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We have been using smartsheet for more than a year and it definitely is great as it so easy to use. Users can pick it up instantly and figure out things themselves without any if not some training.

We are able to manage all sorts of projects with SmartSheet which ranges for some with 10-20 tasks to other multi-year projects which have like 200+ tasks.The schedule and logistic part also are simple to use.

The product has a good and smart UI and does not scare away users. It is web-based so can be accessed from anywhere.

Pros

Project Management
Clean Neat look
Web - Based

Cons

Performance issues with multiple sheets.

 
 

Elias from Motorola (a Google Company)
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Fast, efficient and flexible

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Smartsheet is fast and simple. It is great for project management. Creating a sheet is easy. Once you are in a sheet, you can work on a lot of columns.Columns can be of different data types. It really is a very powerful collaborative tool and increases efficiency for the team.

Pros

Price
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Cons

sharing is difficult if there are a lot of sheets.

 
 

Julia from Eventbrite
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

Awesome Project Management Tool to keep track of progress

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Smartsheet was a great value add to out tool kits from collaboration and project management perspective. It has all the required critical functionalities needed for a tool and the best part of it is how easily it can be shared and the fact that it on the cloud. The load time is really because of your internet connection and not because of the product. It gives us a good understanding of where the project is, what are the risks, when are the milestones and who are the key resources.

Pros

Smooth
Efficient
Clean
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Cloud based

Cons

Perhaps security?

Advice to Others

Highly recommend using it.

 
 

Jason from Memorial Health System
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

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Excellent product that is very user friendly. We use this for project tasks and reporting. We especially like that you can share with others, even those who do not have a license.

Pros

Import and export capabilities to pdf and excel, etc.

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n/a

Advice to Others

Review your needs prior to purchase.

 
 

Jorge from manesa
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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it is a good software for managing a project . but it has some issues when trying to save your work on another drive

Pros

it is very usefull than more than one person can update a project, and all the collaborators can see the changes in real time

Cons

when you try to save your project on google drive it has some issues. not always save the changes.

 
 

Josh from Beckwood Press
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Smart Sheet = Smart Choice

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Smart Sheet is best described as a "glorified" spreadsheet. However it's much more powerful in that sheets can be linked so that an update on one sheet updates any selected row or cells that are linked on another sheet or report. It's also meant to be collaborative and allows others to view and edit sheets that are created.

It also doubles as a Gantt chart package and most recently was updated to include card view (similar to Trello).

If you are looking for an all in one package with many features and templates, Smart Sheet is a very good value.

Pros

Easy to use, many features and Templates to select from.

Cons

If you are familiar with Excel formulas, Smart Sheet has a slightly different method. Therefore it takes a little to get use to the difference but once you do it's pretty straight forward.

 
 

Linda from Contineo Group
Specialty: Engineering
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Great Project Management Coordination

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We use this software internally as well as to coordinate efforts on our projects with our team, our contractors, vendors and with our clients. The more we learn about the features, the better we have made use of it. Support has been excellent. There are also many online videos. I highly recommend this product.

 
 

Seth from NewOak
Specialty: Financial Services
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2016

November 2016

Easy collaboration, poor execution

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We have been using Smartsheet for a few years now to support various aspects of our business where collaboration and organization are key. Version tracking and overall usage by multiple parties are clear strengths, although simple spreadsheet functionality like filtering and sorting is extremely clunky and difficult to use.

Pros

Version tracking, collaboration across multiple users, reports to display a subset of the data based on specified criteria.

Cons

If you are looking for even the most basic spreadsheet functionality to sort and filter data sets with ease, look elsewhere.

 
 

Megha from Fortinet
Specialty: IT Services
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

November 2016

November 2016

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I would give Smartsheet an average medal, some features are good but some have to be really well understood to do it. Its not easy to understand. Some changes are difficult to make.

Pros

Uploading spreadsheet, creating projects, exporting a sheet, sharing

Cons

You cannot view the chart and project details in one screen, Comparing is difficult
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Go for it if you are still managing your project on excel :)

 
 

Theresa from CCHMC
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

November 2016

November 2016

Smartsheet - Get ready to spend your time watching how-to videos.

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The frustration level with this software is usually high. The mechanism of action is a typical spreadsheet with fancy customization.

Pros

Setting up your projects, sharing, and maintaining is not a problem. If you already use spreadsheets, then you will be able in import them into this application easily and upgrade productivity.

Cons

There was a lot of learning that went into actually using the program. Every time I went to do something, I would have to look for help. It is not intuitive to learn.

 
 
 
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