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

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.

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

 
 

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

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.

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

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None

 
 

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

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

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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.

 
 

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

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.

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Lightweight, collaborative, cloud-based

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Not any I can think of!

 
 

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

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.

 
 

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

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.

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Project Management
Clean Neat look
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Performance issues with multiple sheets.

 
 

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

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

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sharing is difficult if there are a lot of sheets.

 
 

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

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.

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Smooth
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Cloud based

Cons

Perhaps security?

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Highly recommend using it.

 
 

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

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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.

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Import and export capabilities to pdf and excel, etc.

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Advice to Others

Review your needs prior to purchase.

 
 

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

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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

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

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

 
 

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

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.

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

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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.

 
 

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

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.

 
 

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

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.

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

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

 
 

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

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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.

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Uploading spreadsheet, creating projects, exporting a sheet, sharing

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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 :)

 
 

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

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.

 
 

from Loma Linda University Health
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Amazing program we use to keep track of our projects and deadlines. Easy to use

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We have been using smartsheet for just over a year now and it continues to improve and make life easier. We currently use smartsheet to keep track of our projects, details, and deadlines. We have created forms for our customers to use to request any type of report/list/project from us. We set up notifications to know when something new has been requested. We color code who is responsible for each project. We build custom reports/lists to see the entire job queue or just certain requests from certain people or groups. There are different ways to view and sort our info. So far I am very pleased with this product and I recommend it to other departments when I asked about tools or resources.

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The ease of using for me and my customers is the biggest selling point. I can easily update our request forms to what I info I need on them and I can easily track what me and my team have on our plates.

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The only con is if I am not the creator of a sheet I have found some small areas where I have a difficult time making changes.

Advice to Others

Give it a try. It is a simple and powerful tool and I highly recommend it!

 
 

from Timeless Construction Services, inc.
Specialty: Real Estate
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Smart sheet is excellent

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I am a home builder and remodeling contractor and have used smart sheet for all of our project scheduling for the last 2 years.
The software is extremely user friendly, and saves me an enormous amount of time with the ability to share the sheets, or simply convert to a calendar and send out automatically every week. the clients and subcontractors really like it as well, as it Keeps them informed of upcoming jobs, and all without the need for a lengthy phone conversation.
Great product.

 
 

from Safe Iberoamericana S.A. de C.V.
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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I believe is a great software, a little expensive to pay $15 per month per user. Generally has all the tools youc an use in a Management sheet.
Easy to use.

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easy to use
a lot of features

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price

Advice to Others

Try it, its a good software

 
 

from Schneider Electric
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

Smartsheet, smart move.

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I purchased smartsheet for my Process Improvement team to keep track of tasks and projects throughout the year. We only have been using it for about 20 days but like the functionality and the structure it provides. Some of the features could use some polishing (cascading tasks, editing) but overall very good.

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I really like the invite feature where anyone an view and update the sheet at their own will. I also like that you can set reminders and have them emailed to you to ensure you get a task done or remember to get a task done.

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Somewhat limited functionality, wish it was a bit easier to edit and create sheets.

 
 

from Jabali Engineering Inc
Specialty: Oil & Gas
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Great product for amazing price!

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With what smartsheet gives you, it's hard to beat the price!

 
 
 
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