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 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.

Pros

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 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.

Pros

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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Advice to Others

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.

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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!

 
 

from Miller Welding & Machine Co.
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

More than hoped for!

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We have had a great experience not only with the seemingly endless possibilities of this software, but also with customer service. The reps are always eager and willing to work with us on projects that we have. Some of our projects include the traditional project management, but we have also found use of Smartsheet for real-time maintenance requests and records as well as a spare parts inventory! Smartsheet made it possible to have the convenience of a maintenance management software without having to make a huge investment! Very pleased with the results, capabilities, and customer support of Smartsheet. Great product and company all around.

Pros

Very versatile.
Real-time viewing.
Could based, any computer, anywhere!
Web-form, Spreadsheets, Projects, etc. accessible by anyone, not just paid users.

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Not as versatile as Microsoft Excel as far as formulas go, however, information can be imported/exported to/from Excel.

Advice to Others

If you are looking for a great collaboration tool, this is it! Whether you are managing small or large projects, setting a company timeline, or managing a maintenance program, this software is VERY capable.

 
 

from MCTS
Specialty: Government
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

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Smartsheet is an excellent cloud based project and portfolio management tool. While some functionality may be missing compared to MS Project, Smartsheet has at least 80-90% of the functionality and at a much lower cost plus all the benefits of it being a cloud based subscription.

Pros

Only those that create sheets are required to have a paid subscription; all others can add/change content without a license. Web based, client-free. Access from anywhere and any computer.

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No to our existing database of users, for example Active Directory.

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Great tool for small and medium-sized businesses to get control of project and portfolio management.

 
 

from The James Irvine Foundation
Specialty: Non-Profit
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

Smartsheet is a great project management tool!

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I use Smartsheet to create, share, customize and send me important reminders/notifications regarding my project sheets.
Having a cloud-based project management solution such as Smartsheet has allowed for me to access, share and modify project timelines and documentation easily. In addition, I really enjoy how Smartsheet organizes the sheets as tabs and export the sheets into a readable and presentable format like Excel.

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- Sharing project plans
- Integration with Box (attaching Box links to project sheet)
- Alerts/Notifications
- Cloud-based so that you can work on project plans anywhere

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- You need multiple screens in order to view both the project sheets and Gantt charts
- The 'Predecessor' functionality needs to be explained in a more easy-to-understand manner
- Constant saving required

 
 

from AO Glass
Specialty: Manufacturing
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

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We are a small glass lighting manufacturing business in Vermont. We were looking for a workflow management solution that wasn't so inventory heavy and were not ready to commit to an expensive software solution like fishbowl. With Smartsheet we had to build the system we needed and with lots of online resources, it was pretty easy to learn the software and make what we wanted.

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Smart sheet is very customizable with lots more options than excel.

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We had to build the system we needed.

Advice to Others

Smart sheet is an affordable solution to other very overpriced work flow management systems.

 
 

from PMO SOLUTIONS, INC.
Specialty: Management Consulting
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

Using Smartsheet is really a Smart thing to do!

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My experience with Smartsheet continues to be a really good one. After using MS Project for a number of years, I started using Smartsheet 3 years ago at the recommendation of a colleague. At the time, I was not at all familiar with Smartsheet, but I needed a powerful yet inexpensive tool to manage multiple projects across my global project team. Smartsheet exceeded my expectations in all ways!

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Absolutely take a look at Smartsheet when considering a tool to manage projects across non-co-located project teams.

 
 

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

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Our company was searching for project management software. After looking at several different options we decided on Smartsheet. The software seems to do everything we need to get a PMO setup and running. It is very simple to use and since most of the stakeholders in the company use spreadsheets for there own departments having software that resembles a spreadsheet is very user friendly.

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Collaboration tools, being able to create reports directly from sheets, great price point also.

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Training is a necessity. a little pricey for online training.

 
 

from Coveo
Specialty: Software / Technology
Number of employees: 101 to 500 employees Employees number: 101 to 500 employees

Good Products for Team working

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Very full line of features that are easy to share with anyone.
It's like a more secure Google Spreadsheet/Excel.

Likes Least

They don't have very good notifications.
The data cap are a bit of a pain.
The GUI could be updated to a more up to date looks.

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It's really good to share and keep your data organised with your team and/or client.

 
 

from University of California, San Francisco
Specialty: Healthcare
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Smartsheet has the perfect balance between usability and feature set

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Not as complicated and cumbersome as MS Project, which tries too hard to apply complicated logic to your project plans. Smartsheet simply gives you the ability to create plans of any level of complexity. Conditional formatting allows easy review of start/finish dates and who is assigned what.

Collaboration is easy and effective as you can share with different levels of permission, and export only those elements you want others to see and work with. Having the product in the cloud makes access simple and reliable. Only once in 3 years have I not been able to access my project plan immediately, and even then it was up within 5 minutes.

Easy to learn and train others on, so you can bring collaborators in quickly. Easy to edit as it uses all the intuitive elements of cut/paste and drag/drop.

Vendor has been helpful when needed, but mostly in the background which is what I want. I just need functioning software and a place to go for help, not endless tips and promotions.

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Creating a backup is a challenge. It's not intuitive and involves way too many menus and steps. There should be a simple way to create a backup offline for audit or versioning purposes.

There needs to be an auto-save feature. I've had new collaborators lose their work because they forgot to manually save. For a product that operates with the ease of Google Docs in the cloud, the expectation is that there is an auto save feature. The 10-minute reminder message is not sufficient.

Recommendations

Do the 30 day trial. Import your existing project plans or build a new one. I don't do complex resource allocation and capacity planning, so you may want to explore that functionality if you use the full feature set of MS Project, but for 99% of project management this tool gets you up and running and managing your projects effectively. These types of products are supposed to make your life easier, not introduce a whole new system to learn on top of your project, and Smartsheet seems to get this.

 
 

from Travel Leaders Group
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: More than 1,001 employees Employees number: More than 1,001 employees

Great product that serves as avoid alternative to more complex tools

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Looks a lot like Microsoft Excel but with added features that allows for better collaboration

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There are really no downside to this software as far as I can tell

Recommendations

Look for ease of use and the ability to collaborate with others. Also look for future reach product

 
 

from Brockett Builders
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 2 to 5 employees Employees number: 2 to 5 employees

Great basic project planning software

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Intuitive if you know Excel, provides great project planning detail, easy to use

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It's basic and does not have the more detailed integrated options of other project management software but if you don't need this it's great

Recommendations

Try it, it's easy and very helpful, much less cumbersome than MS Project

 
 
 
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