Microsoft Project vs Smartsheet Comparison Chart

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Mahendra Jain

Project Management App on Cloud

2018-11-20

Its on cloud and free with google apps. If you are ready to let go of some add on features of ms projects, its a very good cloud based project management app

Pros

Its on Cloud and multiple stakeholders can collaborate simultaneously and update on the timelines/ achievements

Cons

Its not as user friendly as microsoft projects.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Michael Berman

Easy and functional Project and Task management for Collaboration

2018-12-04

A wonderful tool that easily replaces Microsoft Project for 90% of companies.

Pros

It has the main functionality that you want out of Microsoft Project, but is cloud based and anyone familiar with excel will be able to use it.

Cons

The sheets have similar functions to excel, but the means of editing those formulas are not good. Thus will not replaced excel, but it does replace Project for a fraction of the cost and a drop of the training required to use it. The alerts can be annoying at time, sending you multiple alerts if you don't set them up just right. The limitation on the number of rows will eventually force you to create duplicate archive sheets if you use them as a tracking/complaint type log.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Katy Carrillo

Smartsheet for Master Data Management

2018-11-05

overall the product is great, and love the online features, love specially we were able to use it to compliment our data master process which is not a common use of smartsheet.

Pros

we were able to integrate tableau with smartsheet to manage a specific group of master data elements that did not have a source

Cons

we use it also as a project management software but it does not have all the features as microsoft project which could be great -

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Construction company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Smartsheet - Excel on Steroids

2018-07-10

Pros

What I like most about smart sheet are actually two items tied for first. The ease of use is amazing. Probably the simplest method I have used to turn a basic schedule in a Gantt Chart. The 2nd would be the platform. Not only is there the website which we use throughout the office, but the android app is invaluable. Everybody in our firm is linked into Smartsheet for collaboration from the president in his office, to our delivery driver on the road.

Cons

With the implementation of a few key features, SMartsheet could surpass Microsoft Project in a lot of aspects.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Luis Raul Espinoza Barboza

Excellent option to MS Project

2018-12-06

I use it to tracking my task in my job

Pros

This is excellent option to use instead of Microsoft Project, besides you can shared it with your collaborators

Cons

if you are a user with a free subscription, you doesn't have all features availables

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Hernandez

Smartsheet Great Product

2017-11-07

Needs some updating which I'm told they are beta testing.

Pros

Great price, especially for an enterprise license. If you set up your smartsheets correctly it's an incredibly powerful tool that allows you to resource, task, and project manage throughout your organization.

Cons

Some might think it is exactly like Microsoft Project, but it's actually completely different.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Brian McGarry

Project Planning Made Easy

2017-07-15

Smartsheet is a conceptually great service competing head to head with Microsoft Project 365.

Pros

Feature rich product in an easy to use the frame. Subscription services for software are a very effective way to get tools into the hands of businesses quickly.

Cons

Cost

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Intuitive, allows for easy user input

2018-07-10

Greatly speeds the process of entering and managing schedules.

Pros

Smartsheet is a relatively new web application that also offers a spreadsheet interface for project schedules, with a Gantt chart for tracking progress. The tool is very intuitive and allows for easy user input, greatly speeding the process of entering and managing schedules. The web application is also cross-platform and allows multi user collaboration. Smartsheet also includes interfaces such as the Kanban board, used in highly collaborative modern agile project lifecycles. Speed, ease of uses, and collaboration are major benefits to Smartsheet.

Cons

Reporting functions are less flexible than Microsoft Project, and there is less ability to manage resource costs.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ellie Johnson

SmartSheet is a Helpful Replacement for Microsoft Project

2018-03-22

Pros

I didn't have access to Microsoft Project and used SmartSheet as a replacement for timeline management and it worked great.

Cons

The features are limited but we were able to build customized timelines with a gantt chart view, which was very important to our project, as well as share the timeline with our clients externally.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Grant Robbins

This is a game changing software solution

2017-02-04

This has replaced Microsoft Project and Excel in almost every situation.

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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Smartsheet

Get it!

Source: Software Advice
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Sandra Kimball

Great software for project schedules

2017-04-12

We use this product as an alternative to Microsoft Project for more junior project managers.

Pros

The project sheet template with predecessors, duration calculation, and Gantt view. Also the collaborative features and ability for non-licensed users to collaborate

Cons

You cannot put more than one resource in the assigned to cells.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Smartsheet

Great for PMs who don't like the complication of MS Project. However, be prepared that to live without the resource calculations for individual tasks.

Source: Capterra
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Robert Morris

Easy to use for simple Construction Management Tasks

2017-06-07

Pros

It is also great that I can incorporate project schedules created in Microsoft Project and be able to make adjustments on the go through the app.

Cons

I find it difficult to access features or capabilities. I wish there were more videos on their websites or through other resources which could help.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Technical Support (Accounting company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

A creative and innovative way to plan your projects

2019-02-19

Pros

I was super impressed with Smartsheet. I'm so use to Excel and making macros for data sheets and reports. Smartsheet utilized this technology and puts it into your very own HUB. You get to organize and maintain the status of your projects. You can also customize each entry, so plans/schedules stand out with their own style. I can see a lot of smaller businesses taking advantage of this software.

Cons

I would say I am use to Excel and Microsoft Projects.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Kristin Finnegan

Great free tool... until it expires

2016-12-01

As someone who has used Microsoft Project for years, I was looking for a product that I could share with colleagues that would be easy for them to use without needing to understand Gantt charts and similar tools.

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Source: Capterra
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Perry Band

Best project management software

2018-05-04

Pros

After being trained on Microsoft Project, I became obsessed with all the functionality it offered but longed for a version I could use from any computer (not just work computer with license).

Cons

It's not the most beautiful looking project management software out there, but it makes up for it in functionality.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Philip Qumsieh

Great online project management tool

2016-12-08

It's pretty much the combination of Microsoft Project with Google Sheets in the cloud.

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Michael Gigante

This is always open on my desktop

2018-06-06

Ease of use

Pros

Smartsheet is a device independent, cloud-based project management tool that allows me to work and collaborate faster and easier than I can with Microsoft Project. The project plans are easily shared with project team members inside and outside of my company with no additional license costs like you would have with Project.

Cons

The IOS apps do not allow for some of the formatting options that the desktop version has, and any changes to a line have to be done in a separate pop up window, rather than on the main screen. But those are small complaints as I don't do a lot of my sheet authoring on my phone or tablet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Oscar Wolf, PMP, ITIL, MTA

Verified Reviewer

Modest tool with reduce set of features for Jr-Semi Sr PMs

2018-05-05

Pros

Easy to use. Graphical environmet easy to understand and modify but the lack of critical path is an error on this product, Graph Gantt is the unique outcome that on mostly small and middle size projects is enough,

Cons

Another real pain in suffer is that is not compatible the convertion onto Microsoft Project that is a standard in the market, so when you use this tool only a gantt chart printout is possible to share it with customers...only very very very basic gannt convertion work fine, sub levels are not well converted

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Mike Gigante

Makes my life SO much easier

2016-12-05

As a project manager, it is difficult to run a project through Microsoft Project and still have the entire team able to see and/or update the plan.

Pros

Device independence and cloud storage allow for full-team collaboration without purchasing extra copies of an application.

Cons

I would like it even better if a file were able to have several sheets, like in Excel

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Smartsheet

Try it out for 30 days for free... by the time you get to the end of the 30 day trial, you will be a convert, maybe even an evangelist!

Source: Capterra
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