Smartsheet vs Asana Comparison Chart

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Reviews

Sasha Stephens

Tried it, but failed

2018-01-05

We used Smartsheets and Asana at the same time for a similar purpose and everyone voted for Asana over it.

Pros

If you love the look and feel of spreadsheets this one is for your. The task "dependables" and timelines are straightforward and are the somewhat redeeming feature of this product

Cons

It looks and feels like a spreadsheet No convenient way to assign tasks and collaborate on each task with coworkers. Too rigid and not very friendly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Software Advice
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Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Scott Brown

Smartsheet- Great for Architectural Project Management

2019-01-03

I highly recommend using smart sheet to create your drawing checklists and review forms. We use it for just about everything that would require a list or schedule or team assignment.

Pros

Being a cloud based scheduling, task assignment / tracking software allows all users to be able to access the project "todo" list or drawing checklists at anytime anywhere.

Cons

Notifications are not as easy as asana but less intrusive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Alex Fiek

Smartsheet, good but for how long?

2019-04-24

All in all Smartsheet is a powerful, collaborative, software. Unfortunately it's not the only one so the future remains TBD but for now, it continues to hold its own.

Pros

Specifically, Smartsheet works really well between teams including a partnership scenario. It's an easy way to monitor a number of work streams from a high level and certainly gets the job done.

Cons

The con is obvious - the elephant in the room that is Asana. This is a powerhouse competitor and tends to be more widely used in the tech space than Smartsheet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Anonymous
(Human Resources company, 1001-5000 employees)

Too Sophisticated for Our Use

2019-03-19

Pros

It is helpful to be able to add teams, similar to an Asana function.

Cons

It seemed like there was a lot of depth to the software that we did not have time to dive into in the free trial, and the intricacies of it almost overshadowed the fact that it is supposed to simplify your projects

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Anonymous
(Real Estate company, 501-1000 employees)

Task management, not data management

2019-04-04

I’ve used SmartSheet in a number of roles with three different businesses. It’s not my favorite platform for assigning individual tasks, but it is great for seeing a larger scope of work being done by a complete team. For big picture, long-term task management, SmartSheet is a great solution.

Pros

While you might be tempted to compare it to Excel or Google Sheets, a better comparison might be Asana or Evernote Business.

Cons

SmartSheet is good for task management and organization, but don’t go in expecting a data management platform. If you’re looking for a Google Sheets alternative, this isn’t it.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Michael Massicotte

Outdated user interface was enough for me to look for another project management tool

2018-05-07

Pros

The monthly cost is pretty reasonable, especially compared to other project management tools available on the market today. They also have a great support team that answers any questions via e-mail very quickly, which is a big bonus if you ask me. Smartsheet also has a pretty cool mobile app so you can work on-the-go as well as have access to important info / documents wherever you are.

Cons

I started using this tool in 2015 before I branched out with tools like Monday.com or Asana (both of which are stronger tools for your small business or project).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Smartsheet Reviews
Smartsheet
Online project management & collaboration
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Jeffrey Dickinson

It makes the tedium of project planning beautiful

2019-02-01

We use both Smartsheet and Asana here (don't ask why).

Pros

The UI is easy to use, functions are easy to find, and it creates information in a graphic fashion that people want to look at.

Cons

A large complex Project Plan can sometimes get quickly out of hand. Not much else to complain about.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Robert Petitto

Easy to Use Project Management Tool

2018-11-27

Pros

Integrates seamlessly with Google and allows for Google Enterprise Apps deployment.

Cons

I get more features with Smartsheet for roughly the same cost.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Carol Du Toit

Asana feedback

2017-01-31

Can you create a view where I can see everything below each other, like SmartSheet? Thanks, Carol

Pros

Ease of use.

Cons

Limited visibility. Sorting function does not automatically sort according to due date.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Cara Cummings

Just switched from SmartSheet

2017-01-18

We are a nonprofit organization and recently switched from SmartSheet. At any one time we are managing 7-12 grants, and managing outreach plans for all of our projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Anonymous
Technical Development Researcher (Biotechnology company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great features, more of a spin on Smartsheet

2018-12-05

Pros

Although other project management apps like Smartsheet also alerts you before a task is due, Asana gives you a central place to see all of it throughout all your projects.

Cons

The interface can be a bit complex to use if you're not familiar with it. You have to play around with the software to understand where buttons are.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Denise Carl

Keep Your Projects and Work Life Organized and Assessable

2018-10-05

I have found Asana to be a great collaboration tool! It has made large projects so much more manageable and keeps us on track without missing key "to do's."

Pros

The constraints of working with spreadsheets is avoided (I cannot accomplish what I need to do working with SmartSheets without a lot of work).

Cons

Not many. I do supplement Asana with a simple "to do" list in another because I can be lured into spending too much time organizing my own lists (this is a personal issue, not a software one).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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Sarah M

Pretty intuitive and great for Marketing depts

2018-09-14

Like I said, easy to use tool, perfect for standard or creative project management.

Pros

I've used Jira for project management, as well, and it's definitely more of a tool for engineers - I am not sure why other departments would use it, but it turns out they do. Smartsheets is robust, but overwhelming, depending on the type of project.

Cons

Well, I wish our company had tried the paid version. This is not a con at all. I heard the deluxe version of Asana is pretty slick, so that would be great to experience next time around.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
Asana Reviews
Asana
Project and work management for teams of all sizes.
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