Cloudswave Score for Smartsheet
Rating based on 80 Critic Reviews
Andy Pulaski, on TrustRadius
Smartsheet Use Cases and Deployment ScopeSmartsheet is used across our organization and shared with our clients to track projects and communications.
Pros : Smartsheet has great pre-defined templates for a variety of tasks from project management with Gantt charts, team task lists, bug tracking, to financials, etc... All templates are easily customized for your specific needs.Smartsheet easily allows for team communication on tasks, attaching external documents and email alerts/updates to the team.Easily allows for moving items / tasks around on a sheet (much easier than Excel).Includes many Excel type functions/formulas.
Cons : While there are functions/formulas available, they are not always intuitive to create. Would be great if it had a function builder tool similar to Excel to simplify, or allow an excel function to be added. If you need complex formula development, stick with Excel or Google Sheets
Nathan Meryash, on TrustRadius
Smartsheet Use Cases and Deployment ScopeSmartsheet has been used by our startup for the purposes of mapping out product development schedules in a Gantt chart.
Pros : It is cloud based so it is always up to date.It is browser based so it is the same interface regardless of operating system.It is easy to share and collaborate again due to the fact it is on the cloud.
Cons : A way to zoom out the left columns in a Gannt chart not just the calendar on the right.More visualization options to convert a Gantt in a simple timeline view, it looks like you are already doing this now.In an ideal world this would be a set of power features for Google Spreadsheets.
Zac Cyrus, on TrustRadius
Smartsheet Use Cases and Deployment ScopeHere at Minnkota Power, we use Smartsheet to manage and track our many construction projects throughout the year. We have essentially replaced Microsoft Project with Smartsheet due to the ease of creating custom GANTT charts and schedules and the ability to share and collaborate on these schedules across our department. Currently we are only using Smartsheet heavily in the Engineering department, but our Operations department has taken an interest and is ramping up their usage. Occasionally we send out update requests to other departments in the company but I would not consider them to be users of the software. The main problem that Smartsheet addresses is it puts everything in one place. Not only does it eliminate everything being stored in a huge folder hierarchy where no one can ever find anything, but it puts everything online and can be accessed from anywhere! It is also great for reminders and updates on a regular basis.
Pros : Collaboration - The ability to easily share a sheet with another co-worker or multiple people and have everyone making updates all at the same time is really nice.Integration - Smartsheet integrates with Outlook very nicely. I can easily send updates, notifications, or any other messages to anyone through email. This eliminates having to open up my email and type up a message about a particular row or item in Smartsheet. Using the send row option it just sends a nice snapshot of the row with a b
Cons : There are minor details dealing with the dependency settings on a sheet. For some reason, if you are trying to utilize cell linking, the parent rows can not be used as a source. This really isn't a huge issue and I have been using a work-around for this but it is one thing that would be nice to just be built in.Reporting - Reports are very nice because they can pull information from multiple sheets. However, when information is pulled in, the Parent-Child relationships are not shown. Everything
Alex Chapin, on GetApp
Smartsheet is very affordable and you can do so many things with it either through their built-in templates or your own custom-made spreadsheets. After reviewing a lot of project manager software programs, I decided on using Smartsheet because it checked off all of the items on my wish list without breaking the bank.
Pros : Integration with Google Apps accounts, flexibility, report feature, training sessions are very useful, great price, and good customer support.
Cons : A little bit of learning curve to get used to different way of setting up project management software and the interface isn't the most attractive of competitors (not ugly though).
Carlos Molina Artigot, on GetApp
I use it mainly for sharing the project plan with customers and teamwork. Also good for creating and sharing lists. It's flexible to create many different types of documents to be shared. We are very happy with it, but i'm sure we are not taking the most of it. As it's very flexible some templates help covering needs but is not an app specifically design for that use. So flexibility is at the same time the best and the worst of it. I'm not sure that is the best app we can get for that money... it depends a lot on how much use you can figure out based on it.
Pros : Very easy to use and good for collaboration
Cons : Not cheap and not design specifically for certain uses
Ricky Maveety, on GetApp
I made the mistake of purchasing a year's worth of service. Not a good idea, although they say that you can cancel at any time, that does not mean they will refund your money. So, $168 down the drain. The program is not particularly flexible and takes a lot of ongoing maintenance to keep it up and relevant. Beyond that, it does not archive data well. I would pass in favor of virtually anything else.
Pros : None. Absolutely none.
Cons : Money paid in is non-refundable based on a limited preview. Not recommended.
Teri S. , on G2 Crowd
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