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10000ft

2 Ratings

Smartsheet

208 Ratings

10000ft

2 Ratings
Score 5.1 out of 101

Smartsheet

208 Ratings
Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

10000ft

I think 10000ft is good for bare minimum project monitoring, we used it a large company because we didn't need to have exact numbers - it was just a rough idea to see where freelance resources were over burning. If, however you work a much smaller company and really need to know detailed information it's not as effective, there are many other software options that really allow for much closer and precise tracking. I would recommend 10000ft for companies that just need to monitor large freelance teams, track hours and higher level projects that are also monitored on other project management tools. It's a tool I would only use in conjunction with something else.

Smartsheet

Well suited for project planning, sprint planning/tracking, task assignment. Less appropriate for image/asset repository even though one could use it for such function.

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

10000ft
3.5
Smartsheet
7.1
Task Management
10000ft
6.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Resource Management
10000ft
6.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Gantt Charts
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
9.0
Scheduling
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Workflow Automation
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
5.1
Team Collaboration
10000ft
1.0
Smartsheet
8.7
Document Management
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
8.8
Email integration
10000ft
1.0
Smartsheet
7.2
Timesheet Tracking
10000ft
7.0
Smartsheet
3.4
Change request and Case Management
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
6.3
Budget and Expense Management
10000ft
7.0
Smartsheet
6.2
Support for Agile Methodology
10000ft
Smartsheet
6.3
Support for Waterfall Methodology
10000ft
Smartsheet
6.5
Mobile Access
10000ft
Smartsheet
7.5

Professional Services Automation

10000ft
5.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Quotes/estimates
10000ft
6.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Invoicing
10000ft
2.0
Smartsheet
7.0
Project & financial reporting
10000ft
7.0
Smartsheet
9.0
Integration with accounting software
10000ft
Smartsheet
7.9

Pros

  • Tracks freelance resource hours.
  • Tracks multiple small projects and milestones within the projects.
  • Tracks budget information and scope creep.
  • It's easy to set up spreadsheets for the entire calendar year to map out a particular strategy, like marketing opportunities for our website.
  • You can create multiple projects and link them together, which enables you to see the project as a whole instead of a bunch of spreadsheets.
  • You can color-code, add dates and times, things you normally can only do on Excel - but it's web based.

Cons

  • It's often confusing to use and find things, I sometimes find it to be a little counterintuitive as to where functions are (e.g. for tracking budgets and pulling reports).
  • When pulling a budget I always struggled to comb through the large amounts of data and time inputted. When I select a filter the page often wouldn't refresh or i'd forget to de-select a filter as it wasn't in an obvious place, which sometimes left me with pulling an incorrect budget.
  • The data is only as good as the people entering the time. Often with so many small tasks people would enter time incorrectly, in the wrong milestone or project. It lists all of your projects on one page, so it's not easy to enter it and there's a lot of room for error.
  • I would like to have a little more flexibility when it comes to adding dates to my spreadsheet. Right now it had a set column.
  • As online software systems become more competitive pricing wise, it might be better to bring down the price of the basic package so that more people are interested in upgrading. Or add more features to the basic package, like a limited version of the team package.
  • I would prefer if it automatically saved, instead of needing me to physically hit the button.

Likelihood to Renew

10000ft4.0
Based on 1 answer
I think there's limited uses for the tool and much more comprehensive options out there for multiple tools in one. With more people working remotely, it's hard to just use email and face to face, in some ways you need to have a tool that's a fall back and a record of where you are + where you're going
Smartsheet8.9
Based on 20 answers
It definitely meets our needs as far as organizing and archiving our tasks and files. As we train more staff to view it, I see opportunities for more improvement, which I am sure this program can handle. I look forward to seeing continued improvement from Smartsheet on their capabilities and functionality.

Usability

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Smartsheet9.2
Based on 5 answers
I would give it this rating because it is very intuitive; however, some of the formulas take a bit more explanation to set up and they do not always work as expected.

Support

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Smartsheet6.8
Based on 5 answers
The product works great. The support team is responsive, but hardly ever needed. Training and consulting is free.

Implementation

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Smartsheet9.7
Based on 5 answers
Great product

Alternatives Considered

Although an interesting tool, compared to Basecamp or Workfront, 10000ft really struggles on the collaboration aspect of the tool. It's great for the bare minimum, recording hours and pulling a budget, but we also relied on email for collaboration and face to face meetings - which is no bad thing! Although for big companies and small projects it's nice to have everything all in one tool so there's less jumping and room for error. That would be my recommendation for any company evaluating it
Excel lacks the share-ability of Smartsheet. In order for multiple employees to use Excel for a project they have to constantly send updated documents back and forth to each other, and no more than one person can edit or view a document at once. Google Sheets isn't as easy to use and lacks many of the project management features that are available in Smartsheet.

Return on Investment

  • Positive - We were able to track multiple projects at the same time and record accurate hours.
  • Positive - Able to pull budget and excel reports which can the be analyzed further and relatively simply.
  • Negative - There were a lot of times when hours were entered inaccurately which left us in a bind with budget and freelance billing.
  • Smartsheets has helped focus the team members on the most important task at any given moment in the life-cycle of a project

Pricing Details

10000ft

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details

Smartsheet

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Additional Pricing Details