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AceProject

6 Ratings

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Likelihood to Recommend

AceProject

It is well suited if you have a specific work force or are working in a production or an assembly line style environment. It is also well suited if you have small teams that have to get out a certain amount of product in set periods of time. AceProjects is great for monitoring how long each individual spent on their specific task and subsequently how long the team took to complete their work.
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Smartsheet

Smartsheets is very well suited for building and managing project plans, no matter how simple or complex they are. Budgets are easily managed and maintained, as are scheduling dates and assigning users 'action items' and permissions, with cell-level security features available out of the box. Smartsheets is well suited for collaboration. Multiple users, if given admin or editor privileges have the ability to make changes at once, avoiding issues that often can materialize regarding versioning errors typical, as a result of multiple authors or editors.For project managers, smartsheets has multiple 'views' available, which can come in handy depending on your specific purpose. For those interested in seeing all of the details, the standard view is a table/spreadsheet type of view. For a more agile approach, or a simplified user view, their 'task-list' type view can help to easily view in a card-type of format and classify those tasks that have been 'completed' versus 'in-progress' , 'in qa' or other relevant category / classification. Other views include the Gannt chart view, which is helpful for seeing things in a calendar-like view, helpful in showcasing things like dependencies.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

AceProject
3.2
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
AceProject
5.0
Smartsheet
8.5
Resource Management
AceProject
6.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Gantt Charts
AceProject
3.0
Smartsheet
8.8
Scheduling
AceProject
4.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Workflow Automation
AceProject
1.0
Smartsheet
8.6
Team Collaboration
AceProject
5.0
Smartsheet
9.1
Support for Agile Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Smartsheet
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
AceProject
1.0
Smartsheet
7.6
Document Management
AceProject
1.0
Smartsheet
9.1
Email integration
AceProject
2.0
Smartsheet
7.4
Mobile Access
AceProject
1.0
Smartsheet
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
AceProject
8.0
Smartsheet
7.7
Change request and Case Management
AceProject
4.0
Smartsheet
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
AceProject
3.0
Smartsheet
7.4

Professional Services Automation

AceProject
2.0
Smartsheet
7.7
Project & financial reporting
AceProject
2.0
Smartsheet
8.7
Quotes/estimates
AceProject
Smartsheet
6.9
Invoicing
AceProject
Smartsheet
6.4
Integration with accounting software
AceProject
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

  • Time Tracking
  • Resource allocation
  • Easy to implement, small adoption curve.
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  • Easy to use and intuitive
  • Sleek, clean user interface
  • Manages user groups, security, and permissions with ease
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Cons

  • Expand on data tracking
  • Improve report generation
  • Break out from just being a time clock manager.
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  • Parent / Child relationships at the 'sub-task' level could be easier to use. Sometimes i have issues 'rolling-up' data / numbers when I get below one level or two of sub-tasks. However it may just be user-error, as I have not had the time to investigate further or reference user manuals or tutorials.
  • Nothing else. Smartsheet works quite well and does not leave much to be desired.
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Likelihood to Renew

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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.
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Usability

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Smartsheet9.2
Based on 5 answers
Smartsheet is very easy to learn. However, while I have been able to pick it easily, Microsoft Excel and Project super users that I have trained on Smartsheet get bogged down in the differences and can find it frustrating. Explaining the differences ahead of time and why Smartsheet is being chosen instead of a different software seems to counteract those reactions
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Support

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Smartsheet6.8
Based on 5 answers
I usually get a response within a few hours. I even followed up with a tech support specialist that I met while at the Smartsheet headquarters and he was able to help me out with another (very complex) formula.
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Implementation

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Smartsheet9.7
Based on 5 answers
Know your team roles and the expectations of your supervisor—from the top down. Implementing Smartsheet was definitely an iterative process that required (and still requires) maintenance and fine-tuning. Although we have a new working tool and process, I expect that we will continue to improve both through the next few years.
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Alternatives Considered

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Compared to MS Project, which is the tool I used in the past for managing projects, I strongly prefer Smartsheet. I have turned down job opportunities that require projects to be managed with MS Project, rather than Smartsheet, because just maintaining the project plan can add unnecessary complexity that is not needed. I do not want to have to read tutorials to create a project plan that does what I need it to do. For these reasons, my go-to is Smartsheet - which does not leave anything to be desired for me personally in my project management roles.
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Return on Investment

  • We were able to track our production teams work and refine our methods to improve deliverable dates.
  • Once our staff reached a certain size the capability of the software began to lag. Diminishing returns.
  • The lack of reporting features made data regression and extrapolation difficult.
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  • Smartsheet has been a great tool for us to use for project management, but it would be difficult to quantify the impact on the overall business objectives. It is certainly an important tool that would require some sort of replacement if it weren't available.
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Pricing Details

AceProject

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

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