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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Score 8.2 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Conga ActionGrid

Overall, I enjoy using Conga ActionGrid. It helps us store our large candidate pool, while continuously adding more candidates every day. With a quick search we are able to find these candidates and then match them to a job that they might be a good fit for. After we create a packet for them to present to hiring managers
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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

Conga ActionGrid
7.8
Smartsheet
8.3
Task Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
8.6
Resource Management
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Gantt Charts
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
9.0
Scheduling
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
Conga ActionGrid
7.0
Smartsheet
8.6
Team Collaboration
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
9.2
Support for Agile Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
8.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
8.0
Document Management
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Smartsheet
8.8
Email integration
Conga ActionGrid
10.0
Smartsheet
7.4
Mobile Access
Conga ActionGrid
9.5
Smartsheet
7.8
Timesheet Tracking
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
7.8
Change request and Case Management
Conga ActionGrid
7.5
Smartsheet
7.7
Budget and Expense Management
Conga ActionGrid
6.0
Smartsheet
7.8

Professional Services Automation

Conga ActionGrid
4.9
Smartsheet
7.6
Quotes/estimates
Conga ActionGrid
5.5
Smartsheet
6.9
Invoicing
Conga ActionGrid
4.0
Smartsheet
6.4
Project & financial reporting
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Integration with accounting software
Conga ActionGrid
5.0
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

  • Saving candidate information
  • Creating packet templates
  • Matching candidates to potential jobs
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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

  • The speed of ActionGrid can be very slow when reviewing a large pool of results
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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

I've only used Salesforce before and am now using Conga ActionGrid. Although Salesforce is great, it is only used to log candidate information and then log actions that have been performed. With Conga ActionGrid, we are able to log more specific details about candidates, activities and follow up items. Conga ActionGrid provides more tools that would benefit many departments
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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

  • It has allowed for an easier sourcing of our candidate database which translates into placements
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  • Our marketing strategies for the web and social media are much more organized.
  • It's easier for our manager to see what we're working on and the statuses of projects.
  • It was very easy for our department to implement a color coded system to track the design implementation of our advertisements.
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Pricing Details

Conga ActionGrid

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Smartsheet

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