Apache OpenOffice Calc vs. Smartsheet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apache OpenOffice Calc
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Calc is the spreadsheet application associated to the open source OpenOffice productivity suite. Developers say professional data miners and number crunchers will appreciate the comprehensive range of advanced functions.N/A
Smartsheet
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Smartsheet is an online project management and collaboration tool. It includes automated alerts, instantaneous updating and sharing across team members, resource management, nested tasks organized in a hierarchy, a Gantt chart view, exportable and automated reports, and integration with email.
$14
per month
Pricing
Apache OpenOffice CalcSmartsheet
Editions & Modules
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Individual
$14
per month
Business
$25
Per User / Per Month
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Pricing Offerings
Apache OpenOffice CalcSmartsheet
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Top Cons

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Features
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Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Apache OpenOffice Calc
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Ratings
Smartsheet
7.9
124 Ratings
5% above category average
Task Management00 Ratings8.7121 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings8.9103 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.3104 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.6106 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.495 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.6117 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings8.277 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings5.875 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings6.596 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.095 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.891 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings6.058 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.164 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.170 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Apache OpenOffice Calc
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Ratings
Smartsheet
6.5
62 Ratings
12% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.440 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings5.933 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.156 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.530 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apache OpenOffice CalcSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
9.3
(3 ratings)
8.9
(142 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(23 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(45 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apache OpenOffice CalcSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
Apache
The software is not a paid ones and usually helps to do all the work you need to do on Microsoft office spread sheet. You can easily download it without worrying about activating and remembering the key if you change your laptop or workstation. Because it has almost all formulas and basic features, an average user can use this.
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Smartsheet
For teams and users who are very familiar with Excel and its mode of operation, Smartsheet will feel like a walkover. If you have a number of users who use Excel or Google Sheets for their personal project management then you will find this tool to be very useful and somewhat familiar.
Teams that may be used to other project management suites or styles would find Smartsheet a bit challenging to adapt to, as formulas and formatting can be challenging to adapt to.
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Pros
Apache
  • Nice interface
  • Best user experience
  • Constant evolution
  • Better than others opensources
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Smartsheet
  • The easy to use dashboard has enabled us get comprehensive view of projects across the entire business.
  • It has streamlined internal communication with ease of sharing information across different teams.
  • Smartsheet automates our workflows, enhances collaboration and ensures there are no data silos.
  • I like that it saves time for us and ensures we spend less time switching between apps.
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Cons
Apache
  • Not many functions as compared to MS office
  • Can't integrate to some external sources like Google stocks
  • Sometimes have formatting issues
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Smartsheet
  • Smartsheet set up is similar to Excel, yet when you upload an Excel file, things like conditional formatting are lost. Smartsheet has its own conditional formatting, and you have to reinstate the rules. It would be great if those would apply automatically once a file is uploaded
  • Some Smartsheet management and access rules can take some tweaking to work properly. This may be a case of offering more info to admins so they can apply these better and with more efficiency
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Likelihood to Renew
Apache
No answers on this topic
Smartsheet
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
Apache
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Smartsheet
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 Rating
Apache
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Smartsheet
I give this rating because it fills a niche in the market. MS Project scares many away from proper task management but there are limited tools our there, especially cloud-based that are mobile-friendly. Smartsheet fills this market gap, especially for small to medium-sized businesses. IT is not fair to compare it to MS Project, but fairer to see what gaps it fills.
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Implementation Rating
Apache
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Smartsheet
It's absolutely paramount to take a few minutes to actually play with the software. It's nearly impossible to do anything wrong or make a mistake which cannot be fixed easily. Under the help menu is Live Training option. After you familiarize yourself with the commands, watch the live training for some in depth understanding of how to make the software fit your needs perfectly.
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Alternatives Considered
Apache
All basic features are available if compared with Microsoft. Some third party integrations are missing in open office like Google stocks..
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Smartsheet
Jira and Redmine are much more robust and technologically advanced project management solutions. I enjoy using either when managing a very large project. However, I prefer to use Smartsheet for my smaller to medium sized projects. As for Google Drive - I would say that Google sheets and Smartsheet are almost identical in my opinion when it comes to functionality. Personally I prefer to manage smaller projects via Google Drive, but it is a personal preference!
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Return on Investment
Apache
  • Significant return with saving of signatures
  • All team work with the same app
  • Improvement process and get the routine workflow
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Smartsheet
  • This has really opened up collaboration across teams. A lot less working in silos.
  • It hasn't fully replaced any one tool so it means having to go to another place. Hopefully, we can eliminate a tool or two in the next six months.
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