Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Asana
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Asana is a web and mobile project management app. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana lets an entire team know who's doing what by when, enabling workload balancing. Users can also add integrations for GANTT charts, time tracking and more.
$50
per month
Smartsheet
Score 8.1 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
AsanaSmartsheet
Editions & Modules
Premium
$13.49
per month
Business
$30.49
per month
Individual
$14
per month
Business
$25
Per User / Per Month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Premier
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AsanaSmartsheet
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$10 per user per monthNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AsanaSmartsheet
Considered Both Products
Asana
Chose Asana
We switched to Smartsheet for one year and we liked it mostly because of the Gannt Chart feature. However, leadership changed and the funding to continue to use it dried up. However, with all the upgrades to Asana over the past two years Smartsheet doesn't have as many …
Chose Asana
I have been using Smartsheet for a similar project management usage with a customer of ours. Asana is way better than Smartsheet with a much better user interface and experience.
Chose Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our …
Chose Asana
We tried it as one my developers swore up and down how good it was at the startup... well it crashed in our office, since we didn't end up working the way they did. We are more of a dev ops company than a social media or open source
Chose Asana
In comparison to other Project Management software tools that I have used, Asana is the most user friendly platform without compromising any advanced capabilities.
Chose Asana
I use both products. Asana is more established on the campus.
Chose Asana
I view Asana as a lightweight PM tool, more for task management and collaboration.
Chose Asana
Asana is lightweight and relatively inexpensive. For our marketing and advertising team, it works great. For teams with stricter needs (development teams, product teams, and other scrum teams), looking at other options might be worthwhile.
Chose Asana
Both software are very similar to each other, even in the economic factor, the reason we choose Asana over the others is because of its usability, the software is very easy to use which helps to get the most out of it, in addition to the integrations that provide Asana with …
Chose Asana
Asana shines as a project management tool. It far exceeds other comparable programs as it has and is constantly adding new features for its free and premium users. The program is consistently adapting to market needs, keeping it viable as a project tool that can be utilized by …
Chose Asana
We loved the fun design hacks (e.g., flying celebratory unicorns when you complete a task, Tab+B puts tabby cats on your screen temporarily; themed backgrounds). We're marketers–can you blame us?! But in all seriousness, we chose Asana over other similar products because of the …
Smartsheet
Chose Smartsheet
.Asana is more task-oriented when I first tried it. I needed something that offered higher-level reporting and aggregation. Smartsheet's automation is also tighter. Podio is great for project-based intake workflows. It has very flexible and customizable fields allowing the …
Chose Smartsheet
Asana has a nicer interface but it expensive for what you get. Airtable works well. I would prefer Airtable over Smartsheet except it does not have the capability to fill out the DocuSign's we need. Otherwise, I would solely use Airtable for this. Google Sheets is great and …
Chose Smartsheet
Smarsheet was cheaper. JIRA is really expensive compared to Smartsheet. Smartsheet is also not just a checklist. Asana to me is just a checklist, which sometimes is not useful at all in project management.
I call it an Excel++. You can use it the same as Excel and also make …
Chose Smartsheet
Smartsheet offers the best blend of features from its direct and indirect competitors. It is intuitive and collaborative, like Asana. It provides entry-level features from DevOps in regards to Agile, it offers traceability and integrations better than both Teams and Liquid …
Chose Smartsheet
The dynamic nature of SmartSheet can do the same things as the other tools I've used (Trello, Asana, Basecamp, etc.), but you are not locked into a single methodology or format. You have the flexibility to create the type of project tracking tool that works best for your …
Chose Smartsheet
I believe Smartsheet is much easier to use than Asana. There is a better way to collaborate with colleagues and track your progress on projects. There is a better structure on how to set up your system. It has better filters to see what you have accomplished vs what is open and …
Chose Smartsheet
Asana and monday.com are typical project management tools where resources can be tracked based on the tasks, etc. Smartsheet does exactly the same but additionally allows people outside of PM to automate their data collaboration with other employees. The solutions that …
Chose Smartsheet
Jira is better on user interface and task tracking. However the dashboard isn't as versatile as on Smartsheet. That being said, it takes maintenance to keep the Smartsheet dashboard updated regularly (not automated).
Chose Smartsheet
Price and ease of collaboration was the deciding factor and since we made this decision quite awhile ago, Microsoft Project's collaboration features were not there yet, making Smartsheet the clear winner. Many of our Project Manager were comfortable working with Microsoft …
Chose Smartsheet
We used Smartsheet primarily because a customer was already using the tool. We typically use Microsoft Project since most of our customers and team are familiar with the tool.
Chose Smartsheet
I liked Smartsheet for the ease of use and simplicity. Having a view in Gantt chart is great and very helpful. Being able to invite multiple people and have everyone collaborate was useful. It made my life as a manager of projects much much easier and saved me a lot of time …
Chose Smartsheet
Smartsheet is very robust, and allows much more customization. It is not as user friendly, and takes more time to understand and get used to. Smartsheet integrates with just about all of these other tools. One of the best things about Smartsheet is that it can integrate with …
Chose Smartsheet
We chose Smartsheet over the other software because of its solid interface. An easy-to-use and very complete tool was necessary. In addition to the interface, the processes are quite simple so the training time of the software was shorter if we compare it with the other …
Chose Smartsheet
Smartsheet is the easiest to use solution for setting up simple- to moderate-complexity sheets for purposes like tracking a project (i.e., I have not used it for complex financial analyses before). I have used similar tools in work and personal life and Smartsheet has been the …
Chose Smartsheet
smartsheet performed badly in User Interface against the competition which unfortunately made the use of this software obsolete in our organisation. We finally use a series of other tools to do the same without going through the time consuming process of using smartsheet. We …
Chose Smartsheet
I was attempting to do all I've described with Google Sheets & SharePoint. Google Sheets didn't have all the functionality we needed. SharePoint was too difficult to set up and doesn't work well with Mac users. None of the solutions I listed could match Smartsheet's versatility …
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Features
AsanaSmartsheet
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Asana
8.1
163 Ratings
8% above category average
Smartsheet
7.8
124 Ratings
4% above category average
Task Management9.1163 Ratings8.5121 Ratings
Resource Management7.8137 Ratings8.9103 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.348 Ratings8.1104 Ratings
Scheduling8.3148 Ratings8.5106 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.5118 Ratings8.395 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.0162 Ratings8.4117 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.57 Ratings8.377 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.57 Ratings5.775 Ratings
Document Management8.7138 Ratings6.596 Ratings
Email integration7.8130 Ratings8.095 Ratings
Mobile Access8.4135 Ratings7.591 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.16 Ratings6.058 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.44 Ratings8.164 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management7.265 Ratings8.070 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Asana
6.8
39 Ratings
8% below category average
Smartsheet
6.5
62 Ratings
13% below category average
Project & financial reporting5.51 Ratings7.056 Ratings
Integration with accounting software8.138 Ratings7.530 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.540 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.033 Ratings
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User Ratings
AsanaSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.7
(193 ratings)
8.7
(142 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(34 ratings)
10.0
(23 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(22 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Availability
8.4
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(42 ratings)
8.1
(45 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AsanaSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
Asana
Asana fixed team issues like project transparency and communication, improved team performance, and enhanced office and mobile productivity. Upper management can solve project management issues quickly, and new hires can use the tool immediately. Asana's surveys simplify research and data collection. Its free trial, free plan, or paid SaaS subscription gives small and large teams the tools and centralized console to work through project tasks efficiently. Due to its complexity, Asana can be overwhelming at first.
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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
Asana
  • Through it, we were able to communicate and cooperate with the rest of the team to complete the work in the required manner and at the appropriate time.
  • Available for free on Android and iPhone.
  • Asana has a simple and easy user interface
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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
Asana
  • Asana is not really a project management tool, it is good for simple projects only
  • UI has some glitches (doesn't save preferences, etc.)
  • Integration with other tools (Office 365, MS Project)
  • No reminders if the working period you entered is on holidays
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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
Asana
  • Mobile + Desktop capabilities - Able to use it anywhere, anytime.
  • Task management - Easy to view projects and their progress.
  • Time management - Easy to see what elements require time / how they interrelate and manage the project on an overall basis.
  • Company management - Be able to see from a master dashboard perspective where each project is in its stages of completion.
  • Clear communication - It's visually documented who is doing what at what time so that the whole project gets done.
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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
Asana
It is very user-friendly. Takes a new employee an hour to start figuring out how the system works. That's an important factor. You don't want to encounter the issue where employees need a week to understand how the system works. For example, JIRA, I tried using it for a week and I still don't understand the complicated layout. Asana has a simple interface. Once you see it, you get it type of program.
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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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Reliability and Availability
Asana
Working with Asana on a daily basis
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Smartsheet
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Asana
I haven't had to use their support so I can't rate it. The fact that I haven't needed them reflects the ease of use of the product. I would recommend that any new users schedule a complete demo of the product to ensure that they are using it to it's fullest (there's a lot of useful features).
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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
Asana
No answers on this topic
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
Asana
I like how extensive the capabilities are for Asana. With other softwares it seems there are many things lacking. I feel like Asana is also a very user friendly platform and aesthetically pleasing which is important in a modern office. We have many young people entering our workspace and it is important to have software that is ahead of the times in functionality and efficiency.
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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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Scalability
Asana
I used this tool on a daily basis at work and it runs as a solid rock
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Smartsheet
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Asana
  • Productivity - Most of all, it allows me to be more productive and have a good sense of where I am with projects and deadlines.
  • Easy to use - I can make the most of my time to get up (and stay) up and running.
  • Project coordination - Allows me to assign tasks to my interns and communicate directly within the platform to keep the work train moving.
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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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