Brandfolder vs. Smartsheet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Brandfolder
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Brandfolder in Denver, Colorado offers their eponymous digital asset management (DAM) platform.N/A
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
BrandfolderSmartsheet
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Individual
$14
per month
Business
$25
Per User / Per Month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Premier
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
BrandfolderSmartsheet
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
BrandfolderSmartsheet
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
7.3
1 Ratings
Smartsheet
-
Ratings
Dashboards10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data exportability5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content analytics7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
DAM Features
Comparison of DAM Features features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
7.9
1 Ratings
Smartsheet
-
Ratings
Uploading assets7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Downloading assets9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Categories10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset storage10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset sharing10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Asset search9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Tagging system10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Content editing6.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Embed codes8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Metadata7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Collections10.01 Ratings00 Ratings
User access7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow automations5.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Related asset discovery2.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
-
Ratings
Smartsheet
7.9
120 Ratings
Task Management00 Ratings8.2117 Ratings
Resource Management00 Ratings7.6100 Ratings
Gantt Charts00 Ratings8.4100 Ratings
Scheduling00 Ratings8.6102 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings7.491 Ratings
Team Collaboration00 Ratings8.4113 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology00 Ratings7.573 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology00 Ratings7.671 Ratings
Document Management00 Ratings7.592 Ratings
Email integration00 Ratings8.091 Ratings
Mobile Access00 Ratings7.287 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking00 Ratings8.156 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.660 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.066 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Brandfolder
-
Ratings
Smartsheet
8.5
58 Ratings
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings8.137 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings8.829 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.952 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings9.027 Ratings
User Ratings
BrandfolderSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(6 ratings)
8.0
(138 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(23 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(90 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(18 ratings)
User Testimonials
BrandfolderSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
Brandfolder
It is so well suited for a cloud based DAM. It's loads so fast, works well in every browser. With remote work now it is so easily for our team to upload, organize, share, and view analytics on our assets. The best feature is the templating system which allows your designers to take what they design in Adobe Indesign and denote which areas are editable and it keeps the formatting, style, and fonts to the end user. The only other options on the market would require the designer to rebuild the design on a separate platform like Canvas. I wish the platform did more to help with handling videos. It doesn't display the runtime on a video, the specs, or play captions inline with the video. I also wish it would do media pushing to social media platforms.
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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
Brandfolder
  • Documents such as contact lists and cooperative programs
  • Featured listings, agents, and maps are just a few examples of creative advertising concepts
  • Provides organization
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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
Brandfolder
  • If you have a large collection of images, like we do, and you go 2 or 3 pages deep and select an image, then close the image, the collection snaps back to page 1. It's pretty frustrating.
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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
Brandfolder
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
Brandfolder
No answers on this topic
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
Brandfolder
No answers on this topic
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
Brandfolder
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
Brandfolder
Brandfolder has the best UI/UX for the end user and the administrator. The UI/UX is modern and not just a recreation of a folder system like old OS file systems. Brandfolder is so visual based and loads so quickly that makes it easy for users to find their assets quickly. The templating is totally unique when compared to other options on the market. The tagging system, duplicate detection, collections, and stacking files into an asset makes the platform efficient to manage and use
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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
Brandfolder
  • Cut down on time doubling time on assets
  • It took a long time to set up and train.
  • It is very expensive.
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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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