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Score 5.2 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

CA PPM is especially good for Agile Framework users from big companies because big companies cannot use only PMI based Project Management frameworks, but also have to use an appropriate project Agile frameworks (like Scrum, Kamban). So you have to use both of them on the appropriate projects. In this case if you don't use one tool for both frameworks you could get stuck for doing resource management. CA PPM is solving this problem perfectly.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Abigail Selebe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
7.8
Gantt Charts
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.8
Scheduling
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
7.9
Team Collaboration
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
7.7
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.1
Document Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
7.7
Email integration
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.2
Mobile Access
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.3
Change request and Case Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.2
Budget and Expense Management
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.3
Quotes/estimates
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.0
Invoicing
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.4
Project & financial reporting
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.1
Integration with accounting software
Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM is for all types of employees with busy schedules or who can not work in the office at a certain time.
  • Supports Scrum, Kanban and other Agile Frameworks. It's very important for a PPM tool because Agile Transformation is the Top Trend. Every PPM tool has to work with both frameworks.
  • CA Clarity's analysis functions are impressive, and give the best clean graphic representations depend on your data. The software, overall, is very feature-rich.
  • Allows you to provide the right amount of detail within the stories and acceptance criteria. From tasks to stories, stories to features, and so on.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Gloria Musuli | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • The best side is also the bad side: It requires too much effort to link stories to features, it's too hard to see the details and requires too much effort to do that.
  • Because it is feature-rich tool learning the tool took a while, so that training must do so as well.
  • The features are all a little bit hidden. It would be better to improve the UI with UX.
  • License cost is quite high as compared with other tools like JIRA.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
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No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 23 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.
Courtney Barringer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.6
Based on 12 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
Meghan M. Prentiss | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.1
Based on 92 answers
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.
Jesse Bickel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 18 answers
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.
Stephanie Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • Agile framework support is the best attribute for CA PPM.
  • Integrating capability within your whole back office (HR, Finance, P2P, ...)
  • Story linking capability is a distinctive feature in our purchase of this product.
  • It is so customizable inside the CA PPM where you can set up all types of filters. This is the best part of Clarity for me.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

  • CA PPM made us transparent. We used the charts and graphs to show executives our progress for every iteration. There was no need to progress meetings so everything visible.
  • We have gained the ability to link stories with tasks. In this way we were not in need of extra effort for linking them in Excel or asking over and over again for developers and stories development.
  • Single source of truth on the overall project portfolio and program. Clear insights in demand and capacity for all business departments and espacially for internal IT. There was no more need to argue on demand, capacity, priority and devlopment of projects.
Celil ÇİYNEKLİ | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)

General

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

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Smartsheet

General

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

Smartsheet Editions & Modules

Edition
Individual$141
Business$252
EnterpriseContact Sales
PremierContact Sales
  1. per month
  2. Per User / Per Month
  3. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
10.0
Smartsheet
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.6

Performance

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
8.1

Online Training

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Broadcom Clarity (formerly CA Project Portfolio Management)
Smartsheet
10.0

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