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689 Ratings
16 Ratings
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Score 7.6 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Broadcom Clarity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Smartsheet

    81%
    Smartsheet ranks higher in 14/14 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    118 Ratings

    Resource Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    101 Ratings

    Gantt Charts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    101 Ratings

    Scheduling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    103 Ratings

    Workflow Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    92 Ratings

    Team Collaboration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    114 Ratings

    Support for Agile Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    74 Ratings

    Support for Waterfall Methodology

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    71 Ratings

    Document Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    93 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    92 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    88 Ratings

    Timesheet Tracking

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    57 Ratings

    Change request and Case Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    61 Ratings

    Budget and Expense Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    67 Ratings

    Professional Services Automation

    Broadcom Clarity

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    Smartsheet

    86%
    Smartsheet ranks higher in 4/4 features

    Quotes/estimates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    38 Ratings

    Invoicing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    30 Ratings

    Project & financial reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    53 Ratings

    Integration with accounting software

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    28 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Broadcom Clarity is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Broadcom Clarity

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Smartsheet

    80%
    139 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6

    Smartsheet

    86%
    12 Ratings

    Performance

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1

    Smartsheet

    81%
    90 Ratings

    Online Training

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Smartsheet

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Broadcom Clarity

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Broadcom

    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.
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    Smartsheet

    There were new vendors who needed to submit their documents by the sales department for legal and Risk department for reviewing and checking the validity of the documents, The way of escalation and attaching the documents and the vendor's data was well suited to be done through the smart sheet. As the sales use smart sheet tickets for submitting the vendor's details and attaching the documents. Through the Smartsheet automation process, a notification mail was sent to the legal and risk department for reviewing and the tickets were assigned already to the admins for validating . After the admin's review and tick mark on the check box of reviewing in the smart sheet which was customized than when its clicked send automated emails to the supervisors for approval, Then after the supervisor's approval, an automated mail was sent to the sales team for completing approval of the vendor. All of these scenarios and hierarchy did because of Smartsheet.
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    Pros

    Broadcom

    • 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.
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    Smartsheet

    • Its hard to overstate the value of familiarity. Being able to use a tool that has some familiarity takes away the time needed to train and orient employees on a new tool and allows an organization to hit the ground running.
    • Smartsheet covers most of the basics of a project management tool, the usual tasks, milestones and project viewing options.
    • For data viewing, you get multiple data viewing options including a calendar view (good for marketing teams and those who work around scheduling), Kanban, Gaant etc
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    Cons

    Broadcom

    • 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.
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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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    Pricing Details

    Broadcom Clarity

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Broadcom Clarity editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Smartsheet

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Smartsheet editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Individual141
      Business252
      EnterpriseContact Sales3
      PremierContact Sales4

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadcom

      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

      Broadcom

      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

      Broadcom

      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

      Broadcom

      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

      Broadcom

      • 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.
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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

      Broadcom

      • 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.
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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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