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Score 8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Daylite

If your team uses only Macs, then I suggest investigating Daylite 6, which is cloud-based. We've found upgrades to be tricky, sometimes users have difficulty connecting to the data-base on the main user's Daylite Server. My opinion is that it would be easier to begin fresh with 6 than upgrading and moving our current Daylite Server to the cloud. And there's no going back, once you move to the cloud, you're committed.
Pattie Covert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

If you live in project management every day I still believe MS Project is the proper tool that gives you the most options. However, if you are team lead and lead smaller projects and project management is just one of many functions of your job, this tool is for you. It far and away surpasses MS Planner but is not as complex as MS Project.
Jesse Bickel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Daylite
7.3
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
Daylite
8.0
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Daylite
8.0
Smartsheet
7.8
Gantt Charts
Daylite
8.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Scheduling
Daylite
9.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Workflow Automation
Daylite
6.0
Smartsheet
8.2
Team Collaboration
Daylite
7.0
Smartsheet
8.9
Document Management
Daylite
3.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Email integration
Daylite
9.0
Smartsheet
8.1
Mobile Access
Daylite
8.0
Smartsheet
8.1
Support for Agile Methodology
Daylite
Smartsheet
8.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Daylite
Smartsheet
8.2
Timesheet Tracking
Daylite
Smartsheet
8.1
Change request and Case Management
Daylite
Smartsheet
7.5
Budget and Expense Management
Daylite
Smartsheet
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Daylite
4.0
Smartsheet
7.6
Integration with accounting software
Daylite
4.0
Smartsheet
7.6
Quotes/estimates
Daylite
Smartsheet
7.3
Invoicing
Daylite
Smartsheet
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Daylite
Smartsheet
7.9

Pros

Daylite

  • Integrates with Mac Mail to automatically catalog email exchanges with both individuals and companies.
  • Allows for robust customization to meet the specific information needs of my company
  • Acts as a hub for daily activities and tasks
Dana Hursey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

  • Formulas. While not as robust as Excel, the formulas offered in Smartsheet are quite good.
  • Team collaboration. Multiple teammates can access and work on the same sheet at once.
  • Templates. The standard templates meet all my needs, and are a great guide for what Smartsheet is intended for and the problems it is best suited for solving.
  • Project management. It is great for creating, assigning, monitoring, and tracking tasks and projects.
Parker O'Very | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Daylite

  • I still do not use the Project part as much as I could do, even if I tried several times. I think some improvements could be done with the interface, in order to make it more intuitive.
  • The software is intented to be used with a US/Canada logic. It would be nice to be able to organize fields in the contacts in a different way, more logical to the different countries it is used in. Each country puts zip codes in different place for example.
  • It would also be nice to have the possibility to assign a contact to several categories, and to create sub-categories.
Fred ALPI | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

  • It would be helpful when importing an Excel spreadsheet if the format would remain the same; such as the color of the rows and columns.
  • Sometimes when viewing rows on the mobile app, they don't align properly when scrolling across.
  • I would like to see more in-depth training videos.
Janie Larsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Daylite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 21 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

Daylite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.6
Based on 13 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

Daylite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.2
Based on 96 answers
Overall, I would say that Smartsheet has provided our organization with the support that it has needed in our over 5 years of using the software. We have not had an issue outside of user management and that was handled within adequate time. New features always take their toll on our users, but it is always handled well and the learning curve is never too large.
Cameron Stenmark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Daylite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 12 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

Daylite

As noted earlier, we're abandoning Daylite and moving to another project management system that a. allows both Mac and PC users b. is cloud-based. We think we could benefit with an company-wide system, and Daylite 6 won't fit the bill. Our group is currently vetting different products, and Teamwork is the top of our list.
Pattie Covert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

Which software we use for project management is often determined by the team we interact with or the client's choices. I prefer Smartsheet for process management due to the ease of setting up alerts and attaching necessary documentation. It was also fairly easy to set up and learn.
Ann M. Frank | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Daylite

  • It absolutely keeps me informed on my client interactions
  • Centralizes my tasks and to-dos
  • Integrates nicely with LinkedIn for greater reach and deeper information.
Dana Hursey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

  • It has allowed us to get easily organized and share the progress of projects with the team and some of our internal customers allowing us to deliver information much quicker, and reduce some of the meetings times and back and forth.
  • It has allowed us to easily collect process and procedure documentation, and tack updates. Previously we had several hundred documents in many different file folders. This allows us to catalog this information quickly add in additional fields/data points for sorting/details/primary users/additional info. We can easily find and share this information, and overall we are much more efficient.
Joshua Pekar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Daylite

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Smartsheet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Daylite
8.0
Smartsheet
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Daylite
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Daylite
Smartsheet
8.6

Performance

Daylite
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Daylite
Smartsheet
8.2

Online Training

Daylite
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Daylite
Smartsheet
10.0

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