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Score 7.3 out of 100
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Highrise

    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
    8.6
    86%
    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
    7.7
    77%
    93 Ratings

    Email integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    92 Ratings

    Mobile Access

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    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

    Highrise

    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
    8.8
    88%
    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

    • Highrise is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Smartsheet is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    10 Ratings
    8.1

    Smartsheet

    81%
    139 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    Highrise

    82%
    9 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.6

    Smartsheet

    86%
    12 Ratings

    Performance

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Highrise

    90%
    2 Ratings
    8.1

    Smartsheet

    81%
    90 Ratings

    Online Training

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    Smartsheet

    70%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Highrise

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Smartsheet

    100%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Basecamp

    We chose to work with the Basecamp product and along with it came Highrise. They're a great 37 signals package together. So we chose to work with Highrise because of Basecamp
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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

    Basecamp

    • Easy batch upload of new contacts - if you gathered names and contact info for a bunch of people at an event or conference or what have you, put it in a spreadsheet and upload it for easy and efficient adding to the database.
    • Simple communication and outreach tracking - each user has an individualized dropbox email address; you can BCC:, CC:, or forward an email to or from a client or contact, and Highrise automatically associates and records that email with the contact in the database.
    • Task assignments - users can create and task assignments associated with specific contacts (ie - Send Suzy J. a gift box on Oct 1; Follow Marla K. and Billy Z. on Twitter &amp; Facebook; Get an updated address from Nathan R.)
    • Tags - easily create lists of contacts who fit certain needs (I need a: food blogger, in TX, who has a Facebook page - we have "food blogger", "TX," and "Facebook" tags in our system) that is then exportable; also useful for knowing the important associations of a particular contact.
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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

    Basecamp

    • Im actually pretty happy with the system as it is. The best aspect of Highrise is that it is very easy to work with - no need to struggle with manuals and lengthy training.
    • Not really a problem I suppose but I pay for Highrise as part of a suite which includes other products - Basecamp, Backpack and Campfire. It would be nice to see more integration between these products.
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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

    Highrise

    Starting Price

    $4 Per User Per Month

    Editions & Modules

    Highrise editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Highrise$4.001

    Footnotes

    1. Per User Per Month

    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

    Basecamp

    Highrise is easy to use, has a nice UI overall, quick to load, and does most of what we need.
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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

    Basecamp

    It's quick and easy to setup and use. There isn't any feature "bloat". Nothing to struggle with
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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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    Support Rating

    Basecamp

    They are quick and SO nice. They are very friendly and are eager to help.
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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

    Basecamp

    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

    Basecamp

    Highrise is simple to use and is run by the same folks who build Basecamp and 37Signals. We wanted something that would do the essentials without the cumbersome bells and whistles. Salesforce is almost too complicated if you don't have a whole sales operation and analytics division. One day we will probably outgrow Highrise, but not yet.
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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

    Basecamp

    • Better customer service, I am able to look up client info in a more organized way
    • I feel that our efficiency has really increased. Highrise is a lot faster than our old program
    • Highrise keeps us very organized. but it would be helpful if there was a project management section we could implement
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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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