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Jira Software

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Jira Software

Jira Software is a great software for multi-dimensional organizations to build tailor-made end-users products for different departments as per their needs. It has the ability to integrate and work within the environment of thousands of third-party applications, which makes it more suitable for different types of organizations and industries.
Masud Kamal | 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

Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Jira Software
Smartsheet
7.8
Gantt Charts
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.7
Scheduling
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
Jira Software
Smartsheet
7.9
Team Collaboration
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Jira Software
Smartsheet
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.2
Document Management
Jira Software
Smartsheet
7.8
Email integration
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.2
Mobile Access
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.5
Change request and Case Management
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.3
Quotes/estimates
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.0
Invoicing
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.4
Project & financial reporting
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.2
Integration with accounting software
Jira Software
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

Jira Software

  • Agile software development management and micromanagement with Scrum and Kanban.
  • Agile planning and agile management with Kanban boards and custom boards, for projects and daily work.
  • Agile and old-school bug tracking.
  • Helpful reports on work done, workload, time tracking, Scrum sprints, planned vs. executed, etc.
  • Super friendly setup on the cloud, with just one Gmail account (less than 2 minutes).
  • Powerful on-premise alternative for large companies.
  • You can mergen boards from different workflows!
  • Really free full edition for 10 users.
Dustin Ghia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

  • To manage all the office main things with the help of Smartsheet. I have been using this platform for a very long time in my organization and it is pretty much one of the best available in the marketplace.
  • The main feature that Smartsheet has that it is a cloud-based platform that deals with work management in the workplace.
  • It helps me to assign tasks to other team members, track the deadline of work that I have assigned to different team members and manage calendar events.
Elizabeth Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jira Software

  • Management of the software is very difficult at times, although has improved.
  • Ability to manage resources is really non-existent, there are some plugins but they are ALL buggy (I've tested them all).
  • Better integration with Trello, would love to see this happen. Right now it's very clumsy.
Jennifer Bland | 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

Jira Software

Jira Software 9.0
Based on 35 answers
While there are no fundamental problems with JIRA, I'm unsure that I will be working myself very closely with users of Atlassian Confluence. The client base I am concerned with tend to be more integrated with Amazon, IBM BlueMix / Watson, open source LAMP/PHP (WordPress, MediaWiki) & those that rely on more proprietary CMS would tend to use Sharepoint not Confluence. JIRA seems to me to stand or fall with the rest of the Atlassian silo or suite, as it is not closely integrated with Sharepoint or mediawiki based reporting or knowledge management. Data interchange standards in this area are weak so Microsoft, open source LAMP projects using Phabricator, and Atlassian JIRA seem to be three distinct silos, with Amazon, Google & IBM offering their own tools for similar needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.0
Based on 26 answers
JIRA Software is a pretty complex tool. We have a project manager for JIRA who onboarded us, created our board, and taught us the basics. I think it would have been pretty overwhelming to learn without her. JIRA offers so much functionality that I'm not aware of -- I constantly need to Google or ask others about existing features. Also, although they are all under the Atlassian umbrella, I find it difficult to switch between JIRA Software and Confluence.
Elissa Bernstein | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.6
Based on 41 answers
Our JIRA support is handled internally by members of our Product Support team. It is not supported by a 3rd party. Our internal support will always sent out notifications for downtime which is usually done on the weekend unless it is required to fix a bug/issue that is affecting the entire company. Downtime is typically 3-4 hours and then once the maintenance is complete, another broadcast email is sent out informing the user community that the system is now available for use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Online Training

Jira Software

Jira Software 8.0
Based on 1 answer
One of their strong points i stheir documentation. Almost all of the basic set up needed within JIRA is available online through atlassian and its easy to find and very precise. The more critical issues need to be addressed as well and hence the rating of 8 instead of a 9.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Jira Software

Jira Software 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Take your time implementing Jira. Make sure you understand how you want to handle your projects and workflows. Investing more time in the implementation can pay off in a long run. It basically took us 5 days to define and implement correctly, but that meant smooth sailing later on.
Bo Acimovic | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Jira Software

Jira Software integrates with other software platforms nearly as well as its competitors, such as Asana or ClickUp. However, it provides more advanced tools than ClickUp and Asana, allowing project managers to see the workload of their team members, manage burndown, and react to blockers that the team members run into.
Ryan McGarry | 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

Jira Software

  • Jira has positively made our company's daily activities much better organized
  • With Jira we can track progress and follow up on tasks
  • Jira has great reporting tools which aggregate various data and give us a good overview of our teams capacity
Alexander Delivlaev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

  • Monitoring workflow has reduced wastage of time which has helped company a lot of meeting review time
  • ability to have multiple people edit a document saves 100s of hours
  • Monitoring the progress for a planning Engineer like me is useful and saves extra efforts
Hunain Ahmed | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Jira Software

General

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

Jira Software Editions & Modules

Edition
FreeFree
Standard7.002
Premium14.002
EnterpriseContact Sales
  1. none
  2. Per User Per Month
  3. none
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

Jira Software
8.6
Smartsheet
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Jira Software
9.0
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Jira Software
8.0
Smartsheet
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Jira Software
5.3
Smartsheet

Performance

Jira Software
8.0
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Jira Software
8.6
Smartsheet
8.1

Online Training

Jira Software
8.0
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Jira Software
9.0
Smartsheet
10.0

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