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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool

Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
Anonymous | 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

Kanban Tool
8.4
Smartsheet
8.3
Task Management
Kanban Tool
9.0
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Kanban Tool
8.7
Smartsheet
7.9
Gantt Charts
Kanban Tool
8.6
Smartsheet
8.7
Scheduling
Kanban Tool
8.3
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
Kanban Tool
5.7
Smartsheet
8.0
Team Collaboration
Kanban Tool
8.1
Smartsheet
8.7
Support for Agile Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.6
Smartsheet
7.9
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Kanban Tool
9.3
Smartsheet
8.2
Document Management
Kanban Tool
8.6
Smartsheet
7.8
Email integration
Kanban Tool
7.9
Smartsheet
8.3
Mobile Access
Kanban Tool
8.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Kanban Tool
8.2
Smartsheet
8.5
Change request and Case Management
Kanban Tool
8.9
Smartsheet
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
Kanban Tool
8.2
Smartsheet
8.2

Professional Services Automation

Kanban Tool
9.8
Smartsheet
8.4
Quotes/estimates
Kanban Tool
10.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Invoicing
Kanban Tool
10.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Project & financial reporting
Kanban Tool
10.0
Smartsheet
8.3
Integration with accounting software
Kanban Tool
9.0
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

Kanban Tool

  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
Chris Carpenter | 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

Kanban Tool

  • Some of the boards we have could do with more than 22 card colors, although it is enough for most projects.
  • Really looking forward to the iOS application, which is said to be coming in 2015.
Anonymous | 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 9.1
Based on 2 answers
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 7.4
Based on 5 answers
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 8.1
Based on 96 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

Kanban Tool

Kanban Tool 8.2
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

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

Kanban Tool

Kanban is superior to Scrum and AGILE because it can visually organize all your projects and data into one board. Kanban integrates with JIRA which digs deeper into the project data when it is needed. By integrating Kanban with JIRA, you don't need any other tool for project management that is effective for both the business and the development teams. Kanban is recommended for any user groups who wish to increase their efficiency to deliver products, transparency for all users and on-time productivity.
Anonymous | 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

Kanban Tool

  • We have been able to track projects much more efficiently
  • We have had less missed deadlines as we can see where a project is in the workflow
Care Bach Gerland | 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

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Pricing Details

Kanban Tool

General

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

Kanban Tool 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
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Kanban Tool
8.9
Smartsheet
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

Kanban Tool
9.1
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Kanban Tool
6.0
Smartsheet
8.6

Performance

Kanban Tool
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Kanban Tool
7.4
Smartsheet
8.1

Online Training

Kanban Tool
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Kanban Tool
8.2
Smartsheet
10.0

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