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Score 7.6 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit excels in any scenario where you need to visualize and organize work to be done. You can feasible even use it as a personal to-do application. We use it as a way to keep track of our current topics in management meetings as well as a Scrumban implementation of project management.However, when processes and work is very file- and data-heavy, using Planview LeanKit is less appropriate as there's just not way of doing a sensible file management.
Daniel Schleusener | 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

Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.8
Gantt Charts
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.2
Scheduling
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.2
Workflow Automation
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.2
Team Collaboration
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.9
Support for Agile Methodology
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.2
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.1
Document Management
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.0
Email integration
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.1
Mobile Access
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.1
Timesheet Tracking
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.1
Change request and Case Management
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.4
Budget and Expense Management
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
8.0

Professional Services Automation

Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.6
Quotes/estimates
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.2
Invoicing
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.5
Project & financial reporting
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.9
Integration with accounting software
Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.6

Pros

Planview LeanKit

  • Okta Integration: We love using SSO for all our SaaS apps, and as new team members join, they can be automatically joined to the appropriate LeanKit boards.
  • Filtering and viewing: Can filter and refine by several fields as well as custom fields. Assigned Users, Tagged, Card Type, Date, etc
  • Their analytics and reporting can be helpful for PMs, especially if they have several teams they oversee.
Colin Jackson, CISSP, MMIS, GMON | 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

Planview LeanKit

  • The formatting of what they call "cards" could be better. They can be clunky if you have a lot of text in just one.
  • Needs better support for media, attachments.
  • Not the most pretty interface in my opinion, though it works.
Anonymous | 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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Perfect tool to manage requirement backlog
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.1
Based on 4 answers
LeanKit isn't the best designed Kanban system I've seen, but overall it's pretty usable. The boards I've used are pretty complex, so it can be difficult to find things. I found that searching and filtering for specific cards was somewhat of a challenge. Dragging a card from one lane to another is kind of a fun way to get things done though.
Nate Dillon | 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

Reliability and Availability

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.5
Based on 2 answers
Very minimal outages
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Never experienced major slowness
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

Smartsheet 10.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Support Rating

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It solves all our needs at this time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 7.5
Based on 3 answers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Planview LeanKit

I think that LeanKit is very similar to Asana's Kanban feature and Trello, but is much less sleek looking than Asana. Asana's clean and sleek UI makes me enjoy project management much more than LeanKit. It might sound silly that the UI makes so much of a difference to me, but it really does. Trello is also sleeker than LeanKit, but I still prefer Asana because it has more customization options and a better interface. We are actually going to look into switching to ClickUp because we wanted something with a better UI. ClickUp seems to have a great UI with a lot of customization options.
Anonymous | 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

Scalability

Planview LeanKit

Planview LeanKit 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Good use cases for small/large teams
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Planview LeanKit

  • ROI for Planview LeanKit was easily achievable with just a month of setting up.
  • We could rapidly cut down on unnecessary work in all fields.
  • We can easily monitor current the health and input and adjust our capacities as necessary.
  • Value throughput in innovation management has grown.
Daniel Schleusener | 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

Planview LeanKit

General

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

Smartsheet

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Planview LeanKit
7.6
Smartsheet
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

Planview LeanKit
7.5
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Planview LeanKit
8.1
Smartsheet
8.6

Reliability and Availability

Planview LeanKit
8.5
Smartsheet

Performance

Planview LeanKit
8.0
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Planview LeanKit
10.0
Smartsheet
8.2

Online Training

Planview LeanKit
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Planview LeanKit
7.5
Smartsheet
10.0

Scalability

Planview LeanKit
8.0
Smartsheet

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