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Microsoft Project

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Score 8.2 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Microsoft Project

If you are currently running Microsoft Office 365, this is a good start for project management software. It does an excellent job of managing your basic management and planning process. If you need to run any software in your business, it will not be suitable for you due to lack of integration.
Saqib Seraj | 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

Microsoft Project
7.9
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
Microsoft Project
8.1
Smartsheet
8.7
Resource Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
Smartsheet
7.8
Gantt Charts
Microsoft Project
9.0
Smartsheet
8.7
Scheduling
Microsoft Project
8.7
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
Microsoft Project
7.4
Smartsheet
7.9
Team Collaboration
Microsoft Project
7.3
Smartsheet
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
Microsoft Project
7.1
Smartsheet
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Microsoft Project
8.1
Smartsheet
8.2
Document Management
Microsoft Project
7.6
Smartsheet
7.8
Email integration
Microsoft Project
7.4
Smartsheet
8.2
Mobile Access
Microsoft Project
7.3
Smartsheet
8.0
Timesheet Tracking
Microsoft Project
8.1
Smartsheet
8.5
Change request and Case Management
Microsoft Project
7.9
Smartsheet
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
Microsoft Project
8.3
Smartsheet
8.1

Professional Services Automation

Microsoft Project
7.8
Smartsheet
8.3
Quotes/estimates
Microsoft Project
7.8
Smartsheet
8.0
Invoicing
Microsoft Project
7.6
Smartsheet
8.4
Project & financial reporting
Microsoft Project
8.3
Smartsheet
8.2
Integration with accounting software
Microsoft Project
7.5
Smartsheet
8.7

Pros

Microsoft Project

  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data. by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • I love the Gantt Chart that Microsoft Project offers me, because it provides me with a view from various aspects, it provides me with exact details about the fulfillment of tasks over a period of time, it also allows me to make comparisons with the necessary data and the fulfilled data by the employees, in order to know exactly if the project's expectations have been met.
  • The alert system for the fulfillment and delay of assignments is perfect. Microsoft Project allows me to configure the task system, I can assign the necessary tasks to fulfill the project, and the software alerts me immediately if the managers are fulfilling the assignments.
Sasha Brito | 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

Microsoft Project

  • Seems overly complicated for users sometimes in using Project and its functionalities
  • Hard to share files for those folks who do not have MS Project, and then have to print out for them
  • Can be confusing since it looks and feels like MS Excel
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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 10.0
Based on 2 answers
I like using Microsoft Project. It simplifies building a schedule
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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.0
Based on 6 answers
Microsoft Project was for many years the reference tool when you were talking about project management software, even if it has some gaps. However, in the last several years, other tools emerged and covered those gaps and are getting more and more users. Microsoft needs to keep up with the trends as they did with adding Project Server. However, that needs a significant rework.
Cristian Bodnarasec | 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

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 8.3
Based on 45 answers
Microsoft in recent years has transformed itself and gives a positive feeling when one interacts with the company. The company is focusing on its customers and willing to go extra mile to make customers happy.The company continues to invest in its products and bringing new features from time to time. Overall it is a positive feeling to be associated with such an iconic company.
Shiva Krishna | 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

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project 5.0
Based on 2 answers
I wasn't part of it so I don't know
Anonymous | 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

Microsoft Project

[Microsoft Project] is simple and less complex as compared to Primavera P6. As a user of both powerful planning tools (Primavera p6 and MS project) I can definitely recommend to go for [Microsoft Project] for a new user. It helps connect you well with planning skills you would have as a fresher.
Hunain Ahmed | 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

Microsoft Project

  • Integration and user-interface familiarity allow for more time doing work and less time searching for tutorials.
  • Extremely detailed scheduling tool that enables project managers to perform extremely well.
  • Works extremely well when cross-collaborating between companies as this is the industry standard.
Joshua Melder | 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

Microsoft Project

General

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

Microsoft Project Editions & Modules

Edition
Project Plan 1$101
Project Plan 3$301
Project Plan 5$551
  1. per user/per month
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

Microsoft Project
8.4
Smartsheet
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Microsoft Project
10.0
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

Microsoft Project
8.0
Smartsheet
8.6

Performance

Microsoft Project
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

Microsoft Project
8.3
Smartsheet
8.1

Online Training

Microsoft Project
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

Microsoft Project
5.0
Smartsheet
10.0

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