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Likelihood to Recommend

MS SharePoint

If you work with teams of people and need a good way to work collaboratively that I would easily recommend MS SharePoint. It makes working remotely a breeze. You can share, save, store, and edit files live with any users on your team. You can keep on track with project calendars. It is a great tool for project management and planning.It might not be a great tool for an organization that already has a solution for data sharing and a robust planning program. If you are using something like Jira or Trello you may have some of these pieces already. I think SharePoint is well suited to do a lot of things very well but it may be redundant if you have solutions for some of these problems already. If you have a staff that is more functional and less techy then you will probably want to have at least one or two staff members that are proficient enough to run the SharePoint and keep it cleaned up.
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

MS SharePoint
7.1
Smartsheet
8.2
Task Management
MS SharePoint
7.3
Smartsheet
8.7
Gantt Charts
MS SharePoint
6.3
Smartsheet
8.7
Scheduling
MS SharePoint
7.2
Smartsheet
8.5
Workflow Automation
MS SharePoint
6.9
Smartsheet
7.9
Mobile Access
MS SharePoint
7.6
Smartsheet
8.0
Search
MS SharePoint
7.6
Smartsheet
Visual planning tools
MS SharePoint
7.0
Smartsheet
Resource Management
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
7.8
Team Collaboration
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.6
Support for Agile Methodology
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
7.8
Support for Waterfall Methodology
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.2
Document Management
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
7.8
Email integration
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.2
Timesheet Tracking
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.5
Change request and Case Management
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.1
Budget and Expense Management
MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
8.1

Communication

MS SharePoint
7.3
Smartsheet
Chat
MS SharePoint
6.6
Smartsheet
Notifications
MS SharePoint
7.9
Smartsheet
Discussions
MS SharePoint
7.6
Smartsheet
Surveys
MS SharePoint
6.9
Smartsheet
Internal knowledgebase
MS SharePoint
8.3
Smartsheet
Integrates with GoToMeeting
MS SharePoint
7.0
Smartsheet
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
MS SharePoint
5.8
Smartsheet
Integrates with Outlook
MS SharePoint
8.7
Smartsheet

File Sharing & Management

MS SharePoint
8.3
Smartsheet
Versioning
MS SharePoint
8.5
Smartsheet
Video files
MS SharePoint
8.0
Smartsheet
Audio files
MS SharePoint
8.1
Smartsheet
Document collaboration
MS SharePoint
8.8
Smartsheet
Access control
MS SharePoint
8.8
Smartsheet
Advanced security features
MS SharePoint
8.4
Smartsheet
Integrates with Google Drive
MS SharePoint
7.2
Smartsheet
Device sync
MS SharePoint
8.8
Smartsheet

Professional Services Automation

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

Pros

MS SharePoint

  • Content Storage - Gives great features that allow you to house content, images, documentation, spreadsheets, and other assets in a well organized manner
  • Privacy Settings - Does a great job of ensuring that you can customize very specifically how you want your content accessed, read, by whom, and takes into consideration how sensitive your data is
  • Ease of Access - Because MS Sharepoint is part of the Office 365 suite, it's very easy for users accross the entire organization to access Sharepoint direction from their web browser
Anonymous | 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

MS SharePoint

  • Collaboration sites, communication sites and hub sites have different features; would be nice if they had equal functionality
  • It would be nice if you can publish your work, but only have certain users view the published work
  • It would be nice if you can create menu bars on the top header in collaboration sites, the same way you can for communication sites and hub sites
  • It would be nice to have different folders for the different pages that are created
Melissa Rances, PMP | 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

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.8
Based on 21 answers
It's integral to our business. It's already included with most of the Office 365 licensing we buy, so the cost is effectively zero. It stores our files, it is the foundation for custom applications, and Microsoft only continues to enhance its functionality and its connections to other Microsoft tools. SharePoint just keeps getting better and better.
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

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.3
Based on 18 answers
No usability issues reported. Individual teams also have allocated areas which replace legacy shared drives on local LANs. Access to Sharepoint resources is fully integrated with corporate Active Directory with additional two-factor authentication required for administrative users. Users have access to Microsoft Services Hub which allows you to create, manage, and track support requests while staying current on Microsoft technologies with access to select self-paced learning paths
Anonymous | 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

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 8.7
Based on 18 answers
Support for SharePoint is quite good. Microsoft provides good support. Microsoft offers
  • Quick turnaround time for issues
  • A range of support services
  • Access to a network of resources
  • Escalation of issues
  • Ongoing development and commitment to produce enhancement
The majority of support is required for initial installation. Once complete and the system is operating we have had very few support issues.
Tim Daciuk | 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

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 4.5
Based on 1 answer
The face to face training I received was on SharePoint Administration. It was rushed as there was a lot of information to cover and the application of the labs weren't that great either. I like to be able to relate what I am learning to what I am currently doing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
I like to learn at my own pace and online training allows for that. Additionally, you can skip through pieces of content that you already know or are already comfortable with. Microsoft actually offers great videos on their website for basic fundamental SharePoint Training. I have used these training videos in some of my own training sessions with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Smartsheet

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

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 8 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | 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

MS SharePoint

I have not personally used any direct competitors to SharePoint as a whole. However, I have used Dropbox Business and Google Drive. While these do work well for file collaboration, they do not offer the website structure that SharePoint does. SharePoint also integrates directly with other Microsoft products in Office 365/Microsoft 365. This alone makes it worth considering over competitors.
Adam Friedli | 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

MS SharePoint

  • As SharePoint is one of the top content collaboration tool which is seamlessly integrated with all other products / solutions from Microsoft or externals, the productivity of employees in the organization can go like a sky rocket and we are witnessing it from the business.
  • As SharePoint provides scaling up/down at any point based on the business needs, any sized organization can choose the best plan according to their need and can leverage the scaling functionality at later stage
  • Business can use SharePoint solutions to automate repeated tasks/ process that they encounter daily and can avoid manual / repeat works
  • As SharePoint is more based out of web based product, network issues or fluctuations can be a challenge at times. However, Microsoft is really working on bringing standalone products that works without a network availability.
Anonymous | 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

MS SharePoint

General

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

MS SharePoint Editions & Modules

Edition
Plan 1$5.001
Plan 2$10.001
Office 365 E3$20.001
  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

MS SharePoint
8.0
Smartsheet
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

MS SharePoint
9.8
Smartsheet
10.0

Usability

MS SharePoint
8.3
Smartsheet
8.6

Performance

MS SharePoint
Smartsheet
10.0

Support Rating

MS SharePoint
8.7
Smartsheet
8.1

In-Person Training

MS SharePoint
4.5
Smartsheet

Online Training

MS SharePoint
6.4
Smartsheet
7.0

Implementation Rating

MS SharePoint
6.0
Smartsheet
10.0

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