Planview ProjectPlace vs. Smartsheet

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Planview ProjectPlace
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Projectplace is a collaborative work management solution. The vendor says the product is built with teams of all sizes and complexity in mind, from virtual teams of five to entire global enterprises with tens of thousands of active users. It is also designed to incorporate waterfall and agile workflows.
$29
per seat
Smartsheet
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
Smartsheet is an online project management and collaboration tool. It includes automated alerts, instantaneous updating and sharing across team members, resource management, nested tasks organized in a hierarchy, a Gantt chart view, exportable and automated reports, and integration with email.
$14
per month
Pricing
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Editions & Modules
Projectplace Enterprise
$29.00
per seat
Individual
$14
per month
Business
$25
Per User / Per Month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Premier
Contact Sales
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Considered Both Products
Planview ProjectPlace
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
I have previously Smartsheet for keeping track of project items. The Projectplace platform is a much more flexible solution which allows for better use of resources and collaboration within teams.
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
Once everyone was trained it was easy to keep the info updated
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
The single factor singling out Projectplace was Document Management. Also, the fact that Projectplace has a domestic (Norwegian) helpdesk, as well as GUI, was a factor that we found positive
Chose Planview ProjectPlace
There are no alternatives that provide enough functionality! Projectplace is very, very slow to use, but it provides kanban tokens, project management and an api.
Smartsheet

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Planview ProjectPlace
8.3
192 Ratings
10% above category average
Smartsheet
7.7
123 Ratings
2% above category average
Task Management8.5185 Ratings8.2120 Ratings
Resource Management8.1154 Ratings8.8102 Ratings
Gantt Charts8.6166 Ratings8.0103 Ratings
Scheduling8.1165 Ratings8.5105 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.9187 Ratings8.3116 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.0146 Ratings8.476 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology8.2137 Ratings5.674 Ratings
Document Management8.1178 Ratings6.595 Ratings
Email integration8.2158 Ratings7.994 Ratings
Mobile Access8.2147 Ratings7.290 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking8.2129 Ratings6.257 Ratings
Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.094 Ratings
Change request and Case Management00 Ratings8.163 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management00 Ratings8.069 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Planview ProjectPlace
-
Ratings
Smartsheet
6.6
61 Ratings
12% below category average
Quotes/estimates00 Ratings5.639 Ratings
Invoicing00 Ratings6.132 Ratings
Project & financial reporting00 Ratings7.155 Ratings
Integration with accounting software00 Ratings7.629 Ratings
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User Ratings
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(192 ratings)
8.4
(141 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.6
(9 ratings)
10.0
(23 ratings)
Usability
8.4
(76 ratings)
8.6
(12 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
9.1
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.8
(74 ratings)
8.1
(45 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Configurability
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Ease of integration
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Planview ProjectPlaceSmartsheet
Likelihood to Recommend
Planview
ProjectPlace has formats that ensure every project is handled in a friendly manner and that results attained are optimal. Besides, ProjectPlace has an excellent time locating system, where every action is well planned and resources channeled to meet the needs. Further, ProjectPlace has the conventional way of demand planning by learning the market.
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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.
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Pros
Planview
  • As a cloud based solution, Projectplace is one of the few true multiple location, multi person project management tools available for large teams. The reliability for large projects (with teams of anywhere between 50-200+ people) was a huge selling point for this and I witnessed this first hand.
  • The Windows and Mac applications for Projectplace are well designed and work impressively well for a project management tool. I found most of the teams had either application installed on their machine and did not have any complaints about it.
  • Features like AI and project management viewing styles like Kanban, Ganntt and others make the experience customizable for each user and made them adapt it to their preferred project management style.
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Smartsheet
  • The easy to use dashboard has enabled us get comprehensive view of projects across the entire business.
  • It has streamlined internal communication with ease of sharing information across different teams.
  • Smartsheet automates our workflows, enhances collaboration and ensures there are no data silos.
  • I like that it saves time for us and ensures we spend less time switching between apps.
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Cons
Planview
  • Under the time tracking, it would be nice to have a set template that would load each week and not have to click a button to load the previous week's template.
  • Somehow making it more intuitive.
  • Having to add in each service line and each detail that I cover for every service line each week is a bit ridiculous.
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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
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Likelihood to Renew
Planview
We're committed now & have >50 users on Projectplace. All our projects are now tracked in the tool. We this investment of time & training, the cost of maintaining Projectplace is relatively low for the benefit. So we will renew, even if there are some idiosyncrasies in the tool & there are opportunities for improvement.
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Smartsheet
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.
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Usability
Planview
Planview ProjectPlace is consistent in delivering the promised performance, which is a functional part that brings clarity. Further, Planview ProjectPlace increases the value of every transaction, where recording and documentation are well enhanced to bring a concrete way of business coordination. Finally, Planview ProjectPlace has an orderly way of bringing substantial communications.
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Smartsheet
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
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Reliability and Availability
Planview
No downtime-issues since the implementation. It has been very stable
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Smartsheet
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Planview
Planview ProjectPlace is quite complex, but it demands better engagement with various stakeholders to initiate a useful work environment. There are credible ways of establishing more live engagement, from direct chats and audio engagements. More so, Planview ProjectPlace is more formal, and this limits some users from outlining their demands or desires in matters of program performance.
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Smartsheet
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.
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Implementation Rating
Planview
create an extensive change management process to help folks embrace the change
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Smartsheet
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Planview
It offers a simpler alternative that's easier to manage by the less tech-savvy people. I also think that Planview Projectplace has managed to keep the product updated compared to other project management tools. Miro is perhaps the one that comes to mind, but while evaluating, we saw fewer issues with Planview Projectplace. Overall, the decision came down to the project manager, that had previous experience and recommended the product. For me, using a product from a smaller company is better because I know that there will be a focus on improving it, unlike, for example, Microsoft products that can be discontinued at any moment.
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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!
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Scalability
Planview
It is a bit more difficult to fluently use in large scale implementations
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Smartsheet
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Planview
  • [We have the] ability to support remote work through projects that scale across multiple groups
  • We have large-scale quarterly projects, so the ability to save and duplicate project templates are helpful for us to keep track of tasks down to the specific card
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Smartsheet
  • This has really opened up collaboration across teams. A lot less working in silos.
  • It hasn't fully replaced any one tool so it means having to go to another place. Hopefully, we can eliminate a tool or two in the next six months.
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ScreenShots

Planview ProjectPlace Screenshots

Screenshot of Collaborative Workstream: Streamlined interaction between activities, boards and cards. Plan and follow up in the Gantt while your team enjoys executing and collaborating for optimum productivity on the Kanban boards.Screenshot of Document Management: Ensure changes to documents are visible in real-time. Version control ensures that team members see the latest document versions with access to document history.Screenshot of Gantt Charts: Plan and visualize every step of your work and projects with Projectplace Gantt Charts. Track progress to make sure you'll meet your deadlines and know when things are not happening on time.Screenshot of Kanban Boards: Enable your team to execute and collaborate for optimum productivity on Kanban Boards. Get activity notifications, messaging and visualize progress of day-to-day tasks.Screenshot of Workload View: Visualize the workload of members in all workspaces to determine whether a team member is overloaded with work, or has room to do more.Screenshot of Workspace Overview: Get an overview of all your work and tasks that have been assigned to you across all workspaces. Add personal tasks that only you can see to get a complete picture of what's on your plate.