Smartsheet vs. Virola Messenger

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Virola Messenger
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Virola Messenger is a corporate messenger for secure team collaboration. Both self-hosted and cloud Virola servers are available. Main features: private and group chat rooms file transfer and unlimited storage reactions, mentions, replies and discussions continuous voice and video meetings voice meetings recording live avatars issue tracking with task board screen sharing remote…N/A
Pricing
SmartsheetVirola Messenger
Editions & Modules
Individual
$14
per month
Business
$25
Per User / Per Month
Enterprise
Contact Sales
Premier
Contact Sales
No answers on this topic
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SmartsheetVirola Messenger
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
SmartsheetVirola Messenger
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Smartsheet
7.7
123 Ratings
2% above category average
Virola Messenger
7.8
2 Ratings
0% below category average
Task Management8.1120 Ratings8.52 Ratings
Resource Management8.7102 Ratings00 Ratings
Gantt Charts7.9103 Ratings00 Ratings
Scheduling8.5105 Ratings00 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.094 Ratings00 Ratings
Team Collaboration8.3116 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology8.476 Ratings00 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology5.674 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management6.595 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.994 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access7.290 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking6.257 Ratings00 Ratings
Change request and Case Management8.163 Ratings00 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management8.069 Ratings00 Ratings
Search00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Smartsheet
6.6
61 Ratings
12% below category average
Virola Messenger
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates5.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing6.132 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting7.155 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software7.629 Ratings00 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Smartsheet
-
Ratings
Virola Messenger
9.5
2 Ratings
17% above category average
Chat00 Ratings9.52 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Smartsheet
-
Ratings
Virola Messenger
9.0
2 Ratings
10% above category average
Video files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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User Ratings
SmartsheetVirola Messenger
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(141 ratings)
8.5
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(23 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.6
(12 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.1
(45 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(6 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
SmartsheetVirola Messenger
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Provide Support Live Chat
This is fantastic for offices that have employees working from home. It is a much cleaner and easier way to discuss projects or even have informal conversations. However if all employees are working from the same office, the features are limited as conversation, screen sharing, and task management are less valuable.
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Pros
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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Secure chatting
  • Chatrooms
  • File transfer/ sharing
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Cons
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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • A cleaner interface.
  • More intuitive for older generations.
  • Customizable notification tones
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Likelihood to Renew
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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Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
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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Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Implementation Rating
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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Provide Support Live Chat
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
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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Provide Support Live Chat
It's really early to judge Virola's capabilities with other offerings or tools in the marketplace but with the set of features the tool offers at the moment at the negligible price it can surely be counted as a dark horse to make its way through to be one of the best. Provide that it has the ability to support larger teams, it can really be successful in the future.
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Return on Investment
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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Provide Support Live Chat
  • Kept everyone in the loop
  • Allowed for seamless project discussions from inside and outside the office.
  • Great way to share screens which was very important.
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