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Smartsheet

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What is Smartsheet?

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.

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Highly usable tool: Users find Smartsheet to be a highly usable tool with a considerable amount of functionality and ease of use. Some …
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Popular Features

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  • Task Management (121)
    8.7
    87%
  • Scheduling (106)
    8.6
    86%
  • Team Collaboration (117)
    8.6
    86%
  • Gantt Charts (104)
    8.3
    83%

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Pricing

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Individual

$14

Cloud
per month

Business

$25

Cloud
Per User / Per Month

Enterprise

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Cloud

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttps://www.smartsheet.com/pricing

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

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Smartsheet for Project Management - Demo

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Features

Project Management

Project management software provides capabilities to streamline management of complex projects through task management, team collaboration and workflow automation

7.9
Avg 7.5

Professional Services Automation

Features that support professional services organizations

6.5
Avg 7.4
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Product Details

What is Smartsheet?

Smartsheet is an online project management and collaboration tool from Smartsheet.inc in Bellevue, Washington. The software has a characteristic spreadsheet like interface but contains the full panoply of features expected of project management and collaboration software, such as automated alerts, instantaneous updating and sharing across team members, resource management facilitating budgeting and task allocation, nested tasks organized in a hierarchy, a Gantt chart view, the ready production of exportable reports (e.g. Excel), and integration with email. Across spreadsheets cells can be linked allowing the creation of master spreadsheets that provide ready summaries or automated reports. Smartsheet's capabilities can be expanded with a multitude of apps (e.g. Dropbox, Google Apps) or integrated into combinatory solutions (e.g. with Salesforce) to tailor fit business needs. It supports full mobile access.

Three tiers cover Smartsheet's pricing options. The Basic level provides core features for small groups of individuals, while the Team level is recommended for groups of up to 50 people and supports more user features, allows multiple sheet creators, and has reporting functions. The Enterprise level is a custom fit tier for groups of greater than 50 individuals or companies, and may include dedicated support personnel if desired.

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Smartsheet Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Wrike, Asana, and monday.com are common alternatives for Smartsheet.

Reviewers rate Resource Management highest, with a score of 8.9.

The most common users of Smartsheet are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Reviews and Ratings

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Community Insights

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Highly usable tool: Users find Smartsheet to be a highly usable tool with a considerable amount of functionality and ease of use. Some users appreciate its user-friendly interface and extensive features.

Effective scheduling and task management: The scheduling aspect of Smartsheet is highly praised as it allows multiple people to work on data simultaneously without locking the sheet. Many users appreciate the ability to set automatic reminders for tasks, even for future dates up to a year ahead.

Excel-like interface: Users appreciate that Smartsheet operates like Excel, making it easy for anyone with Excel experience to use. They find the formatting capabilities highly effective in managing large amounts of data.

Confusing User Interface: Many users have expressed frustration with the confusing and complicated user interface of Smartsheet, making it difficult for them to navigate and complete tasks efficiently. This issue has been mentioned by multiple reviewers.

Lacking Spreadsheet Functionalities: A number of users have mentioned that some basic spreadsheet functionalities, such as Merge Cells, are missing in Smartsheet. This limitation hampers their ability to manipulate data effectively.

Limited Integration with Excel: Advanced Excel users have voiced their desire for Visual Basic functionality in Smartsheet, which would allow them to automate tasks and customize the software further. Its absence restricts their ability to fully leverage the tool's capabilities.

Users have made several recommendations for Smartsheet based on their experiences. First, users highly recommend considering PPM and PSA needs before implementing Smartsheet, as the platform may be more suitable for certain project and task management requirements. Second, users recommend integrating Smartsheet with a calendar for easy viewing of due dates, emphasizing the benefit of combining Smartsheet's features with a calendar tool to enhance visibility and organization of deadlines. Lastly, users appreciate the real-time management and ability to use Smartsheet among multiple team members, highlighting the platform's capability to facilitate collaboration and streamline workflows within teams.

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Reviews

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Curtis Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Smartsheet very often. Whenever I would have traditionally used Excel, instead I now use Smartsheet as my go-to application whenever I need to make a spreadsheet. The best thing about Smartsheet for me is that it is a collaborative tool. It is veyr nice to be able to leave comments, and make edits on a live document that is shared with my peers.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Smartsheet in our company is used as an alternative to typical Spreadsheets because employees can save a lot of time by using automation to collaborate with other employees. Every department that is using Smartsheet replicates their typical manual processes into automation provided by Smartsheet. To create Automation no coding skills are required, so employees feel empowered to create their own solutions and save a lot of time on repetitive tasks.
Score 2 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Smartsheet to record and report on all of the services provided by our organization. We are grant funded and so we need to report to our granters in very specific ways. Smartsheet allowed us to build a really complex and robust array of functions and reports to fulfill this need. We have 30 people using the software, and everything is text-based entries or attachments.
Syed Ghufran Hassan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The smartsheet is used for creating schedule and sharing with stakeholders. It is basically helping us in keeping track of the project particularly for our large scale projects. We mainly used it for task management and automating the work flow. Since reporting formats are mostly not found in project tracking tools but smartsheet provides this feature which we find it very convenient.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is used by our Project Management team to manage our project plans for our many clients. Smartsheet's easy-to-use UI will instantly feel familiar to anyone who has used MS Excel or any similar database tools. This interface allows new users to easily dive right in, without relying on tutorials like some of the other leading PM tools in the marketplace that are less intuitive and perhaps even overly-complex. I track project plans down to the task level in Smartsheet, and all of our project budgets are managed within the tool itself, as well.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Currently being used sporadically in place of MS Project. Especially useful for team members not familiar with building a project plan but need to organize and assign task to multiple team members. Our Organization is currently in the process of maturing and while we don’t have the technical skills to develop thorough plans we are moving in that direction and Smartsheet is really intuitive and helpful in that way.
Angelo Liriano Cepeda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Directly, as an Account Manager, I use Smartsheet directly to manage my daily sales operations. I built a dashboard to have important insights about my opportunities, closed deals, products proposed, billing KPIs etc. Also external marketing partners are using it as an input form tool to gather information from customers assisting to events and webinars. It gives visibility of many important insights about our day-to-day in sales/marketing.
Abigail Selebe | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We primarily turned to Smartsheet as a way to manage our projects using a familiar interface to Microsoft Excel. A number of users in the organization were proficient with Excel and we wanted a tool that would allow us to be able to have some familiarity of Microsoft Excel but also gave us the flexibility to customize it to our liking. We were able to tackle the early learning curve with this approach and achieved a good adoption rate across the staff whom the tool was deployed to.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is a software as a service (SaaS) platform for collaboration and project management. It is used to assign tasks, track project progress, manage calendars, share documents, and manage other work, using a tabular user interface, similar to Microsoft Excel. We use it to manage web builds, app builds, content and social projects.
David Chamberlain | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet has been fundamental to achieve a group task of project management. Without a doubt, I have been able to obtain a great formality in the simple processes; it has given a systematic projection so that all the departments use it to control the procedures of the tasks. Importantly, it specializes in recording spreadsheets, integrating formulas, which allows utility control for people familiar with the primary information of improving spreadsheets.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is used as a Project Management tool to track the implementation projects in real time. Our employees are able to stay up to date with project timelines while easily sharing the status of a project with our clients. The majority of our company are daily users of Smartsheet which saves time on project task communication.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We presently use it for small dataset where constant updates are needed. The form tool helps in establishing correct format for every entry and automation triggers help in approving the submission or reminding people to update some information at a certain period of time.

We use it to integrate it with Power BI to have live dashboard basis information input by users for live tracking.
Duane Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is being used to manage all types of company collaborations under one single platform. Teams have an easy way of managing tasks and sharing of files through its simple interface.
The solution solves project management needs and provides teams with an unique approach to project management and workflow automation.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet was used by our human resource and talent acquisition team to track projects within the department. We had experimented with project management options, including spreadsheets, but none filled the bill. The head of the department reviewed and tested a number of possible solutions and landed on Smartsheet as the best option.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is being utilized across the organization by using it as a request queue for anyone in the company for website and marketing automation needs. We currently have two different request system processes going for website needs and updates and then a separate request queue for marketing automation needs. For both request queues we have individuals fill out a form detailing their request and then submit it and it allows for the proper team members to pick up the request and work on the task.
Daniel Willmer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is currently used to track customer onboarding projects and other major internal projects for the Customer Success team. It is integrated with Klipfolio to provide a dashboard view of the projects and their completion status. Ownership is typically maintained with each account manager, but there is some shared ownership of the tasks managed through Smartsheet.
June 02, 2021

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Brad Estes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet is being used by our Operations team's Project Managers to provide a collaborative, transparent plan that both the customer and vendor can execute. Smartsheet solves the gap in communication which is one of the primary reasons projects fail.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheet in our organization has been of great benefit in helping us manage our project workload. We have gained more control with Smartsheet saving us time and efforts to ensure nothing is omitted when team members are working to meet the tight deadlines. Speed is always great, but accuracy is everything. Additionally, it has given us a single source of data where we can access and share information across the whole of the organization and with clients. Smartsheet has helped us communicate better and fast but with the accuracy of data in place.
Ben Pincus | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a fantastic tool that helps with the work and supervision of ongoing projects and tasks within our organization. It has excellent capabilities to foster collaboration between team members; we all know what we should do and how we should do it. Smartsheet has been instrumental in keeping us productive and ensuring the success of our projects.
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We previously used Smartsheet in our department for the purpose of tracking various security audits. I am aware of other teams still using it, we switched to Teamwork about 8 months ago. Smartsheet allowed our team to track different members progress on their routine security audits and also to store and share summary data files.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Smartsheets are used to help manage product launches. Since so many teams across the organization are involved in the full product launch process, Smartsheets helps us keep an organized list and status on each item. It keeps us on task, and on time.
Score 4 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Smartsheet primarily for creating full project schedules and Gantt charts. We also create project status summaries, key milestone summaries and are looking into the full project management capabilities of it. It is being used for a particular client only at this time but may be useful in broader applications across our studio, and even our company. So far, Smartsheet has been very useful at communicating the full project schedule and breaking down the process into smaller steps, and identifying not only the critical path for the projects but also the interrelationship between tasks. This capability allows us to get on the same page as our client while also maintaining accountability on our end to hit our milestones.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is being used across the digital side of our business. Campaign projects are using ClickUp. They both have their strengths and weaknesses. I appreciate Smartsheet because of the similarity to Project or Excel, and that makes its usability and transition to the tool much simpler.
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