Overall Satisfaction with Smartsheet
Smartsheet is used to collect and organize department information for daily tasks. Multiple members of our department use and collaborate through the system. It enables us to link sheets, share edits and notify each other when changes have been made.
- It's easy to set up spreadsheets for the entire calendar year to map out a particular strategy, like marketing opportunities for our website.
- You can create multiple projects and link them together, which enables you to see the project as a whole instead of a bunch of spreadsheets.
- You can color-code, add dates and times, things you normally can only do on Excel - but it's web based.
- I would like to have a little more flexibility when it comes to adding dates to my spreadsheet. Right now it had a set column.
- As online software systems become more competitive pricing wise, it might be better to bring down the price of the basic package so that more people are interested in upgrading. Or add more features to the basic package, like a limited version of the team package.
- I would prefer if it automatically saved, instead of needing me to physically hit the button.
- Our marketing strategies for the web and social media are much more organized.
- It's easier for our manager to see what we're working on and the statuses of projects.
- It was very easy for our department to implement a color coded system to track the design implementation of our advertisements.
We do use Google Drive and Google Docs for various projects, but this is a better tool for any spreadsheets we create and long-term projects that we want to track. It's also easier to keep track of changes with email notifications and the sheets don't get lost in a giant collection of documents, photos and files.
I think Smartsheet is very helpful for a business that's trying to be more strategic or needs a few more bells and whistles than Google Drive can offer. If your company is small, it might not work but if you have an individual department of at least four members, this could be a good opportunity.