Smartsheet is a great timeline creation tool
May 15, 2019

Smartsheet is a great timeline creation tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Smartsheet

Smartsheet is used in the project management department. Its main objective is to manage project timelines, produce visualizations, automate updates. The features are utilized to be both internally and externally facing. While it is used to manage projects and resources from an internal perspective, it is also shared with clients and project stakeholders.
  • Automates updates
  • Visualize timelines, milestones and corresponding resources
  • Easy training for new users
  • Excellent export to Excel and other platforms
  • More modern UI
  • Positive: increase efficiency in templatizing timelines.
  • Positive: increase efficiency in automating updates to timelines.
  • Positive: increase efficiency in collaborating project management.
  • Aha! and Google Drive
Smartsheet has more features than Google Sheets but is more cumbersome to use. Aha! allows users to more visually apply tasks and tickets to corresponding topics and timelines.

Smartsheet is a happy medium of easy to use for fundamental timeline management with added features/functionality for more advanced users or complicated scenarios.

It is easy to share but there is some friction outside of the organization who do not use Smartsheet. Then it must be exported to Excel.
Harvest, Slack, DocuSign, Pipedrive, Sublime Text, Zoom
A specific scenario in which Smartsheet is well suited is for creating project timelines that follow the waterfall management methodology. It is quick to create milestones, define dependencies, and assign resources. It is also well suited for project updates to quickly change dates due to unforeseen delays.

A scenario in which Smartsheet is less appropriate is for assigning corresponding tickets or tasks that accompany a timeline or milestone.

Smartsheet Feature Ratings

Task Management
Resource Management
Gantt Charts
Workflow Automation
Team Collaboration
Support for Agile Methodology
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Document Management
Not Rated
Email integration
Not Rated
Mobile Access
Not Rated
Timesheet Tracking
Not Rated
Change request and Case Management
Not Rated
Budget and Expense Management
Not Rated
Not Rated
Not Rated
Project & financial reporting
Not Rated
Integration with accounting software
Not Rated