We performed a comparison between Planview ProjectPlace and Smartsheet based on real PeerSpot user reviews.
Find out in this report how the two Project Management Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"We have many different automations set up for different use cases."
"We have gotten rid of all our paper-based systems and our marketing work is now 100% visible to anyone in our planning organization providing ultimate accountability between teams."
"The automation makes moving items around the boards easier and saves us time."
"The initial setup is very easy."
"I love the automation and level of customization available for the automation."
"The handling and administration of Monday.com are manageable even for beginners."
"The formula feature is amazing."
"The board function allows you to create a digitized to-do list."
"The overall user interface is fantastic. It has been very easy to learn and use. Any non-technical person with some initial training can work on it from day one, which is very good. The learning material is very good and easy to learn. There is no need to spend additional money on the training."
"Projectplace has excellent collaboration features, including some nice kanban boards. We use DocuSign, and Planview just integrated it into Projectplace, so that was helpful. And I like the fact that it links to Enterprise One, the other Planview tool that we use to manage our capital portfolio."
"It simplifies the management of our day-to-day work and brings all our processes into a single place where we can plan our activities, monitor them, and take any actions accordingly."
"Clarizen's slide publisher is one of my favorite features."
"It is a complete solution. It is very useful for the management of our internal processes."
"The most useful features of Planview are its integration with resource management and the ability to commit and reserve various resources."
"Projectplace absolutely supports collaboration in real-time. It's probably one of the best tools out there for collaboration. It affects the project's progress quite a bit. I have started two very similar projects in two separate business units, on very similar teams. I did one with Enterprise One, I did one with Projectplace just to see how the mileage would vary. The one with Projectplace had a very short cycle time so we were able to finish the project earlier. The one with Enterprise One was less engaging and it took a little more time. Because we were tracking the tasks inside the schedule it was not on the cards."
"Planview Projectplace is a really good solution for document sharing and keeping track of the history of changes in the document. I also like that you can have everything you need for a project in one place, for example, for documentation, planning, and even resource planning."
"For doing project plans what was really valuable is the ability to do a predecessor."
"The management aspect is the most valuable. You can also prioritize tasks and then view tasks by priorities as passports."
"It's very user friendly."
"Smartsheet offers more than Project because it's similar to a table-based, database-type system. It's like a hybrid between Excel and project software. We were able to enter the formulas and do much of the automation. We added budgets to it and linked them to a vendor page. Smartsheet let us integrate the budget into the project seamlessly. With Project, we needed to open up Excel."
"The ability to update in real-time before meetings is great."
"Enables coordination and sharing of information that is relatively inexpensive."
"The most valuable feature of Smartsheet is it can be highly customized."
"Smartsheet is easy to use."
"If Monday.com could increase the refresh rate of the site, that would make things a little better."
"We need more cross-API integration with creative apps in the Adobe Suite and other communication platforms."
"The site could load a bit faster."
"The product can be improved by allowing for some sort of autonomous deadline creation."
"Automation is often glitchy for us. Maybe we have too many automations set up?"
"We often have problems with bugs and slow service."
"In my main table, I changed sometimes the timeline values mistakenly. That should be prevented via a smart warning or some sort of coloring."
"While I appreciate the templates, some of them are extremely complex and not as tailored to non-profit work so they required quite a bit of customizing (but worth the trouble)."
"I believe that the graphs, reporting, and connection with the slides are areas that need improvement."
"If the mobile app were improved to show more information then it would be good."
"It is not easy. The deployment of the application and its functionalities are not easy. It is a complex process to create accounts, names, and catalogs."
"It needs some improvement in the project planning reports, ad hoc reports, and some big file transfers are a challenge. If you were going to transfer some 10 MB or 12 MB document with your team members, then it might have some problems in uploading and sharing those files. The overall dashboard view needs some advancement in its visualizations and uploading a large file size is a challenge."
"An area of improvement is customer support and services. Sometimes, the issue reported is not resolved within a specific timeframe, and the technical consultants who are approached for the requirement finalization can be better in terms of understanding the requirements. Sometimes, there is a gap in understanding the requirements. Other than that, the solution is fine."
"Planview is a resource management and project management system. Projectplace allows you to create boards and associate some of Planview's work breakdown structure as a top-level tree under which you can place cards, but there are many limitations because when you make a change in Planview, it is reflected in Projectplace. However, except for a few specific things, changes made in Projectplace are not ported back to Planview. At this point, they're two completely different products. The flaw is that there is very little integration between the two."
"In terms of what could be improved in Planview Projectplace, it would depend on the purpose, because if you talk about resource planning, from my perspective, it's not the best tool. It would also depend on the company itself, for example, I've been working with another company and Planview Projectplace was needed more for workload and resource planning purposes, and I don't think the solution covered those purposes well. Its resource planning and workload functions need improvement."
"They should also improve the interface. There are other competitors like Microsoft Project for the web, Wrike, Team Gantt who have a way better, modern user interface."
"Maybe the solution could be a little bit more flexible."
"There are some pain points for me. Other people use it a little differently, but I would like to be able to do a little more with it. I would like database functionality with it wherein if I bring in several Excel spreadsheets of data and load them into Smartsheets, I should be able to make a correlation between an index field and run a report against those two. I can do it, but it's a little clunky. So, I need a little more experience to feel comfortable doing that."
"Smartsheet's export and print functions could be more seamless. Once I create the plan in Smartsheet, I need to import it into my corporate web presentations. This isn't always smooth. I have to save it in PDF format, then cut an image from the PDF version."
"The downside of Smartsheet is that there are some security concerns. We were able to restrict people from sharing sheets with anyone who was not in our domain, but it could be easier. We also found it hard to restrict certain user groups from adding attachments to sheets."
"It already has a really powerful Export to Excel feature, but it can have an Excel add-on. The way to set up single sign-on wasn't too easy in the beginning, and it was hard to get hold of customer service. They should make it easier to set up SSO. Smartsheet's customer service also definitely needs to be improved."
"Smartsheet could improve by having seamless integration with Azure Board."
"The long-term timelines could be improved, especially the visuals on the projection Gantt chart."
"An area for improvement in Smartsheet is that if you're in the government or you're a regulated customer, you're not allowed to use APIs due to internal restrictions, so there are specific things that you cannot connect to it. Another area for improvement in the solution is that because there's a capacity of how many records you can have, and there's a capacity of how many functions you can apply, Smartsheet has set up their system where they can force people into purchasing a $20,000 additional module that is called Control Center, that will create documents for them on the fly, so they don't use so many functions and automation. Smartsheet also needs to improve on training, because the training that is out there is very little. The solution requires a steeper learning curve. You have to do your own training and you have to work on your own solution."
monday.com is a cloud-based platform that allows teams to design their own work management software and applications. monday.com is a basic yet intuitive work operating system that facilitates teamwork in these ways:
Allows teams to define workflows
Adapts to changing demands
Allows for collaboration
Eliminates manual grunt work
monday.com is extremely adaptable and may be utilized in any sector and for any workflow. You can build your apps to match your specific operational needs and modify your boards, dashboards, and documents to fit your team properly. It may be used for anything, including projects and procedures, and it can be used across teams, departments, leaders, and organizations.
Here are a few examples of how monday.com software can be put to good use:
monday.com has many valuable features. Some of the most useful ones include:
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Reviews from Real Users
monday.com stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its task status feature and its ability to integrate with external apps. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:
Ben D., Front End Developer at a marketing services firm, writes of the product, “Their flagship feature, what used to be called the pulse, is great. Pulse offers great management. Being able to see everything at a glance and check task status, is wonderful. They use subtasks and the simple aspects of task management have been really helpful.”
Another PeerSpot reviewer, the Head of Projects at Smart Media SA, notes, “The boards offer an amazing and clear view of my tasks, campaigns, and progress. Automations especially with Slack and Outlook help with keeping my team up-to-date always. Graphs and charts are valuable for reporting purposes and to track progress made. Workforms/surveys are valuable and a very cool added feature.”
Getting work done is easy when your team has the best project management tools that enable traditional and accidental project managers to plan and execute work with their teams. Planview ProjectPlace offers a wide range of powerful work and project management tools that enable traditional and accidental project managers to plan and execute work with their teams, track progress in real time, and ultimately achieve goals.
Smartsheet is the enterprise platform for dynamic work. A leading cloud-based platform for work management, Smartsheet empowers organizations and teams to dynamically plan, execute, and report on work at scale, resulting in more efficient processes, innovative solutions, and better business outcomes.
Today over 90% of Fortune 100 companies and over 75% of Fortune 500 companies rely on the secure, scalable Smartsheet platform to connect the entire enterprise. The single Smartsheet platform gives people a solution flexible enough to adapt to the changing needs of dynamic work across a broad array of departments and use cases.
Planview ProjectPlace is ranked 5th in Project Management Software with 9 reviews while Smartsheet is ranked 6th in Project Management Software with 17 reviews. Planview ProjectPlace is rated 8.4, while Smartsheet is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Planview ProjectPlace writes "A collaborative and customizable solution for managing your projects and day-to-day work". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Smartsheet writes "Has customization, data pulling, and cross-functional global communication features; it's a secure solution". Planview ProjectPlace is most compared with Planview PPM Pro, Planview Portfolios, Jira and Asana, whereas Smartsheet is most compared with Microsoft Project, JIRA Portfolio, ServiceNow Strategic Portfolio Management, Teamwork Projects and Asana. See our Planview ProjectPlace vs. Smartsheet report.
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