2020-10-01T09:57:55Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What do you like most about Smartsheet?

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What do you like most about Smartsheet?

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TamerNasr - PeerSpot reviewer
Executive at Nazeq
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Top 10
2022-10-11T20:08:00Z
Oct 11, 2022

To me, one of the most powerful features of Smartsheet is being able to email others.

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Blake Clifford - PeerSpot reviewer
Adjunct Professor & Project Manager at USCCG
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2022-08-26T15:36:27Z
Aug 26, 2022

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.

James John Wilson - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Project Management at Freelancer
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2022-08-04T16:08:12Z
Aug 4, 2022

Smartsheet is my go to project management tool as it is very flexible. Project plans can be viewed as both a gantt chart or in kanban/agile like views sliced in any way you can imagine as long as the slicing data categories are in a drop down list based column.   Dashboards are easy to use but limited and not scalable due to components on the same dashboard not knowing about each other which requires multiple dashboards to be created which can be a maintenance issue. 

James John Wilson - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of Project Management at Freelancer
Real User
Top 5
2022-07-21T05:50:38Z
Jul 21, 2022

It is my favorite project management tool. The reason for that is that it is very flexible. It is much easier to use than Microsoft Project in terms of creating custom fields. It is very similar to Excel. So, people understand it, which makes it a little bit easier to use for most users.

Asma Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Project Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-19T05:57:00Z
Jun 19, 2022

The ability to update in real-time before meetings is great.

ARAVIND KUMAR VISWANATHAN - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Systems Specialist at Cytiva
Real User
Top 20
2022-06-16T13:49:43Z
Jun 16, 2022

Smartsheet is stable.

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Donee Damore - PeerSpot reviewer
Associate Director Of Project Management at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
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Top 5
2022-05-19T10:48:34Z
May 19, 2022

For doing project plans what was really valuable is the ability to do a predecessor.

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Associate Director at a pharma/biotech company with 11-50 employees
Real User
2022-05-10T20:08:34Z
May 10, 2022

The management aspect is the most valuable. You can also prioritize tasks and then view tasks by priorities as passports.

Ciprian Porutiu - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President, Operations & Delivery | Change Management | Digital Transformation at Marsh Limited
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2022-04-29T19:17:31Z
Apr 29, 2022

The dashboard feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution.

Mario Vismara - PeerSpot reviewer
GPO - PMO - Global Manager at Wolters Kluwer
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Top 10
2022-03-31T21:38:16Z
Mar 31, 2022

Smartsheet is easy to use.

Ron Drake - PeerSpot reviewer
PM/CM Practice Leader at COWI A/S
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2022-03-23T20:35:40Z
Mar 23, 2022

Enables coordination and sharing of information that is relatively inexpensive.

Deborah Gamelin - PeerSpot reviewer
Vice President at Asset Track for Cloud, LLC
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2022-01-14T19:39:23Z
Jan 14, 2022

The dashboard and the layouts are quite good.

Andrea Bracken - PeerSpot reviewer
KM Manager and Compliance Officer at a consultancy with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-09-17T16:26:48Z
Sep 17, 2021

The solution has subtasks and a rollup.

VN
Senior PM / Scrum Master at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-05-25T20:40:31Z
May 25, 2021

Smartsheet does a really good job of creating Gantt charts. Export to Excel feature was also very useful.

NR
Senior Project Manager at Coforge
Real User
2020-10-01T09:57:55Z
Oct 1, 2020

It's very user friendly.

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Eire Zimmermann - PeerSpot reviewer
Judicial Technician (Strategic Management / Project Management) at TJPR
Aug 3, 2022
Hi, I've been using Microsoft Project for years (also Artemis and Primavera Planner in the past) and now, given the obsolescence of Microsoft Project Professional and the still not powerful new Project Online, I consider migrating to Smarsheet.  Microsoft Project is very powerful for timelines, but our increasing need is to configure and refine our change panels, forms, reports, and interact ...
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Evgeny Belenky - PeerSpot reviewer
Director of Community at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jun 23, 2022
Hi @Deborah Gamelin, @Donee Damore, @Ian Herzing ​and @Andrea Bracken, Can you please chime in and share your thoughts/advice with @Eire Zimmermann?​  Thanks.​
Ian Herzing - PeerSpot reviewer
Resource Manager at a non-tech company with 11-50 employees
Jun 23, 2022
Hi @Eire Zimmermann,  I helped an organization evaluate both MS-Project and Smartsheet when they were conducting their PM tool RFP. The short of it is this, MS Project is not caught up with the modern automation and low-code capabilities that you will see in many SaaS PM tools today (Smartsheet, Asana, Workfront, etc.). Being able to add simple automation with logic like, "If 'Project Status' = 'Red', then Alert XYZ Stakeholder" is made simple with Smartsheet. With this type of low-code functionality, you can begin to remove that robotic, manual work of typing up emails and sending messages from your day-to-day. Moreover, Smartsheet's reporting capabilities are something that I have yet to see any other PM tool on the market compete with. Think reports for important launch dates, milestones, past due tasks, or at-risk items.  Then when you add the capabilities of the Smartsheet's logic-driven forms for project intake, you really have a system that can become a pseudo-ERP/workforce management tool. Not to mention Smartsheet's cost is much lower compared to MS Project since you only pay for licenses that manipulate data. Hope this helps in some regard, Ian
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 11, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
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NR
Senior Project Manager at Coforge
Oct 1, 2020
It works similar to Microsoft Project. The data integration with Microsoft Project and Smartsheet can be imported, and we can export it. It's good for the hybrid model, especially for the Agile model.
VN
Senior PM / Scrum Master at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 25, 2021
I use it to collect the status of various projects. Before we moved to Agile, a lot of us used it for project planning. In the PMO, I created a master list of all the projects in the company and basically just started compiling statistics on them, such as the project managers assigned to each project, what sprint they were in, and things like that. We are using its enterprise version.
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