Smartsheet vs MS Project

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Smartsheet is better.

In this review of Smartsheet vs MS Project, Smartsheet is better because it has the ability to switch between views which include grid, Gantt, Calendar, timelines with dependencies and milestones, automated notifications and alerts and Sights dashboards with high-level visibility across the project portfolio.

Smartsheet vs MS Project: FEATURES

In terms of management, Smartsheet and MS Project have the following comparison;

Gantt view; Smartsheet and MS Project have Gantt.

Calendar view; both Smartsheet and MS Project have calendar view.

Kanban board/ card view; Smartsheet has Kanban board/ card view.

Sub-tasks (collapsed/expand); both Smartsheet and MS Project have sub-Tasks (collapse/expand).

Task dependencies; both Smartsheet and MS Project have task dependencies.

Reminders; Smartsheet has reminders.

Cross-project resource views; Smartsheet alone has cross-project resource views.

Cross-project summary views; Smartsheet alone has cross-project summary views.

Bottom line: Smartsheet is better it terms of management as it has Kanban board/card view, reminders, cross-project summary views and cross-project summary views.

Smartsheet vs MS Project: FLEXIBLE WORK MANAGEMENT

The work management of MS Project vs Smartsheet has the following comparison;

Spreadsheet view; Smartsheet has spreadsheet view.

Create custom fields; both Smartsheet and MS Project can create custom fields.

Filters; both Smartsheet and MS Project have filters.

Formulas; Smartsheet alone has formulas.

Formatting; Smartsheet alone has formatting.

Cross-sheet search; Smartsheet has cross-sheet search.

Graphs/charts; both Smartsheet and MS Project have graphs/charts.

Bottom line: Smartsheet is better as it has cross-sheet search, formatting, formulas and spreadsheets.

Smartsheet vs MS Project: COLLABORATION

In terms of collaboration, we have the following comparison review of Smartsheet and MS Project;

Share online (internal or external); Smartsheet allows you to share online (internal or external).

Publish; Smartsheet allows you to publish.

File attachments; Smartsheet has file attachment allowance.

Comments; Smartsheet allows users to comment.

Smartsheet has notifications.

Change history; Smartsheet allows users to change history.

Updates requests; Smartsheet updates requests.

Forms; Smartsheet has forms.

Bottom line: Smartsheet is better as it has forms, notifications, files attachments, allows users to share online, publish, add comments, change history and update requests.

Smartsheet vs MS Project: PRICING

Smartsheet has 3 pricing plans and is as follows;

Individual plan goes at $14 per user per month when billed per year and it has Email support, free collaborators, 10 sheets, 5 reports and 1 dashboard and mobile included.

Business plan goes for $25 per user per month when billed per annum and the whole package has email + phone support, unlimited free collaborators and dashboards and mobile included.

Enterprise plan is customized and you can contact the vendor for price quotation. The package has email + phone support, unlimited free collaborators, unlimited sheets, unlimited reports and dashboards and mobile is included.

MS Project on the other hand has its pricing categorized into two solutions, that is, cloud-based and on-premise with each solution having different pricing plans;

A cloud-based solution has two packages; project online professional that goes for $30 per user/per month and its features include;

  • project management via desktop client and web
  • fully installed, up-to-date project desktop application
  • 1 licence up to 5 PCs per user
  • Project online essentials features
  • Gantt charts and built-in customizable templates and other standard scheduling tools
  • Track and monitor project health that include everything from burndown charts to financials
  • Save your projects to the cloud for ease of access across devices and seamless collaboration with your team.

Project online premium goes for $55 per user per month and has the following features;

  • Fully installed, up-to-date project application of up 5 PCS
  • Update tasks
  • Submit timesheets
  • Collaborate
  • SharePoint task sync
  • project planning and scheduling
  • reporting business and intelligence
  • publish projects to the cloud
  • manage project resources
  • portfolio selection and optimization
  • demand management
  • plan and manage enterprise resources
  • Out-of-the-box portfolio reports.

On-Premise project professional goes for $1159.99 and has the following features;

  • Fully installed project application on 1 PC
  • Project scheduling and costing
  • Manage tasks
  • Reporting and business intelligence
  • Collaborate with skype for business presence
  • Resource management
  • SharePoint task sync
  • Project online and project server sync
  • Submit timesheets

On-Premises project standard goes for $757 and includes the following;

  • Fully project application on 1PC only
  • Project scheduling and costing
  • Manage tasks
  • Reporting and business intelligence

Bottom line: Smartsheet is better.

Conclusion

Smartsheet is a better a project management solution because it has the ability to switch between views which include grid, Gantt, Calendar, timelines with dependencies and milestones, automated notifications and alerts and Sights dashboards with high-level visibility across the project portfolio.