Compare Smartsheet, Workfront, and Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management

Pricing

 
Individual
$14 / month
Plan License
Contact / user / month
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
 
Business
$25 /month
Enterprise plus
Contact for pricing
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
 
Enterprise
Contact for pricing
Collaboration License
Contact for pricing
Project Online Premium
$55 /User/Month
 
Work License
Contact / user / month
Project Online Professional
$30 /User/Month
 
Project Online Essentials
$7 /User/Month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Free Trial Unavailable
Smartsheet
Individual
$14/ month
Business
$25/month
Enterprise
Contactfor pricing
Free Trial
Workfront
Plan License
Contact/ user / month
Enterprise plus
Contactfor pricing
Collaboration License
Contactfor pricing
Work License
Contact/ user / month
Free Trial Unavailable
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
Project Online Premium
$55/User/Month
Project Online Professional
$30/User/Month
Project Online Essentials
$7/User/Month
Free Trial Unavailable

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.4
8.1
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.2
7.6
7.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
8.4
6.9
7.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.5
8.0
7.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.2
8.1
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.5
8.4
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
7.8
8.0
6.5
Meets Requirements
Smartsheet
8.4
Workfront
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Ease of Use
Smartsheet
8.2
Workfront
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Ease of Setup
Smartsheet
8.4
Workfront
6.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Admin
Smartsheet
8.5
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Quality of Support
Smartsheet
8.2
Workfront
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Smartsheet
8.5
Workfront
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Smartsheet
7.8
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
Smartsheet
8.7
Workfront
8.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Due Dates
Smartsheet
8.8
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Task Prioritization
Smartsheet
8.5
Workfront
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
To-Do Lists
Smartsheet
8.5
Workfront
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
Smartsheet
8.7
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Comments
Smartsheet
8.2
Workfront
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Documents and Uploads
Smartsheet
8.4
Workfront
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
Smartsheet
8.5
Workfront
7.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Calendar View
Smartsheet
8.1
Workfront
7.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Baselining / KPIs
Smartsheet
7.5
Workfront
7.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Budgeting
Smartsheet
7.7
Workfront
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Issue Tracking
Smartsheet
7.9
Workfront
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
Smartsheet
8.0
Workfront
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Portfolio Budgeting
Smartsheet
7.8
Workfront
7.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
What-If Scenarios
Smartsheet
7.3
Workfront
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Workflow
Smartsheet
8.2
Workfront
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Request Management
Smartsheet
8.0
Workfront
8.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Cost Tracking
Smartsheet
7.8
Workfront
7.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
ROI and Forecasting
Smartsheet
7.6
Workfront
6.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Risk Analysis
Smartsheet
7.6
Workfront
7.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Resource Management
Resource Database
Smartsheet
7.9
Workfront
7.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Resource Allocation
Smartsheet
8.0
Workfront
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Workload Capacity
Smartsheet
8.1
Workfront
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Time Tracking
Smartsheet
8.0
Workfront
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Platform
Alerts
Smartsheet
8.2
Workfront
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Mobile
Smartsheet
7.8
Workfront
6.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.0
User, Role, and Access Management
Smartsheet
8.4
Workfront
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
API / Integrations
Smartsheet
7.4
Workfront
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
Smartsheet
7.9
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Customization
Smartsheet
7.8
Workfront
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Performance and Reliability
Smartsheet
8.6
Workfront
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
32.2%
8.8%
24.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
38.2%
33.4%
27.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
29.6%
57.7%
48.1%
Smartsheet
Small-Business
32.2%
Mid-Market
38.2%
Enterprise
29.6%
Workfront
Small-Business
8.8%
Mid-Market
33.4%
Enterprise
57.7%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
11.3%
Marketing and Advertising
15.6%
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
 
Computer Software
7.8%
Financial Services
8.2%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
 
Marketing and Advertising
7.0%
Computer Software
7.8%
Higher Education
5.0%
 
Higher Education
5.6%
Information Technology and Services
6.9%
Construction
4.7%
 
Hospital & Health Care
4.2%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Computer Software
4.4%
 
Other
64.2%
Other
57.2%
Other
66.0%
Smartsheet
Information Technology and Services
11.3%
Computer Software
7.8%
Marketing and Advertising
7.0%
Higher Education
5.6%
Hospital & Health Care
4.2%
Other
64.2%
Workfront
Marketing and Advertising
15.6%
Financial Services
8.2%
Computer Software
7.8%
Information Technology and Services
6.9%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Other
57.2%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
Higher Education
5.0%
Construction
4.7%
Computer Software
4.4%
Other
66.0%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

Jon J.
Administrator in Religious Institutions

I love the ability to re-prioritize my tasks in the order of how I'm going to work on them and then have that visible to everyone on my team. Also as a manager, this is the perfect way to essentially micromanage your teams' tasks without actually...

John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

G2 Crowd User in Human Resources

Projects drop off my work page all the time. Finding them to add hours is a task in and of itself. I still have to keep track of my overall hours myself and then add at the end of the day. It's less for me and more for the company, which is fine. It would...

Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

 
Smartsheet
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Scott B.
Consultant in Computer Software

SmartSheet's simplicity and intuitive design make it very easy to become productive very quickly. It combines the best aspects of Microsoft Excel like the ability to create complex formulas with the sharing, collaborative parts of Google spreadsheets.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jeff N.
Administrator

Slowest app to load, sometimes takes several reloads for app to become available. Slower than any other app I use. Downtime for maintenance. Have to log back in after maintenance. Adertisement banners appearing across top of page more and more. Can't merge...

Workfront
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Jon J.
Administrator in Religious Institutions

I love the ability to re-prioritize my tasks in the order of how I'm going to work on them and then have that visible to everyone on my team. Also as a manager, this is the perfect way to essentially micromanage your teams' tasks without actually...

Most Helpful Critical Review
G2 Crowd User in Human Resources

Projects drop off my work page all the time. Finding them to add hours is a task in and of itself. I still have to keep track of my overall hours myself and then add at the end of the day. It's less for me and more for the company, which is fine. It would...

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Most Helpful Favorable Review
John O.
User in Computer Software

Microsoft Project has been a standard for tracking projects of various sizes. The dependency chaining works quite well and helps visualize resource and task scheduling. Good for milestone tracking at a high level, while also designating resources to...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Brittany T.
User in Computer Software

It is buggy and difficult to use at times. It does not lend its self to ease of use.

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Videos

 

See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

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Smartsheet

See how Smartsheet works across an organization to make projects and team collaboration easy. Integration videos: JIRA, Salesforce, Microsoft O365, G Suite, Skype for Business and Microsoft Teams. Customer Videos: MOD Pizza, Cisco. Project Portfolio Managment in Smartsheet

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Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
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