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Pricing

 
Mavenlink Teams
$19
per month for five (5) users*
Individual
$14
/ month
Project Professional (Project Managers)
$1,159.99
 
Mavenlink Professional
Contact Us
per user per month*
Business
$25
/month
Project Standard (Project Managers)
$589.99
 
Mavenlink Premier
Contact us
for pricing
Enterprise
Contact
for pricing
Project Online Premium
$55
/User/Month
 
Mavenlink Enterprise
Contact Us
for pricing
Project Online Professional
$30
/User/Month
 
Project Online Essentials
$7
/User/Month
 
Free Trial
Free Trial
Free Trial Unavailable
Mavenlink
Mavenlink Teams
$19per month for five (5) users*
Mavenlink Professional
Contact Usper user per month*
Mavenlink Premier
Contact usfor pricing
Mavenlink Enterprise
Contact Usfor pricing
Free Trial
Smartsheet
Individual
$14/ month
Business
$25/month
Enterprise
Contactfor pricing
Free Trial
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
8.1
8.4
8.3
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
8.1
8.2
7.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.9
8.4
7.5
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
8.2
8.5
7.6
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
8.7
8.2
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
8.9
8.5
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
9.3
7.8
6.5
Meets Requirements
Mavenlink
8.1
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Ease of Use
Mavenlink
8.1
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Ease of Setup
Mavenlink
7.9
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Admin
Mavenlink
8.2
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Quality of Support
Mavenlink
8.7
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Ease of Doing Business With
Mavenlink
8.9
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Product Direction (% positive)
Mavenlink
9.3
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
Mavenlink
8.8
Smartsheet
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Due Dates
Mavenlink
8.6
Smartsheet
8.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Task Prioritization
Mavenlink
8.1
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
To-Do Lists
Mavenlink
7.7
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
Mavenlink
8.5
Smartsheet
8.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Comments
Mavenlink
8.7
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Documents and Uploads
Mavenlink
8.3
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
Mavenlink
7.6
Smartsheet
8.5
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Calendar View
Mavenlink
7.6
Smartsheet
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Baselining / KPIs
Mavenlink
7.4
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Budgeting
Mavenlink
8.5
Smartsheet
7.7
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Issue Tracking
Mavenlink
8.0
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
Mavenlink
7.9
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Portfolio Budgeting
Mavenlink
8.2
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
What-If Scenarios
Mavenlink
7.3
Smartsheet
7.3
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Workflow
Mavenlink
7.5
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Request Management
Mavenlink
7.8
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Cost Tracking
Mavenlink
8.4
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
ROI and Forecasting
Mavenlink
7.7
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Risk Analysis
Mavenlink
8.1
Smartsheet
7.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Resource Management
Resource Database
Mavenlink
8.2
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Resource Allocation
Mavenlink
7.9
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Workload Capacity
Mavenlink
8.2
Smartsheet
8.1
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Time Tracking
Mavenlink
9.2
Smartsheet
8.0
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Platform
Alerts
Mavenlink
7.6
Smartsheet
8.2
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Mobile
Mavenlink
5.9
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.0
User, Role, and Access Management
Mavenlink
8.2
Smartsheet
8.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
API / Integrations
Mavenlink
7.5
Smartsheet
7.4
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
Mavenlink
7.9
Smartsheet
7.9
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Customization
Mavenlink
7.4
Smartsheet
7.8
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Performance and Reliability
Mavenlink
8.8
Smartsheet
8.6
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
53.2%
32.5%
24.7%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
39.5%
38.0%
27.2%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
7.3%
29.6%
48.1%
Mavenlink
Small-Business
53.2%
Mid-Market
39.5%
Enterprise
7.3%
Smartsheet
Small-Business
32.5%
Mid-Market
38.0%
Enterprise
29.6%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Marketing and Advertising
28.3%
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
 
Information Technology and Services
16.0%
Computer Software
8.0%
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
 
Computer Software
13.4%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.0%
 
Internet
8.2%
Higher Education
5.5%
Construction
4.7%
 
Public Relations and Communications
3.3%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Computer Software
4.4%
 
Other
30.9%
Other
64.3%
Other
66.0%
Mavenlink
Marketing and Advertising
28.3%
Information Technology and Services
16.0%
Computer Software
13.4%
Internet
8.2%
Public Relations and Communications
3.3%
Other
30.9%
Smartsheet
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Computer Software
8.0%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Other
64.3%
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
Devin J.
Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

I am a data junkie and I love the amount of granularity that you can get with Mavenlink with the unlimited tasks that you can put into a project. I also like having the ability to control what other team members can bill time too. It really helps in...

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.

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
Jodi J.
User in Online Media

They started out good for the price. Now their customer service is subpar, their product has not evolved well, and they are charging more. Non-responsive, non-customizable dashboard. They lock you into a contract and quote user agreement when you question...

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...

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.

 
Mavenlink
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Devin J.
Administrator in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering

I am a data junkie and I love the amount of granularity that you can get with Mavenlink with the unlimited tasks that you can put into a project. I also like having the ability to control what other team members can bill time too. It really helps in...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jodi J.
User in Online Media

They started out good for the price. Now their customer service is subpar, their product has not evolved well, and they are charging more. Non-responsive, non-customizable dashboard. They lock you into a contract and quote user agreement when you question...

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...

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

 

Mavenlink is a modern software platform for professional and marketing services organizations, like consulting firms, advertising agencies, and IT services firms. We transform their businesses, driving dramatically better operational execution, business agility, and financial performance.

Mavenlink is the only solution that helps services firms establish an operational system of record that facilitates their business lifecycle, including key capabilities like resource management, project management, collaboration, project accounting, and BI.

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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Mavenlink

Mavenlink is a modern software platform for professional and marketing services organizations, like consulting firms, advertising agencies, and IT services firms. We transform their businesses, driving dramatically better operational execution, business agility, and financial performance.

Mavenlink is the only solution that helps services firms establish an operational system of record that facilitates their business lifecycle, including key capabilities like resource management, project management, collaboration, project accounting, and BI.

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

Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
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