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Pricing

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

Ratings

Meets Requirements
Meets Requirements
8.3
8.1
8.4
Ease of Use
Ease of Use
7.2
7.9
8.2
Ease of Setup
Ease of Setup
7.5
7.3
8.4
Ease of Admin
Ease of Admin
7.6
8.8
8.5
Quality of Support
Quality of Support
7.5
9.2
8.2
Ease of Doing Business With
Ease of Doing Business With
7.9
9.4
8.5
Product Direction (% positive)
Product Direction (% positive)
6.5
9.1
7.8
Meets Requirements
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.1
Smartsheet
8.4
Ease of Use
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.2
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
7.9
Smartsheet
8.2
Ease of Setup
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
7.3
Smartsheet
8.4
Ease of Admin
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.8
Smartsheet
8.5
Quality of Support
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.2
Smartsheet
8.2
Ease of Doing Business With
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.4
Smartsheet
8.5
Product Direction (% positive)
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
6.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.1
Smartsheet
7.8

Features

Tasks
Task Creation and Assignment
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.4
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.6
Smartsheet
8.7
Due Dates
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.8
Smartsheet
8.8
Task Prioritization
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.2
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.3
Smartsheet
8.5
To-Do Lists
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.5
Collaboration
Collaborative Project Planning
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.7
Comments
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.3
Smartsheet
8.2
Documents and Uploads
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.0
Smartsheet
8.4
Projects
Gantt Chart / Project Map
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.3
Smartsheet
8.5
Calendar View
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.3
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.1
Smartsheet
8.1
Baselining / KPIs
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.6
Project Budgeting
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.1
Smartsheet
7.7
Issue Tracking
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.2
Smartsheet
8.0
Portfolio Management
Portfolio Coordination
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.0
Portfolio Budgeting
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.9
What-If Scenarios
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.3
Workflow
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.2
Request Management
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.0
Cost Tracking
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.9
Smartsheet
7.8
ROI and Forecasting
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.6
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.6
Risk Analysis
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.5
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.3
Smartsheet
7.6
Resource Management
Resource Database
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
8.7
Smartsheet
7.9
Resource Allocation
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.0
Workload Capacity
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.1
Time Tracking
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.0
Platform
Alerts
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.7
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
8.2
Mobile
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.0
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.8
User, Role, and Access Management
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.9
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.4
Smartsheet
8.4
API / Integrations
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Not enough data available
Smartsheet
7.4
Reporting and Dashboards
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.8
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.0
Smartsheet
7.9
Customization
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
7.4
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.4
Smartsheet
7.8
Performance and Reliability
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
8.1
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
9.5
Smartsheet
8.6

Reviewers' Company Size

Small-Business (50 or fewer emp.)
Small-Business
(50 or fewer emp.)
24.7%
7.1%
32.4%
Mid-Market (51-1000 emp.)
Mid-Market
(51-1000 emp.)
27.2%
28.6%
37.9%
Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)
Enterprise
(> 1000 emp.)
48.1%
64.3%
29.6%
Microsoft Project & Portfolio Management
Small-Business
24.7%
Mid-Market
27.2%
Enterprise
48.1%
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Small-Business
7.1%
Mid-Market
28.6%
Enterprise
64.3%
Smartsheet
Small-Business
32.4%
Mid-Market
37.9%
Enterprise
29.6%

Reviewers' Industry

 
Information Technology and Services
14.6%
Financial Services
25.0%
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
 
Hospital & Health Care
5.3%
Insurance
15.0%
Computer Software
7.9%
 
Higher Education
5.0%
Oil & Energy
10.0%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
 
Construction
4.7%
Food & Beverages
10.0%
Higher Education
5.5%
 
Computer Software
4.4%
Fishery
10.0%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
 
Other
66.0%
Other
30.0%
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%
Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Financial Services
25.0%
Insurance
15.0%
Oil & Energy
10.0%
Food & Beverages
10.0%
Fishery
10.0%
Other
30.0%
Smartsheet
Information Technology and Services
11.2%
Computer Software
7.9%
Marketing and Advertising
6.7%
Higher Education
5.5%
Hospital & Health Care
4.3%
Other
64.3%

Reviews

Most Helpful Favorable Review
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...

Retha S.
User in Public Safety

I was initially introduced to PPO when I was looking for a project reporting solution for our very new and immature PMO. The first things that made me sit up and take a look was that this application was a South African (home made) solution, that could...

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
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.

Barend C.
Consultant in Management Consulting

Lack of custom reporting functionality Interdependent project views & functionality Some data capture a bit linear

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.

Project Portfolio Office (PPO)
Most Helpful Favorable Review
Retha S.
User in Public Safety

I was initially introduced to PPO when I was looking for a project reporting solution for our very new and immature PMO. The first things that made me sit up and take a look was that this application was a South African (home made) solution, that could...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Barend C.
Consultant in Management Consulting

Lack of custom reporting functionality Interdependent project views & functionality Some data capture a bit linear

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...

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Videos

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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

Downloads

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