Smartsheet - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Nov 10, 2021

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Smartsheet competes with other project management software like OpenAir, Asana, FunctionFox, and Zoho Projects. The software is compared to its competition in the following ways:
  • Cost: Smartsheet is considered low-cost compared to its competitors. NetSuite OpenAir has a starting price of $399, FunctionFox starts at $5, Asana starts at $13.49, and Zoho Projects starts at $5/month/user.
  • Functionality: Compared to OpenAir, Smartsheet has all NetSuite OpenAir features and shares similar features with Asana. Compared to FunctionFox and Zoho Projects, Smartsheet has more features, like Agile Methodologies and Portfolio Management.
  • Scalability: Smartsheet is a built-to-scale software. Smartsheet and its alternatives can serve companies of all sizes, except for FunctionFox, which is best suited to small-scale businesses.
  • Support: FAQs, Email, Help Desk, Phone Support, and Chat are available on Smartsheet. Asana has no Phone Support and 24/7 Live Rep, while FunctionFox does not have 24/7 Live Rep.
  • Popularity: Smartsheet was founded in 2012 and is a famous brand. It is less popular compared to Zoho. Asana is used in 190 countries by over 10,000 companies. Fewer companies use NetSuite OpenAir, while FunctionFox has been in the industry for more than 20 years.
  • Cloud/Physical: Smartsheet is a cloud-based solution. When compared to its alternatives, they are all cloud-based software.
  • Customers/Industries: Smartsheet targets many industries and has more than 9,900 customer engagements. In comparison, Asana has an 11,100+ customer base and is used by big establishments like QA Limited, The American Red Cross, and Zendesk Inc.

2021's Top Smartsheet Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to Smartsheet that are worth checking out: Trello for SMBs, Basecamp for large size business, Hive for growing companies, and Airtable for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
Functionality
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Smartsheet
ITQlick rating
4.4/5
Score
96/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$14 per user/month
Functionality
21
Best for SMBs
Trello
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
99/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$10 per user/month
Functionality
16
Review
Best for Enterprise
Basecamp
ITQlick rating
4.3/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$99 per month
Functionality
15
Growing
Hive
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
98/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$12 per user/month
Functionality
12
Review
Free version
Airtable
ITQlick rating
4.7/5
Score
95/100
Pricing
2/10
License pricing
$24 per user/month
Functionality
15

1. Trello - Best for SMBs

Trello is an alternative Project Management software, Trello installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Trello is considered same cost to implement ($10 per user/month) as Smartsheet, both with a pricing score of 2.

Trello is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Trello offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Trello Vs Smartsheet

2. Basecamp - Best for Large Business

Basecamp is an alternative Project Management software, Basecamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Basecamp, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Basecamp is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Basecamp offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Basecamp Vs Smartsheet

3. Hive - Best for Growing Companies

Hive is an alternative Project Management software, Hive installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Hive is considered same cost to implement ($12 per user/month) as Smartsheet, both with a pricing score of 2.

Hive is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Hive offers 12 main features). compare head to head: Hive Vs Smartsheet

4. Airtable - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

Airtable is an alternative Project Management software, Airtable installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Airtable is considered same cost to implement ($24 per user/month) as Smartsheet, both with a pricing score of 2.

Airtable is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Airtable offers 15 main features). compare head to head: Airtable Vs Smartsheet

5. Asana

Asana is an alternative Project Management software, Asana installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Asana, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Asana is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Asana offers 20 main features). compare head to head: Asana Vs Smartsheet

6. WorkZone Project Management

WorkZone Project Management is an alternative Project Management software, WorkZone Project Management installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WorkZone Project Management, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

WorkZone Project Management is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WorkZone offers 15 main features). compare head to head: WorkZone Project Management Vs Smartsheet

7. ClickUp

ClickUp is an alternative Project Management software, ClickUp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ClickUp, with a pricing score of 2.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

ClickUp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ClickUp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: ClickUp Vs Smartsheet

8. Pivotal Tracker

Pivotal Tracker is an alternative Project Management software, Pivotal Tracker installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Pivotal Tracker, with a pricing score of 2.8 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Pivotal Tracker is rated 4.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Pivotal offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Pivotal Tracker Vs Smartsheet

9. Workfront

Workfront is an alternative Project Management software, Workfront installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Workfront, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Workfront is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Workfront offers 25 main features). compare head to head: Workfront Vs Smartsheet

10. KanbanFlow

KanbanFlow is an alternative Project Management software, KanbanFlow used on the cloud, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. KanbanFlow, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

KanbanFlow is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (KanbanFlow offers 15 main features). compare head to head: KanbanFlow Vs Smartsheet

11. TeamGantt

TeamGantt is an alternative Project Management software, TeamGantt installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. TeamGantt, with a pricing score of 3.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

TeamGantt is rated 4.6 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (TeamGantt offers 15 main features). compare head to head: TeamGantt Vs Smartsheet

12. Freedcamp

Freedcamp is an alternative Project Management software, Freedcamp installed on-premises or used cloud based, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Freedcamp, with a pricing score of 3 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Freedcamp is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Freedcamp offers 16 main features). compare head to head: Freedcamp Vs Smartsheet

13. Quire

Quire is an alternative Project Management software, Quire installed on-premises, Smartsheet can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Quire, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than Smartsheet with a score of 2.

Quire is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Quire offers 7 main features). compare head to head: Quire Vs Smartsheet

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.