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See a head-to-head comparison of Smartsheet and Microsoft Project across user experience, shareability, reporting, automation, integrations, and price.

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Better User Experience

Effortlessly create and modify Gantt charts with Smartsheet


Familiar format, that's easy to use and configure. Reports, dashboards, and flexible views support a broad set of use cases. Smartsheet is a more intuitive app that offers free training to ramp quickly.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project is very complex and takes a much longer time to ramp and use the app effectively.

Smartsheet met our needs for a platform that would serve the whole company, including support of BYOD and mobility for employees. We've also proven that you don't always need a large-scale project management system. A spreadsheet-based system becomes powerful because it is easy for employees to use.

Nate McBride, CIO, AMAG

Easier Reporting

Edit Smartsheet dashboards with drag and drop widgets


Smartsheet reports are available to all users, and full dashboard functionality is available to business and enterprise plans without additional investment.

Microsoft Project

MS project offers some basic reports and dashboards, but advanced charts require higher paid licenses or a paid subscription to PowerBI.

It's been a tremendous help for me when I'm reporting to the executive team. I can easily show the task lists that demonstrate that the team has thought through every detail for each event. Plus anyone on the management team can drill down, and view documents at any time if they want to find out what we're doing.

Lisa Kudukis, Director of Professional Products and Services, BEHR

More Integrations

Smartsheet integrations


Smartsheet has hundreds of pre-built integrations, so you can easily connect all the tools you already use.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project has Native OData integration (only in the Premium SKU) and a limited selection of add-ins.

With Smartsheet for Jira now, all of our reports are in one place. It's really helped with a lot of the redundancy that I was facing.

Natalie Pohorski, Director of Production, Creative Kingdoms

Built-In Automation

Automate updates, requests, reports, and more with Smartsheet


The ability to not only track tasks but also to automate and define key workflows improves collaboration and drives engagement.

Microsoft Project

MS Project has a solution for traditional project managers but doesn't enable collaboration across the business without Office 365 Skype, Yammer, or SharePoint.

Unlimited Shareability

Share with both internal and external stakeholders


Unlimited free collaborators and visibility for anyone shared to a sheet, report, dashboard, or portal.

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Project users cannot share projects with non-paid users, limiting visibility and open communication.

Affordable Pricing


Smartsheet is less expensive than MS project and only requires one application for all available features.

Microsoft Project

MS Project is a more expensive app and typically requires multiple other Microsoft apps to get the same features as Smartsheet.

Introducing Smartsheet meant we could remove MS Project for all but a couple power users. We work smarter and saved $40K - $50K in MS Project licensing fees alone.

Karsten Kleinpeter, Director of IT Business Operations, QAD

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