Airtable vs Smartsheet
Last updated: September 14, 2020
Part spreadsheet, part database, and entirely flexible, teams use Airtable to organize their work, their way.
Smartsheet is an online project management and crowdsourcing tool. It allows owners of information to comprehensively involve contributors through authenticated access, publicly-accessible published sheets, or via embeddable survey forms. Functionality is focused on the ability to organize, share, and update tasks and files.
Airtable vs Smartsheet in our news:
2020. Airtable raises $185M and launches new low-code and automation features
2019. Smartsheet acquires Slope to help creatives collaborate
Smartsheet, the project management and collaboration tool has acquired Slope - collaboration tool designed for sharing creative assets. Bringing Slope into the fold will enable Smartsheet users to share assets like video and photos natively inside the application, and also brings the ability to annotate, comment or approve these assets. Smartsheet sees this native integration through a broad enterprise lens. It might be HR sharing training videos, marketing sharing product photos or construction company employees inspecting a site and sharing photos of a code violation, complete with annotations to point out the problem.
2018. Smartsheet got $1.9 billion valuation after IPO
Online project management and crowdsourcing company Smartsheet saw its share prices pop as they made their debuts on to the public markets. Smartsheet closed at $19.50, up 30 percent from its initial price of $15 and giving it a market cap of $1.9 billion. The company is coming to the market with net losses on its balance sheets, but evidence of strong revenue growth. Smartsheet reported a strong 3.6 million users in its IPO filings, with business customers including Cisco and Starbucks. The company brought in $111.3 million in revenue for its fiscal 2018 year, but as with many SaaS companies, it’s going public with a loss.
2017. Collaboration service Smartsheet gets $52M
Smartsheet, the service providing spreadsheet software that lets people set and manage tasks and work across teams of people, has picked up $52 million. The company currently has about 70,000 businesses paying to use the product, ranging from SMBs through to large enterprises. This works out to around 550,000 licensed customers, and “a few million” people who use it free of charge. Smartsheet was an early mover in that space, opening up for business in 2006 as an alternative to Google Docs, Excel and other spreadsheet packages on the market, with a firm focus on offering a way for multiple people to collaborate in those documents to use them more dynamically.
2014. Smartsheet helps companies to visualize their teamwork
Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-based project and work management platform, is now making it easier for companies to understand how their employees actually work and to get better visibility into what’s happening in their companies. Ideally, that means tracking all the different projects and people involved in them in a company. With Smartsheet Account Maps you can see who runs most of the projects in a group, for example (which is great for when you ask for a raise) or who doesn’t (which isn’t so great when it’s time for your annual report). But you can also see the connections between different groups. By default, Smartsheet makes a basic map available to all users.
2006. SmartSheet makes project tracking easy, and now it's free.
SmartSheet is a tool for tracking group jobs and tasks. It apes the user interface that many people use to track projects - the spreadsheet - but it's got features more like a work flow application. SmartSheet was far too expensive when it launched; $75 a month for five users was too much for small businesses to experiment with, and even too much for some middle managers on expense accounts at large companies. Today SmartSheet releases a free version. It will allow unlimited users into each sheet (project), but only 10 projects per user. In addition, it won"t allow attachments. Paid versions, starting at $25 a month, will allow more projects per user, as well as some attachments. Higher-priced plans will support more storage and even corporate branding. The system will also let users save projects as "templates" that can be reused by co-workers and made available to other SmartSheet users.