Clarizen vs Smartsheet

Last updated: January 12, 2021

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Clarizen
Clarizen's online project management software facilitates team collaboration and project execution, ensuring data is always up-to-date and aligned with business objectives. No complex software or hardware installations are required due to Clarizen's software-as-a-Service (SaaS) structure, resulting in immediate business impact as teams and projects get up and running instantly.
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Smartsheet
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.
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2021. Planview acquires Clarizen and Changepoint



Planview announced the acquisitions of two industry leaders: Clarizen, a global leader in enterprise Collaborative Work Management, and Changepoint, a leading enterprise Portfolio Management provider. As a result of the transaction, Planview, Clarizen and Changepoint customers will benefit from being part of a premier community of PMOs, PPM, and Professional Services Automation (PSA) practitioners. The expanded portfolio of solutions will provide customers the tools and resources to better strategically plan and deliver on their most important initiatives. The combination will be transformative for the industry and has received strong feedback from customers to date. The close of the transactions closely follows Planview’s acquisition in December 2020 by TPG Capital and TA Associates, whose investment has focused on accelerating Planview’s growth and vision for Agile and PPM for Enterprises. Clarizen and Changepoint are the company’s largest acquisitions to date and represent an important first step in Planview’s growth strategy for 2021.


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.


2009. Clarizen 3.0 add Issue and Expense management

Clarizen 3.0 adds a variety of new features, including the option to manage business issues, track expenses, and view Gantt charts. The company also tweaked Clarizen's design and added more tutorials to its site to make it easier for users to learn how to use Clarizen. The two major updates in this version - Issue management and Expense management. Clarizen's Issue management pane allows project managers to highlight problems with the project, assign someone to solve the problem, and describe exactly what needs to be fixed. In the Expenses pane, you can create an expense report. You can input your own expense description or pick those created by the project manager. If the project manager created expense categories, you can choose the appropriate item from a drop-down list. If not, you can add your own.Clarizen plans start at $24.95 per user per month up to $49.95 per user per month, depending on the number of licenses you need and the length of time you plan to subscribe to the service


2009. Clarizen: Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Israeli startup Clarizen positions itself as a project management and collaboration tool specifically aimed at non-project managers. Of course, Clarizen is a latecomer to the space, but they seem to have the right ingredients: A fairly convenient interface, a smidgen of unique differentiation. Clarizen was designed as a PM tool for operational/functional managers. This is a good move because the biggest failing point in project management is probably during the set-up stage which requires the project be planned out to the “T” before it can be rolled out. This is a process that requires a high level of familiarity with such methodologies, so it’s no surprise why non-professional project managers bail on it so often. Clarizen deals with this basic problem by allowing the project participants to assist in the planning, even if the project has already begun. The collaborative planning and execution can transpire among teams working within the same organization, or among those whose resources are dispersed between two or more companies.


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.