Compare PPM Express vs Smartsheet

Looking for Smartsheet Alternatives? Why go with PPM Express vs Smartsheet? Is the PPM Express a solid Smartsheet alternative?See how PPM Express, cloud-based software for an Integrated PPM (Integrated Project Portfolio Management) stacks up against Smartsheet.

PPM Express

PPM and Product Management

ppm express logo

PPM Express is not just another all-in-one PPM platform. Instead, we connect and integrate all your existing project management tools, projects, and epics in Azure DevOps Boards, Jira Software, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Project.
Then, we mix in all the capabilities of the modern PPM Software – visually gorgeous, easy to use, in a user-friendly, modern interface.
PPM Express provides a new way for organizations to realize value faster, see results more quickly, get better ROI, and protect existing investments in other software apps.

Smartsheet

Project Portfolio Management

Smartsheet is an online work execution platform in a spreadsheet format, that is designed for work management, collaboration, visibility, accessibility, and integration.
Being one of the alternatives to PPM Express in the market, Smartsheet enhances work management and collaboration in organizations of any size. But could it be effective for your own purposes?
What’s the difference between Smartsheet and PPM Express?

01/ Screenshots

Strategic Portfolio Roadmap
PPM express program roadmap view
Microsoft Teams Planner Plan View
Smartsheet vs PPM Express
Smartsheet vs PPM Express
Smartsheet vs PPM Express

02/ About product

PPM Express

Our entirely different approach is based on three main principles:

– Easy to deploy(ready instantly, no consultants needed)
– Easy to integrate(Integrate your existing project management tools, including Office 365 and Power Platform)
– Easy to use(new, modern, lightweight user interface, and easy configuration approach)
If you are open-minded to new, better, simpler ways of deploying, DIY configuration, and ease of use, PPM Express is a great choice.

Smartsheet

We consider Smartsheet is an interesting cloud-based collaboration product designed to utilize the concept of using spreadsheets to solve a variety of basic business problems.

Its primary function is around a project and team management. Smartsheet is a very strong product in terms of its ability to be a lightweight project management tool.

In our view, Smartsheet, with proper training and deployment strategy, can allow organizations to deprecate numerous other tools and drive towards more common, scalable solutions.

03/ Features

API

Dashboard

Data Export

Data Import

External Integrations

Gantt Charts

Google Apps Integration

Multi-User

Notifications

Task Scheduling/Tracking

Prioritization

Roadmapping

Resource Management

API

Dashboard

Data Export

Data Import

External Integrations

Gantt Charts

Google Apps Integration

Multi-User

Notifications

Task Scheduling/Tracking

Prioritization

Roadmapping

Resource Management

04/ Summary

PPM Express is different – it is a genuine cloud software product running on secure Microsoft Azure, and it is instantly ready-to-use. PPM Express can be tuned-up any time along the way – and you don’t have to be a consultant to make that change – any user can make a configuration change, or build a new project template.

We are proud of how easy it is and that no consultants are required. We introduced a new way for organizations to realize value faster, see results more quickly, get better ROI and protect existing investments in other tools.

A lot of brands rely on Smartsheet for a project and work management because of its multiple sheets managing feature.
Smartsheet has significant capabilities, but users need to realize it’s not Excel for project and portfolio management.
You could be easilly overwhelmed by the number of sheets you have to keep track of, including internal and external versions, request trackers and risk trackers.
These sheets can’t be linked together to track updates andit means that any changes in one sheet won’t be reflected on the other.

05/ Price

PPM and Product Management

$40/user/month

Project Management

$25 user/month

06/ COST EFFECTIVENESS

The only cost you face in implementing PPM Express Enterprise is a license cost, starting at $7,995 (price depends on the number of seats; PPM Express provides unlimited seat plans as well).

Smartsheet plan provides access to Gantt charts, dashboards, and work automation features. However, Smartsheet’s portfolio and resource management features are basic and do not allow managing all projects simultaneously and tracking updates. Smartsheet offers a free price plan for up to 2 users. Paid plans start at $25 per month.

Smartsheet can be “pricey” because of one primary reason. Monday price plans are calculated based on fixed slabs representing the number of seats in your team. Examples of slabs include 30, 40, 50, and 100 seats. For any team member between 51 and 100, you will always pay for 100 seats.

We believe that products must be SIMPLE and EASY TO IMPLEMENT without consultants.
We believe in empowering our customers with knowledge, and to all of our customers, we offer:

  • Complimentary End-user Training
  • Complimentary Administrator Training
  • Complimentary Implementation Advisory.
  • Complimentary PPM Health checks every 90 days

OUR PROMISE

  • We are at least 2 times more cost-effective for organizations than Smartsheet. Send us a quote and we will beat it.
  • You do not need consultants to deploy and implement PPM Express – you can do it yourself.
  • PPM Express is incredibly user-friendly and easy to use
  • While we might miss some more advanced and rate features in PPM Express, we are working hard adding them – like “what-if” analysis for planning projects and resources.

Customer success stories

With PPM Express our customers have a clear view of what is my next key date and my next milestone, and with active automated alerts on key dates approaching we make them more aware continuously looking at what’s next.

Marc de Graaf Head of PMO

“PPM Express seamlessly integrates with MS Teams and enables our students with easy way to collaborate and learn the Project Management course.”

Dr. Karim Ahmed Coventry University

We implemented and used PPM Express as our Portfolio Management Platform. The reports and Dashboards provide valuable consolidated information at different levels, and the beauty of this is that it’s just connecting information we already have and getting all the possible value from it.

Paola Bobbio Senior Project Manager

With PPM Express, our company saves up to 60% of the time on reporting, project and resource planning.

Martijn Schasfoort Maxima M.C.

300+

Companies

use our software daily

50%

Reduction

of time spent on monitoring state and statuses of portfolios

25K+

Projects

tracked on PPM Express Platform

100%

Secure

all your data is protected safely

Our Trial process is Fast and Simple as 1-2-3:

Step 01/
Discovery

Quick, 15-20 minutes call to understand your objectives, requirements, expectations.

Step 02/
Demo

Personalized, 60-minutes demo of PPM Express to show how it can support your use cases.

Step 03/
Trial / Pilot

30-day long, supervised FREE Trial / Pilot to experience PPM Express firsthand. + Free Onboarding

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