SmartGantt Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing

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SmartGantt is a software extension for Podio, a collaborative project management and work platform application. Podio provides a centralized hub where teams can attach files, assign tasks, view status, and add comments on tables, card boards and reports. It integrates with many third-party apps, has a robust API and a collection of extensions. SmartGantt is a Gantt chart solution for the PM application that enables users to visualize their projects, milestones and tasks seen all together in one Gantt chart.

Features, Benefits, Product Strengths

  • Interactive Gantt chart – SmartGantt enables Podio users to visualize their projects and other details in one Gantt chart. This helps them get quick overviews, edit them faster and plan projects more accurately. It uses drag-and-drop technology to change or move dates in a simple process. Users can create dependencies between tasks and between projects and deliverables. Linked items can be edited by bulk and even postpone a whole project a few days with easy click-and-drag action.
  • Fully Sync-ed, Sortable, Shareable charts and more – Making changes, such as moving a start date, end date, duration or progress of a task inside the software extension, is completely synchronized in updating the data inside Podio in real-time, and vice versa, so every team member is up-to-date, regardless of whether they are using SmartGantt or not. Views can be customized with different levels of zooming and sorting. Filtering options present a more dedicated view of any particular project information. The chart can be shared in the workspace to other team members through its unique URL. Using with the software extension for the first time is simple as selecting the apps and mapping the fields.

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Pricing

SmartGantt is priced at $6 per user per month or a discounted price of $5 per user per month when paid for the whole year in advance. For multiple user requirements, they should contact Sales for the Enterprise plan.

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Target Market

SmartGantt is for Podio apps users requiring a Gantt chart view of their projects.

Supported Language

Currently supports English at the present.

Some of their Clients

Skeleton Technologies GmbH, RAPP GmbH, Green Graffiti, Radiant Software Solutions, IDEAAL, and ActionAid Denmark.

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Testimonials

Oliver Ahlberg from Skeleton Tech described SmartGantt as an excellent tool that allowed them to use Podio to plan, manage and visualize data from large projects, deliverables, tasks and related dates.

Jim Bowes of Green Graffiti stated that they are able to work more efficiently and improve the team’s ability to move a project using a combination of Podio suite of apps and SmartGantt. As a result, profit margins have increased, internal communication and accountability has become better.

Why SmartGantt

SmartGantt completes a missing feature in Podio project management. Gantt charts are effective tools for providing a unified view of tasks, resources, deliverables, schedules, and milestones against a given timeline, work structure and work flow. Essential information is obtained quickly at a glance with these type of charts, which allow project managers to make important, more accurate and timely decisions.

Company Info

SmartGantt is a product of BendixKiel ApS, a privately held management consulting and Podio consultancy company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was founded by Anders Bendix Kiel, CEO. The company is composed of a dedicated team of Podio Work Architects, who design, build, and implement solutions based on the social technology and work platform of Podio. SmartGantt was launched in May 2014 to replace an older Gantt solution. The team has more than 4 years of experience working with both small and large organizations internationally. They are a Podio Preferred Partner and Citrix Partner.

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Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose Maria Delos Santos

Jose is a subject matter expert and member of the writing team for Project-Management.com. He has written hundreds of articles including project management software reviews, books reviews, training site reviews, and general articles related to the project management industry.

2 Responses

  1. Thank you Jose. Appreciate your review. I can add to your very detailed and thorough review, that we offer a discounted price of $2 per user for NGO’s and Students – they just need to contact our sales.

    Actually, we are running a special offer together with Podio, where SmartGantt licenses are included in the Podio Premium Tier. http://blog.podio.com/2015/06/24/podio-premium-gets-boost-plecto-smartgantt/

    Last, but not least, I would also add that BendixKiel ApS now has close to 6 years experience helping organizations process map and implement Podio. 😉

    • Jose Maria Delos Santos Jose Maria Delos Santos says:

      You’re welcome, Anders. And thank you, too, for the added info and clarification. Good luck!

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