Like most new software tools, SmartSheet is a web based tool that can be used in all major browsers as well as tablets and mobile phones. When you first start a new SmartSheet, the tables are blank without any predefined columns. The biggest feature with SmartSheet is the ability to easily share plans with resources and stakeholders of the project. If you ask any Project Manager what they use to manage projects, most will say Microsoft Project.
MS Project is a much older system than SmartSheet and in turn, has had time to ensure all tools needed for a Project Manager are built in. Budgeting can be done in SmartSheet, but MS Project allows PMs to add one time cost and material, as well as show declining value over time. Baselines allow the user to set the goal for a project and compare how the project is trending over the life of the project. The WBS Schedule Pro software contains a seamless integration to all versions of Microsoft Project.
When you create a WBS Schedule Pro chart of an existing Microsoft Project plan, all changes made in the chart are immediately reflected in the Microsoft Project plan. Create projects first in WBS Schedule Pro and then transfer these to Microsoft Project at any time with the simple click of a button. WBS Schedule Pro can be used to generate presentation-quality WBS Charts directly from you existing Microsoft Project plans. Superior Network Charts can be created from your Microsoft Project plans to better display the dependencies in your project. We have taken special care to work with many non-English versions of MS Project automatically without the need for additional configuration.
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If you are using a version of Microsoft Project not included in the above list, contact us and we will help make WBS Schedule Pro compatible with your version of Microsoft Project.
By using Filters in Microsoft Project you can display certain tasks based on specified criteria.

For Easy Project Planning - As a planning tool, WBS Schedule Pro makes is easy to plan any project by giving you the tools and intuitive user interface to produce projects fast. For the Seamless Integration - No other planning and charting software on the market today allows this level of functionality for managing your Microsoft Project plans.For the WBS Charts - WBS Charts are not available in any version of Microsoft Project.
For the Network Charts - The Network Charts in WBS Schedule Pro are simply better than Microsoft Project's Network Chart. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.
Depending on permissions set and licenses available, the Project Manager can share the entire sheet with edit permissions, download as a PDF and send as an email (without having to use an email client), or publish the project to the web and share the plan with stakeholders.
Once the resource has access to the project (read-only works), they can look for tasks assigned to themselves and work accordingly.
Sharing projects with other PMs becomes much more simple, since there will not be any time spent explaining how to read the file. The easy access, multi-platform, and sharing of SmartSheet are a big plus, but until SmartSheet adds more core features, it will not be as valuable of a tool as MS Project is. He started as a Project Coordinator in Hardware development and evolved to a certified Project Manager working with custom software development, CRM implementations, and E-commerce projects. The bi-directional communication between WBS Schedule Pro and Microsoft Project means that you can go back and forth between the two tools with the click of a button with all data dynamically updated. This means that you can add, delete, reorganize and update tasks in your Microsoft Project plan using WBS Schedule Pro. All task and resource information entered into the WBS Schedule Pro project is transferred to Microsoft Project where additional scheduling can be performed. Microsoft Project supports WBS Coding and also supports Indenting tasks, both of which define the breakdown and structure of a project.
The Network Chart in WBS Schedule Pro displays a minimum amount of overlapping lines, less white space, no bulky boxes, just a clean Network Chart display that you can understand. By applying a Filter in Microsoft Project and then creating a chart in WBS Schedule Pro you see just the tasks you want. Microsoft Project lets you indent tasks in a Gantt Chart to represent the structure of the project but there is no way to visualize this in a top-down graphic or WBS Chart.

If you have a need to produce Network Charts from your Microsoft Project data, WBS Schedule Pro's Network Charts are much easier to read and print on far fewer pages. If the resource has a question on the schedule, they can post a private message to the Project Manager for discussion. Files can also be downloaded as a PDF, if needed to be shared with those who do not have MS Project.
MS Project has numerous predefined reports ready to use, but it also allows the project manager to create any custom report.
Use SmartSheet for scheduling your project, but use MS Project to fully plan, manage, and forecast your project. You can then continue to switch back and forth between Microsoft Project and WBS Schedule Pro as needed.
Using WBS Schedule Pro to visualize this structure in a WBS Chart is the next logical step.
In a WBS Chart this allows you to see a breakdown of a section of your project and in a Network Chart this is a great way to Trace dependencies on selected parts of your project. Creating a WBS Chart in WBS Schedule Pro from your indented Gantt Chart is the perfect way to visualize the structure you created in your Microsoft Project plan. There are also numerous advanced features for working with Network Charts that are not present in Microsoft Project.
MS Project is also available on a month to month basis, as well through the Microsoft Portal. Display and manage your Microsoft Project plans more efficiently using the WBS chart in WBS Schedule Pro.

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