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Brightpod vs Smartsheet vs Viewpath System Properties Comparison

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SystemsBrightpod  Xexclude from comparisonSmartsheet  Xexclude from comparisonViewpath  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionBrightpod is a web-based project management tool for digital marketing and creative teams.Smartsheet is a web-based project planning and collaboration tool that uses tabular sheets as universal user interface paradigm.Viewpath is a web-based project management tool.
CategoryProject PlanningProject Planning
Project Collaboration
Project Planning
Project Management Zone Rankinginfomeasures the popularity of Project Management SystemsScore 1.71
Rank #187
Score 295.41
Rank #11
Score 1.59
Rank #194
DeveloperBrightpodSmartsheetViewpath
Websitebrightpod.comsmartsheet.comviewpath.com
Technical documentationhelp.brightpod.comhelp.smartsheet.comsupport.viewpath.com
Social network pages
Twitter596followers
Facebook21,842likes
LinkedIn32,132followers
Twitter18,410followers
Facebook241likes
LinkedIn167followers
Twitter223followers
Initial release201320062002
LicenseWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service modelWeb-based service (SaaS)infoSoftware-as-a-Service model
Web-based architectureyesyesyes
Mobile appsnoAndroid
iOS
no
APIinfoApplication Programming InterfacenoyesinfoRESTno
Multi-useryesyesyes
Authentication mechanismPasswordPassword
SAMLinfoSecurity Assertion Markup LanguageinfoEnterprise edition only
Google sign-on
Password
Google sign-on
Yahoo sign-on
NotificationsEmailEmailEmail
Project Planning Properties
Hierarchical tasksinfoSupport for parent-child relationships of tasksnoyesyes
Recurring tasksinfoSupport for definition of tasks that occur repeatedlyyesyesno
Milestone trackinginfoMilestones indicate the completion of major deliverables, normally by completing a set of tasksyesyesyes
Task dependenciesinfoDependencies between tasks are logical relationships that restrict the sequence of task executions, e.g. one task must be completed before another task can startnoyesyes
Critical path managementinfoThe critical path method calculates the set of tasks that cannot be delayed without increasing the project's duration, taking into account task dependenciesnoyesyes
Critical chain managementinfoThe critical chain method expands the critical path method by additionally taking resource constraints into accountnonono
Gantt chartsinfoBar chart to visualize a project's tasks and milestones schedulenoyesyes
PERT chartsinfoNetwork diagrams according to Program Evaluation Review Techniquenoyesno
BaselinesinfoSupport for creating and using snapshots of a project's plan in terms of cost, scope and schedule nonoyes
Resource managementinfoSupport for managing a project's human and/or non-human resourcesyesyesyes
Resource levelinginfoSupport for optimizing the allocation of a project's resourcesnonono
Time trackinginfoSupport for estimating and monitoring the time spent on a project's tasksyesyesyes
Cost trackinginfoSupport for monitoring a project's expensesnoyesyes
Earned value managementinfoSupport for tracking a project's performance and progress via earned value measurementsnoyesno
Risk managementinfoSupport for identifying and keeping track of project risks and risk-related activitiesnonono
Scrum supportinfoSupport for typical Scrum techniques such as sprints, backlogs and burn-down chartsnonoyes
Kanban supportinfoSupport for typical Kanban techniques such as visualization of tasks on boards using cardsyesyesinfoCard Viewno
Project portfolio management infoSupport for collectively managing a set of current or proposed projects, e.g. by evaluation and prioritization of projectsnonoyes
Project Collaboration Properties
Project wikino
Discussion forumyes
Online chatno
Audio conferencingno
Video conferencingno
Screen sharingno
Calendar sharingyes
Contact sharingno
Document sharingyes
File versioningno
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BrightpodSmartsheetViewpath
Specific characteristics

PROJECT SCHEDULING

Organizations of all sizes are under intense pressure to improve the speed, accuracy, and agility of their project management and capacity planning processes, while also balancing the related risks and costs of these endeavors.

Viewpath is a feature rich solution, offering a powerful yet easy to use project and resource management toolset that is simple to deploy, instantly scalable, and has “anytime-anywhere” availability.

CORE FEATURES

  • Portfolio Management

  • Interactive Dashboards

  • Sensitivity Analyses

  • Baseline Variance Management

  • Cost Tracking

  • Control Access/Visibility

 

CAPACITY PLANNING

Supporting both top-down and bottom-up resource staffing processes, Viewpath makes it easy for project and resource managers to communicate requirements and decisions throughout a project’s lifecycle, giving you greater visibility into resource demand and capacity planning.

By providing a graphical analysis of resource and role utilization, Viewpath helps project teams maximize resources in a dynamic environment. This allows managers to see where resources are being used across all programs and projects, as well as their forecasted future use. Viewpath’s centralized system shows resource conflicts to project and resource managers, eliminating unexpected delays or unforeseen resource limitations.

CORE FEATURES

  • Predictive Resource Allocation

  • Visually Interactive Resource Charts

  • Individual and Team Views

  • Cross-Project Allocation

  • Weighted Planning

 

TEMPLATES

Regardless of the size of your organization, standardization across projects is a critical. Viewpath makes it possible to automate the creation of new projects using customizable templates. Once the core of each project is built, you can customize the project with its specific needs, enabling your team to quickly and consistently create new projects.  Increase productivity and execute faster across distributed teams.

CORE FEATURES

  • Unlimited Templates

  • Project Standardization

  • Simplify Project Creation

  • Consistency in Project Data

Increase productivity and execute faster across distributed teams.

CORE FEATURESUnlimited Templates
Project Standardization
Simplify Project Creation
Consistency in Project Data

Competitive advantages

Intuitive and user friendly

Easily import from Microsoft Project

Easily import from Excel

Powerful integrations / API's with other major solutions

 

 

INTEGRATIONS

Getting work done can involve multiple tools. To accommodate this, Viewpath integrates with popular business systems and cloud applications to enable secure collaboration and data sharing across enterprise business processes.

Whether it’s accessing field service work orders, or integrating with CRM solutions, Viewpath allows you to supercharge your organizational productivity with partner-built solutions

Share knowledge across the organization to more quickly resolve issues and capture project information across the different platforms your different teams need to use.

Salesforce

  • Embed Viewpath project data to Accounts,

  • Opportunities and Custom Objects

  • Create and update projects without leaving Salesforce

  • Viewpath is a stand-alone app, which means

  • your customers and third party vendors can

  • collaborate independent of Salesforce

 

 

Google Suite (G-Suite)

  • Import Google Contacts

  • Export projects to Google Calendar

  • Interface translated to 15 languages

 

 

GE ServiceMax

Integration with ServiceMax Work Orders

Seamless Visibility

Typical application scenarios

Viewpath's clients typically have the following scenarios

Managing projects and portfolios of projects

The need for first time project management organization

Resource planning and demand planning - make sure your team is fully utilized but not overutilized

PMO's managing many projects in an organization across many departments

 

 

Key customers

Airbus

GE Healthcare

Logitech

Abbot Labs

Fender Guitars

 

Licensing and pricing models

Multiple license types available to best suit your needs.  

 

Pricing ranges from $4.00 per user / month to $33.00 per user / month.

 

Detailed pricing information can be found here Viewpath Pricing

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