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Zenkit als Smartsheet Alternative

Smartsheet is a spreadsheet program designed for collaboration and work management. With an interface reminiscent of Excel, it can be used flexibly and offers robust project management features.

While it is a feature-rich software, the downside is that some users may find the tool too complex, thus making it not user-friendly. And being headquartered in the United States, the server location information provided on their website states that it’s only within the USA.

 

So, what if you want a secure and intuitive software that focuses on streamlined project management?

Since the beginning of development, Zenkit has been focused on flexible and practical project management by offering you an intuitive interface and a large number of well-developed features.

Our software can be used for projects of any kind and complexity. Whether it’s simple task management or extensive team projects, Zenkit offers you the right tool for every phase of your project.

Like Smartsheet, Zenkit users also have kanban, list, and calendar views at their disposal. In addition, it allows you to switch from the above-mentioned views to a mind map and hierarchy view at any time

Zenkit has a secure server location in Frankfurt, Germany (ISO27001 certified) and complies with all DSGVO guidelines. While Smartsheet claims to be compliant with the DSGVO, users should be aware that, depending on the server location, national data protection laws apply. And these allow, for example, the American state and US authorities to gain access to data on US servers contrary to EU directives.

FeatureSmartsheetZenkit
Data views
Mind Map View
Gantt Chart
Hierarchy View (incl. main and subtasks)
To-do list View
Kanban View
Calendar View
Table View
Wiki View
Spreadsheet features
Data aggregation & formulas
Linked table fields
GDPR and server location
Server location in Germany
GDPR-compliant
Design
Clear structure and intuitive use
Basic project management functions
Comments, reminders, assign tasks...
Extended project management functions
Create items by email
Due dates
Bulk action
Outline level for subitems (subitem X is a subtask to subitem Y)only one level available
Recurring items
Hierarchy level filter
Wide range of integrationslimited number
Platforms
Desktop-App
Windows, Linux, macOs, Snapcraft
Web-App, Android, iOs, Microsoft

At a glance

Pros Smartsheet

  • Powerful spreadsheet program
  • Basic project management functions
  • Gantt chart

Cons Smartsheet

  • Complex learning phase
  • Complex design
  • US server location (EU directives do not applyt)
  • any project management functions need to be programmed as a formula
  • No mind map, to-do lists, wiki and hierarchy view
  • Few functions for complex project management
  • No low levels for subtasks
  • Limited number of integrations with other apps

Pros Zenkit

  • Intuitive and uncomplicated learning phase
  • Simple, clear user interface
  • German server location (EU directives apply)
  • 8 views (mind map, hierarchy, table, kanban, calendar, to-do list, wiki, Gantt)
  • Extended project management functions
  • More structure in mind map and kanban boards thanks to subtask structuring in several levels
  • Wide range of integration options

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