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If you value unparalleled database features, enterprise scale and flexible app-building tools, then check out Caspio — the best Smartsheet alternative. Unlike Smartsheet, Caspio provides a fully integrated cloud database, allowing you to launch powerful database-driven apps instead of limited 'spreadsheet' interfaces.

Plus, Caspio's enterprise-grade capabilities come at an affordable price point, supporting any number of app builders with no license fees or deployment restrictions. Create all the apps you need using intuitive point-and-click tools while Caspio automates your workflows behind the scenes.

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FEATURES CASPIO SMARTSHEET
ACCOUNT RESOURCES

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP
Database Microsoft SQL Server
*Certified Gold Partner*
Proprietary
Infrastructure Amazon Web Services
*Advanced Technology Partner*
Amazon Web Services
Doesn’t meet AWS partner requirements
Platform speed Fast and scalable Extended load times
for large amounts of data
Scalability Scales dynamically based on usage Limited to 400 columns, 20,000 rows or 500,000 cells
Whichever limit is reached first per sheet
Forrester Wave™ ranking
Named richest platform for business developers

Doesn't meet Forrester requirements
Company status Privately-owned
Full control of product roadmap
Venture-backed
Beholden to investors

IMPORT/EXPORT
Text files Limited to CSV files
XML files
Microsoft Excel files Import multiple worksheets per file
Up to 150 MB
Limited to 1 worksheet per file
Limited to 50 MB
Microsoft Access files
Import/export of data Natively import and export in bulk Limited to one object at a time
Import/export of apps Natively import and export in bulk

DATABASE FEATURES
Database interface Familiar database interface Spreadsheet interface
Editable grid
Table relationships
Visual drag-and-drop interface

Abstracted data linking process
Referential integrity
Record level security Native Requires premium add-on
Lookup tables
Database triggers
Extensive actions and workflows

Limited predefined actions
GUID database field
Encrypted password field

WEB FORMS
Conditional fields Requires 'Business' plan
Image resizer
Payment forms
Native
Requires web service integration
Cascading elements
Autocomplete fields
Multi-step forms

REPORT INTERFACES
Tabular reports
Pivot tables
Native
Requires premium add-on
Charts 20+ chart types
Extension via CSS and JavaScript
Limited to 10 chart types
Bulk edits
Native

Requires multi-step workarounds

APP DEVELOPMENT AND AUTOMATION
Point-and-click tools
Development approach Step-by-step guided process Open-ended process
Custom localization
Custom CSS styling
Scheduled tasks Limited predefined actions
Code extensibility HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, Excel/SQL expressions and built-in functions Limited to spreadsheet functions

AUTHENTICATION
Password protection Supports unlimited users Only supports registered Smartsheet users
Password recovery Customizable interface embeds on any website Restricted to Smartsheet domain
Custom login forms Restricted to Smartsheet domain

APP DEPLOYMENT
Direct URL Requires 'Business' plan
JavaScript embed
iFrame deployment
SharePoint/.NET deployment

COMPLIANCE
GDPR
HIPAA
PCI DSS Level 1
FERPA
FIPS 140-2
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
ISO 27001/27017/27018
Section 508
WCAG 2.0

SUPPORT
Ticket/email support
Phone support
Live chat interface
24/7
Forums

TRAINING AND ONBOARDING
Online video courses
Instructor-led online training
Offered FREE multiple times per week
Interactive livestreams
Every Monday 10am PT
Customer onboarding program Limited to general webinars
Customer success manager FREE Paid
Developer certification FREE Limited to licensed users

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Pre-built app extensions
Expert sessions FREE Paid
Custom development services

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