Bellevue, WA - April 24, 2012 - Smartsheet.com today announced an integration between its leading online project management and collaboration tool and the newly released Google Drive(tm), Google's cloud storage and collaboration service.
Smartsheet’s innovative cloud worksheets redefine how teams collaborate on projects and tasks. The web-based tool combines a familiar spreadsheet-like interface with file sharing, automated workflows and reminders, and sophisticated project management features such as Gantt charts, dependencies and sub-tasks.
“Google has long understood that people need intuitive, powerful solutions to work however and wherever they want,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “We share the same view. Using Smartsheet and Google Docs together has long helped our customers keep projects and related files connected - a tremendous boost to productivity. Now, Google Drive makes this easier as a single place to store all your files and access them from anywhere. We’re very excited about this deeper level of integration and the increased convenience it delivers to our customers.”
Small business and large enterprises alike use Smartsheet to track, manage, and collaborate on a broad array of work tasks, including sales pipelines, IT rollouts, marketing campaigns, inventory and business processes. Now from within Google Drive, Smartsheet users can create, update, organize and save their project sheets.
Additionally, Smartsheet users can attach any file stored in Drive (such as photos or Google documents) directly to individual tasks, or rows, in their sheets. As a result, relevant project information including files, graphics, notes and discussions are accessible in the context of the project, making it easier to collaborate with colleagues, vendors, and clients. Users can also open Excel spreadsheets or MS Project files within Google Drive and manage them as dynamic cloud-based Smartsheet projects.
"We’re excited to have Smartsheet integrating with Google Drive,” said Scott Johnston, Group Product Manager at Google. “Google Drive is designed to help people be more productive from anywhere, and Smartsheet supports that goal by letting people easily manage projects and organize project materials.” Smartsheet offers a free 30-day trial and is a featured productivity app in the Chrome Web Store.
Smartsheet.com, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers businesses an intuitive online project management and collaboration tool. The ease of use of the familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing and work automation features have made it a popular and highly functional business productivity app for teams. Smartsheet is used by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide for managing all types of work including projects and tasks, operations, sales pipelines, events, marketing campaigns and more. Smartsheet is integrated with leading web services such as Google Apps, Box, Salesforce and VMWare’s Zimbra email. Located in Bellevue WA, the privately held company is backed by Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm. Visit http://www.smartsheet.com for more details.
About Google Drive
Google Drive is a cloud storage and collaboration service from Google. Drive allows people to store their files online and access them from any device: in desktop folders on Mac or PC computers, in mobile apps on Android or iOS devices, or from any web browser by visiting drive.google.com. Google Drive is available with 5GB of storage for free, and additional storage may be purchased.
Google Drive also allows people to create, edit and share files with one another. Google Drive applications are third-party applications that work seamlessly with Drive. By integrating with the user account and file data stored in Drive, these web applications provide a simple way for people to open files from Drive, make changes or edits in the application, and then save the updated file in Drive. Google Drive applications are available in the Chrome Web Store.
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