Smartsheet’s online project management app now links files from Box, providing project context to documents
Bellevue, WA - February 1, 2012 - Whether you manage client projects, team task lists, operational processes, deal rooms or other types of work, it just became easier to collaborate and share information with others.
Smartsheet.com, a leading online project management tool provider today announced a new product integration with Box’s popular cloud collaboration and file storage service. With the two leading cloud apps tightly integrated, teams at organizations of all sizes can easily share and collaborate on files related to specific projects with both internal staff and external collaborators, such as vendors, clients, and contractors.
“Accessing files in the context of the work you’re managing saves time and is at the heart of organizational productivity,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Businesses have well-defined expectations that cloud-based tools are easy to use, secure and work how they do. Our partnership with Box brings together two of the most powerful collaboration solutions, provides the users with a cohesive experience, and delivers on that promise.”
From within Smartsheet’s web-based project management tool, users can now find a relevant document or entire folders of documents from Box and link it directly to projects or rows in Smartsheet. All changes made to the document in Box are instantly available in Smartsheet, without the need to upload new versions. With a single mouse click, Smartsheet users can then share those files further using Smartsheet’s project sharing and row sending capabilities. With adoption in 82 percent of the Fortune 500, Box is one of the fastest-growing enterprise applications.
“Box has built a powerful, open platform that enables excellent services like Smartsheet to extend its value and functionality to organizations worldwide," said Chris Yeh, VP of Platform at Box. "There's a smarter, more efficient way to work in the enterprise and our integration with Smartsheet really makes sense for our customers."
Anil Patel CEO of worldwide nonprofit Timeraiser has used Box and Smartsheet independently for years. "We’ve reviewed over 200 cloud-based software applications, especially in the categories of file sharing & project management. There hasn't been a feature set we have been anticipating more than the integration between Smartsheet and Box. The simplicity of Smartsheet’s project management and the powerful file sharing capabilities of Box will make our productivity soar across a number of business applications such as financial management, marketing, human resources and governance. Simply put: Game-changer."
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 thousands of organizations worldwide for managing all types of work including projects and tasks, operations, sales pipelines, events, marketing campaigns and more. Today, Smartsheet is a top-ranked app in the Google Application Marketplace and is integrated with leading web services such as Google Apps, 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.