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Smartsheet and Google Apps complement each other at every turn. From seamless integrations with Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and Google Docs, and a hassle-free single sign-on, you can instantly connect Smartsheet to Google Apps and maximize your productivity.Now, it’s even easier to use Smartsheet with Google Apps. Smartsheet was one of only two partners who worked alongside Google to streamline how the Google Apps Marketplace works. Admins can now choose to install our Google Docs add-on, Smartsheet Merge, across entire domains with just a couple clicks. Previously, if you wanted to use the Smartsheet add-on for Google Docs, each user had to individually install it.
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Gantt chart template for Excel
Excel was traditionally created to be a data analytics and number crunching tool, but 60% of spreadsheets today contain no formulas. Its usage has now evolved to serving as a project management tool. While you can coordinate basic work tasks and manage lists, creating a Gantt chart in Excel, from scratch, can be a time-consuming and frustrating task. Unless you want to spend up to an hour manually tweaking Excel to look professional and presentation-ready, an Excel template is the easiest way to make a Gantt chart. A template is especially helpful if you don’t have a lot of experience making a project timeline.
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Copy and reuse your best work with just a couple of clicks. Smartsheet’s newest features allow you to work smarter by jump-starting new projects without re-creating anything. Copy folders and workspaces, send powerful reports to anyone without sharing underlying sheets, and access more time-saving features on mobile. Here are three new ways to reuse your work: Copy your best folders and workspaces to make any project repeatable. Start new without re-creating anything -- Smartsheet automatically copies over all of your reports and linked cells for you. No more manual copying and pasting.
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Laurie Richardson has organized more than 1,200 trade shows in her 17 years of event planning. At one time, she was planning 200 trade shows each year. She started her own event planning company, Nkilter, three years ago, where she’s managed hundreds of shows for a variety of tech clients. She knows all the secrets to success and has seen firsthand the common pitfalls of organizing a major event. One of Richardson's trade show booths, made for client Varolii. And, with all big events, there’s a lot of potential for things to go wrong.
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Does March Madness Affect Collaboration?

Money and March Madness go hand in hand. From money gained (up to $1 billion from Warren Buffett for the perfect bracket) to money lost ($1.2 billion for every unproductive work hour during the first week of the tournament), it’s all about the green. But, it’s no longer fun and games when companies become concerned about millions of dollars potentially lost in productivity and collaboration during the tournament. There’s a lot of competing statistics on how March Madness affects productivity at work. In its annual survey, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
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