At the end of a full day’s work in our respective fields (farming and software), Dad and I laid our hands on the kitchen counter. It was pretty clear who’d made visible deliverables happen that day.
Today Smartsheet was named one of the first Google Apps Premier Technology Partners.
It has been fascinating to watch the explosive growth of Smartsheet throughout companies big and small.
Three years ago, Smartsheet was one of the first third-party applications available in the Google Apps Marketplace. At the time, we were a scrappy little startup with fewer than 10 employees and were looking for avenues to grow.
Google took a simple but effective approach to developing the Google Apps Marketplace:
Last month, I was talking with Jon Ruzicka a lifelong friend from Grangeville, Idaho, who is now a public high school principal. We were trading stories in our relative fields of interest - collaborative software and primary education. Along the way, we stumbled on an opportunity to use our individual strengths to make a difference.
Managing work in spreadsheets can quickly get out of control as sheets get wider and wider when every new item associated with your work deserves a new column. Soon you’re scrolling horizontally as much as vertically.
How can we tighten the sheet up and make it more usable?
Progressive companies are running more and more of their business in the cloud. Certainly the companies choosing Gmail, Calendar and Docs tend to make future decisions in favor of the cloud -- and most notably, in favor of apps that work well alongside the Google Apps.
Today, Google added Drive to its suite of online business applications, and Smartsheet is already adding an extra gear to its transmission. Google Drive has upped the ante for anywhere, any-device access to files in the cloud.
Thanks to all who joined me yesterday on our webinar “Turn Dead-end Spreadsheets into Dynamic Team Projects.” We had great interest in the topic from folks in a wide variety of roles.