Customers can now link Smartsheet projects to Salesforce accounts, contacts, opportunities or cases to collaborate easily with internal teams, vendors, clients and customers
Bellevue, WA - August 16, 2011 - Smartsheet, a leading online project management tool, today announced its availability on salesforce.com’s AppExchange. Smartsheet’s flexible, intuitive spreadsheet-like app helps teams easily manage projects and tasks associated with Salesforce accounts, contacts, opportunities or cases. The combination of these leading cloud apps helps users increase productivity and collaborate more effectively on projects, tasks and processes. Smartsheet is now available for test drive and deployment on the AppExchange, the world’s most-popular marketplace for business apps, at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
With a convenient single sign-on, users can now access Smartsheet from within Salesforce to manage and collaborate on projects with colleagues, clients, partners, vendors and other external parties. Users can share related files, docs and discussions in the context of the projects, manage progress using an interactive Gantt chart, and set automated alerts to keep participants aware of status changes and milestones.
“The demand for our easy-to-use, enterprise-ready project management tool continues to surge in the marketplace,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Accessing a leading project management tool directly from within Salesforce only improves the context, relevance and adoption of such solutions. We look forward to helping an even broader group of organizations manage and collaborate on projects.”
Smartsheet's online project management tool can convert existing Excel, Google Spreadsheets or Microsoft Project files into flexible, collaborative online projects. With Smartsheet, users can:
- Access projects from anywhere, including iPads and other mobile devices.
- Add project documentation and commentary to tasks and milestones.
- Set automated reminders, notifications and updates.
- View and manage timelines using interactive Gantt charts, complete with task dependencies.
- View history of changes on any project attribute.
- Run summary reports across projects.
Smartsheet is listed on the AppExchange as a Collaboration and Project Management App.
About the Force.com Platform and AppExchange
Force.com is the only proven enterprise platform for building and running business applications in the cloud. The Force.com platform powers the Salesforce Sales Cloud (http://www.salesforce.com/), more than 1,100 ISV partner applications like those from CA Technologies, FinancialForce.com and Fujitsu, and 200,000 custom applications used by salesforce.com’s 97,700 customers such as Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE and Sprint Nextel. Force.com also enables developers to make any enterprise app social by leveraging the social collaboration components including profiles, status updates, and real-time feeds available with Chatter.
Applications built on the Force.com platform can be easily distributed to the entire cloud computing community through the salesforce.com AppExchange marketplace http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange/.
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, crowdsourcing 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 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 www.smartsheet.com for more details.