Picture your work in more ways. Visualize who is doing what from every perspective, at the task, project, team and enterprise levels, and get the right message to the right person.
From displaying your sheet as a Gantt chart to revealing patterns of collaboration with the Account Map tool, Smartsheet helps businesses visually explore the resources, processes, and content in every project.
And now, you have even more power to choose how you want to visualize your work with three new features:
50 New Symbols to Make Your Point, Faster
An array of over 50 new column symbols helps you communicate more efficiently. You can visually describe where an item is headed with trend arrows, order priorities with flags, stars, or exclamation marks, as well as rate items for things like difficulty, cost, strength, or pain. The symbols are flexible and easy to use, conveying more information at a glance.
To choose a symbol that works best for your project item:
- Set up the column you wish to display status symbols by right-clicking on the column head and selecting "Edit Column Properties" at the bottom
- Select "Symbols..." in the Column Types list
- Choose the visual symbols you wish to use
Project Plans Made Beautiful in PowerPoint
Build beautiful visual representations of your project plan, ideal for presentations to management or customers. With the Smartsheet and Office Timeline integration, you can visually display your work and highlight critical components of a plan. Use quick filters to weed out unnecessary data, customize your presentation with colors and shapes, and easily send to others as an image, .pdf, or PowerPoint slide.
To get Office Timeline and build beautiful project plans:
- Download and install the free trial version of Office Timeline from: www.officetimeline.com.
- Launch PowerPoint and navigate to the Office Timeline tab on the PowerPoint ribbon.
- Click on New dropdown and select Import from SmartSheet to create your first visual.
- Purchase Office TImeline Plus to continue using the Smartsheet integration after 15 day trial period expires.
Requirements: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 (Functional on Windows XP but unsupported*), Microsoft Office 2007 or later, Office Timeline Plus purchase required beyond free trial.
Your Data in Pictures with Tableau
See your data in charts with Smartsheet’s new Tableau integration. Deliver powerful visualization, analysis, visibility, and insight by integrating live Smartsheet data into Tableau and Excel dashboards. Visually track everything from sales territories to personnel start dates to sales quotas.
To connect Smartsheet and Tableau:
Only licensed users on enterprise plans will have access to the Smartsheet Live Data Connector, which enables this Smartsheet and Tableau integration. The Live Data Connector will be automatically included in all enterprise subscriptions. To download it, visit http://www.smartsheet.com/developers/odbc. To learn more about the Smartsheet Live Data Connector, read our blog post.
More Ways to Picture Your Work in Smartsheet
These are just three of the ways Smartsheet helps you picture your work. Learn about all the visualization features in this new video:
Visualizing our work, with symbols, project plans, and dashboards, can quickly convey a complicated idea and make that idea stick. It streamlines communication, and gets the right message to the right audience.
How will you visualize your work?