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Manage your vendors seamlessly.
Enterprise employees managing multiple vendors are always looking for new ways to optimize their approach. So what does it take to get there? Forming relationships with those vendors crucial to the success of your organization requires a balance of sharp analytics and old-fashioned people skills. The right software also takes the pain out of the process, so you can focus on what matters most. Managing vendors entails tracking quotes and contracts, measuring performance, engaging in ongoing dialogue, and ensuring promised deliverables exceed your standards. The vendors could come from diverse market corners, including IT, creative, marketing, or administration. So staying on track also takes exceptional
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Upload images and graphics directly into your sheet.
When you have one central hub for all of your file reservoirs, collaborating on content and other deliverables becomes faster, streamlined, and formalized. Smartsheet helps you achieve that. Between in-app attachments and our Google for Work, Box, and Dropbox integrations, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more efficient way to organize accessibility to all of the moving assets of an enterprise. That said, we are constantly looking for ways to simplify work. We have a feeling our latest upgrade will be championed by our visually-inclined professionals. Attaching images to a row is helpful, but in some cases, having those images readily viewable offers a whole new way of comparing and contrasting or adding
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Smartsheet as collaborative work management tool
Until a few months ago, I had an open call for feedback from anyone in our office. The request was always the same: “If there’s something we can do to make our company better, I’d like to know.” I encouraged people to swing by my office or email directly. There were some takers, but I knew there were more opinions out there. What was the hold up? My assumption of a welcoming open door was wrong. Fewer than 1 percent of employees responded. Truthfully, I shouldn’t have expected more. I was requesting participation in a suboptimal way — and in a way that can elevate nerves. Remember that time you didn’t want your feedback forwarded to someone else? What I should have
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Web design and development require a lot of back and forth. Between team members, supervisors, departments, and stakeholders, it can feel like a game of hot potato. The feedback and QA process could take several rounds of updates, holding up your critical path to completion. Multiply by your number of projects, and it becomes a lot to sort. As the senior digital marketing manager at Smartsheet, it’s my responsibility to reign in all of these processes to ensure my developers and designers reach the specified endpoint of a design in a timely manner. I’ve come from companies with no set process for individual tasks, and it becomes a jumble of emailed files, chat or phone tag, and never ending status
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2015 was big. In the same year Smartsheet celebrated its 10-year anniversary, game-changing tech developments surfaced at a faster rate than ever before. But 2016 promises to be an even more riveting year for anyone interested in tech. Hand in hand with new technologies, sweeping cultural shifts will change the way work gets done both on and offline. Let’s take a look at a few key trends shaping the very near future of work as we move into the new year. One of the most anticipated technological developments right around the corner is wireless energy transmission. In a world where wifi is almost seen as a regular utility, it’s about time we lose the cords and embrace wireless electricity as well. It
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