Smartsheet Blog

Technology and trends for the retail supply chain.
Here in Seattle, as in many cities, local goods are all the rage. This blossoming homegrown mindset comes with a growing socially and environmentally conscious public demanding the same principles from big retailers. We live in a global economy where even bakeries can go international while still sourcing local goods. When the products sold in nearly all big retailers come from around the world, it’s becoming increasingly important to know that they are made in humane and sustainable ways. And modern technology makes it easier to do so. A recent dire prediction about technology — in particular, computing power — claims that Moore’s Law, the doubling of computing power at the same cost
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Smartsheet extends functionality of Microsoft Apps
The partnership between Microsoft and Smartsheet is a fruitful one. Smartsheet has been a valuable component of the Microsoft app ecosystem with our existing integrations to Microsoft cloud technology, like Smartsheet for Outlook and Azure Active Directory. Today at BUILD 2016, we’re happy to announce that the Microsoft and Smartsheet relationship has grown even stronger. Smartsheet, as one of Microsoft’s top strategic ISV partners, is building on our robust support for Microsoft software to give its users and customers more options than ever before with new integration to Microsoft’s OneDrive and Power BI. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are Microsoft’s cloud storage platforms with
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Best practices for building Smartsheet Sights.
Earlier this month, we revealed Smartsheet Sights, an unprecedented bird's-eye view into your business's work in Smartsheet. With Sights, you have a customizable, powerful tool that arms you with real-time data and information for making the best decisions. Let’s look at some best practices for getting started with Sights so you can improve your work right away. Before you start building a Sight, there are three factors you must determine. Your purpose: Is this Sight for a single project, multiple projects, or a general information hub? Your audience: Are you building a Sight for yourself, your team, middle management, or a C-level executive? Your data: What data and information will be most
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Improve client communication.
Many departments of our business (and likely yours) manage vendor relationships on a daily basis. When two businesses of diverse working styles come together, it becomes a delicate dance of give and take to maintain that productive flow. It comes down to the tools you choose to foster collaboration that will help align your timelines, define goals and expectations, and improve that all important clarifier: open lines of communication. Communication in the modern business era is easier and more effective than ever before. The advent of the cloud and shared digital workspaces power communication in a way that not even email can match, resulting in more collaborative and connected workplaces. But that
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How Smartsheet helps manage IT requests.
Technology is a tricky beast to wrangle, to put it mildly. Even the most watertight of IT ships are susceptible to leaks. Hardware breaks down, software encounters hidden bugs, and employees do things they shouldn’t. Waves of IT requests are inevitable in every business, from tiny startups to global enterprises, so it’s important to have a scalable process to manage them. We’ve previously discussed how Smartsheet is an excellent tool to manage design requests. And it’s just as effective when it comes to handling IT requests. Let’s discuss some best practices for managing an IT help desk and solutions we practice here at Smartsheet. Use these tips as a basis for developing your own
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