Smartsheet Blog

Utilizing the Pareto Principle to enhance customer experience.
Regardless of industry, the key to marketing success isn’t creating a bunch of flashy sales materials. It’s ensuring that customers can easily and immediately grasp what your product can do for them. In the case of Smartsheet, we’ve developed videos, tutorials, blogs, and much more to help customers understand how our best features could add value to their organizations. But you know what? When we looked closer at our lead generation data, we found that most of our new users didn’t come from the content we created to drive sales. As helpful as those materials are, a majority of our signups come from those who dove in headfirst and simply started using our product.
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Download Smartsheet's e-book on avoiding project pitfalls.
You’re managing a complex project with dozens of stakeholders. You’re juggling resources, budgets, and change requests — and then, you realize a deadline has slipped past you. You fall a week or two behind schedule. No big deal, right? Wrong. Mistakes do happen. From missed deadlines to misunderstandings, a project will inevitably run into bumps along the way. However, there are a number of seemingly small oversights that can end up silently killing your entire project. Our new e-book, 6 Things That Derail a Project and How to Avoid Them, was created to identify these project killers and provide expert tips and tricks on how to avoid them. Get the Free E-book
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Templates for adding images to your sheets.
Smartsheet’s latest feature gives you the ability to embed images into the cells of your sheets. With this newest upgrade, you can pair images with data for deeper insight, or share design proposals for instant feedback. Embedding images (instead of clicking to open individual attachments) gives more visually-inclined workers one more tool to track project progress at a glance. From retail lookbook layouts to contractor punch lists, the applications for seeing images in your sheets span any department of your organization. Unlike other spreadsheet models, your images are embedded in cells, rather than floating on the surface as an overlay.
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Smartsheet templates for marketing professionals.
People tend to imagine marketers — especially marketing creatives — as an improvisational, wild bunch, shifting from visionary brainstorms to bouts of procrastination. A bit of chaos can get the creativity flowing, but at the end of the day, any account executive will tell you marketing is about concrete, measurable results. But when 44% of B2B marketers don’t keep a documented content plan, what does the road to results look like? If you’re a marketer, there’s a good chance you have a skilled team of strategists and creatives executing projects without a clear, documented plan to steer their course. Don’t worry, we won’t tell.
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How Smartsheet created a more effective and efficient onboarding process for new hires.
What makes for a stand-out onboarding process? Ideal onboarding practices run like a well-choreographed performance, with a lot of work and preparation happening behind the scenes. And while it may seem like a small thing when you consider the longevity of an entire career, we all know that first impressions set the stage for what’s to come. Ensuring that a new employee’s first experiences are positive — from job offer to day one with the team — takes planning, organization, and even a touch of flair. As Smartsheet’s HR and Recruitment Manager, I have made it my mission to refine our onboarding process down to an impactful set of communications and meetings.
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