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Smartsheet Innovation Recognized by 451 Research

by Lindsay Bleier


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We are pleased to announce that Smartsheet has been recognized as a “pioneer in work management software” and named an inaugural 451 Firestarter by industry analyst firm 451 Research in recognition of exceptional technology innovation that has the potential to "be disruptive to the multi-billion-dollar traditional project management, productivity, and collaboration markets."

With this 451 Firestarter award, Smartsheet was chosen as a leader for outstanding innovation in the category of work management. This award validates the importance of the market, and is notable given that Smartsheet is the first and only vendor in the category to receive this recognition.

Led exclusively by industry analysts, the 451 Firestarter program showcases organizations that are meaningfully contributing to the overall pace and extent of innovation in the broader technology landscape.

The criteria for nominations? 451 Research asks analysts to consider: “Did the conversation [with a given organization] blow your mind?” This allows analysts to recognize innovation that challenges accepted wisdom and that has the potential to “substantially disrupt an existing market, cause it to change direction, or even create an entirely new category.” Award recipients were then selected from the nominees by 451 analysts.

Notably, the award is one that recognizes innovation that exists today, not mere promise for what might develop in the future. We are honored to have market experts from 451 Research recognize Smartsheet as a “category disruptor,” and acknowledge our commitment to innovation that seeks to empower all business users to achieve more. Read the full write-up on Smartsheet from the full 451 Firestarter report here.


451 Research: The New Work Management System for the Digital Enterprise

To hear Chris Marsh, Research Director, Workforce Productivity and Compliance at 451 Research, discuss the importance of the work management category and its current landscape, watch the video below.

451 Research is a leading information technology research and advisory company focusing on technology innovation and market disruption. You can learn more about 451 Research here.