Smartsheet is an online project management and crowdsourcing tool. It allows owners of information to comprehensively involve contributors through authenticated access, publicly accessible published sheets, or via embeddable survey forms.Functionality is focused on the ability to organize, share, and update tasks and files. A new iPad version was released March 2011.A core feature was added in February 2009 that enables project managers to leverage the research of anonymous workers through the integration of Amazon Mechanical Turk.The application is free to try, but follows a tiered subscription model.
Founded in June 2005, Smartsheet was privately funded and commercially launched its online project management solution in August 2006. In March 2007 Smartsheet was both named Best in Show Overall by UnderTheRadarBlog.com and won the title of Best Online Collaborative Software. In June, 2007, Madrona Venture Group completed Smartsheet's $4 million Series A financing. Madrona also participated in a subsequent Series B financing in January, 2009 and a Series C financing in September, 2010.Matt McIlwain, Madrona Managing Director, serves as a Smartsheet board member.
Google Apps and Google Accounts Sign-In: Integrated sign-in enabling Google Accounts and Google Apps users to sign up or log in to Smartsheet using their existing Google credentials.
Google Docs: Native support for attaching, importing from, and exporting to Google Docs.
Zimbra: Embedded within Zimbra Collaboration Suite, integration with Zimbra Contacts, Calendar, and Briefcase.
LiveWork: Smartsheet serves as a workflow engine to LiveWork crowdsourcing platform
Amazon Web Services: S3, CloudFront, and Mechanical Turk are utilized to deliver secure file storage, web acceleration, and crowdsourcing on a global basis.
Numerous templates are offered to increase usability of this web-based tool. Any template can be easily filled in to allow for instant business management and collaboration. Popular templates include: Project Management, Event Management, Sales Pipeline, M&A Due Diligence, Charity Auction-Donated Items, Wedding Planning Checklist, Issue Tracker, Marketing Dept. Goals, Client Contact List, IPO-Time & Responsibilities, Donor List, and Home Remodel Punchlist. These templates can be found at the site's Popular Templates page.
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Smartsheet's cloud worksheets redefine how teams collaborate on projects and tasks. The web-based tool combines a familiar spreadsheet-like interface with file sharing, automated workflows, Gantt charts, sub-tasks, dependencies and more. ; Attach and collaborate on files, discussions and tasks ; Automated email notifications, reminders & updates ; Switch instantly between Grid, Gantt, and Calendar views ; Summary reports across sheets ; Access via mobile and tablet devices.