Using a tool in your native language is at the heart of productivity.
Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 17, 2011
Projects know no geographical boundaries and according to leading online project management and collaboration software provider Smartsheet.com, neither should software tools. In an effort to further expand the distribution and adoption of its intuitive spreadsheet-like app, the company announced today it has released Spanish language support for its award-winning app with additional languages planned for 2012.
Spanish is the second most used language in international communication, spoken by almost 500 million people worldwide. According to research estimates, in the US alone, the Hispanic population has grown by 60% in just one decade and their buying power is expected to exceed $1.3 billion by 2013.
“Smartsheet users have always been able to input project information in any language, modifying column and row headers, discussions and related files. Now, we are pleased to meet the growing demand for Spanish with a fully localized version of Smartsheet,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Using a tool in your native language is at the heart of productivity and we’re confident it’ll further increase collaboration between teams with different language preferences.”
Staying consistent with its core philosophy of keeping the product easy to use, individual users have the ability to select their language preference in the tool. For instance, a company’s project team in Chicago can use the English version while the team in Santiago opts for the Spanish version. Additionally, all menus, online help, usability tips, calendars, admin controls, reports, and related email notifications regarding project changes, update requests or status alerts are translated for a fully immersed Spanish experience.
To meet the needs of Smartsheet’s growing customer base (which has increased 7x in the past 18 months), the new multilingual capabilities open the door for resellers serving the fast-growing Spanish-speaking market to sell Smartsheet.
Andrés Cargill, CEO of Solucion Orión, a Smartsheet reseller partner with offices in Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Perú and Ecuador, adds “With this latest release in Spanish, Smartsheet continues its rapid global expansion. We’re excited to introduce this version to our customers and fully anticipate an uptick in adoption.”
Smartsheet.com, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers businesses an intuitive online project management and collaboration tool. The ease of use of the familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing and work automation features have made it a popular and highly functional business productivity app for teams. Smartsheet is used by thousands of organizations worldwide for managing all types of work including projects and tasks, operations, sales pipelines, events, marketing campaigns and more. Today, Smartsheet is a top-ranked app in the Google Application Marketplace and is integrated with leading web services such as Google Apps, Salesforce and VMWare’s Zimbra email. Located in Bellevue WA, the privately held company is backed by Madrona Venture Group, a leading venture capital firm. Visit http://www.smartsheet.com for more details.