Gartner Names Smartsheet a ‘Cool Vendor’ in Program and Portfolio Management 2015

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Smartsheet is a game changer for how work gets done in organizations, and we’re just beginning to capitalize upon the market opportunity.

Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management platform used by millions worldwide, today announced it has been selected as a "Cool Vendor" in the Program and Portfolio (PPM) report by Gartner, Inc., a leading global independent information technology research and advisory company. The report is available for free here.

Gartner predicts “by 2017, 80 percent of PPM tool vendors will have enhanced collaboration and analytical capabilities to support exploratory projects with high uncertainty and constant change.” Further, the report notes that “For years, organizations have tried to use the concept of a project — and classic project management tools — to track work, without really acknowledging that the core discipline of formal project management was always intended for big pieces of work. What companies need is a simple, easy-to-use tool that communicates and tracks shared work — whether this work is in support of a larger project or is just a single, on-off piece of work that the training or customer service department wants to do in support of a strategic initiative.”

“We believe Smartsheet’s inclusion in Gartner’s PPM Cool Vendor report further confirms we’re on the right path towards fulfilling our vision of enabling all workers to get work done more efficiently,” said Mark Mader, CEO of Smartsheet. “Smartsheet is a game changer for how work gets done in organizations, and we’re just beginning to capitalize upon the market opportunity.”

As a trusted provider to many of the world’s industry-leading organizations including Cisco, Google, Bayer, HomeAway, Groupon, DHL, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and more than 60,000 other companies in 170 countries, Smartsheet is making significant strides towards becoming the global standard for work management.

Smartsheet pairs the familiar, easy to use spreadsheet interface with capabilities like file sharing, work automation, Gantt chart features and integration with leading cloud productivity tools, leading to a flexible, highly functional project management tool that is becoming incredibly popular. It is used to collaborate, plan and execute a broad spectrum of work, including marketing campaigns, product launches, business operations, manufacturing processes, strategic planning and HR initiatives.

Gartner Cool Vendors in PPM 2015 was authored April 24 by Robert A. Handler, Matt Light, Donna Fitzgerald, and Teresa Jones.

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About Smartsheet
Smartsheet, a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) company, offers businesses an intuitive collaboration and work management tool. The ease of use of the familiar spreadsheet-like interface, coupled with file sharing, work automation and Gantt chart features, have made it a popular and highly functional collaboration and project management tool. Customers include construction companies, consulting firms, schools and universities, utility firms, government entities, healthcare organizations, high-tech firms, non-profits, manufacturing and law firms, among others. Additionally, Smartsheet offers mobile apps, pre-built templates, and integrations with leading cloud apps such as Box, Dropbox, Salesforce, Microsoft Office 365 and Google for Work to ensure users are up and running quickly. Visit for more details.

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