Smartsheet Named as 'Cool Vendor' in Gartner's Program and Portfolio Management 2015

By CIOReview | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bellevue, WA: Smartsheet, the spreadsheet-inspired collaborative work management tool announces that it has been selected as a "Cool Vendor" in the Program and Portfolio (PPM) report by Gartner, a global independent information technology research and advisory company.

According to Gartner’s prediction, “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.”Also 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, one-off piece of work that the training or customer service department wants to do in support of a strategic initiative.”

Being 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.

“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,” says 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.”