Smartsheet Adoption On the Rise – Check It Out

By | November 11, 2011

Our partners at Smartsheet just passed their one year anniversary of launching an integration with VMware Zimbra.  And looking back, we’ve seen a strong increase in Zimbra users embracing the online project management and collaboration app.  In fact, Smartsheet continues to be a favorite, now ranking as a “Top 5 Most Popular App” in the Zimbra Zimlet Gallery. Smartsheet now claims more than 100 joint customers with Zimbra!

For Zimbra users, Smartsheet serves as the perfect union between spreadsheets, project tools and file sharing. While most work projects take shape as a spreadsheet, they break down when you need to get others involved. There’s no way to easily track versions, much less associate notes, share files, set reminders and so forth. Smartsheet allows Zimbra users to keep the spreadsheet layout you like (and already know how to use) and gain the additional automation you need.

For Smartsheet, the momentum is exciting because Zimbra customers typically represent larger enterprise deployments and provide a higher average contribution to the bottom line. That’s smart business.

Why the uptick in momentum?
In addition to solving a real business need, here are a few other reasons that contribute to the popularity of the combined solution:

  • Extends the functionality of both apps. The apps are a natural fit. You can show key project dates in Zimbra or overlay a Zimbra calendar directly to a project calendar in Smartsheet. In one click, you can import Zimbra contacts into Smartsheet for easy collaborating and sharing sheets. You can also attach documents from Zimbra briefcase to any row. The apps make each other more useful, valuable.
  • Convenient access. With Smartsheet available as a tab within Zimbra, access is seamless and easy. No more having to navigate to a separate web application.
  • Scales for enterprise. The combination of Smartsheet’s cloud app being “always available” with the viral nature of “sharing sheets” causes adoption to spread organically across the organization. And because it’s so flexible to set up and use, we’re seeing teams from project management to marketing, operations, HR processes, and sales pipelines, all embrace the tool. After all, everyone has work to manage.
  • Provides admin controls and security safeguards required by larger organizations. Most simple web apps don’t offer provisioning controls at a centralized level. Smartsheet is “enterprise ready”, providing group tools for onboarding and monitoring users, transferring ownership of content and managing data access. Providing the ability to self-manage the deployment and ongoing maintenance of accounts and content is definitely one of the must-haves for apps to succeed in larger settings.

Thank you Zimbra community. While Smartsheet’s momentum encourages us, we understand we’ve just scratched the surface. We’re committed to working closely with Smartsheet — and all of our integration partners — to create more value for VMware Zimbra customers.


Comments

  • I good information but I must know more for buy it.I’ll Downloads Trial version, Thank

    Commented on November 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM
  • I like the smartsheet. Its very convenient and fairly easy to use. Thanks for the share.

    Commented on November 12, 2011 at 10:25 PM
  • This is a great app. thanx for sharing

    Commented on November 18, 2011 at 8:52 PM
  • VMware Zimbra is good app, I recommend!

    Commented on November 26, 2011 at 11:03 AM
  • This looks amazing. Has anyone reported any bits of smartsheet that could be more user friendly? I like the look of it i must say. Nice one.

    Commented on December 4, 2011 at 2:29 PM
  • It is a new one for me .Maybe I will try .

    Commented on December 9, 2011 at 4:25 AM
  • I love the the online project management and collaboration app! The convenient access of having everything in one application is much appreciated. I hope development/innovation continues.

    Commented on December 15, 2011 at 9:32 PM
  • There is a need – keep up the good work. I’ll be following.

    Commented on December 18, 2011 at 12:39 PM
  • They are using Smartsheet even on Harvard, Congrats for Smartsheet Employee on their 1st Anniversary!

    Commented on December 22, 2011 at 9:08 AM
  • Thank for infortation

    Commented on December 24, 2011 at 9:13 PM
  • Very interesting concept, there are so much “smart” software around that just isn’t Smartsheet does appear to go the distance

    Commented on January 5, 2012 at 3:59 AM
  • Smart software is all around but mostly its not that smart. This smartsheet ap so far appears to meet its names purpose. well done

    Commented on January 5, 2012 at 4:01 AM
  • Great ap so far.

    Commented on January 5, 2012 at 4:02 AM
  • great, automation and file management is indeed required a spreadsheet with the system of good management. thanks

    Commented on January 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM
  • sound great.. thanks for respons to community

    Commented on January 29, 2012 at 2:40 AM
  • Hi, in the report above, you say “Smartsheet allows Zimbra users to keep the spreadsheet layout you like (and already know how to use) and gain the additional automation you need.” Would you mind just explaining a bit more about how this works, i’m a bit confused? I mean in terms of the automation.

    Commented on February 1, 2012 at 12:26 AM
  • nice app will be using trail then possibly upgrading thanks

    Commented on February 27, 2012 at 8:10 PM
  • long live Smartsheet !! :)

    fell a bit behind with this one, but now more up to date, thanks.

    - Dave

    Commented on March 31, 2012 at 9:15 AM
  • I’ve used smartsheet for some time now. it is easy to use and very flexible for any application. the ui is clean and simple to use. recent updates have made the ux more intuitive without being over complex. in all, it is a recommended product.

    Commented on April 3, 2012 at 1:01 AM
  • Wow, it’s definitely a great move to integrate smartsheet to zimbra. No doubt that this integration process means further functionality of the application and the convenient, seamless access to smartsheet within Zimbra is a big plus. Congrats to the developers…

    Commented on April 3, 2012 at 12:38 PM
  • Its no wonder Smartsheet continues to be a favorite and in the top 5, i know this sounds silly but i love the reminders!! great stuff, also the safeguards make this app a pure must.

    Many Thanks

    Lee

    Commented on April 27, 2012 at 9:53 AM
  • I think that’s an interesting opinion. I participated in many areas and clearly see the usefulness of this!

    Commented on May 7, 2012 at 7:19 PM
  • I believe that Zimbra is a good program of your choice!! I like it’s

    Commented on May 8, 2012 at 7:12 PM