At Avid, we’re always looking for ways to purposefully innovate, and drive client results. We recently tested several productivity platforms to optimize project planning and collaboration. After thorough evaluation, the team selected Smartsheet as their preferred tool thanks to its native spreadsheet look, Excel-like formulas, and strong integration into other software packages.
Smartsheet is a cloud-based platform that enables teams to plan, track, and manage projects in real-time. It offers an intuitive user interface and a wide range of features, including web-based dashboards, that facilitate team collaboration, task management, and reporting.
Avid teams are now using Smartsheet to plan projects and share critical information with internal and external stakeholders. The platform provides us with enhanced transparency, efficiency, and facilitates strong communication among team members, clients, and partners.
The OEM project teams at Avid have put together reports and dashboards that enable clients to quickly access critical information and key performance indicators (KPIs). These reports provide a clear picture of project progress, including budget, timelines, and milestones.
One of the most significant benefits of using Smartsheet is the platform’s flexibility. The system can be customized to meet the unique needs of each project and team. Smartsheet’s intuitive interface allows team members to quickly create and manage tasks, set deadlines, and track progress.
In addition to the basic project management features, Smartsheet also provides automation capabilities. This feature helps teams to automate repetitive tasks, saving time and improving productivity. The platform also integrates with a wide range of other productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office and Google Suite. We’re now able to send out automated messages based on specific triggers to ensure the right information is shared with the right people at the right time. This helps everyone stay on target, and ensure necessary information is communicated.
Overall, we have found Smartsheet to be a powerful and efficient tool for project planning and collaboration. The platform has provided the team with a centralized location for project information, facilitating communication and improving transparency. With Smartsheet, the OEM project teams have been able to streamline their processes, making it easier to deliver projects on time and within budget.
Up next- using Smartsheet Resource Management to close the loop on resource planning and allocation.