Smartsheet is a difficult product to categorize. Part office productivity, part project management, part document sharing, Smartsheet — despite its spreadsheet-like interface — is trying to be the central hub for how people work.

Smartsheet, originally launched in 2006 and then relaunched in 2010, in essence combines the functions of a traditional office productivity suite — spreadsheeting, document creation, project planning and document repository needs. Users can, via a relatively simple interface, work on documents within a project and timeline paradigm. Think of a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, alongside file sharing, workflow automation and project-planning features.

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Ben Kepes

Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.