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Smartsheet Accelerators: Deploy Proven Business Solutions, Fast

by Gene Farrell

In today’s hyper-competitive business environment, the speed and quality of execution can mean the difference between success and failure. Business leaders need proven solutions that can be implemented quickly — at scale —  to optimize for speed to business value for their companies and their customers.

These solutions must offer exceptional user experiences to drive high levels of adoption and support collaboration across process stakeholders, as well as portfolio transparency to enable faster decision making based on real-time data.

Introducing Smartsheet Accelerators

To address this need, I’m excited to introduce Smartsheet Accelerators, a portfolio of solutions designed to enable business leaders to confidently and consistently deploy large-scale initiatives with enterprise-grade security and administration at unprecedented speed.

These packaged solutions — based on actual customer insights and best practices — provide near-instant business value, real-time program visibility, and high user engagement.

Today, we are launching three distinct solutions:

1. Smartsheet Accelerator for IT PMO

Whether orchestrating simple tasks or complex portfolio management, IT business leaders need a way to improve visibility and resource tracking to ensure their projects provide the business with a return on investment.

 

IT PMO Executive Dashboard

The Smartsheet Accelerator for IT PMO enables IT management to accelerate IT project delivery and get real-time portfolio visibility into budget versus actual metrics while providing ease of use to drive user adoption. It provides a way for companies to start with demand prioritization and span the IT project lifecycle through tracking, executive reporting, change management, and project archiving, resulting in program transparency, execution consistency, and high levels of user adoption.

2. Smartsheet Accelerator for Professional Services

A recent survey of professional services leadership found that over 70% of all customer onboarding projects ran over schedule and budget. And additionally, 90% of those cost overruns were borne by the service provider.

The Smartsheet Accelerator for Professional Services enables companies to get a handle on both schedule and budget by optimizing client onboarding operating practices with standardized plans, client facing reports and dashboards, consolidated portfolio reporting, and rich bi-directional integrations with CRM systems like Salesforce.

 

Professional Services Executive Dashboard

It also incorporates best practices adopted by thousands of Smartsheet customers to help services leaders predictably deliver on-time client projects and proactively manage risks to drive a better customer experience and lifetime value.

3. Smartsheet Accelerator for Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions can be a risky endeavor. An analysis by L.E.K. consulting puts the failure rates of 2,500 high-profile mergers and acquisitions at over 60 percent. Often these failures are the result of insufficient rigor during due diligence, resulting in an imperfect match of candidates to the organization’s strategic purpose. Another factor that’s often overlooked is the the need to surface the integration risks during the evaluation phase, which often disrupts a smooth transition.

 

M&A Executive Deal Dashboard

The Smartsheet Accelerator for Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) enables mergers and acquisitions leaders to accelerate deal closure and optimize integration processes by providing an operational framework based on best practices, for managing acquisition targets, due diligence activities, integration planning, and delivery across multiple workstreams.

This is achieved by blending industry standard best practices for M&A with practical operational processes into a cohesive solution that unlocks critical value drivers and enables organizational transformation.

Just the Beginning

We’re excited to share the Smartsheet Accelerators for IT PMO, Professional Services, and M&A with you today. These are the first in a series of proven solutions we’ll be introducing to help you solve your business challenges.

Interested in learning more about how Smartsheet Accelerators can help you generate time to value momentum for process innovation, drive high levels of adoption, and provide the portfolio transparency you need to enable faster decision making?

Contact our team or get in touch with your Smartsheet sales representative to learn more about the Smartsheet Accelerator for IT PMO, the Smartsheet Accelerator for Professional Services, or the Smartsheet Accelerator for M&A.