“It’s all about that shared prioritization, which is virtually impossible to see in a spreadsheet,” said Robin Sherwood, director of product management at Smartsheet.
Card View allows users to arrange their rows of cards in different ways. Examples include which team is working on a project or how far along a project is. Users can add images to cards and color code their cards. Cards can be dragged between rows or to the top or bottom of a row to show which tasks require immediate action.
“Card View gives you a really good way to notice where bottlenecks might be in your process because things aren’t moving out of that phase,” Sherwood said.
Smartsheet recently conducted a work visualization survey, and approximately two-thirds of professionals across a variety of disciplines said they like to use some form of visual work management.
It’s the latest move by the company to differentiate its service in the highly competitive market for project management technology. Smartsheet offers numerous ways to manage projects like calendars, Gantt charts and a dashboard-like system called Sights that it introduced in March.
Smartsheet says it has more than 10 million registered users at 85,000 organizations in 190 countries. Smartsheet says more than half of Fortune 500 companies use its tools. Some of its customers include the U.S. General Services Administration, Google, Salesforce and Cisco. Founded in 2006, Smartsheet has topped 80 percent revenue growth for five straight years, co-founder Brent Frei said last year in a public talk about the company.