I used automated workflows... a lot. We're looking to purchase Control Center, but it is not clear to me if I will be able to update my automated workflows across multiple sheets in the event I have a common change or update to make.
Unfortunately updating automated workflows is not a feature in Global Updates. If you can get around that though, Control Center can be really great.
I hope that helps.
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Below are my top 4 features for Smartsheet Control Center (SCC). The "automatic updating of portfolio quantities" is probably the most important feature. Not only does it add new projects into the mix, it can be built in a way where new metrics can be pulled from existing projects. It's difficult to anticipate today what you might need tomorrow so the ability to update profile data on previously created projects is pretty cool.
As for the Automated Workflows and Conditional Formatting, we usually try to make those work with the sheet data as much as possible; using contact columns instead of direct notifications, etc. Maybe consider the value being 80% of the automations are built into the template and are the same across the Portfolio and only 20% are customized on each project. Maybe that could work. Or, if you have to do 40-60 custom automations that are unique to each sheet, then you'll have to do that with or without SCC, so maybe focus on the other benefits.
@Matt Johnson thank you for the feedback. With all of the customization I perform, I've had high hopes that Control Center would really reduce manual updates across many sheets... but the further I get into the details I'm questioning the value when considering the price tag. The global updates won't update my automated workflows (I've got anywhere from 40 to 60 per sheet), nor will it update all my conditional formatting.
From what I can tell, it really only offers the same capabilities as "save as new" for a basic template rollout, global updates for basic column updates, and automatic updating of portfolio quantities.
Could you provide any insight into the areas where it has provided strong value for your projects?
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