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Is there a Low or No Programming GUI available for Smartsheet as a Partner Solution?

We use Smartsheet a lot for tracking of work, project management, and process flow. However, one of the biggest complaints we get is that it is "too spreadsheety".

Instead of seeing a sheet full of project metadata, or based on dynamic view, a subset of rows, they would see a GUI with the parameters they are are expected to change as editable boxes, or check boxes, or other interactive elements.

I believe AppSheet can work for apps, but I am looking for a windows based solution


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  • Paul Newcome
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    There isn't necessarily anything exactly what you are looking for, but have you looked into using dashboards?

  • David Dolch
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    Thanks, but a dashboard is not going to work.

    I have project metadata saved in rows on a sheet (health, launch date, resources, etc). I would like the users to be able to update this information from a GUI, not from a what looks like a spreadsheet.

    First off, you cannot directly update a data element from a dashboard, so that is not going to work.

    Even it did work, there is no way to dynamically select what row to view from a dashboard. Like choosing a project name from a drop down, and then seeing all the data pertinent that row. In order to do something like this I would have to set up a dashboard for each row. There are over 400 projects I am tracking, I'm not creating 400+ dashboards.

    Even with Control Center (which I use) is it nowhere near a graceful solution.

    Thanks

  • Paul Newcome
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    If you are using Control Center, you can have the individual dashboards provisioned with each project and have those dashboards be the link that is created by the provisioning process within Control Center.


    It wouldn't be a dropdown, but you can create a report that has the column housing all of these dashboard links which can then be used as a way to "quick jump" to the project's dashboard.

  • David Dolch
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    That is a really dirty and inelegant solution. It still looks "Spreasheety" and is not something I would be comfortable having a President of a Fortune 50 company attempt to use.

    It also does not address the issue of not being able to update data directly from the dashboard.

  • Paul Newcome
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    I personally have had plenty of positive feedback from various roles in various levels in many different industries across the US and in other countries from companies of all sizes (ranging from just a few to over 300k global employees) using this method.

    Is it perfect? Not always.

    Is it the absolute most streamlined? Maybe not.

    Does it provide functionality in an acceptable manner to all levels? Seems so based on feedback all the way up to the "C Suite" and owner levels.

    Maybe we just build dashboards differently.