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  • I'm thankful for Formulas even though I'm still learning on how to master them. They help me to: automate repetitive calculations, create data visualisations, scale at large datasets and complex calculations, create complex calculations and link data across different sheets, and create and manipulate formulas with ease. Formulas = number crunching meets user-friendly finesse, turning data chaos into orchestrated efficiency!

  • JRa
    JRa ✭✭

    There are so many to pick from. But from a SMART-sheet perspective, I have to go with Automations. I was thrown into the Smartsheet world without any intro on how to use the application. The more I used it, the more I felt like I wasn't using it to its full potential. At first, I was self-taught by Googling topics and watching YouTube videos. I learned how to set Automations to notify colleagues and streamline communication. It was then, when Smartsheet emailed me the "AutoMagician" Teams Background, that I so proudly use to this day. Then, I got my hands on SmartsheetU and got certified on CoreApps and PM. I created Dashboards that I use for my weekly/monthly calls and don't have to spend hours on PowerPoint presentations since the Dashboards update automatically. The hours that I save from all these automations are countless. And true to its name, it is a SMART-sheet, rather than just another spreadsheet.

  • LHavins
    LHavins ✭✭

    I am grateful for the ability to generate docusign through smartsheet.

  • Sheryl P
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    I am most thankful for Datamesh, Data Connect, Automations that "update" a row. When I first started using Smartsheet - well before the Community moved to its current state ... I had a 2000 row sheet - each row a location to be visited. Thanks to a weather event - we cancelled 5 visits. This resulted in updates to 200 of the 2000 rows. (I should have put that in for October as the scariest). You would think it would be just a date to change on those 200 rows - but as I recall there was a need to update much more.

    Along comes Datamesh - not fully automated - but one heck of a good way to update data quickly - avoid the performance hits that can come with cross sheet formulas, etc. I have recently started using Data Shuttle - but Datamesh saved the day for me ... and many days that followed.

  • I'm thankful for automations. We've been able to significantly improve many processes by leveraging automations.

  • Ray Lindstrom
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    I'm most thankful for Automations. Although there's one huge thing they don't do that I wish they did. That is to apply formulas to cells when criteria is met.

  • I love WorkApps! They allow me to group all our Smartsheet assets together and control who can access them - dashboards, reports, Dynamic Views, and even links to external content.

  • dminenna
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    I am thankful for so many of the "little" features (wink, wink).....column formula, automations, data shuttle, dynamic view, current user filter. Each feature makes it easier to build comprehensive solutions.

  • Deena Duran
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    It sounds cheesy, but I am thankful for the Community board. I can usually find most of my answers in Smartsheet Community whenever I am getting stumped. Thank you all for your help!

  • MMerin
    MMerin ✭✭✭✭

    I am so grateful for automations! They are challenging as I am not the best strategic thinker but once I have something that works, it is wonderful.

  • khelland
    khelland ✭✭✭

    So much to be thankful for when it comes to smartsheet, but having recently built and put to use the form to sheet functionality has saved us so much time in data entry not only in smartsheet but we are also using the export function to pull raw data into another tool which allows us to auto create things in our ERP system with the same data from Smartsheet⚡️

  • I'm grateful for automations/workflows - being able to send alerts, request updates, etc. when changes are made to a sheet has been such a valuable tool in our everyday processes.

  • I am thankful for Smartsheet in general. When I began working with a grant at my institution, we needed a way to track everything. We found Smartsheet and it has been a game changer. I have been able to track everything from expenditures to creating a complete program registration process as well as a survey process using forms. Being able to display all of the data collection on a dashboard and share it with the Program Director and Faculty to use in presentations has been a tremendous inspiration to see how the programs and work done through the grant come to fruition.

  • With a wide array of projects touching all parts of our business, I'm thankful for the ability to roll up our entire portfolio and get a clear picture of our portfolio health.

  • Top 3? Probably automation, activity logs/cell history and reports. Those are the features that make Smartsheet "sing"

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