Gantt Charting with Smartsheets
Day to day, thousands of people use Smartsheets to make their lives easier. Smartsheets is a program that uses charts and spreadsheets to layout information, manage projects and collaborate with coworkers. Major Google apps can communicate with Smartsheet, making it very simple for you to work together with your team and share information with one another. Smartsheets is a program that is similar to Excel in many ways. However, unlike Excel, Smartsheets has the ability to create Gantt charts.
In the construction industry, you tend to have a very tight schedule; chances of overlapping work is very likely. A project needs many different elements, such as contractors to finish their job, but they cannot all work on the same project at the same time. Gantt charts are typically used by construction firms to schedule and organize jobs and employees. This can be done within the Gantt chart by using multiple bars extending across a calendar-type table. Each bar can be labeled with the a description of each element of a job such as who is doing a certain activity at any specific time. The key importance in the chart is that it shows work and resources laid out across a spreadsheet. A gantt chart from Smartsheets will organize the process of a job from start to finish. Having access to Smartsheets will simplify the scheduling process by keeping all information organized and readily accessible for you and team.
Downloading and uploading is made simple because smartsheets is a “cloud” based system. This means it can be accessed from anywhere through an internet connection. This feature allows you to make real time updates to your Gantt Chart in the event of cancellations or scheduling changes. You can simply collaborate with your team by connecting through your cellular devices and from home computers. What if your business processes were able to communicate through similar means?
Recently, the developers at DocuWrx Corporation integrated the online application of smartsheet into their product, Kosmas. Kosmas is an enterprise resource planning software that can help manage various aspects of your company. Most of the clients using Kosmas are contractors that take advantage of the Gantt Charts to schedule their work with Smartsheet. Having Smartsheets integrated with Kosmas allows users to take information from their Kosmas database and create a Gantt chart, just by pressing a button. Smartsheets will display any applicable schedules shared via your Kosmas database, making it very convenient for you and your team to view the chart from any device and location using internet connection. With real time updates from Kosmas, collaboration has never been easier. The quantity of syncs and data entry to your charts are endless.