Spreadsheet tool spread at Colliers Intl

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BELLEVUE, USA: Smartsheet, a collaborative work management tool announced that Colliers International, Wisconsin, a full-service commercial and residential real estate firm in Wisconsin, has deployed its spreadsheet-inspired tool across the organization.


With Smartsheet as the hub of their collaborative work involving property portfolios, client coordination and vendor resources, Colliers has won more business, improved communication, especially with its mobile workforce, and created a culture of accountability and transparency, as added.

IDC recently published a Buyer's Guide Case Study on the company's use and benefits from Smartsheet and cited how Colliers International, Wisconsin manages more than 10 million square feet of real estate - from large commercial banks to residential subdivisions and strip malls, thousands of tenants and hundreds of owners. The team struggled with emailing Excel files to coordinate the fluid commercial real estate portfolio; details were quickly out of date and valuation reports necessary for client management and industry compliance weren't easily accessible.

In 2012 Kristin Komassa, Team Coordinator and Database Administrator of Colliers Wisconsin, recognized the need to improve project management as she set out to help one of the firm's larger commercial clients, whose portfolio included 600 properties spread throughout the state.

"The last thing they needed was a static Excel file," she said. "Plus, I had 15 other colleagues working with me on this account, and stakeholders in two different states." Smartsheet's intuitive spreadsheet interface, real-time collaboration capabilities, file sharing, permissions control, and mobile apps made it the obvious choice for Komassa and her team.