Spreadsheets are popular for more than just complex formulas and intricate pivot tables — millions of information workers are creating and working them hard every day to organize projects and processes on the job.

Even the brief mental blocks created by shifting between tasks can cost as much as 40 percent of someone’s productive time — and that’s according to the American Psychological Association.

The high-tech solution (because there’s always a high-tech solution): move from legacy work management tools, like spreadsheets, to next-generation technologies that support ways for teams to work together in a connected, collaborative, transparent way.

Forrester defines these solutions as tools that enable collaborative conversations, transparency, and work allocation at the team level.

CWM platforms provide a centralized location to work collectively, share digital content deliverables, and automate business processes.

In their recent inaugural CWM report, Forrester positioned Smartsheet, a SaaS platform for managing and automating collaborative work, as a leader in enterprise CWM.

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