Efficiency for Effectiveness Smartsheet at Westmont
Welcome to Smartsheet at Westmont.
The workday sometimes includes pain-points where a series of steps are repeated over and over again, and for a variety of situations we've found a better way.
Smartsheet has been used at Westmont since 2010 in a host of settings. These have included:
- Contract administration
- Emergency planning
- AED tracking
- Internship agreements
- IRB project review
- Student meal plan management
- Mailbox assignments
- CUP compliance
- Student DRIVER system
- Budget modeling
- and others.
In 2020 and 2021 an expanded the suite of features became available, enabling yet more robust acceleration of repetitive business processes. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to learn whether a process challenge you're up against could be solved with less manual interaction.
More to come, but for starters ...
- Dynamic View video - Personalized content curated just for you from among the college's Smartsheet resources. At this stage only a few people have content ready for their review and action.
Troy Harris is a Smartsheet evangelist, having earned Smartsheet's Process Solution Certification. He's always finding new ways to leverage the system's capabilities. In addition to numerous projects for Westmont he’s also provided Smartsheet solutions—focused on emergency management—for 20+ other schools (Azusa Pacific, Baylor, Berklee Music, Claremont, MIT, Stanford Medical, U of Tennessee Knoxville, …) He's familiar with the specialty tools called Data Uploader, DataMesh, and Dynamic View, plus Labs, and DocuSign and Zapier integrations; and is ramping up with Pivot, Calendar and Work Apps. He's developed solutions that impress even the Smartsheet techs. He gave a presentation at a national conference of business managers titled "Making Smartsheet Sing," and has said that working with Smartsheet is nearly as much fun as riding his Harley. In his retirement Troy has agreed to continue on staff applying his skills to help achieve new efficiencies and cost savings.
Bill Groeneveld and Jason Tavarez have been creating solutions in Smartsheet as well, finding huge savings over manual keyboarding and process tracking, by using automated workflows, content filters, and other slick tricks.