Five ways Sharktower beats spreadsheets for managing projects

Posted by Team Sharktower on February 7th, 2022

Are you tired of wrestling with spreadsheets in your project management endeavours? And we’re not just “spreading” rumours – there’s a better way! Say goodbye to the struggles and embrace a new era of efficiency with Sharktower. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the remarkable ways Sharktower beats spreadsheets for streamlined project management, offering enhanced accountability, visibility, reporting, collaboration, and a holistic view of projects. Get ready to bid farewell to the headaches of spreadsheets and say hello to streamlined project success!

Here are five ways it blows spreadsheets out of the water.

1. Accountability: making responsibility crystal clear

Spreadsheets can be a breeding ground for confusion and misplaced tasks. But fear not, Sharktower sets a new standard for accountability. Each task is assigned to a specific team member and made visible to everyone involved. No more lost tasks or finger-pointing sessions. Sharktower empowers every team member to take ownership and contribute actively, ensuring the project’s success.

2. Visibility: a clear path to triumph

Spreadsheets can quickly turn into an intricate maze of cells and formulas. It’s time to break free from the labyrinth! Sharktower simplifies the journey by providing a centralised platform where plans, meeting actions, and work allocations are saved in real-time and accessible from one convenient location. Bid farewell to multiple file versions and confusion about which one is up-to-date. With Sharktower, everyone can navigate with ease and stay on the same page.

3. Reporting: from mundane to masterful reports

Compiling reports using spreadsheets can be a time-consuming nightmare. But wait, there’s good news! Say goodbye to endless copy-pasting and formatting headaches! Sharktower comes to the rescue with real-time project and portfolio reports. Project leaders can generate comprehensive reports with just a few clicks, showcasing project status, progress, and performance. Spend less time on mundane tasks and more time analysing insights and making informed decisions.

4. Collaboration: unleashing the power of teamwork

Spreadsheets often turn collaboration into a solitary activity. That’s just not our style! Sharktower flips the script and makes teamwork a breeze! No more documents sitting untouched by team members. Sharktower provides a visual and intuitive platform that engages the entire team towards shared objectives. Team members can contribute, comment, and collaborate on tasks and projects, fostering a sense of camaraderie and harnessing the collective expertise for better project outcomes.

5. Bigger picture: seeing projects in full focus

Spreadsheets can leave you lost in the details, missing the grand scheme of things. It’s time to zoom out and embrace the bigger picture! Sharktower ensures you never lose sight of the big picture. By offering a holistic view of projects, project leaders and stakeholders can quickly identify key dates, dependencies, and risks. No more struggling to connect the dots or making decisions in the dark. Sharktower provides the clarity needed to make strategic choices and streamline projects towards success.

Embracing the role of spreadsheets

At the Sharktower HQ, we understand that there is still a place for spreadsheets in certain scenarios. In fact, we even rely on spreadsheets for certain tasks. Spreadsheets can be effective for personal data analysis, simple calculations, and ad-hoc tasks. They can serve as a handy tool for quick data organisation and basic project tracking. However, when it comes to managing complex projects involving multiple teams and stakeholders, you need a tool built for delivery, Sharktower takes the lead in providing a comprehensive and efficient solution.

If you’d like to know how Sharktower can help your teams plan and manage projects without cumbersome spreadsheets, get in touch today.