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In October 2015 University IT purchased a site license for Smartsheet, the popular online project management/collaboration tool.

Stanford community members with a full service SUNet ID may purchase a license to access the centralized Stanford Smartsheet instance for an annual fee, payable via a departmental account (PTA).

Those who currently have personal individual licenses for Smartsheet are invited to switch to the Stanford site license to take advantage of the benefits of the centralized offering.

Who Needs a Smartsheet License?

A Smartsheet license is required to create new Sheets and run reports, modify Sheet structures (add/move/delete/reformat columns), manage resources, and create/modify web forms. It is not necessary to purchase licenses for individuals who will be collaborators (i.e., those who need only to view sheets and update rows). A Sheet owner may share a sheet with any individual who needs to collaborate as a viewer and updater--- no license required for the collaborator.

Stanford Smartsheet vs. Individual Purchase through

The Stanford Smartsheet offering provides benefits not available to those who purchase licenses directly from Smartsheet, including:

  • Unlimited sheets and unlimited file storage.
  • Prioritized end user support from via a dedicated email support address exclusive to Stanford users (
  • Personal workflow, training, or process assistance from a dedicated Customer Success Manager via a one-on-one coaching session. Request via HelpSU.
  • Stanford-specific programs and training.
  • Live data connector capability (connect live Smartsheet data to analytics tools such as Tableau or Excel)


$150 per license, renewed annually on November 1 (regardless of initial purchase date). Initial purchases are pro-rated based on the November 1 date. Users must provide a departmental PTA to be billed for the license. The license will be renewed automatically each year and the PTA charged for the renewal unless the department cancels with University IT prior to November 1. No refunds are provided for licenses cancelled mid-year. Order a Stanford Smartsheet license.

Getting started

Complete the license order form to get access to Smartsheet.      

Submit a HelpSU ticket if you have questions about setting up a Smartsheet account or switching from an individually purchased account to the centralized Stanford Smartsheet. Information about how to use the tool may be found in the “Help” section within the application and via the Smartsheet website

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Last modified February 15, 2017