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23. March 2021

GRID launches empowering spreadsheet-to-web software 

Fostering connection, communication, and clarity in data work

It’s launch time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Something special happens when a team this passionate unites behind a common purpose, and we think this labor of love is really going to change data work – and people’s lives – for the better.

Connect to possibilities

Spreadsheet data can identify many paths of possibility. How do we connect to this potential if we lack the tools to do so? We believe that everyone should be able to synthesize and communicate important data and insights that support informed, impactful decisions.

This is why we’re proud to be launching an innovative productivity tool that creates a more intuitive, empowering way for people to take control of their data. Armed with their spreadsheets alone, GRID users can easily create impressive, data-rich web documents and applications that present beautifully on any device and drive informed decision-making like nothing else on the market.

We’re especially excited to introduce our product’s new Professional plan. This plan offers subscribers an even more powerful set of publishing features, custom branded embeds, more options for editing the appearance of GRID documents, as well as document statistics and information about document usage. These features are particularly valuable for business leaders who want to publish data models, reports, and calculators either as a service to their existing clientele or as tools to capture new leads.

Our Professional plan subscribers gain the ability to customize the assets they create with GRID, adding heightened brand value to embedded GRID documents and saving time and money that would otherwise be spent on hiring a developer for the task.

Create alternative futures

When we ask “what if?”, we are looking into the future. At GRID, we ask these kinds of questions every day. GRID facilitates creativity in data expression, though creativity might not be what you immediately associate with data work. But professionals who need to share in-depth growth models and strategic analyses, revenue projections, calculators, or detailed, data-driven reports need to be able to envision a variety of possibilities.

If you’re someone who asks: “what if?”, we think you’ll discover unique value in GRID’s capacity to visualize alternative futures. We see this as creative thinking, fueled by facts.

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So what do you want to create? Stronger relationships with your clients and colleagues, opportunities for deeper engagement with your work, a unified brand image, valuable digital assets, a clear financial vision for your company – GRID can take a beneficial role in each of these cases, from the abstract to the tangible.

Communicate with clarity

It’s never been more important for leaders and their teams to communicate clearly, so we’ve made it our priority to ensure that GRID documents are secure and easily shareable on the web. This gives teams – wherever they’re located – unprecedented power to share complex ideas with speed and clarity.

We want this pursuit of a beautifully fluid user experience to become a hallmark of GRID. GRID’s exceptional shareability means that anyone can engage interactively with data models, compare scenarios, and share projections in minutes – at any time, on any device. So whether you prefer to present your GRID document in fullscreen mode at a meeting, embed it on your businesses’ website, or share your findings on your mobile phone while on the move, GRID ensures that everyone is on the same page.

We see our product as a set of tools meant for everyone from spreadsheet pros to the skill-builders who are growing their knowledge base. To offer an empowering solution means meeting our users where they are and addressing specific, case-based needs. As an accessible, no-code solution, GRID aims to unlock the potential of millions of professionals whom we strive to empower everyday.

Next-Gen thinking

Looking to our post-launch future, we believe we are in a position to become a leader in the emerging next-gen spreadsheet space. And we’re not attempting to accomplish this by taking existing spreadsheet software head on, but rather by embracing the ubiquity of it and giving spreadsheet users of any skill level the ability to do more than they thought possible.

Our commercial launch is a milestone that inherently celebrates people: the resilient teams who are pulling together during isolating times, the risk-takers who ask big questions, and the dedicated knowledge workers who face the future, now more empowered than ever. We hope you’ll come along for the ride.

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