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SmartSheet's Web-based collaboration software offers an alternative to Microsoft Office.
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Just don't call it 'Excel online.'

Like many Web 2.0 companies, SmartSheet.com is building Web-based collaborative applications that offer an alternative to those in Microsoft Office. The company's online project management service uses a hosted spreadsheet, shown here, and e-mail.

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