Bellevue-based Smartsheet, a company that creates cloud-based work execution software, announced yesterday that it had acquired TernPro, Inc., the Seattle-based makers of a creative project management application called Slope.

“The acquisition of Slope will strengthen our leadership position in the collaborative work management category by adding the ability to collaborate on everything from videos to documents directly in Smartsheet,” said Mark Mader, Smartsheet’s CEO. “This is relevant to workflows in a wide range of use cases and industries, including marketing and creative work, and supports our vision to empower everyone to more effectively plan, track, automate, and report on work, regardless of technical skill level.”

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Slope’s creative work management interface. Photo courtesy Slope and Smartsheet.

Slope was launched in 2016 and now has more than 100 customers across various industries. The project management application features proofing, version control, and real-time collaboration. Integrating Slope into Smartsheet’s platform will allow users to enhance workflow and give feedback on images, videos, and other documents, according to the company.

The integration of Slope also will spark the development of a number of Smartsheet Accelerators, or packaged solutions designed to help with repeatable use cases.

Slope’s co-founders, Dan Bloom and Brian Boschè, have joined the Smartsheet staff.

“We created Slope to solve the slow, inefficient process of planning creative projects, tracking progress, collecting feedback, and getting approvals from the right stakeholders,” Bloom said. “We realized in talking to Smartsheet that they are uniquely able to expose what we’ve built to more people, across more use cases, in more geographies around the world. We’re excited to get started.”