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Workflow management apps like Montreal's Anito see a spike in new signups

COVID-19 has disrupted the workflows and processes that are helping organizations run around the world, and is turning to SaaS apps like Unito to drive enterprises out of the chaos. 

“Many people who are working remotely have realized how much their workflows depend on spontaneous or person-to-person interactions. 

Because companies moved remote because of COVID-19, they lost desk-side chats, lunchtime conversations and improv check-in meetings, and then their workflows crumbled, "said Montreal-based chief executive Mark Bosher Unito, a workflow management solutions provider company, in an interview with IT World Canada. 

“Once these gaps became clear, people started working to address them. In many cases, this meant filling holes with zoom calls, but many forward-thinking companies sought solutions that would allow them to optimize their workflows for asynchronous work and remote work. And where a lot of businesses, especially large companies, turn to us. 

"In the months after the epidemic began, Unito saw a 74 percent increase in signups among users of companies with at least 10,000 employees." Because these large companies use a ton of equipment and have extremely complex workflows . We helped them optimize their workflows, adding the tools needed to get the job done, speeding up their transition to remote work. 

There are many ways of workflow management factors in the new psychology of the workplace. It helps align processes, work styles, goals, terminology and people. He builds psychological safety by relieving many of the stresses associated with a "new workplace". 

“Workflow management smooths out the most difficult type of collaboration in the workplace: cross-functional collaboration. Imagine that I told you that I am assembling a project team who barely know each other, have different education and skills, use different terminology to describe the same thing, different Used for processes, work styles, and goals, and use entirely different tools. 

What would you say are the possibilities that they collaborate smoothly, very few deliver the project successfully? Those are the conditions for cooperation when you cross the general organizational structure. It's really hard, but it's really important, "Bosher explained during an interview.

 A recent IBM study by global C-suite executives is titled" COVID-19 and the Future of Business ", which indicates Does that global executives are prioritizing more intelligent, secure and responsive workflows that are developed using a combination of technologies such as automation, AI, and cyber security. 

Over the next two years, studies show that AI technology Priority will increase by 20 percentage points. Sixty percent of the executives surveyed have accelerated process automation, and many will implement more automation in all business functions, and 76 percent of executives surveyed plan to prioritize cybersecurity. The study includes inputs from more than 3,800 C-suite executives in 20 countries and 22 industries. 

Most businesses are trying to make their remote work environments similar to their office environments. This is a natural response - they know this Try Sh is doing what they knew was comfortable, but Bosher says he thinks remote work requires a different approach. Psychologist Kristen Shockley said, "Companies should never implement telecommuting without changing anything else. They also need to shift their culture and norms to support the new system. "

Founded in 2015, Unito was created to integrate disparate SaaS applications. “We can transmit data from one tool to another, change back and forth from one tool to another.

 It was also very focused on collaboration between teams, for example - marketing teams working out of engineering teams working with tools such as Trello or Asan or JIRA or GithHub, "explained Bosher." But We explored the way that the problem was much more widespread and people, especially business users, were trying to find a way to organize and visualize the way they were working in the organization, and then it Customize. 

"Using two-way integration between tools, including Trello, Asana,, Jira, Wrike, ClickUp, GitHub, GitLab, Bitbucket, Teamwork, Basecamp, Zendesk, and HubSpot, developers use those tools Do what they want while giving managers more visibility. 

Control over their work. The company recently introduced its new workflow management offer, which Bosker says is a visual way to find out whether the team or Understand where the work is happening in the organization and in which tool it is happening, who is working with whom, and who is the team giving Organizations ability to automate some of the process workflows and speed it up through integration. 

Unito's individual plans start at $ 10 for five active users per month and top out at $ 20 for 10 users. Companies with 40 to 150 active users will have to pay $ 250 to $ 770 per month respectively. Unito has a 4.5 star rating on Gartner's, an app search platform that compares SaaS products. Some of its larger rivals in the workflow management arena include Boomi and HubSpot's PieSync.

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