Asana for Business – Connecting Distributed Teams at Scale
Asana unveils integrations with Atlassian Jira (Server Edition), Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom
New rule automation connects most essential business tools with one click
Asana, Inc. (NYSE: ASAN), a leading work management platform for teams, today announced the addition of extensive new integrations with Atlassian Jira (Server Edition), Microsoft Teams, Slack and Zoom to its leading app ecosystem of the sector with nearly 200 integrations. By further improving its offerings for enterprise customers, Asana also introduced increased administration capabilities and more means for teams to work securely through automation, enabling IT teams to deploy and manage their software efficiently. in large scale.
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With Zoom’s new integration for Asana, customers can attach Zoom call transcripts to Asana tasks for quick reference or to give teammates more context, dramatically reducing the number of times teams will have to switch between the two. platforms. (Graphic: Business Wire)
As 2020 draws to a close, organizations still struggle to connect and collaborate effectively, despite having more ways to work asynchronously than ever before. According to an Asana survey conducted in October 2020, employees in enterprises switch between 10 apps an average of 25 times a day, resulting in unconnected communication, reduced efficiency and duplication of work.
“Employee experience is the new catalyst for customer experience and the key to making businesses more agile in the COVID-19 era and beyond,” said Alex Hood, Product Manager, Asana. “By equipping their teams with the new technology stack for the business, organizations can go faster and coordinate work effortlessly, no matter where their employees are located.”
Hood continues, “To respond to this moment, we’re introducing more ways to connect Asana to critical business applications, including new and improved integrations with Zoom, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Atlassian Jira Server Edition, and deepening our own. work flow automation. and centralized administrative control capabilities. As we continue to deliver on our vision to be the navigation system for all organizations, we are proud that Asana enjoys the trust of two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, from Cisco to Discovery to McKesson, because their work collaborative management tool of choice. “
Extending Asana’s Application Ecosystem
Zoom for Asana
With the new Zoom for Asana, customers can now attach Zoom call transcripts to Asana tasks for quick reference or to give teammates more context, dramatically reducing the number of times teams will have to switch between the two platforms. In addition, the recently announced Asana apps for Zoom will allow Zoom customers to subscribe to and receive notifications of Asana projects directly in Zoom chat channels.
“In October, we announced Zoom Apps, allowing customers to use their favorite apps, including Asana, in Zoom for the first time,” said Oded Gal, Product Manager, Zoom. “Today, we’re excited to partner with Asana to present Zoom for Asana, allowing teams to create and link to meetings directly within Asana. By integrating bilaterally on both platforms, Asana and Zoom customers will be able to prioritize their work in one place. , generating and simplifying workflows, wherever the work takes place. “
Asana for Slack
With the update Asana for Slack integration, teams can share milestones, projects, and portfolios as they unfold across Slack channels. As one of the most popular integrations of Asana and Slack, Asana’s enhancement for Slack builds on the existing ability to create and assign tasks from Slack messages while also supporting loads Slack Enterprise Grid clients for the first time. Enterprise Grid is designed for very large companies or those in highly regulated industries.
“Slack’s open platform is designed to serve as a critical engagement layer that brings people, processes and systems together in a way that makes working life easier,” Steve Wood, vice president of products, Slack Developer Platform. “The latest enhancements to Asana’s integration for Slack are emblematic of this vision, bringing expanded collaboration capabilities to more customers. We look forward to the continued expansion of our work with Asana to create essential business tools that will enable our many common customers to manage work more effectively. “
Asana for Microsoft Teams
Following the launch of Asana for Microsoft Teams As of June 2020, customers can now create tasks directly in Microsoft’s recently launched Teams Meetings feature, ensuring that key action items are reflected in Asana with just a few clicks.
“Earlier this year, we extended our collaboration with Asana with the launch of Asana for Microsoft Teams to give our customers the tools they need to collaborate, communicate and coordinate their work securely,” said Mike. Ammerlaan, Microsoft 365 Ecosystem Marketing Director, Microsoft Corp. “We continue to evolve our co-created tools for business, including the ability for customers to access Asana through our latest product innovation: Microsoft Teams Meetings Apps.
Asana for Atlassian Jira (Server Edition)
Coupled with the current Asana integration for Jira Cloud, Asana for Atlassian Jira (Server Edition) allows teams to create and link Jira tickets directly from Asana tasks, and receive updates on open Jira tickets whether working in the cloud or on-premises.
New suite of controls for business administrators
Asana also makes it easier to protect and manage an organization’s data with new admin controls. Now, enterprise admins have the power to view, block, and accept which third-party apps integrate with Asana and control whether users can attach files to tasks. In addition to knowing that data in Asana is encrypted both in transit and at rest for all users, and having the ability to end user sessions if a device is lost or stolen, administrators at The business can have greater peace of mind that their data is safe and secure. , across remote teams and time zones.
“Our marketing and design teams have used Asana for years, successfully streamlining tasks and processes,” said Alvina Antar, senior vice president and chief information officer at Okta. “Given this year’s rapid shift to remote work and our long-term strategy around Dynamic work, we knew it was time to standardize employees on one platform, and now Okta relies on Asana to organize and orchestrate the work. Not only do our people love Asana, it also has the ability to adapt to our rapid growth and improve cross-functional collaboration and productivity, supporting our transition to Dynamic Work. “
Coming soon: integration automation with rules
Over the next few months, Asana will give teams more ways to build rules-based automation with essential business integrations, including Teams, Slack, and Zoom, to customize and automate work on these tools without any coding skills. required. For example, a team’s review and approval process in Asana can expand to include external notifications in third-party apps, such as Slack and Zoom. As work progresses in Asana, customizable rules with integrations will automatically trigger notifications within these platforms to keep teams informed and work seamlessly.
Asana helps teams orchestrate their work, from small projects to strategic initiatives. Based in San Francisco, California, Asana has more than 82,000 paid organizations and millions of free organizations in 190 countries. Global customers like Sephora, Sky, Spotify, Viessmann and Woolworths rely on Asana to manage everything from business goals and digital transformation to product launches and marketing campaigns. For more information visit www.asana.com.
Conducted on behalf of Asana by Sapio Research in October 2020, the survey of 2,353 knowledge workers from companies with more than 5,000 employees included respondents located in Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, UK and USA.
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