3 Integration Ideas for HR Departments and Agencies

App integrationsIn previous posts we have shared some best practices and ideas on how to automate Marketing processes by using CloudWork. Over the past few months, while releasing new integrations we noticed that the number of businesses in the HR sector has been growing. This is why I would like to suggest some integrations that can significantly improve the life of a recruiter by automating some common processes.  Continue reading

Field Service Optimization with Synchroteam

synchroteamGain the Field Service optimization advantage by using app integrations to smooth out your workflow and reduce double handling of data across your business operations.

Managing a Field Service office is one of the most difficult coordination tasks in business.

A typical Field Service Management workflow includes:

  • Responding to urgent customer requests
  • Allocating field service technician support
  • Matching technicians with the service equipment and repair machinery they need to do the job
  • Coordinating a mobile workforce
  • Keeping back-office systems up-to-date
  • …The list goes on.

On any given day, the average Field Service Manager feels like an octopus, juggling eight things at once. And then the phone rings with an urgent new task or a query about a job just completed…! Continue reading

Project Management Tracking for Developers: Pivotal Tracker/Google Calendar Integration – Step By Step

project management tracking 1Pivotal Tracker is an A-class tool for software and app development teams. This online app is easy to get up and running and allows dev teams to assign tasks (“stories”) to appropriate teams, keep track of new ideas that can be implemented down the track, monitor backlogs, work on bug fixes, and manage new feature rollouts.

However, for managers wanting a quick overview and for client meetings focused on discussing project progress, dev teams can have a difficult time converting their Pivotal Tracker dashboard into a format that non-dev minds can get their heads around.

A Google Calendar/Pivotal Tracker integration can let you instantly create a data visualization of how your dev team is rolling out project activity across any given timeline: a week, a month, or for the full length of time to create a minimum viable product (hopefully, that means 90 days for your dev team).

You can use this timeline:

  • as a benchmark for future product development
  • to assess the resources involved in adding code for new features
  • to manage dev teams, or
  • to create a timeline for your clients to show them how an app dev project progresses day-by-day to build an online or mobile product. Continue reading

Import Data and Sync Your Apps! Step-By-Step Part 2

import dataThe second part of our tutorial focuses on how to import data between Google Calendar and your other apps.

We have already looked at the best way to use a CSV import to copy all your existing contact data from one app to another. Part One of our tutorial focused on moving subscriber and customer data from apps like FreshBooks and MailChimp to a CRM app like Zoho CRM.

If you are getting started with apps integration, it sometimes makes sense to import all your existing data so your apps are in sync. Then you can use app integrations from our ever-growing catalog to keep all your data updated and connected going forward. You will only ever have to do this import data process once, and after that CloudWork will look after all your data syncing needs.

Now lets look at how to import data:

  • From a CRM, like Salesforce, SugarCRM, Zoho CRM, Highrise or Capsule CRM to Google Calendar
  • From Google Calendar to another app, for example, the time tracking app like Toggl. Continue reading

How’s That Working Out For You? User Experience Wanted!

mila nikolovaA blog post from our User Experience Manager, Mila Nikolova.

We have some easy new ways to give us user experience feedback. Help us create the integrations that drive your business in less than 20 seconds!

At CloudWork, we are focused on creating robust integrations that make good business sense. API coding is complex and beyond the capacity of most businesses that simply want to connect their apps to get stuff done. Our integrations are designed with a simple click-and-connect interface. This lets you customize what data is being monitored and how it is moved between your various business operations.

As the User Experience Manager at CloudWork, I’m here to make sure that your integrations are creating value for you in your business:

  • keeping you more productive
  • more customer-focused and
  • up-to-date with everything that is going on in your business operations.

We’ve just introduced three new enhancements to make it easier for you to let us know how your integrations are working in your business. Continue reading

10 Google Glass Integrations That Are Set To Change Business Forever

Google GlassWith the latest Google Glass presentations creating a buzz across the blogosphere (including in this article I wrote for Small Business Opportunities), developers have begun to get more of an idea of what will be possible using the Google Mirror API.

The Mirror API enables third-party apps to integrate with the new Google Glass technology, and already The New York Times, Evernote, Gmail and social network Path are providing examples of what will be possible.

Google is looking for integrations with apps that make use of immediate-data to “improve your life”, according to Glass advocate Timothy Jordan. Continue reading

Asana Google Calendar Integration – Step By Step

Asana Google Calendar integration 1Learn how to use our Asana Google Calendar integration in this step-by-step tutorial. See how you can keep track of Asana tasks in Google Calendar and get some tips to help you supercharge your business apps.

Any business is an interplay of three main resources: time, people and tools. We juggle these three elements each day in order to get things done. There are some great business apps to help us along the way: Asana is an excellent task management app to help us manage our team as we work to complete business activities. And Google Calendar is often used – either as part of the Google Apps suite or as a standalone app – as our basic calendar tool day-in, and day-out. Continue reading