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Slack launches admin workflow automation and announcement channels

Slack is making it easier for administrators to limit how employees talk to each other with notification channels that form a new kind of Slack chat space. Available for Slack Plus and Enterprise customers, announcement channels makes it possible to limit posting permissions to administrators or specific employees. For example, a channel may be restricted […]

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Asana combats employee burnout with Workload

The World Health Organization (WHO) officially classified employee burnout as an “occupational phenomenon” in the recent revision of its International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), though it stopped short of elevating it to a full-blown medical condition. “Burnout is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” WHO said. […]

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Team collaboration platform Monday.com raises $150 million at $1.9 billion valuation

Team and project management platform Monday.com has raised $150 million in a series D round of funding led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from Hamilton Lane, HarbourVest Partners, Ion Asset Management, and Vintage Investment Partners. The Tel Aviv-based company is now valued at $1.9 billion, sources familiar with the matter told VentureBeat, meaning that’s roughly […]

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Salesforce Essentials gains new social media integrations and phone support

It’s been two years since Salesforce launched Salesforce Essentials, a customer relationship management solution for small- and medium-sized businesses. The San Francisco tech giant says Essentials has precipitated partnerships with companies including Docusign, Dropbox, Hertz, First Republic Bank, FoundersCard, TechStars, Silicon Valley Bank, and Y Combinator, and it claims that thousands of new customers now […]

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Microsoft Teams has 13 million daily active users, beating Slack

Microsoft Teams, which launched worldwide in March 2017, has 13 million daily active users and 19 million weekly active users. This is the first time the company has released daily and weekly usage metrics for Teams. Microsoft also announced some new features for Teams, specially targeting health care organizations and firstline workers. Teams is the […]

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Pipefy raises $45 million for process pipeline management software

Pipefy, a San Francisco firm developing a process pipeline management platform for enterprises, today revealed that it this month closed a $45 million series B funding round led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors OpenView and Trinity Ventures. The fresh funds bring the four-year-old startup’s total raised to $65 million following a $16 […]

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Showpad raises $70 million for cloud-based sales tools

Sales enablement is a gigantic market whose growth shows no sign of slowing. It’s anticipated to reach $890 million in combined revenue this year according to an analysis of Crunchbase data, while worldwide enablement platform sales inch upward from $1.1 billion this year to a forecasted $2.6 billion by 2024. Moreover, Gartner predicts that by […]

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PowerPoint gains an AI-powered presenter coach and beefed-up design suggestions

The world’s most popular presentation program — PowerPoint — becomes more capable this week courtesy of AI. Microsoft today announced that PowerPoint Designer, the cloud-powered recommendation service it launched in 2015 for Office 365 subscribers, will soon see new branding features targeting corporate customers, along with a pictorial theme library and a data interpreter that […]

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Pryon raises $20 million to automate enterprise workloads with AI

Pryon, a Raleigh, North Carolina-based provider of AI-powered tools targeting enterprise, today announced that it’s raised $20 million in a series A funding round in partnership with Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, with participation from Breyer Capital and Digital Alpha Advisors. The capital infusion follows on the heels of a $4.5 million seed […]

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WorkRamp raises $8 million to simplify employee onboarding

WorkRamp, a San Francisco-based startup developing a full-stack cloud employee onboarding and management platform, today announced that it’s raised $8 million in series A financing led by Bow Capital, with participation from existing investors Initialized Capital, Susa Ventures, and the Slack Fund. The influx of cash brings the company’s total raised to nearly $10 million, […]

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Sitetracker raises $10 million for cloud-based project management software

How does a telecom, retailer, or utility keep tabs on multimonth projects spanning dozens or thousands of sites? It’s challenging enough as is, and more so if the company in question is among the 77% that doesn’t use standardized, cross-division management practices. Fortunately, there’s Sitetracker, a San Francisco-based asset management startup founded by Timothy May […]

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