Growing startups use 37 different tools (source: Inc. Magazine) and services for their operations. Large organisation even 90 on average. That’s huge complexity.
Teams tend to hide into their suites
Every team lock themselves into their own stack. Sales into their CRM (Salesforce, Pipedrive). Marketing into their marketing suites (Marketo, Hubspot), HR into their BambooHR, GreenHouse, product into ProductBoard & Jira.
How to hack collaboration?
How do those guys collaborate together? Slack or Teams often might serve as duck-tape. Just remember how much time you spend seeking for link to important documents there. And how important communication is indistinguishable from all the noise.
Google Docs and Sheets could save the day, only if you would ever be able to find something there and get some notification when something important is created or updated. Also not too many when people mention you in every doc they create and 20 times update.
The cost of too much software
Where do you store your vision and goals? How to you help each other to achieve it? How to you share your ideas into the company and receive feedback on your proposal? How do you not forget what is important? How do you actually create some meaningful knowledge and share it with your team? How do you build a great culture? How do you succeed?
Do we really need so many tools?
From pragmatic point of view, the most of today’s software suites are databases with a custom UX. Enable you to CRUD (create, read, update, delete) on documents in some user friend way. On top of that there can be some nice dashboards and some automation.
The best about those software is that they work quite well for specific use-case, specialist can eventually learn how to use it and it restrict access to information inside. Sometimes because you want it and sometimes you just save money on seats and decide to keep the most of company out.
Those tool effective create information silos in your company. And integrating all those data together won’t ever happen or for huge costs of building a data-warehouse.
The way out
What if we would build a tool that enables your to create custom databases in user friendly way (no-code)? Give it nice and simple user interface so people from all departments would be willing to use it.
For example a CRM is typically a database of “Customers“, ”Leads” and Deals”. HR software is a database of “Jobs“ and “Applicant”. Project management a database of “Tasks”.
What would change?
Do the most of your work from a single place
All documents on one place with powerful search
Newsfeed with updates from whole company
Easy to join the discussion on important topics
Better focus on company goals
Way better cross-team collaboration
What would be the benefits of simplification of your stack?
Easier access to information you need
Lower mental complexity
Less time spent picking the right tool
Less time on user onboarding
Lower total cost of software ownership
Improved security & transparent access control