While Microsoft Teams went live on Office 365 today, micro apps provider Sapho has announced its integration with this workplace collaboration tool to provide employees access to personalized and relevant information and workflows that will help them work smarter, make better decisions and increase effectiveness.
Sapho claims to help organizations build secure, single purpose ‘micro apps’ on top of enterprise systems – both legacy and modern – that deliver actionable data, insights and tasks to employees. This integration would enable Teams customers to deliver employees these one-click tasks and important updates, ranging from an expense approval or sales PO to a personalized dashboard, in the Teams view.
“With Microsoft building Teams on the Office 365 global, secure cloud, Teams becomes a key channel for Sapho to deliver micro apps that are built on on-premises systems such as SAP ERP and data warehouses such as Teradata. Employees typically have to log into dozens of systems of record per year on average, and this integration brings together those systems directly in the Teams view, creating a powerful system of engagement that truly makes organizations more effective,” said Fouad ElNaggar, CEO and Co-founder, Sapho.
Based on a recent study by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Sapho, 75 percent of employees said they have a hard time accessing information in their enterprise systems, while 74 percent crave access to personalized and relevant data. Sapho is aiming to address employees’ needs by proactively delivering relevant data and task before they have to search for it.
With the general availability of Teams, Sapho will add a new channel that acts as a single system of engagement for employees that brings systems data, tasks, and colleagues together to triple productivity and collaborate in new ways.
“By integrating with Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365, Sapho is contributing to our vision for changing the way employees get work done,” said Brian MacDonald, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Corp.
“Sapho will allow our customers to harness the full value of Teams by surfacing updates and actionable activities from all of their systems of record into a single Teams view. We’re excited to have Sapho help our customers improve their collaboration and productivity,” MacDonald added.
Sapho believes that this integration with Teams reinforces its omnichannel approach, which allows customers to deliver important information and tasks to users wherever they are, whether in a messaging client like Teams, an intranet portal like Microsoft SharePoint, an email client or browser, or a mobile or desktop device.