CUPERTINO, Calif., March 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Workato, a leading enterprise-class cloud integration and automation platform, today announced Workbot for Microsoft Teams, a chat- based workspace that brings together people, conversations, and content along with the tools that teams need, so they can easily collaborate. As a partner for today's launch of Teams, Workbot is among the first bots available on the platform.
"We are thrilled to introduce Workbot for Microsoft Teams, which has been in development through close partnership with Microsoft," said Vijay Tella, CEO of Workato. "This announcement extends our Workbot technology to a new audience of Microsoft Office users and enables them to work with all their business apps and services right from Microsoft Teams."
Teams is built on Microsoft Office 365 delivering enterprise-grade security and compliance, and is extensible and customizable to fit the needs of every team.
"Workbot is one of the first bots available to Microsoft Teams users, and it does not require a separate installation," continued Tella. "Users need only to search for Workbot in the Teams toolbar, or type @workbot in a channel to find it and begin chatting, to immediately realize the benefits of automation to their daily tasks."
Workbot for Microsoft Teams provides instant access to information from apps within Teams, allowing actions to be taken in real-time. Users can complete work within the chat space and even select the notifications they want to receive as direct messages, providing personalization and limiting notices to only those that matter to their specific job function. Workbot for Microsoft Teams runs with Assist technology, a learning engine that understands the way users interact with it, as well as the context of the interaction. It will not only proactively provide the information a user is looking for but, also helps users act on the information by suggesting next steps.
"We're excited to see the integrations our ecosystem partners are creating for the Microsoft Teams platform, built on Microsoft Office 365, enhance the overall experience we're delivering to our users," said Bhrighu Sareen, General Manager for Microsoft Teams at Microsoft Corp. "Workato's application for Teams enables people to achieve more through streamlined access to all their business apps."
Workbot for Microsoft Teams currently comes preset with only Salesforce commands, with support for other apps following soon. To activate Workbot, simply search for 'Workbot' in the Teams workspace and follow the steps to authenticate Workbot. For more information, please visit http://get.workato.com/workbot-teams/.
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