DENVER, July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Idea2 is thrilled to announce the launch of SLINGR on the Slack App Store, offering users a powerful new way to glide through the data exhaust in Slack to catch important notes and action items in a versatile browser-based application.
According to Grace Schroeder, CEO of Idea2, "We found ourselves in a pattern of active collaboration in Slack that hit a stopping point when we needed to take down a task or note that was essential for the team to see above the general communications chatter. Out of this realization, we created SLINGR for ourselves, a browser-based application with SLINGRbot -- a bot that listens to Slack channels to collect only the information that the team indicates is relevant."
Idea2 has been making business automation easy and affordable for companies by creating SaaS that automates unique business processes across multiple cloud applications. "We recognized early on that Slack was crushing the biggest problem in business software -- that of user adoption. Not only did we encourage our existing customers to adopt Slack as an interface to the apps we created for them, we quickly decided to create a Slack-centric brand focused on driving Slack controls further into the business."
"We've been using SLINGR to manage customers and projects for over a year and can't remember life without it," says Grace Schroeder, CEO of Idea2 Ltd. "We've fine-tuned the application so that it keeps us on track without the productivity drag of many of today's pretty, but clunky, CRM tools. Transactional happenings in Slack can be aimed into SLINGR mid-chat to activate easy workflows, establish data relationships and improve findability. Truly the best of both worlds -- less busy with easier productivity."
With a throwback to shorthand, SLINGR users enter simple #hashtag commands in Slack to tell the highly intuitive SLINGRbot which information to carry over to SLINGR -- e.g. "#td Bake me a cake @grace" will create a cake-baking task for Grace along with a hyperlink to a record making toggling into records easy.
SLINGR will continue to extend SLINGRbot to introduce more (user-requested) integrations to support fetching Google Contacts from Slack (in beta) and to support other workflows like time-tracking (also in beta) in Slack. SLINGRbot is infinitely accessible and can take the place of many single-purpose bots. Teams that sign-up now can try the application for free, and will receive introductory unlimited-user pricing for the first year.
Idea2 creates SaaS to make business process automation easy and affordable for companies of all sizes. Idea2 is excited to announce the launch of BUILDR to third-party bot developers in Q3 2016 who will be able to extend SLINGRbot innovations on their own.