Time is without a doubt one of the most valuable assets we have. Once it's gone it's gone forever, and you can’t make more of it. In business, where technology is increasing the pace of everything, the efficient use of time can actually be a competitive advantage.
As you know, TaskRay is a great tool for easily managing, tracking and reporting upon all of your Tasks and Projects directly within Salesforce. And to help save time with repeating processes you can also create and clone project templates. Wouldn't it be great if you could have Salesforce automatically clone a TaskRay Project Template based upon whatever criteria you wish?
With our August Release, we are taking project data visualization to the next level. The new left sidebar allows you to quickly access project data by five new default views - Inbox (My Projects + My Tasks), My Projects (My Projects + All Tasks), Favorites (Starred Projects), Delegated (Tasks I Created and Assigned to Others), and Recent Projects (5 Most Recently Viewed).
Many prospective customers ask us what the difference is between TaskRay and products that are specifically designed for managing Agile Software Development. This question is something that has fundamentally shaped TaskRay from its earliest days, before a line of code was written.
On the heels of TrailheaDX and the Summer 2016 Salesforce release, TaskRay is happy to add three new Components to our existing library. Our product development team is excited to continue their trailblazing work on Lightning Components for TaskRay. This summer we’ve created three new Components that our users will find particularly valuable.
During our time at Dreamforce, we got to speak with a lot of people interested in using TaskRay. We got some great questions such as what’s a native app, what kind of customizations are possible, and does everyone in my organization have to have TaskRay? These are all great questions. But the one that we got which I thought deserved a post of its own was—Why would you need or want project management in Salesforce in the first place?
It’s particularly interesting to consider risk management as a benefit of project management, as the PMI study finds that over one-third of projects fail to meet their business intent. And there’s real cost to those failures, as one-third of the budget spent on those failed projects is unrecoverable.
Everyone knows change is hard. Humans are, after all, creatures of habit. It helps us to have stability in a chaotic world. Generally speaking having good habits can be beneficial, allowing us to be productive.
However with the rapid explosion of technology, the pace of change is increasing, and we have to change at ever-increasing rates to stay competitive.
It's a familiar story for anyone who has purchased software for their business. You shop for the right solution, make the purchase and set about using the product with best intentions and unbridled enthusiasm. Now fast forward into the future: the product is half-heartedly used. The team resents the way the product “gets in the way” of doing their work. A growing number of individuals find excuses to spend less and less time using the product, with only threats from their management keeping them in it at all.
If Eric Wu weren’t the co-founder of Bracket Labs, tasked with sales and customer success, he’d like to be running a surfing school in Hawaii, possibly with a bowl of potato chips and French onion dip at the ready.
Put that in his futures file.
Meanwhile, he’s busy building high-quality collaboration and productivity apps for the Salesforce AppExchange.
Today is the Salesforce AppExchange’s 10th birthday. This is a huge milestone for Salesforce and for all the apps on the AppExchange including ours—TaskRay, Campaign Calendar and MyDay.