An Action-Packed Integration: Teamwork Projects for Slack

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It’s here! The ultimate integration to streamline your workflow, Teamwork Projects for Slack increases productivity, improves efficiency and helps you and your team deliver real results.

Open up more collaboration possibilities with the new Teamwork Projects and Slack integration. Using the newly released Slack actions, you can turn any message into a detailed plan in Teamwork Projects.

Now, important tasks won’t get lost in the conversation thread, and you can seamlessly convert ideas into actions with a few clicks. Get more accomplished by removing the need to switch apps and reducing the risk of breaking your flow.

If you don’t use Slack but would like to get in on the action (no pun intended), why not try out our free instant messaging platform, Teamwork Chat. Similar to the Slack integration, you can make conversations more productive by turning decisions into tasks in Teamwork Projects. 

Turn ideas into Actions…

Now you can get real results from conversations in Slack by capturing ideas as they flow and turning them into steps that your whole team can implement immediately. Using the Actions menu in Slack, you can create a task in Teamwork Projects straight from a Slack message. No more wondering who’s taking action after a conversation has taken place: now you can create tasks and add them to a task list, assign a teammate, add start and due dates, tags, priority and more — all without leaving Slack.

…and Actions into progress

Stay in the loop on project progress with real-time notifications in Slack when a task is added, modified, or completed in Teamwork Projects. One glance tells you who is working on a specific project with updates that come straight into your Slack channel. Take action on task updates as they come into Slack, or quickly add a comment on a task to keep work flowing. Real-time notifications keep your team in sync, reducing the need for in-person meetings.

Capture all your valuable ideas and suggestions

Great ideas can come from anywhere. For teams communicating through Slack, open discussion can lead to helpful — and profitable — breakthroughs. Whether it’s a solution to a problem, a simple suggestion, or an ingenious idea, keep track of every thought or detail for later use by creating a message in Teamwork Projects from conversations in Slack.

Build project resources and achieve more

This integration can help you collect and share useful project links to create a resource library that your team can use exactly when they need it.  If a valuable link is shared in Slack, instantly add it to your links library in Teamwork Projects.

This collection of shared wisdom can help answer questions in seconds, no matter who is in or out of the office! It’s an essential tool for remote teams who operate across different time zones but need to access crucial information.

See Teamwork Projects for Slack in Action

Get started with Teamwork Projects for Slack

If you want to tighten up your workflow, use both Teamwork Projects and Slack in this new integration! Stop watching work fall through the cracks, and see how Teamwork Projects and Slack can streamline your workflows and improve team collaboration instead.

Install the new Teamwork Projects and Slack integration and become more productive today. Check out our help doc for a step-by-step guide to enabling Slack. If you need some help getting set up, contact us on support@teamwork.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Teamwork Projects for Slack is available on the Pro plan and higher.

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44 Comments

Emma Ross

Hey Diego,

We’re in the planning stages for MS Teams right now! It would be great to get your input on what functionality you would need from the integration and how it fits into your workflow. The more information the better, it helps us build a solution tailored to our customers’ needs 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Richard Abrams

Not being able to add a tab to teamwork on MS Teams is a big problem.

I can add a website link in teams but it forgets your credentials. If you can put something basic in the teams app store that would be a great starting point.

It’s very frustrating and lots of other project/task apps are in the store. It really can’t come soon enough. Any idea on a timeline?

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Emma Ross

Hi Richard,

Thanks for getting in touch. You’ll be able to add a tab for Teamwork Projects from Microsoft Teams in the new integration.
We are working towards a Q1 2019 release for this one 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Diego

Emma,

Nice to hear that. I’d like to be a Beta 🙂

First thing is to do what Richard Abrams said. Its a very frustating situation.

Second, See what Trello is doing and do almosty the same.

Third, create a bot and interact in the context of a specific Team.

We can discuss more ideas

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Emma Ross

Hi Mike,

An integration between Teamwork Desk and Slack is something we would like to build but right now we don’t have a release date.
It would be great to get some feedback on the functionality you’d like to see in the integration and how it would help make your workflow more productive.
In the meantime, the Zapier integration for Teamwork Desk and Slack works really well if you’d like to try it out 🙂 https://zapier.com/apps/teamwork-desk/integrations/slack

Thanks,
Emma

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Juergen Schreck

Love the Slack Integration feature!

What are the chance that we could get a bi-directional integration with GitHub? I’d like to create issues from tasks and keep comments from both sides synchronized.

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Emma Ross

Hey Juergen,

So glad to hear you love the new Slack integration 🙂

We’re actually in the early development stages of a GitHub integration. If there’s anything other functionality you’d like to see built into GitHub then we’d love it hear about it!

Thanks,
Emma

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Emma Ross

Hi Siddharth,

GitLab isn’t on our immediate roadmap but I’d love some feedback on what functionality you’d like to see in the integration. This will help us make decisions on what integrations to build and how to build them.

Thanks,
Emma

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Lior

What about messages? Can we get them into a slack channel and respond within slack without having to reply to emails or open teamwork to reply?

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Emma Ross

Hey Lior,

Yes, you can get a notification on any message that you’re mentioned in in your own personal Slack channel. You can then take action on this notification, to reply to a message in Teamwork Projects you click the actions button and “Add Comment”, this will allow you to reply directly to a message in Teamwork Projects!

If you’ve any trouble using that feature, you can contact our support team at support@teamwork.com 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Miguel Y.

Hello Emma, great!

To add to that, we said we can reply straight from Slack to messages we’ve been mentioned in. Can we reply to any messages in general from Slack?

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Emma Ross

Hey Miguel,

You only receive the notification in Slack if you’ve been mentioned in the message so it’s not possible to reply to a message you’re not mentioned as you won’t get the notification.
You can, however, add a Slack chat message as a message in Teamwork Projects by using the actions button and selecting “Add message”. Hope that clears things up 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Kellie Worrell

This is great but I suggest having a field for privacy. Not all tasks and messages should be seen by the same people.

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Emma Ross

Hi Kellie,

Thanks for your feedback, I’ll pass this on to the product team. For now, the only option available is to add task privacy from Teamwork Projects.

Thanks,
Emma

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Emma Ross

Hi Yoni,

The Slack integration is available to customers on the Pro plan and higher. If you’re on an older plan then it’s possible that the integration isn’t available to you. If you reach out to our support team at support@teamwork.com they can help you further 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Anita Wos

This is fantastic!

The installation had an extra step or two more than I expected, but now we are cookin’ with gas.

One thing I hope you can add in the future is this:

When creating a task from a Slack message, It would be great to have a choice as to which task list to add a task to. Right now it just goes into the inbox.

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Emma Ross

Hey David,

It’s on Pro and upwards, as well as older plans. If you’re on an older plan then it’s possible that the integration isn’t available to you. Pop a message to our support team at support@teamwork.com want further info on what’s available on your plan 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Emma Ross

Hi Todd,

A FileMaker and Teamwork Projects integration is not currently on our roadmap. Could you pass on some more information about what you would like to see in this integration and how it would fit into your workflow, please? I can pass this on to the product team for review then 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Joe Savitch

Are there any plans to add more slack-like functionality to Teamwork Chat i.e. bots? I love slack but Teamwork Chat is included with our teamwork so… why add another program to our stack?

It is curious that Teamwork would build out a slack connector before building out some of the more popular features of slack in the native chat app.

Just my $0.02

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Emma Ross

Hi Joe,

Yes, adding Bots are on the longer-term roadmap for Teamwork Chat. You can find all our upcoming features here: https://www.teamwork.com/roadmap?product=chat. We built the integration with Slack to solve a problem for our customers. Our roadmap is driven by customer requests and it was clear that building this integration would make many teams a whole lot more efficient 🙂 Teamwork Chat is, and always will be, an essential part of the Teamwork product suite.

Thanks,
Emma

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Chad Williams

Hi TW,
This is a promising integration! I tried it and it isn’t working. 🙁 I captured the screencast, so please email me directly and I’ll gladly send it to you.

Thanks!
Chad

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Emma Ross

Hi Chad,

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble with the Slack integration. Can you please send your screencast to support@teamwork.com and a member of our support team will help you with the issue 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Emma Ross

Hi Jamison,

Teamwork Chat is an integral part of our business suite and is going from strength to strength! We built the integration with Slack to solve a problem for our customers. Our roadmap is driven by customer requests and it was clear that building this integration would make many teams a whole lot more efficient 🙂

Thanks,
Emma

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Emma Ross

Hi Jim,

Yes, you can rename the channel by clicking on the settings cog on the top right within the Slack channel you created. From there click “Additional options” and “Remane this channel”. Hope that helps!

Thanks,
Emma

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Florian

Nice feature! I am however puzzled that you have to pay $150 per month for TW Pro to get access to this integration…

I run a small agency working with 7 remote freelancers. While the feature would certainly help a lot, the price point is way beyond making this cost-efficient for us.

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Katriona O'Mahony

Hi Florian

Sorry to hear that but hopefully its something you may be able to consider in the future.

Thanks
Katriona

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Gaurav Nanda

Hope you are not planning to phase our the Teamwork Chat. I think native chat is still the best for small teams who want to do more using a single tool , switching between two can lower the productivity.

My team and I would actually love to see the TeamWork Chat integrated to TeamWork Projects inside the tool – I know you guys have a beta running but it’s not very powerful but I hope your team has plans for improving native chat 🙂

Keep up the good work!

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Emma Ross

Hi Gaurav,

Don’t worry, Teamwork Chat is staying put and is going from strength to strength. If you have any more feedback on how the embedded chat beta feature could be improved then we’d love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks,

Emma

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