Grow Build New Integration With Teamwork Projects To Give Useful Insights Into Your Business.

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Integrations can save you time, and time is money.  As the demand for Teamwork Projects grows, we’re happy to say that our list of 3rd party integration partners is also increasing. Each week we’re connecting with more companies who have created brilliant integrations with Teamwork Projects that make it easier for you to do your best work with less busywork.

This month we want to tell you about Grow.com–our latest integration partner who have built a business intelligence tool that hooks into the Teamwork Projects API to provide you with-in depth reporting on your work.

By integrating with Grow, you will gain valuable insights into your Teamwork Projects workload through the analytical and readily accessible data displayed on dashboards.

Business Intelligence

 

Some of the questions you can answer by integrating Grow with Teamwork Projects:

  • What tasks were completed in the last week?
  • How many tasks were created in the last month?
  • How many of our tasks are still open?
  • Which of our projects took the most time?
  • Can I track the time it takes to complete a task?
  • What projects do we currently have?
  • Who are our tasks assigned to?
  • Have the tasks been updated in the last week?
  • Can I see how many tasks were assigned to a specific person?
  • Are we seeing and responding to user comments?
  • How can we improve our response time?

We live in the age of information. And while we have so much information available to us,  it’s important to be able to harness it and use it to improve performance. With Grow, you can do just that. You can then share this newly acquired information with everyone–from key decision makers to the team on the ground.

Several metrics in this integration will give you easy access to information that will help your company improve efficiency and reduce repetitive work. Some of the key metrics that are available are:

  • Time Logged Last Week
  • Top 10 Tasks by Hours Logged
  • Completed Tasks by Project
  • All Open Tasks Month to Date
  • Project Summary
  • Hours By Month
  • Upcoming Tasks
  • Projects in Progress

If this sounds like something you’d like to start using, you must first connect your Teamwork Projects site with your Grow account. To do this you’ll need your site name url and your API key. You can reference this help article for information on how to identify your site name and your unique API key.

The pricing for this integration starts from $199 per month. If you would like a demo of the Grow analytics tool, simply click on this link and enter your contact information, and a specialist from the Grow team will follow up with you.

Grow your knowledge!

  • Gain powerful insights when you add Teamwork to your all-in-one business command center in Grow.
  • Connect, blend, customize, and monitor data from Teamwork Projects alongside your other essential business data in real time, in the palm of your hand.
  • Strategically visualize your data to focus your team around the goals and objectives that matter most.

Do you use any of our integrations? We’d love to hear your experiences.

Disclaimer: This is a 3rd party integration built and supported by the team at Grow.  As part of a co-marketing effort we are sharing this blog post with our customers. We remain committed to working on the feature requests that appear on our roadmap.

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36 Comments

John S

Totally confused by this post.

How is a dashboard which I have to make a ton of effort connecting up make me more efficient? A graph has nothing to do with reality.

Workflow is the most over-used word that exists. Why can’t any of this be in English that makes sense to customers?

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Leanne King

Hi John,

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

The aim of the charts is to help you see where your team is over or under performing on a project and help you make better informed decisions based on that data.

Leanne

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Marc Hill

Why can’t Teamwork add how many tasks were assigned to a specific person and utilization rate as part of the basic system?
This is such a critical missing part of Teamwork – knowing how many hours and projects someone has on the same day, how much work they have assigned to them in a week and how they have time or are overworked.

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Leanne King

Hi Marc,

We are definitely going to improve the reporting feature on Teamwork Projects. We are about to release Board view on tasks in the coming days, then we’ll be working on the dashboard and after that it will be the reporting feature I believe. It’s currently in the planning phase so we welcome suggestions and we’ll see if we can make them work.

Leanne

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Morgan

Totally agree! It is critical to know how much time everybody has on their hands at all times, so you can assign new tasks/projects to the person. I would like to see, for each person, which projects they are working on within a specified time period and how much time they have booked (in hours). Like a Gantt chart, but with hours marked on the bar (one bar for each project, x-axis) for each day/week, depending on how zoomed in you are. Time summerized at the bottom (y-axis).

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Leanne King

Hi Morgan,

Thanks for your comment. I’ll share this suggestion with our team here.

Leanne

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Casper

+1 (just put all my votes here)

This is absolutely the most critical single “feature request”, missing for our team with +50 projects in Teamwork. We use MS Projects parallel for resource planning, which is a hell.

If any chance, please move “Resource management & workload” to the top of the list / roadmap. 🙂

All the best,
Casper

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Thomas H Graham

I agree this feature would add a lot of value to Teamwork PM. Is it needed and if added would keep my company from considering making the switch to another PM software that has this feature.

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Leanne King

Hi Thomas,

Adding it as a +1. It’s being discussed in our roadmap meetings so we are looking into it for sure.

Leanne

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chris

Compared to the subscription cost of teamwork, which I like, this integration is prohibitively expensive. Not worth the time spent coding. Could have been better used improving teamwork’s reporting features.

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Leanne King

Hi Chris,

Its important to note that this feature is built by a third party. We continue to work on features for Teamwork Projects. We do like to highlight these integrations though, while it’s not for everyone, some users will find the value.

Leanne

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Levi Sanders

It’s hard to disagree with the other comments here. The features you’ve described can be useful, but should really be part of the offering from TeamWork. Charging your customers for the ability to do additional integration work to plug their data into a 3rd party platform seems like a poor way to improve your service. It will be interesting to see if this new integration sees much use.

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Leanne King

Hi Levi,

Thanks for your comment.

The aim is to have better reporting and analysis in Teamwork Projects in the future. In the meantime I think it’s good to have 3rd party integrations like Grow, so that people at least have the option to use it.

Leanne

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Paul

This seems like a strange idea to me also.

Why not just include these features into the system, instead of having to use another system?

… Most of these reports already exist anyway?

Maybe I’m missing something, haha.

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Leanne King

Hi Paul,

Definitely a fair point. It’s no harm to have these options though. Even with a large feature set there are still going to be additional features that users want but that maybe we can’t give. This is where it’s really beneficial for us to have these third party integrations.

Leanne

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Leanne King

Hi Jack,

I’m glad to hear this. We should be releasing it in the next couple of hours. It’s awesome!!! You can post suggestions here or email to support@teamwork.com also.

Hope this helps!

Leanne

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Leanne King

Hey Casper,

Uh oh!;) It looks awesome AND we’ll be adding more features to it as the weeks go by. We wanted to get the first version out ASAP though.

Leanne

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Craig

Wow, was getting excited about this until I saw the Grow pricing – starting at $199 per month seems like a mismatch with Teamwork.

I guess if a company already had Grow in place this would be fantastic news, but for anyone else this post actually became a big disappointment 🙁

Still, I love Teamwork itself, so always happy about the base product.

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Leanne King

Hi Craig,

Thanks for taking the time to comment.

There’s definitely a pricing gap, no denying that. There are some users that feel though that this would be of huge value for them. When any third party goes to the effort of building a third party app, we do like to showcase it for them even if there are differences in pricing between the two 🙂

Leanne

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Sol

I must say, this is my first real disappointment with Teamwork – I’m a big fan. I was thinking to myself that I must not be understanding something, until I read all the comments, reflecting what I was thinking: why would I need another tool? Teamwork should be telling me this straight up. I did not even look at Grow, or see the pricing – even if it was free it would not have made sense to me.

Instead of spending precious development time on this integration (and I assume business dev and other areas of effort) why not work on much needed updates that are required.

For example – I have been waiting for a project level burn down clock and told it was being developed. In a recent major release – the dashboard view – there seemed to be a consensus from the user base that a project summary for the account (across multiple projects) would be useful. It seemed Teamwork was listening and working on that.
So why would you spend development time on an integration like this when there could be so many other really useful things to get out there?

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Leanne King

Hi Sol,

Thanks for the comment. There seems to be some confusion. This is a 3rd party app – it was built and is supported by the team at Grow. We had no hand in developing this but agreed to a co-marketing effort to highlight how the feature can work with our product. This is standard practice for any company that builds an integration which could offer more value to our users.

Our team are continually working to on updates and new features in Teamwork Projects.

Hope this helps!

Leanne

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Sol

I understood that. However, my assumption is that even though they developed their app, there must have been some (?) integration effort made on behalf of Teamwork to make the integration work. My point – assuming my assumption is correct – is that even that effort could have been better spent.

Having said all that, you guys win again and turn a negative into a positive by allowing this free and transparent discussion, and listening to users.

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Leanne King

Hi Sol,

Believe it or not, there was absolutely none:) We’re always very clear with anyone who wants to build an integration that we can’t support it as we don’t have the resources to do so – we have our roadmap and that’s what we will stick to. I can understand why you might assume that though but truthfully there really is no involvement from a development point of view on our side as we couldn’t sustain that. I received the finished product a couple of months back and added the blog post.

I notice you’re a regular reader of our posts so thanks for engaging and as always we welcome your suggestions.

All the best,

Leanne

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Daniel Mackey

Hey guys,

First, thanks for all your comments on this integration article. There are some great points which we’ll address and factor in to our current roadmap plans.

I’d like to clear up some misunderstandings on this integration. Grow.com built this integration using the Teamwork Projects API without any resources from Teamwork.com. We know what we have to do on the core product and we’re laser focused on achieving these goals.

When a company takes the time and effort to create an integration which we believe could satisfy the needs of some of our users we’re more than happy to help spread the word. This is the purpose of this article – to let people know something like this exists.

The whole Teamwork Projects Team have been heads down developing something special which we can’t wait to show you in the coming days….

Dan.

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Joe Durfey

Hi Everyone,

Thanks for your insightful comments.

To shed some light on the Teamwork Grow integration, I think I should start by pointing out that all our integrations are customer driven, meaning we only build integrations that customers using Grow ask for, or prospects wanting to use Grow ask for. The resources for building the integration came from Grow, not Teamwork.

Grow is a Business Intelligence platform built for SMBs and mid-market companies. Grow helps companies establish an organization-wide platform to aggregate scattered data, automate reporting, engage the team with data that is important to them, and visualize the data in beautiful metrics and dashboards.

Teamwork is one of over 150 integrations we have built. The point of the blogpost is simply to create awareness about the integration, and to let Teamwork customers that may be looking to implement a BI platform know that Grow is an option.

On the subject of pricing, for a full license of Grow with unlimited users and unlimited data sources, most customers spend somewhere between $500 – $1,000 per month. If you compare our pricing to other well-known BI providers, you’ll see Grow is very affordable. Our goal is to bridge the gap between affordability and functionality for those companies looking to implement BI without a six-figure budget.

The $199 pricing is for those companies that are looking for some additional reporting capabilities with their Teamwork data.

I applaud the Teamwork team for recognizing that with e a wide range of customers that span many industries, vary in size, etc., customers want choices, and for being proactive about creating awareness about the options that exist.

I hope this helps. Thanks for looking!

Joe

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Craig

Just wanted to say thank you for being so transparent here. This definitely clears up some confusion.

Looking forward to the boards update and appreciate how you keep growing and supporting customers requests.

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Leanne King

Hi Craig,

Appreciate your comment. You should have access to Boards now. We’d love to hear your feedback.

Leanne

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