T ask Management App Vs. Work Execution Platform: What Do You Need and What’s the Difference?

Task Management App Vs. Work Execution Platform: What Do You Need and What’s the Difference?

Have you ever wondered just what is going on in your business, how well things are going, and why? 

How can you ensure that the people and teams at your company are dedicated to achieving your long-term growth strategies and goals? How can you ensure you are doing the right things to attract the best talent and keep them happy in your company so they won’t leave you? These are all questions that an Enterprise Work Execution Platform can help you answer.

 An Enterprise Work Execution Platform will give you one integrated system across all teams for Strategy, Goal & Work Management; Work Collaboration & Socialization; KPI Tracking & Dashboards; and People Performance Management.

An Enterprise Work Execution Platform like Tigersheet enables you to record long-term company strategy and align the daily execution and work of your people and teams to it. Execution against projects and goals is collaborated and commented on daily. This speeds up your execution and increases the effectiveness of your work.

In the marketplace for work execution platforms and collaboration apps, there are a lot of colorful advertisements and user interfaces floating around.

But when you’re looking for a secure, flexible, and deeply useful web-based software as a service (SaaS) platform, be sure you look beyond the shiny exterior interface to see what’s “under the hood.”

  • Does the platform have a functional backend database? This will enable you to switch between visualizations of the same data — say, from a standard “spreadsheet” view to a card view, Gantt chart view, or a view of a calendar.
  • Does it have robust global security controls that scale at the enterprise level and allow you to invite anyone to collaborate, for free?
  • Does it provide for rich integration with the other apps you use every day, including customer relationship management systems (CRM) and messaging apps?

When you’re shopping for collaboration tools, it’s tough to find a software platform that is enterprise-ready in terms of security, consistency, and scalability. While most platforms claim to be up for these unique and evolving challenges, your decision boils down to a simple question:

Are you looking for a task tracking application or a work execution platform, and what’s the difference?

When you need more than task management

Task management apps can be handy tools for individuals and small teams to use to manage projects. Many of these solutions are effective for planning smaller-scale projects or organizing events, such as potlucks and book clubs.

Also, not all of these platforms integrate or connect with other popular platforms you rely on, such as Microsoft Office 365, Slack, Salesforce, and Google Suite.

Best-in-class work execution cum automation platforms, such as Tigersheet, help organize and regularly execute work at the team, divisional, and enterprise levels. 

Tigersheet empowers teams to streamline workflows, reporting, and work through automation, data collection through custom web forms, dashboard customization, multiple project view modes, and a synchronous mobile app experience — all while improving visibility to anyone who needs it, whether inside or outside of an organization.

So, what does a best-in-class work execution platform offer? Here are three characteristics your platform needs in order to increase efficiency and speed around work execution.

Multiple views to match your team’s process

Note: Examples of Standard view, Pivot Table, and (Kanban) card view using Tigersheet (will attach screenshots)

Your work execution platform should meet you where you are, aligning with how your team functions within the broader organization.  

Task tracker apps often default to a to-do list or basic timeline display which can hamper innovation.

The ability to access the same information in multiple views is a key to staying competitive and innovative in business. Exceptional work execution platforms will allow you to customize your work view to help move teams from idea to impact, fast.

Tigersheet, for example, uses grid (rows and columns) view as a foundation. The interface is instantly recognizable for people who have worked in spreadsheets but simplified to support workers in their day-to-day tasks.

In Tigersheet, teams can also view tasks in card view, pivot view, and Timeline View so they can determine the project’s critical path and plan accordingly. These visual options provide greater flexibility, based on how your team works.

Connect and collaborate teams through internal communication

Email overload can hinder innovation, making it tough to locate and compare ideas. 

With so much going on in a team’s day-to-day activities, it’s taxing for team leaders to remember who contributed what and nest relevant comments under the right topics. 

Finding the information you need is like playing detective, which wastes the time you could use to develop and nurture the next steps in an important project.

Tigersheet offers smooth internal communication via comments. Team members can dive into the sheet and read the latest comments as they correlate to specific tasks or activities. All it takes is for the sheet owner to create a comment and ‘mention’ the designated user with an @ symbol and an automated notification is sent as an alert to the person at his email.

For example: Here’s a comment targeted to a user @XYZ who is a team member in the organization.

@XYZ: Please look into the lead’s appointment scheduled post 20th October 2020 and update them in your logs.

Killer time saver: Automate weekly status reports

Consider investing in a platform that empowers reporting through operational controls and automated actions — such as status requests, approvals, reminders, and notifications. As a work execution platform, Tigersheet offers these solutions to help change the way you work, so you can get back time, and move faster without sacrificing quality.

Teams can also collect information and data using Tigersheet forms. Whether you send to internal stakeholders, customers, or vendors, participants can fill out forms from their preferred device.

Maximize productive time, wherever you work

For example, a software engineering department can use forms for internal bug tracking. Users submit bugs using forms, which then populate a sheet, which can then be surfaced on a dashboard.

Business is increasingly data-driven. Your task tracker app may have a beautiful user interface and design, but does it empower you to surface data and information that your team needs to execute, in a customizable format that is easy to understand at a glance?  

Once you collect the right data, you need a way to surface key performance indicators (KPIs), reports, and goals (targets versus actuals) in an accessible format. This is another area where run-of-the-mill task management apps fall short. You might be able to see tasks, task owners, due dates, and other basic information, but how can you surface key details to your executive VP?

With Tigersheet, you can quickly build dashboards for all sorts of uses, whether strategic, analytical, or operational, and visually surface key metrics to business leaders and executives. 

Increased visibility into key metrics, data, and information cuts back on time spent in meetings and sorting through email threads, and generally improves the way you work.

Are you looking for an automation solution that offers all the perks and benefits outlined above? Why not give our Next Generation Uber fast work execution platform a try today? Click here for a free, interactive no-strings-attached demo to get started

Build Powerful, Automated Business Processes and Workflows with Tigersheet…

Whether you’re trying to fix inefficient work processes with stakeholders or jumpstart a brand-new innovation department, Tigersheet helps eliminate additional administrative work so you have more time to focus on what matters most to you.


New Tutorial Videos in Tigersheet: Build Fast, Automate Tasks, Solve Business Challenges Quickly!

New Tutorial Videos in Tigersheet: Build Fast, Automate Tasks, Solve Business Challenges Quickly!

We have recently renewed the Tigersheet YouTube channel with Tutorial Videos and there’s a lot more to come in the coming months! If you are new to creating apps and using Tigersheet, checking out these tutorial videos could be very useful for getting started in no time.

As you continue using Tigersheet, you’ll build more skills and be able to increase the agility of work. Tigersheet is flexible enough to meet any business need, so odds are you’ll find new ways to get more done, faster

The most recent tutorial videos are:

Creating Tigersheet From Scratch

Sheets are the very foundation of any application you build inside Tigersheet. Hence, creating the very first sheet is the most fundamental step to begin. Designing your first Tigersheet application would be a breeze after watching this video.

Watch Here: https://youtu.be/kkAhpmfHKOo

How to Create Automated Workflows in Tigersheet

Tigersheet workflows can help you automate your business processes, making them both more consistent and more efficient.

This is a comprehensive video demonstrating how you can go about designing automated workflows for your business processes and save in a lot of time and effort. The video demonstrates an example of a workflow designed for Employee Expense Management.

Watch Here: https://youtu.be/m5YsE4LXjaw

Group and Filter Records

Using a grouped or filtered view for records in Tigersheet can have many usages. It is a good way to reduce the number of records and fields to only those essential to your current task.

Another common use is to apply a grouped or filtered view to an Authentication. For instance, you can configure a view to removing records based on a set of criteria where app users are automatically removed from authentication when setting to inactive. Filtering views is an efficient way to display the data you want without making any changes to the application/sheet.

Watch the Video Here: https://youtu.be/oSj5OxleURU

Creating a Standard Report

Creating reports from data stored is generally a tedious and labor-intensive job.  The good news is that with Tigersheet in place, you don’t have to worry about this! Learn how to create a Standard Report in this video.

Watch Here: https://youtu.be/UHfBOH2IXBE

Creating a Kanban Report

A Kanban board is a work and workflow visualization tool that enables you to optimize the flow of your work, limit work-in-progress, and maximize efficiency. Learn How to create one in Tigersheet through the video.

Watch Here: https://youtu.be/eaLApzOTgLI

How to use ‘Send Email’ Trigger in Tigersheet

With Tigersheet you can send email notifications as well as reminders to ensure that for every update, your team receives notifications through email. Onscreen reminders are also available for them to keep up with happenings whenever they are on the Tigersheet interface.

Learn how to create and use “Send Email” Trigger in Tigersheet.

Watch the Video Here: https://youtu.be/I4FOp66oskI

Build a Simple CRM System With Bob- DIY on Tigersheet

This one is our ultimate video guide on building a custom CRM app. This video series consists of two parts and covers some of the basic and intermediate functionalities within the Tigersheet Platform.

We encourage you to follow along with the video and see if you can recreate this app. You’re going to learn how to use the platform with its point-and-click interface to build out different functionalities and workflows.

Watch the Video Here: https://youtu.be/gMxSN5JQgXs

Summing It Up

You can find our tutorial videos and help articles on your start page from the “Help Centre” link on the top-right corner, or from your “People Icon” you can navigate to ‘Help’.

We are currently working on more videos about other linking options, planning to publish them very soon. If you want to view additional tutorials and tips, you can subscribe to our youtube channel.

Make sure to leave a comment to let me know about your tutorial requests!

Spreadsheet Problems, Excel Errors

Enough of Spreadsheets. It’s Time To Move On…

Documents and spreadsheets have been around since the 1980s. Yet, they haven’t changed in 40 years. That’s right — we said it!

VisiCalc was the first spreadsheet computer program released in 1978 for personal computers, originally released for the Apple II by VisiCorp. The interface changed and we slowly traversed from the desktop to cloud but the core primitives are the same. For example, the grid layout, the way cells are addressed (A1, B3, etc., AKA “Battleship”), the formula language, etc.

VisiCalc, invented in 1978, next to a Google Sheet. The interface changed, and we went from desktop to the cloud, but the core primitives are the same. (We still reference A1 and B2 in a spreadsheet — we call that Battleship.)

Spreadsheets: we all love them. They’re pretty easy to start and can help you structure your thoughts and your data in a straightforward way. But beyond that, things can get messy with data integrity and versioning problems. That amazing spreadsheet you made? Now it’s the blight of people’s existence.

A Perfect Spreadsheet = A Perfect Problem

Let’s say you have created a spreadsheet that contains essential data for your team to make decisions. You have either exported it from an existing IT system, collected the data manually, or simply used some prepackaged software to create a doc in spreadsheet format.  You are happy, your teammates are happy and your boss is impressed by the increase in efficiency of your team operations. Everyone lives happily after!

But Wait…. Only in Dreams!

What starts with a plain ‘data.xls’ modifies quickly to ‘data edited.xlsx’ and then ‘data final. xlsx.’ Then ‘data final new.xlsx’ pops up, followed by ‘Copy of data final new – edits Mike.xlsx.

And not to forget, all these spreadsheets will land up in your inbox at the same time. Soon, your team will spend half of their valuable time figuring out if they’re looking at the latest data or not and copying data between sheets to hopefully collect all relevant data. Your dream-come-true ending is now your worst nightmare!

Adding further to the situation, an employee at a prominent role who created the spreadsheet has moved to another role. Now what worked well at first is showing complicated errors, data gets corrupted, and there’s no one there to solve it.

While there is no doubt that spreadsheets can be undeniably useful, it isn’t a perfect fit for organizations that deal with mission-critical apps or sensitive data. Spreadsheets no matter how useful-are created by people and thus are susceptible to human error and have the potential to bring real harm.  The heavier an Excel model gets; the more mistakes can happen and some with even irreversible consequences.

At Tigersheet, we can change this…How?

Tigersheet is a new generation no-code platform that serves as a middle way between spreadsheets and business-specific software

It offers a way to everyone, not just developers to build custom business applications with everything tailored as per your business needs. The fact that millions of people out there use spreadsheets to manage their data is a good start for us.  So, we make the experience application development a lot like using spreadsheets, something everyone knows.

Tigersheet is a no-code platform equally capable of handling all your business challenges effectively. A unified surface with infinite room to grow your ideas, from tables to CRM tracker.

With Tigersheet, your team can:

  • Track orders, projects, invoices, payments, employees, expenses, office assets, employee leaves, employee advances, and more.
  • Attach files and documents to rows.
  • Hide certain fields or rows from users easily with the powerful roles and permission system.
  • Set reminders for important dates like a deadline, a follow-up date, etc.
  • Access data from your Tigersheet’s mobile app.
  • Create reports, have different views to visualize your data better – like Kanban, timeline, etc.
  • Use Triggers to create workflows, send email notifications, and more. Now no need to resort to custom application development to automate your business.

How to get your team started the Tigersheet Way?

Tigersheet starts with a blank canvas and a new set of building blocks, like tables that talk to each other, buttons that act inside and outside of a doc, triggers that automate your workflows, and role-based access so every team can see the data in their preferred way.

Good News?

You don’t have to necessarily start from scratch! Use our ‘Import from Excel’ to pull those 50 project-related Google docs into your new doc. Step 2? Invite the structured data in. Copy/paste your spreadsheet into a table (rows & columns) and see it magically reformat. Then add some interactivity for your team, like building workflows, setting reminders/alerts, using interactive reports, and there you are…

…..Ready with a custom tool for your team!

Use Tigersheet, not spreadsheets to track and automate your business. TRY Sign up for a FREE Trial and witness the change in your organization today!

Tigersheet wins 2019 Rising Star Software Award from Software Suggest!

Tigersheet wins 2019 Rising Star Software Award from Software Suggest!

We are incredibly proud to share the news that ‘Tigersheet has bagged the ‘2019 Rising Star Software award from Software Suggest, a popular B2B product and software review platform.  This recognition is given annually to products that provide outstanding solutions for B2B companies across a number of categories, including the leaders in the Low Code/No Code (LCNC) market.

Tigersheet is a no-code platform to build custom applications for enterprises at lightning speed and drastically reduced cost. Tigersheet gives you the simplicity and flexibility of spreadsheets with the power and advanced feature set of complex applications (such as access control, notifications, and alerts, report generation) in a user-friendly platform that you can use, to create any custom business application.

In evaluating Tigersheet for the 2019 Rising Star Software Award, Software Suggest’s team of software experts examined and compared Tigersheet against its competitors in various scenarios. Some of the specific criteria that their review team took into account were:

  • Tigersheet’s range of “key No-code functionalities”, combined with a simple, highly responsive and intitutive interface.
  • The collaborative nature of Tigersheet’s application development capabilities
  • The support with third-party integrations that lets users connect their custom application to a large ecosystem of automation tools
  • Its flawless report generation capabilities, including grouping items, generating Kanban boards, pivot tables and charts.
  • The capacity to allow role based access control to make certain that only particular users can launch certain tasks and perform specific actions.
  • Its ability to create trigger based workflows enabling users to skip over redundant workflows and automatically complete tasks whenever an event is caused to occur.
  • The availability of one on one guidance and business consulting service in helping enterprises customise the software according to their needs

We are delighted to have a shiny new award to put on the Tigersheet mantle, but most importantly, the 2019’s Rising Star Software Award is another confirmation that our software is providing the best value to enterprises in meeting their custom needs.

Please visit SoftwareSuggest.com to post your own review of Tigersheet and thanks for your support through this amazing year. We hope to win many more awards in future, as the team is constantly working to improve user experience by adding new features to Tigersheet. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store for in the coming year!

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