Achieve clarity at scale: Introducing the Asana Enterprise Work Graph

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In today’s fast-moving environment, modern enterprises need to adapt faster than ever to thrive. But, coordinating work across distributed teams is chaotic—and it becomes even more complex as your organization grows. 

The problem is that enterprises today are organized functionally—with siloed tools and team-specific processes—when the reality is that work happens cross-functionally. According to the Anatomy of Work Index 2021, knowledge workers lose countless hours to work about work. In fact, organizations with 5000 or more employees lose 63% of their time to work about work every week. 

To solve the challenges of work about work, our co-founders started Asana and built a unique data model called the Asana Work Graph. This data model is a fully-connected, accurate, and up-to-date map of work within an organization, providing individuals, teams, and entire companies with the clarity and confidence they need to move faster. 

Today, we’re excited to announce a suite of new features and capabilities—purpose-built to enable enterprise organizations around the world to scale clarity. The Asana Enterprise Work Graph combines the power of the Work Graph data model and our new IT capabilities to give your organization the flexibility and confidence needed to adapt to any business challenge and achieve clarity—even during unclear times.

Align your entire organization around goals

When teams work together, there is almost nothing they can’t accomplish. But, teams can only be effective when they can see how their work contributes to company-wide objectives. With the Asana Enterprise Work Graph, you can deliver clarity—up, down, and across your organization—by aligning your team’s work with their goals. 

Our new Goals API makes it easier for leaders to monitor their team’s impact and keep everyone informed by connecting Goals to data-driven insights from mission-critical tools like Salesforce and Power BI. Plus, with automatic progress updates for Goals, you’ll soon be able to get real-time visibility into the progress of your team’s achievements with no manual work needed.  

Redefine cross-team collaboration with world-class workflows

When project-critical information lives in siloed tools or a mess of spreadsheets, work is bound to fall through the cracks with someone being left out of the loop. Unfortunately, installing traditional process automation is a costly and complicated IT endeavor. 

Enter Workflow Builder. Launching in the coming months, this point-and-click tool will let you easily create workflows, automate steps, and gain insights to optimize processes over time. 

Looking for best-in-class workflows? Our upcoming Workflow Library will have you covered. Instead of reinventing the wheel, you will soon be able to use industry-approved workflows to power your projects and drive efficiencies. With this resource, you can scale proven processes across your organization—without multiple tools and complex IT approvals. 

Get real-time visibility at all levels of your organization

It’s tough to stay on top of your team’s progress, budget, and impact when work is spread across many apps and channels that don’t talk to each other. That’s why we created Universal Reporting. Rather than rely on endless status meetings—or missing deadlines altogether—you can use Universal Reporting as the single source of truth to track work from every angle, spot problems instantly, and guide your team to success with real-time insights.  

And we’re not stopping there. With our new and enhanced Universal Reporting features launching in the coming months, you’ll be able to quickly analyze your team’s velocity over time and run advanced analytics to understand workflow performance over days, weeks, and months. By unlocking these powerful insights, you can help even your most efficient teams continuously improve.

Scale with security measures you can count on 

In this work-from-anywhere world, CIO and IT leaders need agile solutions to boost employee productivity, all while keeping data safe. Asana invests in infrastructure to support deployments of more than 100,000 users and with a 99.9% uptime commitment, IT decision-makers can scale their organization with confidence while having the peace of mind that their data is protected.  

With our new Audit Log API, you can stop unauthorized access in its tracks. This security measure lets IT admins monitor and track any suspicious activities. And with Enterprise Key Management (EKM), organizations will soon be able to add an extra layer of protection by using their own encryption key on all information stored in Asana. 

Plus, with our new Admin Announcements, IT teams can give the right information to the right teams at the right time by directly sending updates through Asana. In addition, our latest SCIM function provides admins the ability to automate group setup and synchronize profile updates with leading identity solutions.

Gain more visibility and control with Asana Partners IT Solutions

Earlier this year, we introduced Asana Partners, an ecosystem of over 200 essential work tools and channel partners across 75 countries. Today, we’re excited to expand our network to provide IT leaders with even more control and flexibility as they continue adapting to the next chapter of hybrid work. 

With more than 20 security and scalability integrations, our growing Asana Partners’ IT solutions ecosystem includes: 

  • Identity: We’ve teamed up with leading identity and access management solutions—like Okta, Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AD), Google Workspace SAML SCIM, and OneLogin—so you can ensure only the right people have access to your organization’s information. 
  • Compliance: Meet your organization’s most critical compliance needs with our Exterro, DataGrail, and Transcend integrations. Also, be on the lookout for our future enhancements in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and eDiscovery. 
  • SaaS Management: Now you can manage and secure app usage across your organization with our joint solutions with BetterCloud, Productiv, and Zylo.
  • Platform: We’ve joined forces with enterprise essential tools— like IBM App Connect, MuleSoft, and Power Automate—so your teams can collaborate seamlessly across their favorite platforms. 
  • Security: To help IT teams increase data control and view all security events in one place, we’ve partnered with Splunk, Netskope, and OneTrust.

We’re also excited to work with Netskope’s industry-leading Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution. Asana customers will soon have access to a new integration with Netskope, which will enable Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) capabilities such as enforcing security policies, identifying and managing sensitive data, and preventing data from being shared outside an organization’s environment.

Also, starting today, Asana’s Audit Log API will power a plug-and-play Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) integration with Splunk. With this integration, you can now keep track of the compliance-related changes in your organization and use timely, customized alerts to take immediate action when any unusual activities occur.

The time to scale is now

When enterprises achieve alignment, cross-team collaboration, and visibility, they can adapt to any business challenge.  

Join us today at Scale, our virtual enterprise summit, to hear enterprise leaders share their insights on how to achieve your organization’s mission faster and scale your team’s impact with clarity, flexibility, and confidence. 

Forward-Looking Statements:

This blog post contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s current views and assumptions and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. Asana disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary materially from the statements included herein. Information concerning our risks, uncertainties, and other factors that could cause results to differ from these forward-looking statements are contained in Asana’s SEC filings, earnings press release, and supplemental information posted on the Investor Relations section of the Asana website.

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