Box acquires Progressly to expand workflow options


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Box introduced at this time that it has bought Progressly, a Redwood Metropolis startup that focuses on workflow. All 12 Progressly staff can be becoming a member of Field instantly. They didn't disclose the acquisition worth.

In the event you comply with Box, you in all probability know the corporate announced a workflow tool in 2016 referred to as Field Relay together with a partnership with IBM to promote it inside giant enterprises. Jeetu Patel, chief product officer at Field says Relay is nice for nicely outlined processes inside an organization like contract administration or worker on-boarding, however Field needed to increase on that preliminary imaginative and prescient to construct further varieties of workflows. The Progressly workforce will assist them do this.

Patel stated that the corporate has heard from clients, particularly in bigger, extra complicated organizations, that they want an analogous degree of innovation on the automation aspect that they’ve been getting on the content material aspect from Field.

“One of many issues that we’ve executed is to proceed investing in partnerships round workflow with third events. We now have truly gone out and constructed a product with Relay. However we needed to proceed to ensure that we've got an enhancement to our inner automation engine inside Field itself. And so we simply made an acquisition of an organization referred to as Progressly,” Patel advised TechCrunch.

That ought to permit Field to construct workflows that not solely run inside Field, however ones that may combine and intersect with exterior workflow engines like Pega and Nintex to construct extra complicated automation along side the Field set of instruments and providers. This might contain each inner staff and exterior organizations and shifting content material by way of a way more refined workflow than Field Relay supplies.

“What we needed to do is simply be sure that we double down within the funding in workflow, given the extent of urge for food we’ve seen from the marketplace for somebody like Field offering an answer like this,” Patel defined.

By shopping for Progressly, they have been capable of acquihire a set of staff who've a focussed understanding of workflow and might help proceed to construct out that automation engine and incorporate it into the Field platform. Patel says how they might monetize all of that is nonetheless open to dialogue. For now, the Progressly staff is already within the fold and product bulletins based mostly on this acquisition might be popping out later this yr.

Progressly was based in 2014 and was headquarted proper down the road from Field in Redwood Metropolis. The corporate has raised $6 million, in response to knowledge on Crunchbase.