NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2020 – Troops.ai announced today that its revenue communications platform is now available for Hubspot, Intercom, Zendesk and Jira enterprise applications and the Microsoft Teams communication and collaboration platform. Partnerships with these leading software companies will allow users to input, retrieve and take action on customer and prospect data at moments of impact. This new functionality augments existing Troops flagship Salesforce and Slack services.
Through intelligent, AI-powered “Signals,” salespeople, customer service representatives, product developers and marketers can receive alerts to critical developments and upcoming milestones on key accounts, immediately collaborate with team members and take appropriate action—hold group discussions, assign action items to team members or make changes to customer records—without leaving Microsoft Teams or Slack. Troops, which is used by hyper-growth companies Twilio, DoorDash, Snap and Shopify, among many others, empowers employees who touch customer and prospect relationships to proactively address potential issues and reach out to clients at the optimal time in their journey. For example:
As a result, customer data from all key CRM, sales and martech apps come to the right people at the right time in their preferred real-time communications tool.
“With everyone’s workload increasing, companies are demanding more automation. Troops’s automation tools are designed with humans—end users—in mind, empowering employees to automate their own tasks in minutes and scale their effectiveness,” said Ziv Peled, Chief Customer Officer at AppsFlyer. “Troops has done a great job with Salesforce, and I am incredibly excited to use the company’s solution for Zendesk, Intercom, Hubspot and other apps. With Troops, we respond to customers more quickly, close deals faster and increase deal sizes by sharing knowledge across our teams at critical junctures.”
Anyone in the enterprise can create Troops Signals without the need for custom coding or the specialized expertise of an application developer or operations professional. Troops serves as a “System of Intelligence” that connects Systems of Record (i.e., enterprise applications) to Systems of Engagement (e.g., Slack, Teams). By adding an effective data-delivery component to these customer apps, which traditionally excel at storing and reporting information, Troops shepherds actionable customer data through that “last mile” to sales, marketing or customer service reps at a hypercritical moment of need. Troops further “consumerizes” enterprise apps by allowing users to create “feeds” in Microsoft Teams and Slack showing deals won, deals lost, open tickets, the number of white papers downloaded, or any one of hundreds of other data categories.
Unlike integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solutions and other data workflows, Troops Signals do more than just automate monotonous tasks; they deliver critical information that requires thought, analysis and collaboration from individuals who are responsible for go-to-market strategies and revenue generation. Employees can create and customize Troops Signals in minutes without assistance from IT or operations professionals.
Depending on their size, companies house anywhere from 40 to 200 or more enterprise apps. Employees from customer-facing functions lose several hours of productivity each week to data entry and toggling back and forth between apps that contain as many as 100 fields—sales reps spend an average of 30 percent of their day maintaining database contacts.
Troops capabilities have only taken on greater importance in the COVID-19 pandemic. With remote work now the norm, companies are placing a larger premium on intelligent, easy-to-use technology that fosters expedient collaboration and keeps teams in sync.
“Troops strives to make it as easy to work with critical enterprise-application data as it is to use a smartphone. Everything is designed to work in an intuitive and natural way for humans—we call it ‘Software-at-your-Service,’” said Dan Reich, CEO of Troops. “By bringing Hubspot, Zendesk, Jira and Intercom data into Microsoft Teams and Slack, sales, marketing, customer success and product teams can focus on doing what they do best—staying on top and ahead of customer needs, improving the client experience, driving sales and growing revenue.”
Troops is a revenue communications platform company that enables companies to take action on Salesforce, Hubspot, Zendesk, Jira and Intercom data directly in the Slack and Microsoft Teams communications and collaboration platforms. Troops monitors key systems for changes, notifies associated people when specific conditions occur and presents a list of immediate actions to take from the user’s preferred messaging platform. Slack, Twilio, DoorDash, Snap, Shopify, and Stripe use Troops to improve forecast accuracy, organizational transparency and win rates. For more information, please see https://www.troops.ai, https://www.linkedin.com/company/troops/ or the Twitter handle @Troops.