Asana Enterprise Work Graph Debuts
October 21, 2021
Work Graph is a suite of new features giving even the most complex enterprises
the clarity, flexibility and confidence needed to adapt to any business
challenge. Combining the power of Asana’s proprietary Work Graph data model and
new enterprise-grade security and controls, Asana aligns teams around goals;
coordinates workflows across teams and timezones; and gives visibility into
where work stands in real-time.
Companies of every size across all industries are losing countless hours to work
about work – the time wasted on searching for information, switching between
apps and holding status meetings. As enterprises grow, so does their work about
work, with organizations of 5,000+ employees losing 63 percent of their time to
it every week.
“Enterprises today are organized functionally but the reality is that work
happens cross-functionally,” said Anne Raimondi, Chief Operating Officer, Asana.
“The misalignment between how teams are organized and how work actually gets
done is fueling work about work across organizations. With the Enterprise Work
Graph, Asana is solving the universal challenges of cross-team coordination by
providing the clarity teams need to stay connected, no matter where they are in
Raimondi continues, “In today’s work from everywhere environment, the best
leaders macromanage, not micromanage, their teams. By setting clear objectives
connected to the work and the tools that bring them to life, enterprises can
align effort and impact to achieve amazing results and increase employee
Asana’s Enterprise Work Graph drives alignment through visibility into how work
connects with company objectives up, down and across an organization. Today,
Asana is evolving its Goals offering with a new Goals API connecting goals with
data and insights from mission-critical tools to monitor impact and inform
executive decisions. With the Goals API, organizations seeking a holistic view
of their goals in a single place, automatic progress updates and the ability to
make changes to goals in their tools of choice can now achieve this
programmatically by building custom integrations. For example, by linking an
Asana goal to a CRM tool report, when sales teams close opportunities, the goal
will automatically update in Asana keeping all stakeholders across an
Coming soon, Asana will deliver automatic progress updates for Goals that
provide real-time insights on the achievement of company objectives with no
manual work needed.
Cross-team coordination today is chaotic with work living in team-specific silos
and spreadsheets. Adding to the pain is that traditional process automation is a
tops-down, IT-managed, expensive endeavor.
With Asana’s new Workflow Builder, anyone can create workflows, no coding
required. This point-and-click tool builds and automates all the steps in a
workflow and provides insights to optimize over time. The forthcoming Workflow
Builder and Library will give teams the ability to create their own or leverage
best-in-class, pre-built workflows to power projects and drive efficiencies. By
helping teams scale processes across the organization, Asana eliminates the need
for expensive tools and complex IT approvals.
Asana’s Universal Reporting gives enterprises the visibility needed to track
business objectives, make adjustments and guide teams to success, all without
adding more meetings.
Inspired by the best practices of agile engineering teams who leverage velocity
tracking to increase efficiency, Universal Reporting is being made even more
powerful with the addition of reporting on data trends and workflows over time.
From tracking budget spending across projects over days, months and years, to
analyzing the amount of time teams are losing to inefficient processes,
Universal Reporting over time will unlock powerful insights – helping even the
most efficient teams continuously improve.
Security at Scale
the ability to support enterprises of 100,000 users and beyond, and an
availability commitment of 99.9 percent, IT teams can focus on business outcomes
as they scale, with the confidence that Asana will keep their data secure and
available. With new Admin Announcements, IT can keep the entire organization
updated directly in Asana to get the right information to the right teams at the
right time. In addition, new SCIM functionality automates group set-up and
synchronizes profile updates with Okta and, coming soon, Azure AD.
Today, enterprise admins can get insight into what happens in Asana via the
Audit Log API and notifications on unusual activity. Coming soon, Enterprise Key
Management (EKM) will give organizations even more control over their data by
enabling them to bring their own keys to encrypt data. EKM gives enterprises
visibility and control over access to their data, allowing the use of Asana for
sensitive information while meeting enhanced security requirements.
“At Asana, we’ve designed our architecture over the past decade to support the
scale and security needs of the world's largest and most distributed
organizations,” said Prashant Pandey, Head of Engineering, Asana. “From
Enterprise Key Management to Audit Logs and an expanding ecosystem of
partnerships with the world’s leading IT tools, we’re giving CIOs more control
and flexibility to keep cross-functional teams connected, while ensuring data