What We Do
Unito connects and synchronizes software tools such as Trello, Asana, Github, Wrike, and more, so no one is left out of the loop.
Unito syncs tasks, issues, cards, to-dos…whatever your project management tool calls the fundamental “thing you need to accomplish”, Unito syncs that. The best part is, you can use our filters to choose what gets synced or not to ensure that only relevant information gets transferred between multiple tools. Going beyond simple 2-way syncs, our powerful filtering engine lets you copy just a few tasks from a project–or the entire thing to build custom multi-tool workflows.
How It Started
Co-founders Marc Boscher, John Espinoza and Eryk Warren struck gold when they came up with an unconventional solution to the perpetual business problem of cross-team collaboration. SaaS tool use is on the rise, with over 80% of companies using SaaS tools as part of their core business according to Gartner in 2016. The massive proliferation of online apps to collaborate with causes as many headaches as the apps themselves solve. Over the course of their incubation with Montreal’s Founder Institute program, the three co-founders created Unito: a project and task management “untool”.
Rather than building another project management or collaboration platform, they chose to create collaboration through easy-to-use app connectors.
“This was a problem we understood well, having each of us worked in companies where BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) led to Bring Your Own App. This created huge hassles when different teams needed to work together. We saw how everyone had strong preferences for their development or management tools, and how painful it was to keep everything in order.
There are software connectors out there which are general purpose, but we weren’t satisfied with the ones we tried because they tend to focus on one-way imports and not real synchronization. As managers, we shouldn’t have to waste our time resolving app conflicts or merging and duplicating data. As developers, we should be coding the product, not maintaining integration scripts to third party apps. So we set out to create something that we would love to use. Something simple enough for everyone.”
– CEO and co-founder Marc Boscher
Unito was launched to a private beta in October 2015. It featured automatic synchronization between Github, a popular developer app for tracking code changes, and Wrike a well-known project management tool. Soon after, they connected Asana and Atlassian’s JIRA as well, and they’ve recently added Trello, Basecamp, BitBucket, Microsoft Planner and GitLab to their list of integrations.
Unito will continue to add more integrations and is currently developing key requested features for popular tools like Trello and Asana. They’ve started work on syncing all 9 of their apps to other departmental tools such as Zendesk and Salesforce. Stay tuned to our blog to see what we come up with next.
Who We Are
Marc’s been building technology products and teams for the past 15 years. He’s had to select, test and train for countless tools.
John’s been building enterprise software for the past 12 years. He had to deal with countless poor apps imposed on his teams.
Eryk has been flirting with startups for 20 years. He is driven by a passion for building reliable services.
Trevor has grown 5 different startups from their beginning to #1 in their industries through a rigorous application of continuous marketing testing, content marketing, and improving customer LTV.
What They Write About Us
Harness the power of custom fields + Asana’s API: See how Unito did it.
Blog post from our friends at Asana explaining their new custom fields feature and brand new API and how we use them at Unito.
New Two-Way Sync with JIRA powered by Unito
Wrike blog post revealing our partnership to make Wrike sync with other apps such as JIRA and GitHub.
How does the new Wrike and JIRA integration streamlines cross-team communication at WiGroup
Great article from our friends at Wrike about how WiGroup is using the new Wrike and GitHub integration provided by Unito and how it helps them in their day to day work.
Démarrer dans un incubateur, un bon tremplin
Marc Boscher avait déjà travaillé pour des start-up, mais n'avait jamais été à la tête de sa propre entreprise... (in French)
Entrevue avec Marc Boscher
La Gare (collaborative workspace) interviewed Marc about his new startup adventure. (in French)
Startup Festival Highlights
After a series of 10 pitches, Unito is very proud to have won FounderFuel first prize at the 2015 Startup Festival.
Founder Institute Graduation
Unito took the 1st place of Montreal's FI second cohort. It started 4 months earlier with 51 aspiring entrepreneurs...