Passport Shipping is an international shipping carrier built natively for e-commerce with software designed to optimize and facilitate their clients’ shipping experience. As Passport’s product manager, much of Ilan Rotenberg’s daily tasks revolve around managing development work.
Initial challenge: Tackling a time-consuming reporting process
Early on, he found himself spending several hours each week manually building reports for internal stakeholders to communicate the dev team’s progress month to month.
The developers use Jira to manage their workload, while teams communicate via Slack, with data shared through Notion. That meant Ilan often found himself stuck in the middle:
We had a very manual process for sharing project updates and what our data engineering team was working on. I found myself spending hours each week exporting and editing data to prepare my reports. It wasn’t sustainable.”Ilan Rotenberg, Product Manager, Passport Shipping
Solution: Exporting Jira issues into Notion automatically with Unito
That’s when Ilan came across Unito. He built a 2-way workflow between Jira and Notion to automatically sync key project data to generate reports in Notion. This saved him hours of data entry to make the rest of his day more efficient and productive.
Ilan’s new workflow cut the time needed to build reports from over an hour to just 20 minutes each week. Not only that, but his reports are now much more detailed and more useful to everyone involved.
“The first thing I noticed about Unito was its detailed, in-depth integration with Notion, which a lot of other tools don’t have. I can take relevant information from Jira and push it to Notion with an easy-to-use interface, which means I don’t have to write a script myself.”
Want to see what this Unito flow looks like? Check out this guide to reporting on development work in Jira with Notion.
Results: 17 hours and $1,400 USD saved per week in operational costs
- Stakeholders can now quickly and easily review reports in Notion updated in real-time with information from Jira;
- Data engineers no longer have to report their progress manually via Slack, instead letting the Unito workflow share updates as they complete each task;
- Ilan now has more flexibility in his day to focus on different assignments and be there for his team as needed.
- Unito’s internal estimates of Passport Shipping’s usage (a combination of items in sync and users working with Unito workflows) calculates approximately 17+ hours and $1,400 USD saved per week in time that would otherwise be spent on manually gathering data from multiple tools, populating tables in Notion, and building reports.
“Unito is a great tool for automating tedious manual tasks. Anybody can pick it up and learn it pretty quickly. So you don’t need to worry about having coding experience or technical expertise to use it.”
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About Passport Shipping
Passport Shipping is the modern international shipping carrier of choice for hundreds of top direct-to-consumer brands. Leveraging much-needed software, automation, integrations, and support with transparency into logistical data not provided by legacy carriers today helps e-commerce merchants and marketplaces navigate their international footprint to reach their global potential.