CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Workato, a leading enterprise-class integration and automation service announced today that CRN,® a brand of The Channel Company, has recognized Workato with a 2016 CRN Tech Innovator Award. These annual awards honor standout hardware, software or services that have helped to move the IT industry forward. In compiling the 2016 Tech Innovator Award list, CRN editors evaluated 230 products across 27 technology categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users' IT challenges. Workato's Workbot took top honors in the Software-Productivity category.
The average enterprise uses more than 600 cloud apps, creating application and data silos that make it extremely hard for users to get things done across apps. Workbot solves the problem of enterprise application silos by enabling employees to work across all business apps right from enterprise messaging apps like Slack. "App integrations used to be expensive and available only to those with advanced technical capabilities. Now, Workato makes it accessible to all businesses, enabling greater efficiency and agility. Workbot takes productivity a step further by giving employees access to information across all their apps, right from Slack," said Vijay Tella, CEO of Workato. "We are excited to be recognized by CRN for our efforts to positively affect business productivity." Workbot is built on the Workato platform, in use at more than 17,000 businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned small businesses. Workato's integration platform automates business workflows leading to significant increases in business productivity. For example, sales, support, and marketing teams save nearly 26 days per year using Workato. Additionally, the Workato platform now has more than 150,000 community-created integration recipes. These recipes, a set of tasks that can perform even the most complex enterprise workflows and cloud integrations, can be used by any company to automate business functions, save time, remain competitive and grow efficiently.