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Letting Your Workday Achieve Leaner Shape on its Way to Greater Profitability

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Produce8, a leading work analytics vendor, has officially announced an updated version of its flagship app, which is designed to help Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their customers access unprecedented insight into the impact of meetings on productivity and wellbeing. According to certain reports, the stated update brings to the fore several new and cutting-edge features, including the ability to capture employee sentiment; integrations for video call data; calendar and schedule integrations; and organizational metrics to measure the financial impact of time spent in calls and meetings. Talk about the whole value proposition on a slightly deeper level, it begins from the app’s virtual calls and calendar integrations with Google Calendar and Outlook, as well as with leading virtual meeting platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Slack. These integrations, on their part, make it possible for MSP teams to track the time spent in both internal and external meetings, thus generating a piece of data which allows them to compare the planned workday with what actually transpired. By doing so, the solution ensures MSPs can reduce time wasted in unnecessary and poorly planned meetings, and therefore, boost productivity and profitability. Next up, we have the presence of organizational metrics that are displayed through executive-level dashboard to convey how much time and money the company and individual teams spend in meetings and calls, as well as associated cost of employee salaries. The purpose of these metrics is to inform MSP owners on the time and resources they are investing in meetings, and where improvements can be made.

“We recognized a fundamental issue in the MSP industry: excessive time spent in meetings is eating into productive work hours. Our new release tackles this issue head-on,” said Joel Abramson, CEO of Produce8. “By empowering each employee to understand their workday, we aim to boost efficiency, allowing more work to be accomplished in less time—a win for all.”

Joining the same would be the app’s ability to generate user sentiments for individuals. This it does by enabling team members to rate and comment on each day, something which eventually helps organizations and managers identify important patterns or trends in team morale and well-being.

Markedly enough, the features in question will join Produce8 platform’s existing capabilities that include, for instance, a prospect of personalized reports. The stated reports basically help you in receiving actionable data so to enhance productivity, manage time more effectively, and foster a healthier work-life balance. Alongside that, the platform is known for offering real-time workflow metrics, metrics that empower you to measure the time spent on applications and websites for the purpose of establishing a clear distinction between impactful work and potential distractions. Beyond that, the platform also provides a goal-setting feature which bears the responsibility to reinforce better habits in the context of virtual meetings, technology usage, and other aspects attached to a standard workday.

“Since its launch to the MSP market in mid-2023, Produce8 has witnessed swift adoption by leading providers,” said Marco La Vecchia, Chief Revenue Officer of Produce8. “In 2024, we are building out our current partner program to help position MSPs to become strategic advisors for their clients on the subject of employee experience and productivity.”

To understand the significance of such a development, though, we must take into account a report, which claims that wasted costs from unnecessary meetings are estimated to reach $25,000 per employee each year.

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