Improve Workflow Collaboration with Slack Integration for ZenGRCPublished September 1, 2020 by Tricia Scherer • 2 min read
Not long ago, we’d say “slack” to describe not working, as in “slacking on the job.” With the advent of the Slack app, though, the term has become synonymous with productivity.
And Slack’s ability to work in tandem with hundreds of applications makes this popular team communication and collaboration tool even more useful.
Everyone is a Slack user, it seems, collaborating with team members on their own Slack channel, sending and receiving direct messages in real-time on private channels or public channels, sharing files and updates, engaging in Slack conversations using @ mentions, and more.
Making the popular project management platform even more useful is the Slack integration page, which cites a long list of applications with which it integrates. What’re more, solutions including Reciprocity’s ZenConnect tool offer full integrations with many other apps and software services.
How Slack Integration Works
Integrations let people use other applications while in Slack. For instance, they can share a Dropbox document or Google Doc without having to leave their Slack workspace.
Slack works with many popular calendars to let users schedule meetings in-app, and the “Slackbot” notifies users when those meetings are coming up.
Slack integrates with marketing apps such as Google Analytics and HubSpot to let users incorporate and track their campaigns, and communicate results for team collaborations.
And Slack is customizable. Features such as incoming webhooks let users post from other apps directly into the application for seamless communication with Slack teams.
Popular Slack integrations include:
- Jira, a cloud-based application management platform
- Salesforce, a customer relationship management (CRM) solution
- Oauth, for secure authentication/authorization
- Github, a software development platform
- Trello, for workflow tracking and project management
- ZenGRC, for governance, risk management, and compliance
ZenConnect Integrates Slack and ZenGRC
Risk and compliance teams collaborating using Slack will find ZenConnect, Reciprocity’s all-in-one integrations tool for ZenGRC, to be a godsend. ZenConnect lets you track and manage GRC projects from inception to audit and beyond, with two-way communications to keep team members always apprised of Slack collaborations for better risk management and compliance monitoring across projects and teams.
At audit time, ZenConnect pulls documents and communications from your application stack and places them in ZenGRC’s “Single Source of Truth” audit-trail repository, eliminating the need to collect this information manually–a time-consuming task.
ZenConnect works not only with Slack but with many other popular workplace applications including
- Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS)
- Google Drive
- Amazon S3
For apps not on this list, ZenConnect’s customizable APIs let your developers create integrations with ease, further enhancing your GRC program.
Automatic, continuous, and worry-free application integration, risk management, and compliance with regulations and standards is the Zen way. Contact us today for your free consultation.