Koan’s reputation as a collaborative goals platform comes from our focus on the people and insights closest to the work. By listening closely and sharing transparent updates, we’re able to build strong habits around goal tracking and delivery; but our focus on human intelligence doesn’t diminish the importance of setting measurable, quantitative targets. Besides being a great place for teams to collaborate on goals, Koan also provides automation to make tracking “the numbers” as easy as possible.
Koan offers a variety of integrations that allow users to connect their daily work with strategic goals, keeping teams on track with the work that’s moving the business forward.
Connecting Koan to your favorite communication tools makes goal and status updates part of your daily conversation. With the click of a button, users can make OKR and reflection updates, and easily communicate goal progress without ever leaving where they’re already working.
The long-awaited Koan Microsoft Teams OKR integration brings goals and collaboration together, building alignment in the context of everyday work. At Koan, we believe that alignment is a team sport, where everyone’s voice is heard and goals are a collaborative practice. Using software to build positive habits and stay in regular sync around goal progress, integrations like Microsoft Teams allows users to focus on the purposeful work behind reaching goals, letting automation take care of the rest.
With the new Microsoft Teams integration, you can:
- Save time and resources with automatic updates
- Keep employees aligned and focused
- Encourage greater transparency, goals and updates
- Track OKR progress to never lose sight of performance
- Invite new users to Koan through Microsoft Teams
- Smart notifications and reminders through Microsoft Teams instead of email
Ready to add Microsoft Teams to your Koan instance? Follow these installation steps.
At Koan, our team lives and breathes in Slack (don’t worry! We love Microsoft Teams, too). Making goals and status a central part of our own workflow has saved countless meetings and emails, all while keeping our team focused on the work at hand.
Through our Slack integration, our team is able to align every day in a simple way. Slack Check-ins act as a daily virtual team stand-up, asking for the things that you accomplished, your priorities for the day ahead, and any concerns the rest of the team should know about. It’s done directly in Slack on an automated schedule, meeting your team exactly where they’re already working. Additionally, on Fridays, Slack prompts teams to update their reflections and goal progress, and shares these updates by posting reflection summaries directly in a channel for everyone to read.
“The &yet team has a daily tradition of what we call a ‘pizza roll call’ where everyone posts in Slack what they’re working on for the day, using a pizza roll emoji. Koan’s Slack integration has made this check-in process easier and it's a great way to help us to track progress over the course of the week,” says Avenir.
With our Slack integration, you can:
- Configure reflection notifications and reminders through Slack
- Post OKR and status summaries directly in slack
- Work transparently with daily check-ins focused on the 3 Ps (priorities, progress, and problems)
- Save time with automatic updates and check-ins
- Encourage greater collaboration around goals and updates
- Track OKR progress to never lose sight of performance
- Align in a simple way every day
Ready to add Slack to your Koan instance? Follow these installation steps.
One of Koan’s core values is to work with purpose, and that means valuing time and creating efficiency wherever possible. That’s why it’s crucial to integrate Koan with your existing data sources so that you can focus on the work, and let automation take care of the rest. With Koan’s productivity integrations, you can meet users where they already work and automate OKR progress updates by connecting goals with popular project management solutions, spreadsheets, and BI tools like Looker.
Easily connect the work happening in Jira with your company’s or team’s Objectives and Key Results. With our Jira integration, you’ll get reminded of all the issues you worked on during the week while filling out your reflection. You can easily add each issue to your reflection as part of the progress, priorities or problems prompts and link those issues to progress against your goals.
Ready to add Jira to your Koan instance? Follow these installation steps.
With our enhanced Zapier integration, you can now save time and automate tasks by connecting apps that you use every day. Automatically update metrics in your Key Results from hundreds of applications, including popular apps like Google Drive, Salesforce, Dropbox, Calendly, Asana, Salesforce, Hubspot, Trello, Google Sheets, and more.
Make your life a little easier by creating automated workflows. Zapier uses Zaps to integrate two applications together, and each Zap is centered around Triggers and Actions. The Triggers will send their related information to the Action on the app you select when creating your Zaps. Zapier is easy, simple and makes us happier -- we hope it makes you happier too!
Ready to add Zapier to your Koan instance? Follow these installation steps.
These are just a handful of the types of integrations you can set up with Koan. We’ll be continuing to add more enhancements and capabilities over the coming months. Have you set up a cool metrics integration inside Koan for your team? Let us know! And if you haven’t already signed up, get started managing your goals and status using Koan absolutely free.