The Cluedin challenge

I have spent my career working in the enterprise software industry. Simply put, this means I have been building and working with software that caters for a large organization rather than individual users. It is not uncommon for enterprise software to involve some significant integration, installation and investment in time to get the worth out of this software. This is typically because a company uses these tools as a framework or foundation in which it makes it possible for organization to heavily customize their solutions to cater for any use case. This is great! This definitely is still a very valid solution. CluedIn is most certainly not one of these tools. Hence I urge you to take the CluedIn Challenge, within minutes you can add instant search over all the data the sits in the different tools that you use at work. Not only this, but we can uncover the intelligence that sits within this content as well.

So how much of an investment do you need to put in to see value from CluedIn? Weeks? Days? Nope. Minutes. CluedIn embraces a one-click integration for all of our providers that we support, so all the work that is involved is actually choosing which tools you would like CluedIn to analyze.

The CluedIn platform has an interesting and unique proposition that unlike a lot of tools you use, we don’t require people to use CluedIn for people to see the benefits. Slack famously noted that “we are asking people to move onto our platform, and we better make sure that it is worth it for them”. Fortunately, Slack is an example of a tool that gave great worth. However, have you ever used a tool that a company put in place and realised that the tool doesn’t work when not everyone is actively using it? This is actually a problem across 90% of the tools we use on a day to day basis. The key to solving this is to offer obvious benefits to the users who actively use that tool, and no detriment if it is not actively used. Let’s look at some prime examples:

  1. If team members don’t enter data into a project management tool, then there is no way to appropriately manage and forecast a project deadline.
  2. If 30% of users actively chat and share knowledge in Slack, Yammer or Google Chat, then only 30% of the business can benefit from these tools.
  3. If 10% of the business uses Podio to manage Sales, 20% use Salesforce and 70% of the business uses the in-house tool, it is uncommon that this data cross pollinates.

CluedIn will allow you to use the tools that are dictated to you, or you have personally chosen to use – however benefit from the beauty of an organization that uses all the same tools, and everyone is 100% active on them. This, is why at CluedIn, we urge you to claim your data back! You are only a few mouse clicks away from doing so.


Tim Ward

Founder, Developer and Loudest Employee at CluedIn.