December, 2021

Today, the Verto 365 App for Microsoft Teams, that provides a solution for any organisation to manage complete projects and programmes, launches on the popular collaboration platform.  

Verto 365 marks a significant shift in user experience as there is no need to navigate away from MS Teams to log in to Verto or manage any aspect of the project process from within the main Verto site. Everything can now be done directly from within MS Teams.

For those not using MS Teams, Verto 365 is also available via a web browser, showcasing the new updated view and all Verto 365 functionality as found within the MS Teams app. 

Greg Patel-Harris, Corporate Systems Manager at West of England AHSN says

“Following the Verto 365 demo, we’re really excited at the prospect of using Verto’s project management tools straight from MS Teams without having to navigate from one platform to another on a web browser. It’s going to make managing projects a lot simpler for our staff and we anticipate greater engagement from it!

Verto 365 allows new users to sign up for complete project management software to be used in its entirety from within MS Teams. The app allows for complete project management from within MS Teams, including the use of Kanban boards, flexible dashboards, Gantt charts, risks, benefits, finances and every detail needed to successfully run projects and programmes on any scale.

The Verto Playground is a Verto 365 free trial option where users can test and learn by viewing huge amounts of sample project information as well as being able to input their own test data to get to know the tools in their own time. The Playground is available for an unlimited time and includes all functionality. 

Why it’s important

Verto 365’s seamless Single Sign-on process eliminates the need to remember and input login credentials across multiple platforms each time you want to access your project information. By accessing all your work from within the familiar Microsoft Teams platform, where workforces spanning many industries already communicate and collaborate (especially as hybrid or remote-working teams), there is now no need to navigate away to manage your workstreams, share documents, and control and report on data. And you can still maintain effective communication via the chat functionality and link-sharing features with your team members regarding their actions. The benefits of integrating this effectively with Office 365 is also evident when uploading/downloading documents directly from/to your OneDrive folders from Verto 365, minimising interruptions to your flow of work.

What’s next

Verto are user-led in their approach to continuous improvement and are excited to work with their existing clients, already making use of Verto 365, for the next phases of development. The Verto team are already planning to begin incorporating their platform into more of the Microsoft suite of tools once the technology is further developed and ready for them to do so. As a small and agile company, Verto are one of the first organisations to exploit the new opportunities that Microsoft’s deep integration abilities now offer, and by simply asking, “why not?”, they have re-designed MS Teams into a fully functioning project, programme and work management platform to bring ease and simplicity to organisations’, often complex, working practices.