An e-signature, an even smarter search, and an updated calendar

October updates: you can now sign with your finger right on your phone or tablet, search by catalog item, and monitor requests using a form in the calendar.

Pyrus’ advanced search function is now even smarter. You can now search not only by assignee, author, participants and keywords that may or may be found in the task, but also by catalog item. In the selected business process, Pyrus will find the task by the contents of the catalog associated with that task. For example, it will select all the requests by branches (catalog) locations (item). We know this update will make some people very happy. Read more

Social accountability, and revolt of the machines

A few years ago, automation was seen as an absolute good: a way to increase business efficiency, and relieve people of having to do painstaking busy work. But, as technology evolves, enthusiasm is often replaced by fear, and a desire to fight for the place of humans in a world of machines. Read more

How we work with user requests to develop Pyrus

Pyrus is a software that allows analysts, managers, and experts in various fields to automate their business processes, without having to program. Pyrus is also a business manager that most of its users use every day. We know that means our product must be functional, reliable, flexible, and user-friendly. Read more

Adding companies to Pyrus; status messages; formatting text in comments

This Fall, we have released some important updates to improve the way you work with your colleagues, clients, and partners in Pyrus.

You can now easily add a whole partner company to Pyrus. If you have clients or contractors, add them to Pyrus as an organization, and work on projects together. All the employees of your partner company will see each other in Pyrus, and do their work on a single platform. Then, when they are ready, they can take over managing the company profile. Once that happens, they can invite colleagues and manage tasks in Pyrus themselves. Read more

An Announcements feed, voice comments, and a new user profile


Pyrus users have received a rich harvest in this of Autumn, as we unveil a whopping seven serious updates.

1. You can now post announcements. Announcements in Pyrus provide a convenient way to communicate useful information to the team: share a piece of news about the company, inform co-workers that someone is out of the office, introduce a new employee, or publicly congratulate somebody. This feature is a full-fledged newsfeed that makes it easy and enjoyable to scroll, read, post, and comment. You can scroll through the feed quickly and efficiently, without having to click on anything. Read more

Customer Support in Death Valley

Pyrus CEO Max Nalsky: “Like in aviation, in business it is essential to be prepared for the most unimaginable scenarios. An experience like this one helps to improve this skill.”

Оne day, I piloted a Cessna plane to fly myself to a conference in Las Vegas. On the way there, I had to fly over Death Valley. This area of North America is similar to the Dead Sea: it is below sea level, and is hot and dry. I decided to stop, and have a look around. Read more

Communication and task management on one page. New interface

Pyrus is an efficient tool for task management and structured team communication. People create tasks, set deadlines, upload files, assign people to projects, and make decisions daily in Pyrus. They ask questions, clarify details, discuss, comment, and substantiate their opinions in a single interface without switching between apps and tabs. Read more

How I came up with Pyrus

In this post, CEO Max Nalsky reveals where Pyrus came from.

The story begins in 2009. I had already launched three software companies: IIKO, a digital platform for the restaurant business, FinGrad, a finance management system, and Glowbyte, an IT consultancy. Each one developed B2B software for different industries, and they collectively employed over a hundred people. I was very hands-on in building these companies. Read more

New task associations, reopening requests created by messengers, and other July updates

This past month, we updated tools that have been a hit with Pyrus users for a long time.

1. Now you can check how tasks are associated. There are two ways to link tasks in Pyrus. The first is to divide one big task into several smaller ones to track their progress. The second is to post a link to the task in a comment on another task. Read more

Using Zapier to sync with hundreds of web applications, subfolders for forms, and amoCRM integration

Pyrus has integrated with Zapier, a web service that makes two apps work together easily. You select the application for Pyrus to interact with and set terms for this interaction.

When a trigger event happens in the system, Pyrus automatically fills out the request form.
Zapier supports more than 1,500 applications, so you can configure all kinds of integrations with Pyrus (using zaps) for easily transferring critical business data from one application to another. The main thing is that you do not have to wait for Pyrus’s direct integration to work with the app you need. Read more

Introducing The New Pyrus Icon

If you install updates regularly, you probably already saw a yellow pear on your phone and computer screens. This is our new Pyrus icon.

We’re often asked: «What is Pyrus?» We always answer that it’s a universal platform for business process automation. Beyond that, «pyrus» is Latin word that refers to the genus of the pear tree. Read more

New tools for working with tasks and Jira integration

New Pyrus features for March: splitting tasks into steps, following tasks, planning the day, and creating Jira tickets for developers within Pyrus with a single click.

Using Pyrus to create Jira tickets for developers

To resolve a client’s request, a support manager will sometimes need help from developers. If your development team uses Jira, you can use Pyrus’s Jira integration to collaborate more closely and resolve incidents more quickly. Support managers can create tickets for developers with a single click in Pyrus, and they can monitor any status changes just as easily. Read more

Templates for recurring payments and other February updates

New Pyrus features for February: creating and blocking dates in the Members report, opening an attached file in a new tab, and asking for a new decision in a task.

Recurring forms for regular events

Dates are known in advance for tasks like regular payments. Now you can make those forms recur regularly, and Pyrus will do the rest. Just fill in the form fields and make it recurrent. The form will automatically be created at the scheduled time and sent for approval. Read more

Using multiple Pyrus accounts on Android

We support up to 5 accounts in one app. Check out our other updates!

Working with multiple accounts on Android

The Pyrus mobile app on Android can manage up to five accounts at once. If you work with several organizations or use different accounts for work and personal tasks, you can seamlessly switch between them.

We also added a new gesture: if you long tap on a task title, it will copy the link. Read more

How to edit a catalog without affecting the workflow

Sometimes you need to update a catalog that’s being used in a workflow. Suppose your company has opened new offices or your analyst want to change the title of a Feedback column to Comments. Let’s learn how to edit a catalog so that changes to it don’t break your workflow. Read more

Dashboard tweaks, register customization, and a new organization chart

Our December update covers one-click approval, joining an organization in Pyrus, searching tasks by assignee, and more.

Reports you need

Different specialists need different data in reports on the same form. In the Help desk form, for example, a support manager checks the time of first response and the time of overdue tickets, and a project manager wants to find out what problems clients are usually reporting. Read more

New approval buttons in the forms

In November, along with monthly updates our team was working to make task approval easier. The feedback from our clients who use Pyrus workflows was very helpful.

The new approval interface will be released in mid-December. Let’s see what’s new.

 
1. Previously, you had to select Approve, Acknowledge, or Reject, then click Send. Now you can approve a request with one click. Additional options are now available in a drop-down menu. Read more

Upgraded Form field and tasks approval

New Pyrus features for November: fill out forms, process similar tickets, view form statistics on the dashboard, route tasks by author, supervise the work of a new employee, and more.

Approving tasks

Now you can approve tasks in the new Pyrus interface. Use one of the following statuses Approve, Acknowledge, or Disagree. Read more

How To Keep Negativity Out Of Your Mind And, In Turn, The Workplace

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You are your biggest critic. A positive mind can lead to a positive life, but it can be difficult keeping negative thoughts at bay. They stay there in the back of your mind, and all it takes is one little crack and they’re in. These can effect your personal life, as well as your professional career. Read more

3 Types Of Friends Successful People Surround Themselves With

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It’s safe to say that most of us have friends, and not all friendships need to be beneficial past the point of enjoying each other’s company, but the people you surround yourself with can have a huge impact on your life, both personal and professional. This can be in a positive or negative way,  the key is realizing early on if this person will help lift you up and make you a better person or bring you down and cause stagnation. Read more

4 Tips To Improve Your Email Etiquette

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It’s probably not something you often think about, you do so many of them and so often that it just becomes second nature and rattling them off becomes like breathing. We’re talking about emails. If you’re in an office setting or work in PR or run a startup, chances are you spend a good amount of your day staring at your inbox or composing emails out. We’ve done them for so long and for so often, that we have the tendency to forget that there is actual etiquette that we should be following when sending out emails to all but our closest friends and colleagues. Read more

3 Things To Consider Before Launching Your Startup

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Launching your startup is an exciting time, but it is not the time to rush to launch without thoroughly prepping. Yes, you’ve been working day and night getting your product or brand ready for its launch, but not properly preparing your business plan and other business essentials before launch could set you behind before even starting. Read more

5 Ways Successful People Think Differently

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It can be easy to get in a funk, especially if you’re a business owner or entrepreneur. Sometimes, it seems like the more you push forward, the more you’re pushed back. It can seem like the whole world is against you and if you aren’t prepared for these lows, retreating and giving up on your dream can feel like the only option. Read more

Tips On Networking The Right Way

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Networking can be an intimidating process, especially for those of us that are on the shy side, but can be necessary in getting your name or business out to the world. While each encounter is different, there are some basic guidelines you should follow when drumming up conversation at a networking event or meetup. Read more

What Your Body Language Says About You In The Work Place

Whether wrong or right, body language can be a big factor in how people perceive you. In a world where less face time is had thanks to different technologies and work ideologies, body language is still as important, if not more important, when you do have those in-person meet ups. Whether you’re a department lead or going in for an interview, the way you carry yourself matters, and we’ve detailed a couple things to pay attention to, regardless of what side of the desk you’re on. Read more

5 Ways To Make Sure Your Meetings Are Productive Ones

Meetings, in theory, are great, but the harsh reality is that many meetings are unnecessary. Even the ones that don’t fall under the ‘unnecessary’ category have the tendency to be unproductive, whether it’s from being poorly planned or from employees who would rather be anywhere else. All is not lost, however, you simply need the tools and know-how to make your meetings work for you and your employees. Read more

Pyrus Launches a New Product to Save Executives From Email Overload

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Pyrus, the team communication tool that helps to move work forward, is launching a major service revamp today. It closes the gap between group chat and task management software by providing users with a straightforward inbox-based user interface to communicate and track tasks, all within the same app. If you can send an email, you already know how to use Pyrus. Read more

4 Tips For Knocking Your Next Presentation Out Of The Park

For most of us, just the word “presentation” is enough to send shivers down our spines. Standing in front of a group of people, whether you know them or not, can be a stressful situation, but presentations are a necessary part of many office settings and business proposals. A successful presentation can be the difference in getting a promotion or securing a prosperous partnership and missing out completely. Read more