Top 20 Productivity Tech Companies - 2018

Living in a fast-paced world dominated by digital technologies, employees across industries are more connected than ever before. Not only do they have access to a plethora of resources including devices and applications to complete tasks but also have the opportunity to work remotely. While the current working environment is ideal and is supposed to increase productivity within organizations, global statistic suggests otherwise. One of the significant challenges of having a digital infrastructure encompassing many systems and apps is that employees are forced to tie them all together and invest time in juggling between different software rather than focusing on their duties. While the workforce is helpless, digitally-driven enterprises adopt newer technologies without having an idea about the impact it could have on the organization and firms on the verge of moving away from traditional systems struggle to achieve the transformation.

As competition increases by the day, global enterprises need productivity tools to survive, if not excel. As many studies suggest that the future of enhancing productivity will rely on fueling the fire around using work context, companies not only cutting-edge technologies that help them increase workforce productivity understanding individuals’ and teams’ work patterns across all apps and services, but also need solution providers who bring in additional value apart from the software.

To help organizations find the best-of-breed productivity tools that suit their business needs, a distinguished panel comprising CTOs, CIOs, analysts, and the CIOReview editorial board has selected top players from the highly competitive productivity tools arena. The firms featured in this issue exhibit vast knowledge and in-depth expertise in engineering best-in-class productivity tools.

The listing provides a look into how these solutions work in the real world, so that you can gain a comprehensive understanding of what technologies are available, which are right for you, and how they shape up against the competition. We present to you, the “20 Most Promising Productivity Solution Providers 2018.”

Top Productivity Tools Companies

ActionTrac is a cloud-based workforce productivity solution provider that helps companies to enhance the worker and vendor performance significantly by enabling managers, supervisors, and executives to assign actions to staff, offer real-time feedback, and capture and communicate pressing issues in real-time, from anywhere. With ActionTrac, businesses can stay on task and maintain workgroup alignment to meet revenue, R&D, and other strategic goals. View and manage the entire business, including staff and vendors, with a single screen - from anywhere and at any time. ActionTrac is ideal for any type of business or organization, large or small

Asana is building a product that empowers teams to track work and produce great results. The company is already one of the fastest-growing SaaS companies ever. Asana assists its customers to accomplish with their business, and to empower new teams every day. Asana provides everything a client needs to stay in sync, hit deadlines, and reach goals. The web and mobile application are designed to control the data, Share information to the right people, provide templates regular reports, stay updated and manage, monitor, and integrate the team’s workloads within deadlines

At the EMLC Leadership AI lab, the team of data scientists and leadership experts use AI to make leaders the best and help them transform and unlock their productivity using data, machine learning, and the EMLC Leadership AI Engine. By observing data, employee behaviors and patterns, the Leadership Engine delivers AI-enabled leadership that predicts the best actions and EMLC also recommends which leadership nudges will result in minimized organizational input with maximized output: profit, performance, and productivity. The company’s AI enabled predictions to provide higher accuracy and deeper granularity, which allows leaders to focus on making the right judgment calls for decision-making and execution


Ambi is a productivity solution provider maximizing human potential by removing barriers to learning and work, allowing everyone to unleash their ambition. Ambi is a Learner Engagement Platform designed for students first, creating a more engaged, involved and immersive learning experience for everyone. The company’s vision is to change how the world learns by engaging today's students, together. Ambi is on a mission to transform the way the world learns, by making education more accessible, engaging, and collaborative for people at school, work – and beyond with the company’s thoughtfully designed platform


CSC is a global leader of next-generation information technology (IT) services and solutions. The company’s mission is to enable superior returns on clients’ technology investments through best-in-class industry solutions, domain expertise, and global scale. CSC provides digital transformation solutions integrated with innovative next-gen technology for clients in several domains which are technically complex, mission-critical challenges. The company’s management team has an average of 25 years of global IT experience and a strong history of business, academic, and technological accomplishments. CSC, since conception has believed ingenuity has been its driving force behind success


DKB Innovative is a best-practice driven IT management firm that provides secure, reliable IT solutions to productivity-focused clients around the globe. The team of IT professionals and cybersecurity experts are the focus on creating world-class IT that enables workforce productivity and accelerates business objectives. DKB Innovative nurtures client partnerships for the long term, developing an understanding of business drivers and mapping out the right technology strategy through a proprietary, yet transparent process. The company’s method to identify and quantify productivity risks, combined with a transformative alignment to standards, creates extreme command over IT that most organizations, unlike any other


Intermedia is a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and business cloud email provider focused on delivering simple and secure communication and collaboration solutions to SMBs and the partners that serve them. With more than 110,000 business customers and 6,500 active partners the company caters to offerings include cloud voice, web/video/content sharing and conferencing, chat options, file backup, sync and share, business email, identity and access management, security, archiving, and more. Intermedia’s integrated suite of cloud applications is managed through one intuitive point of control by a 99.999% uptime service level agreement (SLA)


IQVIA is devoted to bringing clients the best in creative problem solving, enabling healthcare enterprises to innovate with confidence, increase opportunities, and drive human health forward. Human Data Science is a renewed way for life sciences companies to rethink the future of healthcare. IQVIA believes in the application of data science to the continuous advancement of human science, decisions become more precise, relevant, and even creative. Everything the firm does is powered by the IQVIA CORE – a holistic approach that brings together exceptional domain expertise, analytic rigor, technological innovation, and unparalleled data to reframe old challenges into new opportunities


K2’s foundations are digital process automation, and the firms continue to evolve how the firms enable organizations to simplify complex workflows to improve the customer experience. The automation company has played an integral part in connecting people, processes, and information for over 4000 customers, looking to drive up digital transformation initiatives across its enterprises. K2 was conceptualized with a vision to simplify process-based applications and change how business is done. K2’s relentless focus on customer success has inspired companies worldwide to save money, reduce risk, and increase revenue

Marin Software [NYSE:MRIN]

Marin Software, with its integrated platform, delivers customers, revenue, and ROI for digital advertisers. Marin has helped advertisers manage over $40 billion in search, social and eCommerce ad spends, in the process identifying three principles for growth. The company’s platform is a powerful weapon for the performance marketer, as it is designed to take complete advantage of all available data, including CRM, data warehouse, publisher data. The Marin platform aligns the ad campaign with the publisher best practices and across channels for optimal performance. It is using machine learning to allocate budgets and calculate bids, driving peak performance across your advertising portfolio


Users and content deserve the most efficient collaboration platform to get the job done. Metalogix solutions helps to acceleration and streamlining of content management, migration and security for Microsoft SharePoint, OneDrive for companies, Office 365, Exchange and several cloud collaboration services. Designed with industry ace practices, Metalogix software enables the users to execute today’s most complex and strategic collaboration priorities—whether platform is on-premises, in the cloud or in a hybrid environment. Move deprecated and custom line-of-business applications into the platform of choice; manage storage, archiving and system performance; and protect and govern the entire collaboration ecosystem


MindStaq transforms the workflow for individuals & teams to help you create and collaborate better. MindStaq seamlessly enables the ebb & flow of ideas between documents, tasks, notes, chat messages, emails, and more— within a single application. Reports can be edited with the new option of Micro-editing by Mindstaq. Working online is more comfortable and faster. Track and organize better with the assistance of Mindstaq’s AI. The product by the company integrates all tasks to obtain a refined, efficient result. Empowered with unified Productivity and complete content lifecycle, the platform seamlessly operates and carries out all the processes


Nintex Platform efficiently manages, automates, and optimizes processes to quickly and intelligently transform business. Mapping and maintaining the processes that span across the industry, drive accountability, and improve efficiency with Nintex Promapp. Utilizes advanced workflow, robotic process automation, e-signature, document generation, and digital formats to streamline and automate processes among various teams. Nintex also provides process intelligence and third-party services to gain insight into the effectiveness of the methods. Nintex has one of the fastest ways to build apps, the lowest cost of ownership, and provides the highest overall satisfaction


The ServiceChannel will transform the commercial facilities management industry with a modern, global, online marketplace that provides unprecedented transparency, efficiency, automation, and insight to all its participants. ServiceChannels has a relentless dedication to innovation. The company believes that the old way is often in the way, so look for creativity in every candidate meet. The people question, not follow, the status quo. And when it comes to customers, the support teams are driven to provide answers, not inquiries, enabling the clients to focus more on the big picture and to add value to its organizations. The company takes pride in the success of the business and does everything it can to help make that happen


ServiceSPAN is a software company provides solutions that maximize efficiency in manual work centers for more than 20 years. Work Center Manager (WCM) provides visibility, control and efficiency. Visibility enables the user to track volume, duration and cycle time of tasks, control allows holding people accountable without losing flexibility, and efficiency enables managed spending of time making decisions. ServiceSPAN enables work centers to align their people and priorities with those of the entire business. This includes measuring and optimizing what matters, not just what is convenient to measure, and using software to implement enduring process changes in environments


Limeade Communications provides seamless integration to deliver information, workflows, and processes into one stream with the back-office systems. It easily aligns with popular ecosystems; Limeade Communications is reinventing the future of work for enterprise organizations and millions of employees globally. Limeade Communications employee app improves the day-to-day working lives of employees in any job role. At Limeade, the team believes that a mobile-enabled workplace improves communications reach and engagement; accelerates processes; builds a competitive advantage; and creates happier and more productive teams


The Smartsheet platform enables its users to collaborate, manage, and report on work in real-time, automate workflows, and deploy new processes at scale. Smartsheet is much more than a productivity or task app; it’s a holistic work execution platform with the proven power to transform the business. Recognized as a leader and innovator by industry analysts and customers, Smartsheet combines the best of enterprise-grade security and functionality with an intuitive user interface that’s easy to use. Smartsheet enables organizations to break down information silos, make better decisions faster, automate workflows, and execute at scale

Sparx Systems

Sparx Systems focuses in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design, and building of software-intensive systems. With industries as its customers, the base ranges from aerospace and automotive engineering to finance, defense, government, entertainment, and telecommunications. Sparx Systems is a renowned vendor of innovative solutions based on the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and its related specifications. Sparx Systems is fully committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. Sparx’s software is intended for use by analysts, designers, architects, developers, testers, project managers, and maintenance staff

Vonage [NYSE:VG]

Vonage is reinventing business communications, helping enterprises to utilize fully-integrated unified communications, contact center, and programmable communication solutions via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, to improve how business is done. The company being true to its roots as a technology disruptor, Vonage has embraced technology to transform how companies connect, collaborate and communicate to create better business outcomes. Vonage's fully-integrated cloud communications platform built on a micro services-based architecture enables businesses to collaborate more productively and engage its customers more effectively across all channels, including messaging, chat, social media, video and voice

Workiva [NYSE:WK]

Workiva, the leading cloud-based provider of connected reporting and compliance solutions, is used by thousands of enterprises across 180 countries, and by government agencies. The platform by Workiva is a connected system which handles data, documents, and teams work together in a secure reporting and controlled environment. Workiva is on a mission to turn the powerful technology, infrastructure, and services into experiences that transform the way that data, documents, and teams work together. The team at Workiva are committed to building the most useful and usable software for its customers, connecting data, reporting and compliance across the enterprise