Business Goal and Team Productivity Software Provider, Workboard, Recognized by CRN as a 2014 Emerging Vendor

List Highlights Hottest Tech Startups Impacting the Technology Channel

Redwood City, CA, July 24, 2014 —   Workboard Inc., a provider of management, teamwork and leadership solutions, announced today it has been recognized as one of 2014’s hottest emerging technology vendors by CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel. The annual Emerging Vendors list identifies up-and-coming technology vendors that have introduced innovative new products, creating opportunities for channel partners in North America to create high-margin, cutting-edge solutions for their customers.

According to Gallup, only 13% of employees are actively engaged in their work; 60% of employees don’t understand their organization’s goals and priorities and just 10% of executives sustainably achieve those goals according to Bain & Company’s Chris Zook. Workboard is a free intuitive Web and mobile application that empowers managers to combat these trends, giving them more leadership capacity and automating many of the tedious aspects of managing teams, status and progress. Workboard enables team leaders to more efficiently and effectively communicate goals and priorities, follow through on important deliverables, automate status reports and give more timely, engaging feedback. Teams benefit from greater transparency, less status reporting, and linking action items and deliverables to related documents, status, and discussion.

Ideal for marketing, sales, business development, professional services, legal and other teams that must coordinate critical, fast-paced work across distributed teams, Workboard is an enterprise-caliber freemium SaaS application. Unlike traditional enterprise software solutions, line of business managers can access and get benefit from Workboard in minutes and at no cost.

“We are delighted to be recognized for our role in helping managers and leaders achieve their business goals while providing their teams with more efficient, friendly tools to prioritize, collaborate and execute,” said Deidre Paknad, CEO and Co-founder at Workboard. “Leaders using Workboard report higher velocity and goal achievement, stronger alignment of their teams and goals, lower team stress and higher productivity. With employee engagement at an all-time low and relentless economic pressure to deliver business results, solutions like Workboard are an essential capacity breakthrough for managers and their teams.”

“Solution providers are always on the hunt for the next big technology trend so that they can bring new solutions to their customers before they even know they need them. These vendors are on the forefront of IT innovation and are offering products and services that channel partners can use to stay ahead of the competition,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company, publisher of CRN. “We congratulate 2014’s Emerging Vendors for creating the next wave of technology that will drive the IT industry forward and for opening the door to new, unique solutions from the IT channel.”

Companies included in CRN’s 2014 Emerging Vendors list were founded in 2008 or later and are actively working with channel partners in North America. The list, along with information about each vendor, will be published in CRN’s August 2014 issue and will also be available online at

About Workboard
Founded in 2014, Workboard, Inc. is a venture-backed provider of management, teamwork and leadership solutions. The Workboard application is a team and productivity management solution that helps business teams increase velocity and performance. Managers at hundreds of organizations, including IBM, LinkedIn, Compuware, SoftLayer, BTRG, ForeScout, OneLogin, SJ Innovation and more rely on Workboard to improve productivity and collaboration. The company publishes a popular Leadership Refresher blog for high performing managers and their teams. For more information, visit

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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