Procurify taps Slack for real-time notifications for business purchases

B.C. startup integrates with burgeoning business messaging tool, Slack


Procurify clients can now use Slack for real-time notifications for business purchases

When Richmond’s Procurify began scoping out options to integrate its business purchasing software with a messaging service, the best match happened to be just one city over.

In mid-February the tech startup began offering customers the ability to receive notifications through the burgeoning business messaging platform developed by Slack.

While Slack is headquartered in San Francisco, much of its design and front-end development team is based in Vancouver where CEO Stewart Butterfield lives.

Since launching in 2013, its valuation has grown to US$2.8 billion and its userbase sits at more than 750,000.

“We’ve had companies wanting to use us just because we’ve completed our Slack integration,” Procurify CEO Aman Mann told Business In Vancouver.

His platform specializes in managing purchase orders at companies.

By integrating with Slack’s messaging service, Procurify clients receive real-time notifications regarding purchase orders while they’re using Slack.

“When you look at our [procurement] space, it’s very traditional enterprise software. What we’re doing is supporting a new trend, a new market,” Mann said.

“Our goal is to bridge the gap between task-execution and communication and so one of our first things is integrating with Slack to accomplish that.”

Butterfield declined an interview request with Business In Vancouver.

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