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Atlassian takes aim at app sprawl with collaboration-suite subscription service

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Atlassian is rolling out a raft of updates including new smart links and unified administration controls, as well as a new subscription service, for its work- management and collaboration products —Trello, Confluence, Atlas, and Jira Work Management.

The company also announced that Atlas, a teamwork directory that was unveiled at Atlassian ’22 in April of this year, will be generally available from mid-October.

The announcements were made Thursday at the company’s inaugural work management event, Atlassian Presents: Work Life.

Due to the accelerating pace of digital transformation over the last several years, many companies are now struggling to deal with the resulting sprawl of SaaS (software as a service) applications, said Erika Trautman, head of product for work management at Atlassian.

She said that in order to rein in some of the chaos, there’s been a subsequent rise in the push for a “one size fits all solution,” which would see everyone at a company using the same work management tool, with one set of admin controls and a single set of workflows to adopt.

“The problem that we’ve seen though is that fundamentally, these tools fail to scale,” Trautman said, adding that the moment a “one size fits all” solution proves to be inflexible or fails to support your teams in getting their work done, employees will just go and adopt whatever else it is that helps them, leaving companies back at square one.

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