SaaS platform Anaek has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Matrix Partners in a seed funding round. The fresh capital will be used to strengthen its technology and hire more employees onboard.
Incorporated in 2016, Anaek automates business processes related to HR and office tasks such as attendance, expense filing, and time tracking, among others.
Currently, the platform has three chatbots—AttendanceBot, OfficeAmp, and ExpenseTron. These chatbots run by using instant messaging app Slack (A platform that brings all your team’s communication together, giving everyone a shared workspace where conversations are organized and accessible). First, it offers chatbots to companies on a free trial for a limited period after which they charged them accordingly.
The company claims that its chatbots are used by more than 1,000 companies in 60 countries. Currently, it has a team of 10 employees and aims to double it by this year.
The company competes with Noticeboard, Workplace by Facebook, DingTalk, and Flock among others.
Its competitor Noticeboard also raised an undisclosed amount of funding from former Myntra CTO Shamik Sharma and TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakrishna in September last year.
It also allows enterprises to onboard 50-50,000 team member and can also be used offline. Enterprises can use team communication feature for free, however, upgraded version comes with paid plans.
In January, Alibaba launched DingTalk, a communication and collaboration platform for enterprises in India. It can be used to book meetings, assign tasks among others. The platform claims to have more than 30 lakh organisations. The app-based company supports text, voice messages, translations, name cards, DINGs, images, amongst others.
The app also allows third-party SaaS applications and services to be integrated with it and provide an enterprise service ecosystem for SMEs.
In July 2017, Microsoft had launched a made-in-India communication and work management app Kaizala. The app has NITI Aayog as its first adopter. In the state of the Andhra Pradesh, more than 30 government departments and over 70,000 users are claimed to use the Kaizala product for daily work.
The funding news was first reported by Mint.