Antwerp-based digital innovation agency November Five launches Spencer, a spinoff that has created a digital workplace assistant for employees. The tool, which carries the same name as the startup, alleviates a pain that all employees have felt at one point or the other: having to switch between different programs to take holiday, schedule a meeting, or file an expense note. The young startup is already serving major Belgian corporations such as Telenet, Proximus, and DEME.
Tool-overload causes frustrations at work
The market for enterprise tools is oversaturated, Spencer claims. “Companies are responding to the digital transformation revolution in the business world by implementing a dedicated technology fix for every small task: Book a holiday? Use this tool. Find a phone number on the go? Use that solution. Approve a PO? Pull up that program. The result is a complex and fragmented web of tools, websites, and applications that employees must navigate to complete daily tasks”, the company writes.