The Polly Blog

The latest from Polly on polls, surveys, and how to build a better workplace.

Nhi Nguyen - October 25, 2018 - 5 Min Read

Introducing Workflows + REST API to automatically collect feedback at scale in Slack

Today, we're launching two new exciting products that mark the next chapter of smart and automated surveys in the world of enterprise collaboration. 🎉 The first of two products we're launching is called Workflows, where Polly will send automated trigger-based polls or surveys and collect feedback at scale for you, without having to manually create the survey every time an event happens. The second of two products in tandem with Workflows is our REST API that'll allow just about anyone to do custom survey workflows for their workspace.
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Nhi Nguyen - October 3, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Slack Frontiers Recap: Measuring your TOMO with Polly

Some members of the Polly team went out to all 3 stops (San Francisco, New York, and London) for Slack's annual user conference, Frontiers. Learn more about what went down at Frontiers.
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Nhi Nguyen - August 8, 2018 - 4 Min Read

Making it easier to share, consume, and engage with your data

Being able to create polls and surveys in Slack to quickly gather feedback is one thing –– but being able to collaborate and share on some of your most important information is vital to keeping your team humming along and working more efficiently. Over at Polly, we've been working hard to make it easier to share, collaborate, consume, and engage with your peers day-to-day.
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Nhi Nguyen - May 23, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Picking favorites: ranking and point allocation polls are here! 

Whether you're reviewing design changes, ranking your top location choices for your next team retreat, or finalizing departmental budget line items, ranking your choices and assigning numerical values to your poll options is an easy and effective way to determine preferences.
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Nhi Nguyen - May 7, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Getting more value out of Polly with updated pricing model

Polly is adjusting our existing pricing model to more accurately reflect the value that users get from the tool and to make room for some exciting new features coming your way here soon.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Customize your dashboard with advanced filters

Results from your polls and surveys have always been displayed in total with all responses and had the inability for advanced filtering – until now. We're so pleased to announce that you can now slice and dice your data on your dashboard in an interactive way with advanced filtering.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Cultivating ownership and transparency with sharing permissions

For important company-wide results for a survey, there's a good chance that other people in your company will need access to it, too. Some examples would be your supervisor, investors, department head, or your cross-functional project lead. We strive to continuously foster the same culture of openness and transparency that Slack is ubiquitous with – which is what Polly aims to do by increasing the ability to share out important results to your stakeholders.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Compare relationships across multiple variables with crosstabs

We got a lot of valuable feedback from our core customers that showed there was a need for the ability to dig deep into their most important survey responses and uncover relationships across variables – which is why we're so excited to announce that cross-tabulations are now available for deeper insights into their data. 
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 3 Min Read

Slice and dice your data with demographic segmentation

Segmenting your results can be tremendously useful in situations where you want to use population demographics to compare results across different attributes such as: gender, age, departments, office location, salary level, seniority at company, and more.
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Nhi Nguyen - March 18, 2018 - 2 Min Read

Visualize your data with chart types and trend lines

Measuring trends over time is a crucial part of running any recurring poll or survey – it helps to uncover insights into the effectiveness of your initiative, or the sentiments of your team over time, that you wouldn't be able to see from a single view. We're so thrilled to announce that charts and trend history are back and even better than ever before.
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