Unito Terminology: A Glossary

Unito Terminology: A Glossary All the terms you might encounter while using Unito, defined. Hannah Morgan

What this article covers:

  • Unito-specific terminology

  • A cross-tool glossary

Unito-specific terminology

As you use Unito, you might run into some terms you're not familiar with. Here's a list of the most important words you need to know to get the most out of our tool.

Account: A user's specific, personal access to a tool like Asana or Trello. In contrast, we'll use Unito account to refer to your personal access to our platform.

Tool: An app that allows you to manage your work in some way. ClickUp is a tool, and so is Zendesk.

Integration: A tool that Unito allows you to connect; once a tool is connected to Unito, it becomes an integration. For example, we might refer to our Asana integration.

Item: This is Unito's generic term for the basic unit you'll sync across tools. What we call a work item is a card in Trello or a task in Asana, for example. In some places on our platform, you'll see this as a work item.

Block: Unito's generic term for the place where your work gets done in a tool. In Jira, this will be called a project, whereas Trello calls this a board. You might see this as block of work in certain places on our platform.

Flow: A path built between blocks of work, allowing items to pass through your workflow. A flow creates a relationship between two blocks so work can be synced between them. For example, a support ticket escalation workflow might involve a flow that connects a customer support project in HubSpot to an engineering project in Jira. This flow might send HubSpot tickets that need engineering support to Jira.

Workflow: Workflows are what you'll be building in Unito. A workflow connects blocks of work together, allowing items of work to flow seamlessly from one to the other. An example workflow for a marketing team might start in an overview project in Asana, go through a marketing requests project in Jira, and finish in a deliverables board in Trello.

Rule: An optional setting that can affect which work items are included in a specific flow. For instance, you could set up a rule that makes it so only cards with a specific label in Trello are synced to Asana.

Bot account: This is a shared account designated as the source of all flow changes in a specific tool. Setting up a bot account means notifications for synced changes won't come from whoever controls the Unito account.

Unito app: The platform that allows you to integrate your work management tools and build seamless workflows. Usually, app will be used to refer specifically to Unito's interface.

Workspace: This word encapsulates your workflows and your users. Everything you set up within Unito falls under your workspace.

Workspace member: This is a Unito user who has the ability to make changes within a workspace, such as editing workflows and updating billing information.

Item in sync: Any work item that is kept in sync by Unito as part of a flow. They could be tasks, spreadsheet rows, contacts, tickets, deals, etc.—it depends on the tools you're using. You can find out more here.

Active user: A tool user who interacted with items that are part of your workflows in the last 30 days. That interaction can be leaving a comment on the item, being assigned to it, or creating it.

Inactive user: A tool user who hasn't interacted with items that are part of your workflows in the last 30 days.

Cross-tool glossary

Everyone's got their own way of saying things. Here are some of the most useful terms to know across our integrations.

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