Introducing Collaborate.com: The First Mobile Collaboration Platform for Distributed Business Teams
Mobile-First Approach Uniquely Addresses the Everyday Project Management Challenges Facing Today’s Mobile Workforce
BOSTON, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kibits Corp. has today introduced Collaborate.com (www.collaborate.com), the first mobile collaboration platform to let distributed teams work together on the many fast-paced projects that dominate the workday. Available for iPhone(TM), iPod Touch(TM), Android(TM), and the Web, Collaborate.com provides a unified document sharing and task management environment for today’s mobile workforce. With Collaborate.com business managers can acquire, configure, and deploy a complete team collaboration environment – including seamless integration with popular cloud services from Box(TM), Dropbox(TM), Evernote(TM), Google Drive(TM), and Apple iCloud(TM) – in just minutes.
“In our 2013 State of Collaboration report, we estimate the worldwide market for collaboration software and services to be $40 billion in total, but found that more than half of all businesses surveyed are in need of easier-to-use collaboration tools that are both affordable and can be used for multiple projects,” noted David Coleman, founder and managing director of Collaborative Strategies, Inc. an industry analyst firm that has covered the collaboration market for 25 years. “In our experience, Collaborate is the first vendor to build a comprehensive mobile collaboration platform that matches the market’s requirements.”
“While it’s second-nature to manage our personal lives via our mobile devices, overloaded team leaders are in need of a similar approach to manage their teams and their day-to-day projects,” said Matt Cutler, Collaborate.com co-founder and CEO. “We have crafted our platform to extend familiar mobile conventions – like instant push alerts and automatically organized conversations – to the comparatively complex domain of day-to-day team and project management.”
Built for business teams that are not desk-bound, Collaborate.com has been adopted by a diverse range of businesses from automotive dealers to real-estate agents, from large animal veterinary clinics to personal security services, and by distributed teams within small businesses and large enterprises alike. Collaborate.com helps keep teams on the same page and accelerates decision making across many real-world use-cases, including field sales force management, field service issue resolution, warehouse inventory control, and more.
“Collaborate has completely changed the way we work,” said Justin Chelf, CEO of Splash Digital Marketing. “Unlike other solutions we have tried, Collaborate lets us do everything we need, all-in-one place and all while keeping everything organized. Simple features like push alerts let us stay focused on getting the job done, and as a result our communication is faster, decisions happen more quickly, and we get more done in less time. The ROI in terms of team productivity is off-the-charts.”
Collaborate.com provides a unified, cross-platform environment for setting up, managing, and completing every day projects. Collaborate is 100 percent private and enables real-time access to people, documents, tasks, links, locations, photos, videos, and more, as well as chat, comments, and ratings. The Collaborate mobile apps are optimized for ease-of-use and speed, whereby each collaboration action – from creating a room, to inviting a team member, to sharing a file stored in a third-party cloud service – can be accomplished in seconds and with just a few taps. Secured by 256-bit SSL network encryption, Collaborate.com is powered by a patent-pending real-time communications infrastructure.
Pricing & Availability
Collaborate.com is free for teams of up five and is available immediately for iPhone(TM), iPod Touch(TM), Android(TM), and the Web. Tiered pricing starts at $9.99 per month, with additional price tiers for larger teams, additional storage capacity, advanced features, and convenient support options.
Collaborate.com is a unified document sharing, task management, and team communication environment for today’s mobile workforce. With native support for iPhone(TM), iPod Touch(TM), Android(TM), and the Web – and out-of-the-box integration with popular cloud services such as Box(TM), Dropbox(TM), Evernote(TM), Google Drive(TM), Apple iCloud(TM), and email – teams can get started with Collaborate.com in minutes by visiting the Collaborate.com Web site or downloading the app directly from the App Store or Google Play.
Collaborate.com is a service of Boston-based Kibits Corp. The company was founded in 2011 by seasoned entrepreneurs Matt Cutler and David Greenstein and is backed by Google Ventures, Charles River Ventures, General Catalyst, SOS Ventures, Commonwealth Capital Ventures, Launch Capital, and others.
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