After five major version releases in four years, word has quietly spread about the latest version of Mediachases Instant Business Network (IBN) software that makes team collaboration easy. Over two-thirds of corporations that signed up for free thirty-day trial and had five or more of their team members actively use the software during the trial either bought the software or subscribed to the hosted version of the software. Currently, there are over 1,000 IBN users at Astra Zeneca, Computer Sciences Corporation, Defenseware, Dell, ICF Consulting, Inmarsat, Nokia, Translogix, WorldTech, the U.S. Postal Service, and other companies.
Sherpa Project has partnered with Mediachase to distribute versions of the IBN targeting the small and mid-market business, franchising, venture capital, financial services, professional services, legal, regulatory affairs, and government market segments. Customers do not have to accept the risk of lengthy, expensive implementations of enterprise team collaboration and project management software that have a high risk of failure. Anyone with a web browser and a team can sign up for a free, no obligation thirty day, fifty user trial and have their team using the IBN in five minutes.
The Instant Business Network offers a fully integrated capabilities including: coordinated project management, budget tracking, team calendaring, document management, file sharing, version control, secure instant messaging, conferencing, dynamic workflow, issues tracking, in-bound email issues routing, help desk, Microsoft Office Suite and Project integration, and reporting features.
With all the available technology, why is it still so hard to coordinate projects, share files, track issues and share calendars with multiple people internally and externally? This is a good question to ask.
Fortunately, team collaboration and project management doesnt have to be hard. The IBN was designed to accomplish three goals while also implementing a competitive feature set:
1. To be more than 10X faster and easier to implement than Microsoft Project Server,
2. To be accessible through an easy to use and consistent set of user interfaces, including web, desktop, and Microsoft Office integrated clients, and
3. To have simplify complex tasks through the use of wizards that help users complete common tasks.
Competing solutions, such as Microsofts Project Server, require time consuming planning, expensive installation, skilled consultants, integration of multiple modules at extra cost, and extensive user training to implement. This often takes months and >$30,000 even for the smallest workgroup installations.
"After abandoning a competing product because we were never able to get it working right, we were able to setup the IBN software and get our team productively using it in less than one day" said WorldTech CEO Mike Patterson. The IBN solved many of our collaboration problems and significantly improved our team's productivity."