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Get on the Samepage: Social Collaboration for the People

samepageio_logo.pngYou’re a Dropbox user. Or a Box user. Or you use Google Drive. Which is great. But don’t you want to do more with your files than just share them? Enter Kerio's Samepage.

There are many file sharing solutions that let you collaborate, edit and track your documents — but only a few that let you do it all from within a single page. There’s SharePoint. But we know how that goes.

You're a small or medium sized business. Maybe you don’t have a dedicated IT guy. Maybe you’re tired of deploying file sharing solutions that require top-down facilitation. You want to empower your people to share when they want to share and collaborate when they want to collaborate, but you also want them to do it securely.

Not Your IT Department's File Sharing Platform

I know what you’re thinking — not another file sharing, enterprise collaboration tool. But take a closer look. Today, Kerio has launched Samepage.io, a business-oriented cloud service that provides social collaboration, file sharing and project management capabilities designed to help people work better together. Samepage.io makes it easy for colleagues to share and collaborate on documents, files, notes, discussions and multimedia content.

While Kerio is known for its IT infrastructure solutions, they purposely wanted Samepage to be about the individual. As an organization, they had experimented with wikis, email and other file sharing tools to work collaboratively both in-house and across virtual offices, but nothing worked the way they wanted it. Additionally, every product seemed to be design for IT, rather than the individual user - making it hard to implement quickly.

Samepage evolves the workplace by taking a different approach to team collaboration, re-imagining how project teams are formed, how people discuss projects with one another and how they co-develop and share content. Samepage breaks down many of the barriers that exist with many competitive solutions by offering a strong, scalable platform, which serves as the work destination for all project-related news, conversations, content and documents.

By approaching file sharing from an individual’s perspective, Samepage offers a unique page structure that lets users create, share and perfect content with a conversational element.

  • Social collaboration: Users can keep conversations specific to content or files organized and preserved, while a news feed presents all the comments that matter to you in one easy-to-read thread. The status of projects is clear, and can be finalized, approved and completed faster.

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Users can share ideas and feedback on files, calendars, tasks, multimedia, and more. They can reply to comments made by others, or start a conversation of their own.

  • An easily accessible online destination for creativity: Users can securely access the platform through any browser or mobile device. Users can create text, tables, lists, image galleries, multimedia and html coded content right on the browser page. 

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  • Safe, organized file sharing and storage: Instead of email attachments, users can synchronize file libraries with their colleagues, or drag a file into their browser window and send a link to their colleagues.

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Users can preview files in their browser, or make changes using their own applications and can instantly share changes online just by clicking "Save".

The Social, Collaborative, File Sharing Platform You're Finally Ready For

James Gudeli, Vice President of business development at Kerio walked me through a demo, in which I got to see first hand how useful Samepage.io is to the file sharing and enterprise collaboration process. The concept isn't particularly mind blowing — but that's kind of what makes it great.

After years of debating how the enterprise will embrace social capabilities, or if organizations can find a use for collaborating within the same document, or discussing what types of engaging tools users will want to use, we've learned enough to know that the empowered employee just wants to get their work done — they want to comment on documents, post updates about projects, be able to access the most current version of a document without having to ask for permission, install a plugin, call the help desk or sit through hours or training.

To the SMBs that say "enough already," Samepage is your answer. In fact, those who struggle with SharePoint everyday and ask themselves "there has to be a better way" may want to take a look.

It's hard to get an organization to adopt a specific platform through which they will engage, but it's much easier to give an individual instant access to information, conversations and version management and let them decide how they want to use it.

 
 
 
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