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Projectplace Launches New Social Conversation Tool

Press Release   •   Sep 01, 2010 08:50 GMT








Stockholm, 1st September 2010 – Today Swedish online collaboration tool Projectplace, launched a new Project Overview with an integrated feature for facilitating conversations between project members. The new tool, enabling simplified discussions and transparent file sharing, is inspired by the Social Project Management approach and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.

 With this enhancement, Projectplace enables project members to visualise the key elements of a project and gives room to discuss them freely on the Project Overview. The underlying goal for this product release has been to facilitate easier communication between project members regarding the project’s goals, decisions, status updates and required changes.

Projectplace goes social
The new conversation feature allows team members to communicate in a quick and very visible way similar to Twitter or Facebook. It enables a new level of interaction between project members. Features include:

@reference and notifications via email
Direct a conversation to a certain member by using @reference. People involved in a discussion thread can choose to be notified via email whenever a new comment is posted.

 #tag
Filter and search conversations through tagging relevant words and phrases. By using this function, the team will gradually define important concepts and create a common understanding of the project and its purpose.  

Previews of documents, videos and images
Attach photos or embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo. Share and discuss documents and get quick feedback from team members.

These social project management features are designed for professional use and exclusively accessible for internal and external project members.

“We believe that social media functionality really can make a difference,” said Mattias Hällström, Projectplace founder and Director of R&D. “It puts the emphasis on the person behind the message and creates trust among the team members and the stakeholders, which is the most important factor for succeeding with a project.”

“The new Project Wall feature has been a booster to our project at Vopak, since it allows a more natural communication flow. We are actually using it to develop an international Management Trainee group, which means we needed a tool able to attract the generation Y attention and give them a platform to use their full potential,” said Projectplace customer Kleber Bonitese, Vopak Brasil S.A.

 “The new Project Overview is great, and the communication tool is a great supplement to team collaboration within projects, said, Bengt Næspe, Arkidata AS.

For more information about the new social Project Overview click here.

International Media Contact:
Anna Ålenius Mathson, International PR Manager 
Phone: +46708930246, Email: anna.alenius.mathson@projectplace.com  

Projectplace International is the European leader in project collaboration on the Web. Since 1998, Projectplace has been driving the development of online project tools, inspired by Social Project Management. Today, the service is available in seven languages and has helped over 570.000 users to improve communication and collaboration in their projects. The company has 120 employees based at the headquarters in Stockholm and in local offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Amsterdam. Visit us at www.projectplace.com