Another great web-based platform for business collaboration and project management has emerged onto the scene. It’s a free SaaS solution called, TeamLab.
TeamLab is a free open-source platform that allows you to connect, communicate, and collaborate through many different means of communication. Blogs, forums, milestones, instant messaging, and more! This is the perfect solution for small to mid-sized organizations who are looking for a free and effective collaboration tool to get things done.
Did I mention it’s free?
Being the portal is completely web-based, there’s no need to worry about system requirements and operating systems. There’s only one requirement: Do you have a browser?
If you’re worried about security, you don’t have to:
Your corporate portal is powered by the following web services: Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 and Amazon RDS. Amazon Web Services (AWS) provide reliable infrastructure in the cloud used by thousands of developers worldwide. Additionally, you can make a backup of the data stored on your portal at any time. So, you can be sure that your data is secure and protected.
TeamLab combines a wide range of features that will assist your team to work as one organism at solving common tasks and achieving results. Currently, all the functionality is organized in 4 Modules:
- Projects (Teams, Milestones, Tasks, Time tracking, Discussions and Reports)
- Community (Blogs, Forums, Polls, Wiki, Events, Bookmarks)
- Instant Messaging (chat, conferences, team activity and project progress notifications)
- Documents (online docs editing, sharing, storage)
As distinct from known collaboration solutions, TeamLab not only offers its tools for free, but there are no time or storage limits, hidden costs, or upgrade plans.
TeamLab gives certain flexibility in use with 3 deployment solutions available:
- SaaS – for organizations interested in ready-to-use service. Since TeamLab is hosted on Amazon server, users benefit from 99.999999999% guarantee of their data security and safety.
- Open source – for experienced users who want to manually configure and maintain portal.
- AMI – for companies who wish to deploy TeamLab on their own virtual server.
Take a look at TeamLab in action: