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October 27, 2010

HyperOffice Optimizes Cloud Based Collaboration Software Suite

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

HyperOffice announced that it enhanced its cloud-based collaboration software suite by adding powerful project management features.

The company integrates a range of online tools for teams to collaborate and work together effectively  via e-mail, document collaboration, Intranets and Extranets, shared calendars and contacts, Web conferencing, databases and Web forms. Other collaboration avenues include forums, polls and wikis, user rights and backup among others.

The enhancements made now enables HyperOffice (News - Alert) to offer a cloud project management solution designed for SMBs that is simple, yet powerful enough to manage business-grade projects in a collaborative environment.

HyperOffice’s project management module that began as a shared tasks list designed to synchronize with Outlook tasks. Now it features milestones, notifications, drag and drop, mobile task management, Gantt charts and others. The latest update adds task dependencies and interactive Gantt charts to the list of project management and collaboration features that SMBs can leverage immediately.

In a press release, David Marlatt, AIA of DNM Architect, said, “We use shared tasks to assign work and keep track of activities of employees and independent contractors. Task dependencies are a huge enhancement because my “to-do” lists are now an automated and interactive project management tool for the entire team.”

“I can set up projects and tasks of any duration, and anyone in my group can be informed when their task is due or when another task is complete and theirs can begin. I love the interactive Gantt charts because they really speed up setting up and managing my projects. Now, I can just drag and drop to get activities in the right order and drag the task bar to adjust the schedule,” Marlatt continued.

HyperOffice serves as a suitable alternative to Google (News - Alert) Apps for small and medium businesses enabling optimum team collaboration. This new update to HyperOffice makes it a comprehensive solution offering in the cloud messaging and collaboration market. It features robust e-mail, collaboration, document management and project management features.

 “Rather than contending with multiple vendors, diverse user interfaces and loose integration, SMB’s can focus on their business and drive up productivity by selecting HyperOffice’s tightly integrated suite of collaboration applications,” said Shahab Kaviani, executive vice president of Marketing and Product Marketing.

As SMBs lack the expertise or resources to go through the entire software buying cycle or invest in solution integration when there is a need for a new component in their collaboration toolkit they require a comprehensive solution catering to their needs. HyperOffice offers one vendor, one interface to cater to all the company’s collaboration needs

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard

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