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We are looking for beta clients(its free for upto 10 users) for our startup Teamroq. As this is startup forum, we are looking for startups which want to organize their projects and tasks, and want to stay updated on what other members are upto. Have a look at this product video and our blog talks about how this product can solve collaboration pain points of startups.
Why are you better than you competitors?
I will request you to watch our product video. I have also linked few of my blog posts below, so please go through them also for our detailed philosophy behind this product.
Generally enterprise collaboration is a broad space which includes Project Management, task management, document management, Knowledge management and Social way of collaboration (activity feeds and notifications). Most of the players deal in mostly one space and at max two.
We believe that all the above subspaces should ideally be together to create an awesome organisation's learning repository. Most of the problems arise when people work on tasks. At that time they look for experts they which is easy to find if you have Stackoverflow kind of Q/A forum.
I have given example of some of the leaders in this space:
Eg.1) Asana(leading player in task management) has quite comprehensive task management features, but lacks in knowledge management space.
Eg 2) Yammer (leading player in social collaboration) projects itself as Facebook for enterprises. It lacks Project and Task management features. Most of the organisations which are using Yammer feel that employee engagement is low. The reason is employees will be active on any platform if it is related to their day to day activities. Tasks and Project management is something which employees do daily and these things make them active on collaboration platform.
Some of the benefits of Teamroq are:
1) Everything at single place, so users will have more reasons to be active on collaboration platform.
2) In Project management we provide awesome charts to give everyone a clear view on where your project is doing fine and where it is lagging behind.
3) Question answer and topic forums are present. So people learn parallely while they complete their tasks.
4) Badges and Reputation score. We have gamified the system so that people posting quality content are rewarded. For every topic you get to see leaderboards, so you will be able to easily identify top talents in individual area. This feature is not present in any collaboration tool. Badges also motivate employees to be more active and as a result increases employee engagement.
5) Cost : Prices for multiple tools for collaboration will always be higher than single tool. On top of that there will not be seamless integration between all those tools. Your organisation knowledge will be scattered at multiple places so it will be difficult to retrieve.
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A good start.
In my personal view, the Atlassian product suite is doing a great work in this particular space. Their pricing plans are flexible and products are well tested and used by enterprise.
Still a good start.
Thanks for the appreciation. Atlassian product Jira is just task management and they have Confluence for social way of working. Still they miss Knowledge management part (Q/A forums like Stackoverflow) and Badges/Reputation system which will definitely improve users usage and engagement on collaboration platform.
In my previous organisation we were using Atlassian Products which were costly (because you need to subscribe for multiple products from them) and users need steep learning curve because of complicated features they provide.
Basic idea of teamroq is to make sure that users engagement is high. Most of the bigger enterprises have multiple tools for collaboration but they don't see any RoI because users don't use them. Unless users use such platforms actively and start posting quality content, any organisation cannot build awesome learning repository.
You are right! Jira does task management exceedingly well. but thats only part of the problem . Organization has many more facets. You have tasks, meetings, questions ,discussions ,campaigns ,reports and a lot more.
Interesting product. Are you targeting your product for Indian market or International markets ? what is your strategy to gain traction ? Any early adopters?
You could build the best product and being an enginner you can pitch about all the nice features your product offers , but you need customers to use it. It is going to be a tough sell . How can you demonstrate ROI to a company which is already using your competitor products / opensource products with limited features.