Monday, October 11, 2010

It takes a village....or a community

There's a lot of talk these days about online communities. With the proliferation of social networks, these online communities are now so valuable for connecting with people we know or have known in our lives, people with whom we work and others we may not have ever met in person but with whom we share interests and other similarities.

It's a fun idea to think that someone in Idaho or Italy or Indiana can have the same challenge with a software or the exact same idea about how to do something better. And now, we can all share in that and learn from it.

That's a key reason we decided to make the SamePage online knowledgebase open to all users with the launch of our newest Community edition. Have you heard about it yet? SamePage Community is free and has many (but not all) of the features our customers love in the enterprise edition.

We think this is going to be a really valuable solution for small and mid-sized businesses, students, research groups, small groups within enterprises and others. Many groups like these struggle with some members of leaders not being confident about the benefits of an Enterprise 2.0 solution and all it can do for them. Now, they can try it with no risk at all. There's no time limit for use, so when they love, they can keep growing it and adding more users - expand it's use. And they can upgrade to the enterprise solution with full IT support at any time.

Highlights include:
  • Ability to scale and grow as the group or organization does
  • Operates from within the firewall, not from the cloud, providing customer full control of the deployment
  • The same level of functionality available in the SamePage Enterprise Edition
  • Ability to upgrade to the fully supported Enterprise Edition at any time
  • Complete access to the SamePage knowledgebase, where users can discuss issues, bugs and other topics
  • Free of cost
Our team is really excited about opening up our solution to many different users and groups. Try it! We think you'll like it.

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