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August 03, 2012
The Salesforce Do.com Social Productivity Management App Reveals Two New Features
By Daniel Brecht, Contributing Writer
Do.com is a small business, founded in 2008, that offers a platform for building work-centric apps: they have, for free, a Social Productivity Management App that allows users in small businesses or in small groups to create, manage, share and monitor job tasks, as well as collaborate on group project activities. This Web-based app, that is programmed using HTML5, provides the needed social features to complete tasks – on time and done right the first time. Users say it is the app to get work done with anyone, anywhere!
Do.com says the app offers a fast, easy-to-use solution for a social enterprise. According to Do.com co-founder Amit Kulkarni, the HTML5 app is easy to use, offering a simple interface for social task management across multiple devices, like PCs, smartphones and tablets.
The Do app is suitable for users that need or want a real-time task management tool to help them become more productive. As a project task-management app, it can let multiple personnel communicate simultaneously, not face-to-face, on tasks at any time of the day. The app in essence eliminates having to organize a group meeting to talk amongst themselves on work matters.
In summary, the HTML5 Project Management App is meant to substantially increase group productivity by facilitating document sharing and collaboration functionality to allow a small team to work together on projects online; participants can coordinate activities, get updates, provide notes, provide feedback on assigned responsibilities and mention what tasks still need to be accomplished to get the project done.
Do.com is based on Manymoon, a free, social productivity application “built on Google Apps, LinkedIn and the Google Chrome Web Store,” which had been acquired by Salesforce.com (News - Alert) in February 2011. The Do app today, in fact, is the new Manymoon app that integrates with salesforce.com's CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to manage projects and now sales and contacts.
As a matter of fact, the Salesforce Do.com task app has two new features: Contacts and Deals. They are currently available in private beta (by invite-only, accessible at Do.com). Their function will give Contact and Sales Management functionality. Both will present essential business services that can “Do Contacts and Do Deals.” The Do Contacts features will act like a contact organizer; it can be used to leverage contact lists. The Do Deals features, instead, will be used to organize tasks related to “winning, closing, and pricing a sales deal.”
For those people or businesses that want or need to collaborate on a job or project, may find the Do application appropriate for the occasion. It is available online at Do.com, Apple's (News - Alert) App Store or on CNET Download.com. Again, the app runs on computers and on mobile devices; there is only an iPhone app (and soon to be an Android app) at the moment.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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