The creators of Glip know that the team collaboration platform market is filling up fast. But they say that Glip is designed to make small business owners operate more effectively. The company says Glip was modeled with the small business person first in mind.
Glip COO Claudio Pinkus told Small Business Trends recently that his company’s platform is designed to replace the array of collaboration tools small businesses currently use.
“A lot of the value in communication is lost. What we’re solving first is mobile business communication.”
Pinkus says that the average small business owner is currently using six different apps to collaborate with their team, co-workers or customers. Instead of that clutter, Glip is supposed to be one place to have online conversations with anyone from anywhere. Glip is supported on desktop, smartphones, and tablets. Pinkus said:
“People are working a lot. They don’t have a 9-to-5 schedule. It’s a Web solution and a mobile solution.”
If you’ve got a meeting with one of your teams, you can head to Glip and meet everyone there. A conversation stream runs through the middle of the screen. Glip says its platform is more effective at communicating with members of your team than constantly exchanging emails.
Files and screen views can be shared with those in your conversation. This can be done rather simply, as Pinkus demonstrated in a product briefing recently.
Video conferences can support up to 100 collaborators. That’s right … 100. But as Pinkus reminded us:
“You definitely have to have some order to this. People can be muted.”
In the platform, you can schedule future meetings, assign tasks to team members and even create new projects. All these assignments can be saved within Glip and your team members can refer back to it at a later time. Video conversations you have on Glip can be recorded and saved, too.
The platform works in just about any Web browser – the exception being older versions of Internet Explorer. You can integrate apps like Google Calendar and your email inbox.
The first 10,000 messages shared in Glip conversations you’re hosting are free. After that, you can access the system for as little as $5 per member of your team. You can always add guest users to your Glip conversations. It’s free and doesn’t require those guests to download any software.
The $5 per month price tier gives you 5 GB of cloud storage for documents that you share during Glip conversations. For 10 GB of storage, the price jumps to $10 per month.
I have a question. How is this different from social websites? I think that you can also meet as a community in Facebook pages or groups and it will be better since it is integrated with Facebook.