Why All-In-One Collaboration Tools Are the #FutureOfWork for 2019
Teamwork apps usually win awards for being great at the one thing they focus on: team communication, task management, productivity, file sharing, etc. You won't often see one app leading in multiple award categories, but in 2018, that's exactly what Samepage did.
How? And more importantly, why? Allow us to send you into 2019 with the answers:
How did we earn awards across so many different categories?
We had an exciting 2018. It felt like we were getting an award for something new every month, but the number of award isn't why we're excited. These awards are all based on user ratings and reviews. We're at the top of the charts in over 10 different categories because of feedback from our customers, and we couldn't be more proud.
Our customers are giving us more 5-star ratings across multiple categories because we've spent the last 2 years adding, testing, tweaking, redesigning, and perfecting a blend of team collaboration tools all in one platform.
Some teams on Samepage are task masters. Others are all about file-sharing and real-time document management. Many rely on our team chat and video calling tools. But these teams have realized that when they need other tools, they don't have to hop into other apps to find them. Samepage has them covered. They see how much easier work can be when they're able to find coworkers, conversations, and project content in one place. That's when they say "Wow, time to give a 5-star review."
If you're wondering which categories we're leading, here's the list:
- Collaboration Software
- Productivity Software
- Team Communication Software
- Project Management Software
- Task Management Software
- Web Conferencing Software
- Document Management Software
- Portal Software
- File Sharing Software
- Intranet Software
- Meeting Software
- Workflow Management Software
- Project Portfolio Management Software
Why are we "all in" on the all-in-one approach?
As we mentioned above, hopping between apps to get work done is a productivity killer. Coordinating a team between emails, Skype, Slack, Sharepoint, and Dropbox means spending more time managing apps and less time actually getting stuff done.
Teams who've learned this lesson the hard way often decide to pay an IT administrator to "integrate" separate apps into one workflow. They soon realize their needs change quickly, and the IT admin becomes a bottleneck as he tries to keep up.
Many of our customers have taken this journey. They've tried piecing together a system of separate apps internally, hired IT consultants, spent a bunch of money, and still failed to develop an easy-to-use platform for working together online. That's when they find us, fall in love, and write the 5-star reviews that put us atop more lists than any other competitor, and that's why we're "all in" on the all-in-one collaboration approach.
As we wish you Happy Holidays and a productive 2019, know that our hearts and minds are focused on continuing to offer you the most feature-complete online collaboration app for desktop and mobile devices. We're onto something big, and we're seeing it in the feedback we've received below:
Dec 05, 2018
Comprehensive and Enjoyable
"Conversations can be separated by topic. Within our Payroll chat, we can have a page for each Pay Date so that we can see what issues were discussed for that one process. It's been very handy and has enhanced communication across our company."
Dec 05, 2018
Excellent and affordable
"Very intuitive and easy to learn. Most of the shortcuts are natural and familiar. Does an excellent job of connecting teams across organizations in a secure manner. Has become a source of truth for our cross functional teams due to it's record keeping. Great and very functional mobile app."
Director Business Intelligence, Supply Chain Services
Hospital & Health Care
Dec 04, 2018
My Team is on the Samepage now!
"Most of the organizational products out there are a little difficult to navigate at first. It's hard to argue though. In order for them to get us organized it takes a little work to understand their features. I can say with all honesty that Samepage was the easiest to understand right away. After playing with it for about 15 minutes I considered myself a Samepage pro. The best way to experience all Samepage has to offer is to create a practice group. I find it's accountability features to be unparalleled with any other collaboration program."
Senior Leasing Agent
Nov 22, 2018
Top-notch Collaboration Solution
"The application is a perfect fit in our institute as it encourages collaboration among team members while keeping track of what the other members are contributing. Everyone that is connected or involved in a project can access and easily sync with what has been done and what needs to be improved. Other features such as instant messages, scheduling, meeting, agenda etc., are great tools for overall functionality of the software.The application is very easy to use and really encourages collaboration among everyone including third party companies and clients. It helps us solve communication management across various platforms within the institute."
LinkedIn Verified Reviewer
Oct 8, 2018
Best team software ever!!!
"User friendly, it was a game changer in our organization. This platform has so much mobility, it's unreal. With 4 locations and close to 75 employees, we need a tool to keep us all informed. When we moved to this software we noticed immediate results. I HIGHLY recommend."
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Oct 1, 2018
Samepage is a lifesaver
"I am able to effectively coordinate multiple teams, working on multiple projects, from one dashboard. Scheduling, deadlines, shared calendars, group chat, video chat, and a ton of things I haven't even explored yet. I was asked to organize and manage five primary teams responsible for all major projects of my organization. These teams are made up of between two to fifteen people, all living in different states across the country and each of the primary five have the potential to split into sub teams at any time with an unlimited number of variations. It seemed to be an impossible task until I found Samepage. It handles everything flawlessly. I couldn't have accomplished this herculean task without it."
Organizational Director, Public Liaison
Non-Profit Organization Management
Sept 19, 2018
Simple information sharing and painless group work even for the less tech saavy
"I teach adult classes. I was using email to send documents to many people at once and relying on "reply all" to get responses. So, the improvement was marked for me. I appreciated the fact that I could try out the site for free before deciding to use the paid service. I'm a teacher and I use it to share class notes and as a place where my students can post their workshop pages. My students have found it easy to use and don't ask for help with the software which I appreciate!"
Writing and Editing
Jun 01, 2018
It's an amazing collaboration tool for fast-paced teams! Team work is a breeze with Samepage!
"There is a lot to like about Samepage - right from the simplicity of the UI and ease of use to the robust capabilities. I was able to replace Slack, Asana, Box and a whole host of other applications that my team used with just Samepage!"
Senior Director of Product Marketing
Computer Software Industry
May 30, 2018
I have 2 distinct needs and it fills both of them really well
Really intuitive to administer, setup and use. Lot's of awesome features. Very easy for non-technical guests to access and use. I particularly like all the options for what I can add onto a page. Chat function has been critical to one of my projects and we haven't even done video conferencing yet but I can't wait.
May 24, 2018
What I like most about Samepage is the flexibility of its "teams" and "pages" structure.
After looking at a number of online collaboration and project management platforms, I was drawing the conclusion that there wasn't one that really met my nonprofit's needs. Then I discovered Samepage. What I like most about Samepage is the flexibility of its "teams" and "pages" structure. Many of the other platforms I tried seemed to impose their "project-focused" structure on us which isn't a good fit for us because not everything we do is a full-blown project. Much of what we need to do is make sure that all the right people have access to the right info and Samepage's page structure allows us to share files and tasks in an intuitive way. We haven't yet tested out some of the built-in communications features like team video chat, but we're looking forward to trying them. Customer support has been outstanding. I was offered a private tutorial and was invited to join a support team that has been very responsive to my questions.
Nov 13, 2017
Brilliant, well thought out software. It's now hard to imagine working without it.
"Speed of communication. Context for every discussion. A single place for everyone to connect. It's like Slack, Google Drive and Skype on steroids."
Sept 26, 2017
Awesome alternative to Slack
"Easy of use. Non-technical members of our nonprofit group have embraced it. Mobile application is very nice."
Director of Marketing
Non-Profit Organization Management
June 12, 2017
The Best Collaboration Software I've Ever Used.
"It just makes working together with my team so much easier. We've abandoned email and Slack long ago - we get all of our communication and content sharing done in Samepage now. As a design agency, we also share our work with clients through Samepage and it makes progress on each project so much easier to see. It's perfect for the following: task lists, file sharing, meetings, internal & client communications, event coordination, human resources documentation. Great mobile app too."
Feb 14, 2017
Huge time-saver, so easy to use
My sisters & I found Samepage after trying a few other collaboration software/apps, each of which was frustrating in some way. We live in three different states, and have been taking turns helping our mother through cancer treatment. We need to share notes, calendar appointments, lists of key contacts, photos, links to articles, tasks, and instant chat. Samepage has been super easy to use, so self-explanatory, and so easy to access. It updates itself seamlessly, whether we are using a laptop or the iPhone app, and we are literally always on the same page together as we go through this dizzyingly complex treatment cycle. In addition to saving time, it's been a huge relief to have all this information in one place, easily accessible and easy to read. The organization of the app is perfect, the ability to snap a photo and upload it, or grab a link to an article and post it instantly has kept us all up to speed, and kept the record of past appointments handy, no matter where we are, without having to dig through emails, shared file folders or old texts. I am recommending it to all teams I work with as a freelancer, because it makes project collaboration so easy.
Public Relations and Communications
Feb 4, 2017
The Best Collaboration Tool Out There
"I tried many collaborations programs/apps for my team (i.e. Slack, HipChat, Ryver, Spaces, etc.) and none can come close to what Samepage could do. Amazing features, integration, user-friendliness, speedy support. This is exactly what I've been looking for for awhile now. I'm really glad I came across it."
Dec 13, 2016
Samepage is Awesome
I have been using Samepage for years. I share documents with my internal team and my bookkeeper. This is so much better than dropbox. The built-in internal messaging saves time as notes can be attached to posted files and then sent to specific people or to everyone. It is like other software's on steroids. Also, they have a desktop and smartphone Apps as well. Organization is a breeze. It is a strong preference of mine to work with products that are well supported. The people at Samepage are wonderful. The most difficult part of using a new software is learning it. They make that easy as well. Love the people and the product!
Computer & Network Security
Dec 5, 2016
Great for church teams
The overall functionality of Samepage is smooth and intuitive. It works in similar fashion with Basecamp, Slack, and the like, but without being so click-heavy. Like all similar products, you can assign teams, but Samepage allows you to seamlessly float between teams.
Are you thinking of replacing a chain of apps with an all-in-one collaboration tool? Here are 3 things to keep in mind as you explore:
1. Avoid 'franken-stacking' wherever possible. We know there isn't an app out there that can do everything. There are plenty of apps that do one thing really well, but trying to string them together in the hopes of achieving a seamless workflow is usually more trouble than it's worth.
2. Avoid the 'all in one' tools from the bigger brands. They don't create their offerings with a single unified vision. They acquire small companies, each of whom had their own visions. Merging these visions is messy and not much better than trying to franken-stack it yourself.
3. After all, we didn't win a whole bunch of awards for nothing. Spare yourself any continued struggles and get on the same page with your team in minutes. Cheers!