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PBworks Unveils Project Edition

PBworks, Inc. (http://pbworks.com; formerly known as PBwiki), a provider of hosted collaboration solutions for business and education, announced the launch of PBworks Project Edition, which combines hosted collaboration and project management to dramatically improve productivity and client satisfaction for professional services firms such as agencies and consultancies.

Professional services firms of all types, including consultancies and accounting firms as well as design, marketing, advertising, and PR agencies, can use PBworks Project Edition to collaborate with clients, share plans and gather feedback, and better coordinate the efforts across all members of their project teams (including clients, employees, and contractors).

PBworks Project Edition introduces two key innovations: multiworkspace Networks and Project Management. A Network allows a PBworks customer to easily create new workspaces for every project and manage them in a single enterprisewide environment. Team members can freely join any workspace in the Network and can add clients, partners, and contractors as "guest" users on the relevant workspaces. This allows a Project Edition customer to set up a custom workspace for each client or even each client project. Users can also conduct full-text searches (including within document contents) across the entire Network, as well as within a particular workspace.

Project Management brings traditional project management concepts such as tasks and milestones to PBworks. Team members can assign tasks and roll them up into bigger milestones. Each user can view tasks and milestones for a particular workspace/project, as well as their personal tasks and milestones across the entire Network.

In conjunction with the introduction of Project Edition, PBworks is also changing the name of its general purpose collaboration product from Professional Edition to Standard Edition.

Source: PBworks



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