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TeamLab Corporate Portal, An Open Source SaaS Business Solution

by Tatyana Danilova

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TeamLab Free Solution – A Gift From Heaven For Freelancers?

Let’s face it. In todays busy world, distance, time differences and location, are no longer a problem like it was before, when it comes to outsourcing (or hiring) a group of collaborators. The main issue that arises for freelancers and small business owners, is to coordinate their projects with minimal effort, while maintaining its productivity to a maximum. The ideal business solution would be to have a powerful project management tool that is web based and preferably cost free.

teamlab 88x88TeamLab, a corporate portal, is one such company that offers SaaS (Software as a Service) business solution for free. SaaS main advantage is that the company providing such service hosts all of the programs, logic, and data in a central location, thus giving users access via the worldwide web. TeamLab’s SaaS Tool, offers these and features:

  • Project Management: Build teams and assign tasks. Schedule project milestones, track project activity and generate reports.
  • Improved Business Collaboration: View employee details, create posts in blogs and forums. Share photos, bookmarks and Wiki pages.
  • Document Editing: Create, edit, save and share documents directly on your portal. Import docs base from Google Docs, Zoho, Box.net. Integrate documents into your project module.
  • Instant Messaging: Chat with colleagues in real time. Get contact list automatically updated. Receive “what’s new” notifications.
  • And many more new features, such as email management, access via your mobile phone, and even managing your clients via the same portal (CRM).

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As you can see, the free web based TeamLab application can be a real help for those who have to manage their internal and external projects worldwide. Here’s more…

Think Strategically
The first compound part of this mix is common for most of the project management software – time tracking, milestones, reports generating, contact lists, documents processing and sharing, etc. – the list is long.

All the time and efforts that freelancers spend on projects coordination can be reduced as TeamLab automates the processes. Less time on routine, more attention to work.

Think Universally
The second part of the TeamLab mix (and for some teams, the most vital one) is a kind of a control center to collect files, media and notes, comment on them, discuss project issues, share references and useful resources relating to freelancers’ projects.

TeamLab involves several modules to make the data available to all teammates. The integrated Wiki makes it possible to draw a do-it-yourself article. Blogs and forums are an intelligent way to discuss the topic without overwhelming the inboxes. All the links to useful resources or interesting posts on the Internet are stored in a special section.

As a result, freelancers get a powerful tool to manage the information flaws within their TeamLab portal and it is some kind of a copyright as all the information stays inside the project.

Think Pragmatically
One more pro to decide for TeamLab is that the application is free which means all teammates can afford it. TeamLab is an open source solution which implies software customization specific for the needs of the team. This is a web based application and that ensures a round-the-clock access from various parts of the world.

What’s in the End?
The Internet statistics shows that most of freelance workers need some kind of a combination of a free project management tool and a knowledge center gathered in one place. For the most part, TeamLab conforms requirements of a freelance team that can be very diverse – both teams and requirements.

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I started as a technical writer and became a copywriter, in addition to collaborating for TeamLab. And that's what I like most of all. Speaking fluently 3 languages and constantly trying to underline curious side in trivial things. Visit TeamLab's Fan Page and participate in our discussions.

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May 20, 2011 at 2:54 pm

That’s sounds great it might be the end of nightmare to lots of freelancers.
Thanks Tatyana!

2 Hawk May 21, 2011 at 3:57 am

Hey Tatyana, Thanks for providing information about TeamLab!

I agree with you regarding poor project management lead to losses for small businesses and freelancers, This new TeamLab software looks very useful for project management.

3 Tessa May 23, 2011 at 10:14 am

This free application from TeamLab is more preferable. Yet its control center feature in project management is good


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May 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Thanks for sharing, most of that kind of services are expensive I didn’t know that there is a free one, it will help me a lot!

5 International antiaging Systems June 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

I really like the way of TeamLab Free Solution. It got every necessary steps to get success for freelancers.

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