Present.me (www.present.me), the online tool that gives users the ability to combine content and video, viewable on demand, is now available in a new multi-user version designed specifically for businesses. Present.me Team, which launches today, addresses the problem of business communication, where “live” solutions are not practical, and email is a poor substitute for “face to face”.
Present.me Team allows companies and organisations to communicate and collaborate in a virtual way that mirrors reality. Co-workers can record in the cloud what they’d do in a room, which is meet face to face, show something to someone and explain it to them. An employee can upload a document, record the explanation through their webcam and share the result with colleagues. As employees create content, they can choose to post it privately, share with individuals, share it with the wider business, or even share it with the world.
KPMG Global Services have already begun using Present.me. Sanjay Singh, MD of KGS said, “Present.me is going to revolutionise the way we communicate both internally and with our clients on a global basis”. The product is also being used by a number of SMEs and entrepreneurs, assisting in internal communications as well as sales, HR and marketing.
The on-demand nature of Present.me is particularly relevant for business as Spencer Lambert, co-founder at Present.me states: “Everyone thinks of video conferencing when it comes to online remote communication, but that requires participants to be available at the same time. Busy diaries and time zones often make that either inconvenient or impossible. Present.me brings the best of both worlds; the intimacy of video conferencing with the convenience and on-demand nature of email and micro-blogging. We believe that is precisely why we have already seen both big large and small businesses using Present.me to communicate across the world.”
Presentmes can be accessed via the web or via iOS and Android applications. Each employee has a profile, and businesses can share a secure central knowledge base where past presentmes are archived and easily searched.
Unlike traditional enterprise tools, which require installation by the company’s IT department, anyone in a company can start a Present.me network and invite colleagues. This means Present.me can scale naturally without any infrastructure or set-up concerns. The privacy of each network is ensured by limiting access to those with a valid company email address.
Viewing and consuming content is free; a fee is chargeable only for a licence to ‘create’ content. Present.me Team will cost $49 a month for 5 registered creator licences. Additional users are charged on a sliding scale.
Lambert concludes: “More and more, we consume content at a time that suits us. Making this content succinct, engaging and understood, if it isn’t presented live, is therefore crucial. Whether updating a team or client, knowledge sharing, or prepping for a pitch, Present.me is a unique way to improve how your organisation communicates and shares content.”
- Interview with London Startup Present.me (nibletz.com)