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18 November 2014 Download als PDF

Conceptboard Unveils New Tools for Flexible Work Arrangements

New features help distributed teams better coordinate and manage projects

STUTTGART, GERMANY (November 18, 2014) ­Conceptboard is unveiling a new suite of tools that will make it even easier for virtual and remote teams to collaborate on product development, product design, and service design projects. Conceptboard allows users to create online project boards that emphasize visual communication and are ideal for companies with flexible work arrangements because multiple people in different locations can collaborate on the same project at the same time.

“An increasing number of employees are working outside of the physical office. Forrester Research says that by 2016, 43% of the US workforce will telecommute at some point. What used to be accomplished by walking over to a coworker’s now has to be accomplished virtually. We created Conceptboard to ensure that employees can freely exchange ideas and feedback from anywhere in the world. The new features we are launching today make it easier for today’s virtual workforce to collaborate on projects,” said Daniel Bohn, Conceptboard co­founder and CEO.

The enhancements for Conceptboard include:

  • Sections and custom exports: allows users to organize their content for improved workflows and presentations. It will also let users easily export portions of the project with all relevant conversations as a multi­page pdf.
  • Increased security and user control: now users have the ability to turn off guest access and to restrict or revoke access for specific users.
  • More informative and easily digestible user notifications: users alerts now include visual previews delivered via email or activity stream to users.
  • Customizable board background colors: provides increased personalization.
  • Enhanced project overview: filter and view all tasks, mentions, and updates in a board.

Conceptboard currently has 250,000 collaborators from 180 countries. Customers range from fashion brands, to film studios and consulting firms. The company has partnered with Trello, Google Drive, and Salesforce Chatter in order to offer users greater flexibility and functionality.

About Conceptboard, GmbH
Conceptboard is a cloud­based collaboration app for distributed and cross­functional teams working visually on projects in product development, product design, and business and service design. With an emphasis on images and visual communication, Conceptboard is where teams come together to innovate, discuss, and present their products and services. Conceptboard is based in Stuttgart, Germany. More information can be found here: http://www.conceptboard.com.