This release marks a significant step toward our vision of supporting teams throughout the innovation process
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) September 2, 2008
Increo Solutions is excited to announce the release of an enhanced version of its feedback tool, Backboard (http://www.getbackboard.com). Backboard is a utility that makes it easy to collect feedback from co-workers, clients, classmates, and project teams. It works with documents, images, text, and URLs, and is available free of charge. The new Backboard has maintained its hallmark simplicity and ease of use.
Features new to this release include:
Document Markup -- When giving feedback on a document, image or URL, users can mark up a Backboard, just as they would make corrections to a paper draft or proof.
Enhanced Security -- Backboard now offers enhanced security options, making it easy to get feedback on confidential documents. Documents protected with enhanced security settings are transmitted with SSL Encryption and displayed only to specified password-protected, confirmed account holders.
Workflow Integration -- Integrating seamlessly into normal workflow, Backboard-by-Email enables users to create a Backboard by copying a specialized email address on their team emails. Backboard automatically creates a Backboard and sends out a notification to the team, providing a centralized venue for all responses. Backboard Express, a lightweight desktop application, allows users to create Backboards from their desktop.
Multiple Versions and Approval -- Backboard supports multiple versions of a document and allows for approval on final drafts, making the revision and feedback process easier than ever. With Backboard's new features, giving and receiving feedback has become more powerful and nuanced--yet the application remains easy and fast. The Backboard team stands by its initial goal to make Backboard highly useful to technical design teams, yet accessible enough for a sixth grader to upload her book report.
"This release marks a significant step toward our vision of supporting teams throughout the innovation process," says Increo CEO Kimber Lockhart. "Backboard has grown into a tremendously useful tool for teams collaborating on documents, ideas, and projects."
Increo is funded by Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ), a top-tier venture capital firm with investments worldwide. Backboard is the first in a series of tools designed by Increo to simplify the innovation process.
About Increo Solutions:
Increo Solutions (http://www.increosolutions.com) is creating the next generation of tools to help companies address the most important and difficult aspect of business communication: innovation. The company's software supports teams throughout the innovation process, from brainstorming to conception. Increo's first application, Backboard (http://www.getbackboard.com), makes it easy to collect feedback on documents from co-workers, clients, and friends. Founded in January 2007 by three Stanford University students, Increo is a privately held company located in Mountain View, CA.
About Draper Fisher Jurvetson:
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is a leading venture capital firm with a global presence through a network of affiliated funds, with offices in more than 30 cities around the world and approximately $6 Billion in capital commitments. DFJ's mission is to identify, serve and provide capital for extraordinary entrepreneurs anywhere who are determined to change the world. Over the past twenty years, DFJ has been proud to back over 500 companies across many sectors including such industry changing catalysts as Hotmail (acquired by MSFT), Baidu (BIDU), Skype (acquired by EBAY), EnerNOC (ENOC), athenahealth (ATHN), Focus Media (FMCN), Mobile 365 (acquired by Sybase), xFire (acquired by Viacom), United Online (UNTD), Overture (acquired by YHOO), Interwoven (IWOV), Four11 (acquired by YHOO), Massive (acquired by MSFT), Parametric (PMTC) and Mozy (acquired by EMC).