South Orange, N.J. (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
ShareMethods announced today the availability of an upgrade of its cloud-based service for more flexible document sharing – encompassing a broad dynamic range from open and social sharing to highly secure and private sharing. This easy and powerful new sharing model for its document management service is enterprise ready and fully integrated with Adobe EchoSign, Oracle CRM OnDemand, and salesforce.com.
In order to easily share files and collaborate with external team members a method is needed to easily create a simple webpage to view and potentially upload files. To accomplish this ShareMethods built a new feature to allow users to share a specific content category with the public or securely with selected users (username/password required). If a collaborator has been invited to join a secure category then that external team member receives an email with a link to a view of the category assets along with a username and password.
Key use cases include:
- External Secure Collaboration: A customer needs to share and collaborate on a select set of files with an organization outside the company (e.g. a sales team is working with a marketing consultant and iterating on project deliverables). The customer can create or use an existing content category to upload files that they want to work on and then easily send a secure link to the outside consultant with upload enabled. The external collaborator can then easily download, edit, and upload the files.
- Customer/Client Content Distribution: A customer can create a branded secure web page for each of their key clients to access relevant documents. For example a global organization working with hundreds of clients may need to get specific collateral and contracts to each client. Or, a global brand that provides sales materials to hundreds of retail outlets may need to deliver unique versions to each store location.
- Public Distribution and Social Networks: A customer can make a group of files available to the public via an openly accessible web page or by using social networks such as Facebook or Twitter (e.g. embed a link to an assortment of sales focused whitepapers). A customer can put files in a unique category and then enable this category for public access. The customer will generate a URL that they can put on their website, sales portal, marketing email blast, social network, etc. Then any user of the web or social network that clicks on the link will be taken to a page where they can download and view the files.
Jimnahs Miller, Partner Account Executive at Evolution1, said: “The ShareMethods flexible sharing model for our on-demand documents works exactly as desired. Instead of having to manually copy and paste links to documents, whenever I share an entire document category with an external client, I just share a category link. This feature was easy to use, just as I expected it to be, delivering key sales and marketing materials quickly and efficiently, saving us time and money and enhancing client satisfaction”.
ShareMethods “document cloud®” service aligns sales and marketing through on-demand collaborative document management for small and medium sized businesses. From anywhere, anytime, salespeople, sales partners and marketing can access the most up-to-date sales collateral and customer documents to help them close more deals, faster. ShareMethods enables easy document creation, management and sharing within and outside a company via a simple, flexible and secure user interface. ShareMethods is available as a cost-effective SaaS application integrated seamlessly with salesforce.com and Oracle CRM OnDemand. ShareMethods has won the CRM WizKids Award from Beagle Research Group, LLC and has been named by salesforce.com as an AppExchange Essential and Staff Pick. ShareMethods’ customers include Broadcom and CBS Corporation with thousands of subscribers in more than 40 countries. ShareMethods is a privately held company based in South Orange, New Jersey. ShareMethods = Working Together. Smarter. For more information, go to http://www.sharemethods.com or call 1-877-SHARE-NOW.