With Boardwalk Communicator, changes are automatically consolidated, chat message history is preserved, and your collaborative work is captured in a single version.
PALO ALTO, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
BoardwalkTech, Inc. today announced the availability of Boardwalk Communicator, a new easy-to-use solution that lets Excel users within a group, team, or enterprise collaborate over business data, cell-by-cell, all in the cloud.
Unlike online spreadsheets like Google Spreadsheet, Boardwalk Communicator lets users continue to take advantage of the rich features and functionality of Microsoft Excel and extend the software even further with controlled, auditable data sharing.
While other collaboration solutions for spreadsheets work at the file level, Boardwalk Communicator provides simple and secure sharing of spreadsheet data at the cell level from inside Microsoft Excel.This eliminates the need to email file attachments, check-in and out of document management systems like Microsoft SharePoint, or upload and download to sharing services like Dropbox or Box.
Boardwalk Communicator lets multiple users collaborate over spreadsheet data with anyone from anywhere -- all at the same time -- but while they are still working from their individual Excel environments. Additional features include:
- Automatic consolidation of data updates from multiple users with a single click (fueled by a patented database architecture)
- Immediate access to a complete audit trail of every change including who made it and when, and the ability to recreate spreadsheet data from any time in the past
- Integration of chat messages within Excel for tracking team conversations
- Support for use in public clouds or on the premises.
“Nearly 75 percent of business users say that their most important spreadsheets are the ones they share with others; they spend a lot of time manually consolidating spreadsheets from multiple users -- and they still have to figure what data has been changed,” said Andrew T. Duncan, President and CEO for BoardwalkTech. “With Boardwalk Communicator, changes are automatically consolidated, chat message history is preserved, and your collaborative work is captured in a single version.”
“It’s more efficient to create an Excel spreadsheet, invite people to participate in making changes, let them make edits to their own local Excel file – and, finally, turn to technology to consolidate everything,” added Duncan.
More About Boardwalk Communicator
Boardwalk Communicator enables concurrent, multi-user collaboration at the cell level for positional data managed within a spreadsheet. Utilizing a patented data management technology running on top of an enterprise-class relational database deployed securely in the cloud or behind your firewall, Boardwalk Communicator enables the exchange of data between multiple users working on the desktop. Users can work "offline" in Excel and, when ready, share cell-level changes with the click of a button.
Boardwalk Communicator is free for up to 5 users with pricing for additional users starting at $10 per month. To learn more or download the application, visit http://www.bwcommunicator.com.
About BoardwalkTech, Inc.
Backed by visionary technologists like Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo and AME Cloud Ventures, BoardwalkTech is the leading provider of spreadsheet data management technology for the enterprise, providing patented, spreadsheet data management technology to automate spreadsheet-based processes, making them collaborative and integrated. With solutions that are used by Fortune 1000 companies such as Crayola, The Coca Cola Company, Verifone, Qualcomm and Brocade, the company’s mission is to change the way people manage and share spreadsheet information in the extended enterprise and across the world. For more information, visit http://www.boardwalktech.com.
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