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September 27, 2010 09:15 ET

MangoSpring Unveils MangoApps 2.0: Collaboration With a Purpose

MangoSpring Introduces 100-Plus New Features for Business Collaboration -- All Delivered at a Fraction of the Cost of Yammer and Salesforce Chatter

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) -  MangoSpring today unveiled the version 2.0 release of its popular MangoApps social collaboration suite. Designed to help teams of any size collaborate more effectively, the new and improved version includes dozens of sophisticated features that are unavailable in other social collaboration systems and comes at a significantly lower price point than competing offerings. From enterprise grade instant messaging and group messaging capabilities to single click updates from the dashboard, MangoApps 2.0 provides teams with a simple and streamlined way to collaborate with one another as well as with external partners.

"Business collaboration has reached an inflection point in which businesses of all sizes are recognizing that their teams need to collaborate better for them to compete most effectively," said Anup Kejriwal, CEO of MangoSpring. "Watching a company a like Yammer moving squarely into our space is an incredible validation of the vision that we've had in place for several years now. Most important of all, we have listened closely to our customers to deliver the industry's most advanced set of collaboration features, all of which are packaged in a highly intuitive user interface that requires zero training and is a great deal more economical than what's currently available in the market."

MangoApps is a flexible suite of open communication and productivity applications, which includes its flagship communication platform, MangoTalk, as well as several other integrated tools to help teams manage tasks, projects, documents, ideas, and even events. Each of these MangoApp is available both as stand-alone products or can be used in conjunction with one another to improve team productivity and reduce inefficiency. Some of the key features that are new to version 2.0 include:

  • Enterprise Grade Instant Messaging and Presence: Getting everyone on the same page has never been easier. With MangoTalk, teams can instantly start group chats or conference calls from directly within the MangoApps application. In addition, enterprise grade instant messaging and presence is fully integrated across the entire platform, providing users with the ability to message each other regardless of which application they might be using.
  • Comprehensive Deployment Support: MangoApps is the only collaboration system that supports all three major deployment models: multi-tenant SaaS (fully outsourced), single-tenant SaaS (your own instance of MangoApps), and on-premise (locally hosted behind a firewall), providing organizations with both the flexibility and security requirements that they demand.
  • Application Modularity: Unlike other collaboration solutions, version 2.0 of MangoApps allows users to purchase applications in an a-la-carte fashion. Since many teams are not comfortable committing themselves to an entire suite of products all at once, this allows them to use just what they need and add on more functionality as desired.
  • Deep Integration with Third-Party Applications: MangoApps is built on the highly flexible MangoSpring Engage platform and version 2.0 makes it even easier to integrate popular third-party application platforms such as Google apps, the ability to automatically sync from the desktop, and two-way integration with email.
  • 100s of New Features Across the Entire Suite: Version 2.0 includes more than 100 unique features that improve usability, security, and business execution. These features include: enhanced security controls, project start and end dates, sharable project tasks, unified search across all applications, two-way email integration, and support for all seven major browsers. To see a complete list, go to http://mangospring.com/movebeyond.

Offering a more robust feature set than other mainstream collaboration solutions, MangoTalk is currently 33% cheaper than Yammer and almost 90% cheaper than SalesForce Chatter. In addition, unlike either of those services, the entire MangoApps suite is available for free for up to 10 users for an unlimited period of time.

"MangoApps has become an increasingly important facet of our productivity workflow and has been integral in enabling our team to collaborate more effectively, regardless of where they might be physically located," said Andi Sherwood, Director, of DrinkChoffy.com "Best of all, since the entire MangoApps suite is fully hosted, we don't have to worry about maintaining additional hardware, which has helped to significantly reduce our total cost of ownership."

About MangoSpring

Founded in 2007 in Bellevue, Washington, MangoSpring is a privately held company that transforms the way teams work together. The company's suite of online applications called MangoApps enable businesses to improve productivity and execute on their business. MangoApps currently serve over a million unique users a month and have already been adopted by over 2,000 businesses and departments within enterprise in a wide range of industries, including technology, media, finance, health, education, non-profit and government. For more information please visit www.mangospring.com.

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