SOURCE: yaM Labs

March 09, 2011 08:01 ET

yaM Announces Beta Launch of Innovative, Cloud-Based Tools Designed to Improve Meeting Efficiencies

Beta Users Get First Year Free

ALEXANDRIA, VA--(Marketwire - March 9, 2011) - yaM, developer of cloud-based tools designed to make meetings more efficient and productive, today announced the availability of a public beta. People who sign up for the beta before June 1, 2011 will get unlimited access to yaM for free for their first 12 months of use.

The idea of yaM is very simple: to improve meetings by replacing hard copy tools of the past with virtual and cloud based tools. yaM, which stands for Yet Another Meeting, is a collaborative, real-time application designed to improve the efficiency of meetings by providing tools to improve brainstorming, analyze priorities, create pro/con lists, offer real-time voting on ideas, and employ visual aids via an intuitive online whiteboard.

yaM is initially web-based, but over the next few months, they will roll out product integrations with the iPad and other tablets, Google App marketplace, Yammer, and Jive Networks. 

Some features in yaM include:

  • Agenda/Notes -- Keep your meeting on track with a shared agenda and real-time, collaborative note taking.
  • Meeting Minutes -- Create an easily accessible official record of each meeting's activities and get it approved right on the meeting.
  • Brainstorming -- Visually run brainstorming sessions to collect and rate ideas from your team
  • Priorities Analysis -- Graphically slot your projects based on their importance and urgency to better manage prioritization.
  • SWOT Analysis -- Quickly generate a collaborative SWOT chart for any item on your agenda.
  • Pro/Con -- Easily jot down a collaborative list of pros and cons for any agenda item.

"We're excited to announce availability of the yaM beta and will continue to work hard to build a solution that we think is long overdue for anyone who has ever been frustrated by a meeting," said Anatoly Gaverdovskiy, founder and CEO of yaM. "There are millions of meetings worldwide every day, costing billions of dollars. There are probably just as many complaints about meetings. We intend to make meetings more productive, more engaging, and more deserving of your time."

About yaM

Focused on delivering innovative solutions that boost meeting productivity and efficiency, yaM Labs offers intuitive, easy-to-use software that solves many of the issues plaguing the modern business meeting. yaM enables users to capture all relevant information throughout the planning, running, and execution of a meeting -- whether that meeting is face-to-face, online, on the phone, or a combination. yaM offers a cloud-based suite of tools -- each of which serves a specific purpose to make meetings more enriching and valuable. The real-time collaboration design lets participants engage in trackable brainstorming sessions, SWOT and pro/con analyses, action item prioritization, and other strategic but often underutilized meeting techniques and methods.

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