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August 29, 2014

Teamreporter – Replace Status Meetings With Scheduled Emails

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Morning status meetings are a part of the daily routine at offices around the country, but the amount of time they take out of the workday can make them a drag on productivity. Teamreporter is a web-based application that replaces status meetings, and instead uses daily email messages to keep groups informed.

Teamreporter pings each person on your work team with a scheduled email each morning, asking for information about their progress on that day’s tasks, any issues or problems, and the most important events going on that day. As your team members reply to Teamreporter’s pings, the web-based application compiles the data into a summary report that’s sent out the next morning. This report is essentially a summary overview of your team’s status, focusing on activities, progress, and future challenges that the team is expecting to face.

Teamreporter offers a number of customization options to fit into existing business workflows. For example, businesses can use predefined scenarios, they can ask their own questions, and they can decide for themselves exactly what time daily reminder emails and reports should be sent out. Teamreporter can also be set up to remind team members to submit updates if they haven’t done so by a pre-determined time.

Practical Uses:

  • Spend less time sitting in daily status meetings
  • Get a better understanding of how your team is progressing on major projects
  • Collaborate with people both inside and outside of your firm
  • Solve problems together with colleagues who work remotely

Insider Tips:

  • Users can add more than one team to their accounts
  • Customize the application based on your team’s existing workflows
  • Send reminders to team members who don’t submit daily reports
  • Team members must confirm invitations to begin using Teamreporter

What we liked:

  • Teamreporter is equally useful for teams, CEOs, and project managers
  • Organizations can customize Teamreporter to their workflows
  • Team members don’t have to remember any extra logins to use Teamreporter
  • Teams don’t have to use any new software to take advantage of Teamreporter

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing

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Company Info:

Costs:

  • Startup Plan 2×5 is $19 per month for 2 teams with a maximum of 5 team members
  • Startup Plan 1×10 is $19 per month for 1 team with a maximum of 10 team members
  • Company Plan is $49 per month for 10 teams with a maximum of 10 team members
  • Enterprise Plan is $99 per month for 25 teams with a maximum of 20 team members