Say goodbye to the endless emails, wikis, and intranet files usually associated with doing business in a corporate setting. For groups that use Flowr, back-and-forth communication is a thing of the past. Instead of relying on email, Flowr encourages total collaboration by allowing teams of people to work together, share ideas, and discuss important concepts in a free-flowing micro-blogging format. By centralizing the communication structure and doing away with the time-wasting elements, Flowr can streamline the business process for groups of all sizes.
When you start using Flowr, you’ll be able to see what each of your colleagues is working on right from the homepage screen. This screen, known as your “flow,” is set up similarly to Twitter. From within the flow, you can find out who’s got a meeting scheduled for tomorrow afternoon, share project reports that need a fresh set of eyes, and ask questions about a picky client’s personal preferences. Instead of emailing a coworker with an important question, you can post it on his flow and see instantly when a helpful comment is left underneath the original message. For a deeper look at what’s going on at your company, narrow your flow’s focus and view just one project at a time. You’ll see only the messages that apply to that project, and you can upload new status messages and documents to update colleagues on the project’s most recent status.
To make the collaboration process even easier, Flowr lets users create new groups that include only the people working on an individual project. The application offers a people directory that makes it easy to find contact information for any employee in a snap, along with a built-in wiki system, and mobile capabilities to allow employees to gain access to their conversations at any time. Flowr is an interesting application that has managed to harness the power of micro-blogging and use it for business purposes rather than social.
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