Producteev Tapped to Power the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield application process!

Producteev-ers!

We wanted to share some more exciting news for Producteev that materialized in just a matter of days for us.  Some of you may have read TechCrunch’s post yesterday, where it formally opened up the submission process for startups to apply to its highly regarded TechCrunch Disrupt conference taking place from September 27 to September 29 in San Francisco.

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What you may not know, however, is that out of numerous options available to TechCrunch, they selected Producteev to power all of the workflow involved around the event submission process!  We’re elated that TechCrunch recognized Producteev and thrilled to play such an integral role in this key industry event. 

Producteev’s involvement not only enables the entire TechCrunch Disrupt team to stay on top of all of their tasks and collaborate efficiently, but all of the companies applying and selected get to test-drive Producteev during the process.  We’re really thrilled and see TechCrunch’s selection as a strong validation for Producteev’s fast and seamless ability to help users stay organized and on top of tasks across platforms and communication channels.

If you are a startup planning to apply (it’s right here : http://disrupt.producteev.com), remember the deadline is August 8, 2010.  We’d also love to hear back from you on your experience using Producteev if you happen to try it!

Good luck to all the applicants!  

Producteev Redefines Task Management with New Breakthrough Product

Producteev Redefines Task Management with New Breakthrough Product

Producteev Two Gives Users the Fastest, Most Seamless Way to Stay Organized and On Top of Tasks Across All Platforms and Communication Channels

See a video of Producteev’s brand new Task Management application

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 2, 2010 — Producteev, a leading provider of cross platform task management, announced its breakthrough new product, Producteev Two. By plugging into the broadest array of popular communication tools, Producteev Two extends users’ ability to efficiently capture tasks, email-based action items or schedule deadlines, using whatever communication channel they prefer. The product, free to individuals, connects to a myriad of popular communication tools, so scheduling tasks is a seamless experience that doesn’t require any change in users’ workflow. People can now use a task manager without having to go to a web app if they don’t want to. They can send tasks from their email or IM and get notifications back. The company’s goal is to redefine the task management landscape, and help users achieve peace-of-mind by liberating individuals and teams from having to manage their tasks, workload and deadlines through their email inbox, since existing solutions have thus far fallen short.

In addition, the company announced the launch of Producteev Two for the iPhone and the planned release of its desktop client for the Mac platform, which will be available later this month. The mobile app, also free, works offline and syncs in the background when the user goes back online; it also sends push notifications. Producteev Two for the iPhone will be available for download on the iTunes App Store imminently.

 

"I’ve seen hundreds of project management systems and tested dozens, and none of them come close to Producteev Two. This product is the first that actually works the way I do," stated Armando Corrales, a Producteev Two user.
The way people work today has grown increasingly complex with the use of multiple computers for work, home and travel, plus email, mobile, IM, desktop and the web. Although numerous productivity tools have been available for a long time, they haven’t kept pace in helping users stay connected to the growing array of communication tools that they’ve adopted. Users are encumbered more than ever before at trying to manage their email inboxes and with the new assignments and to-do items that arrive each day by way of email. Findings from a January survey by Harris Research concluded:

 

 
  • While email remains the preferred method of collaboration, many respondents complained they receive too much irrelevant email (40%) and that they lack the ability to collaborate in real time (32%). End users also dislike the fact that large volumes of email come into their inbox with no organizational structure (21%).
  • In addition to email, the Harris poll found that other applications being used by respondents to collaborate with others in the workplace include shared spaces (66%) instant messaging (34%), and social networking (17%) among others.

“I’ve seen hundreds of project management systems and tested dozens, and none of them come close to Producteev Two. This product is the first that actually works the way I do and doesn’t force me to go through additional steps of launching new applications or visiting another online site for every little update,” stated Armando Corrales, a small business owner and Producteev Two user based in Lynchburg, VA.

 

“Five years ago, we used email much differently than the way we use it today. At Producteev, we recognized it was important to help our customers harness email for what it does best—communicating, but we also needed to facilitate how people capture tasks with a complementary tool that plugs into a broad range of communication tools that are used daily,” stated Ilan Abehassera, Producteev’s co-founder and CEO.

Producteev Two helps individuals and teams get things done as efficiently as possible so they can be better organized, in control of their workload, and ultimately more at-ease. With Producteev Two, users won’t have to worry about forgetting tasks, important things to do or missing deadlines due to an action item being buried in their email inbox. Key features include:

Simpler

 
  • A simple, highly intuitive user interface for easy access to features such as: creating or assigning tasks, setting deadlines, scheduling alerts, and adding labels.
  • Turn emails into action-based tasks that can be customized later with notes, file attachments, hotlinks and tracking. Just forward emails to (task@producteev.com) for automatically creating to-do lists and reminders.

Faster
 
  • Skip needless, time-consuming steps as Producteev Two captures tasks and actions fast, taking only between 1 to 3 clicks.
  • A Gmail Gadget plugs directly into Producteev Two so users can quickly see and manage important tasks from Gmail.

More Connected
 
  • More than just a web-based solution, Producteev Two supports numerous platforms, including the web, desktop and mobile, enabling users to sync all of their tasks, across multiple devices, in real-time.
  • Supports various online IM services, including Gtalk, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, ICQ, and Twitter to help capture important tasks immediately.
  • Implemented with Facebook Connect on the web, desktop and iPhone, users can invite colleagues or can jump into Producteev to update their to-do lists.

More Social
 
  • Collaborative task management is a breeze with shareable workspaces. Private social networks can be created around a team, and tasks can be assigned to members, with real-time transparency. A user could set up a workspace for work, another for school, and another personal one.
  • A planned API gives developers access to all of Producteev Two’s features, enabling them to develop a custom plug-in that sits on top of Producteev.
  • The Producteev Academy is a social feature that lets teams compete on being the most productive so they can earn recognition in a fun way.

Producteev Two is available immediately and is free for individuals or is available for businesses to purchase from a selection of plans.
Link to business limited free trial version: www.producteev.com
Company blog: http://producteev.posterous.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/producteev
Twitter: http://twitter.com/producteev
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Based in New York City, Producteev is a leading provider of cross platform task management tools. Producteev Two was designed to help individuals and teams be more organized and in control of their workload to attain peace-of-mind. Producteev’s solution connects email to a broad range of popular communication tools, seamlessly bringing them into a user’s work environment, without requiring them to change their workflow. Producteev supports numerous platforms, including the web, mobile and desktop, enabling users to sync all of their tasks, across multiple devices, in real-time. For more information, interested parties may visit https://www.producteev.com/.

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Producteev’s getting famous in France !

Hey everyone, As you know, one important market we try to focus on with Producteev is Europe. This is why, lately, we were featured on several French medias. Check out the  Video tab on our Facebook Page to see our latest videos or click on the images below to watch the videos. The first one is a review  of Producteev by L’atelier Numerique’s Web TV.
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The second one is an interview (in French) with the famous french-speaking podcast on iTunes Lepodcasthightech.com

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Hope you liked it ! Talk to you soon !

Producteev is on the French Radio !

Hi everyone, If you follow us on Twitter (@producteev and @ilan), you might have seen that we’ve received some press coverage in France. As you know, our Founders are originally from France (even though we now have a real multinational team), and part of our traffic is coming from France too, so we try to remain active in the French Landscape. (FYI, Producteev is available in English, German, Spanish and French) Lately, we’ve been talked about on several leading tech blogs in France.  Here are some of the blogs we
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‘ve been published on : - Vincentabry.com, @vincentabry - Descary.com, @bdescary - Vendeesign.com, @vendeesign - Tapahont, @Rrfly Thanks guys for talking about us ! But that’s not all ! The French Radio BFM the top business radio in France, talked about us on October 31st  in their two-hour weekly show “L’atelier Numerique”. If you speak French, you definitely have to check it out ! Either go to iTunes to download the podcast or click here to listen to the specific part about Producteev.
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Thanks to Antoine and Renaud from the show for selecting us. Talk to you soon!

Producteev has been selected for the “Under The Radar 2009 Mobile Conference” !

Hi everyone ! We’re sorry we haven’t updated the blog for some time, but we’ve been very busy working on improving the current version of Producteev since we went out of Beta. Thanks to all of you for your feedback, it’s been very valuable to us. We really want Producteev to be as simple to use as possible for our users. So always feel free to give us your opinion via our feedback section and react here or on YOUR forum : http://producteev.uservoice.com ! We have some very exciting  news to share with you : Producteev has been selected to be a  presenter for Under The Radar Mobile Conference on November 19th  in Mountain View, Ca. Under the Radar is a must-attend event for dealmakers from global carriers, brands, media companies, and handset manufacturers responsible for helping their companies leverage new mobile technology and innovation in the fast-evolving digital landscape. Under The Radar is one of the top Silicon Valley event, we are very proud to attend the 2009 edition ! You can check the other selected start-ups here.

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We are also among the 3 finalists of Club600 Entrepreneurship Award. A prestigious competition for French entrepreneurs in the US. The Presentation will be on December 6th and the award ceremony on December 7th, in New York City. We’ll keep you posted!
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As you see we have a lot going on here at Producteev ! And I am very happy to tell you that Producteev keeps growing. We just hired Martin Huegli, our new Head of Sales, formerly working in the corporate development unit at XING.com, the European market leader in business networking. Follow him @martinhuegli on Twitter. Talk to you very soon !

Producteev is now part of the First Growth Venture Network!

We are excited to announce that Producteev is one of 15 start-ups selected to be part of the inaugural class of the New York City based First Growth Venture Network (http://www.firstgrowthvn.com) mentoring program for high potential, seed and early stage start-up tech entrepreneurs.
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The First Growth program (1) connects class members with venture capitalists, angel investors, successful entrepreneurs and advisors, all of whom have spent years in and around technology start-ups; (2) connects each start-up with a First Growth Advisor Team consisting of a VC, an angel investor or executive and a successful entrepreneur who will serve as mentors to the team; (3) provides regular opportunities for substantive information and networking with the broader First Growth community; and (4) provides a peer group of other high potential tech leadership teams in the First Growth program The other start-ups selected to participate in the First Growth Venture Network include: 20X200, AdHatchery, Capsearch.com, ChallengePost, CB Information Systems, Give Real, GoodCrush, Legolas, MeeGenius!, OrderGroove, SoleEnvie, StyleHop, Zeevex and Zodah. First Growth Venture Network is comprised of leading venture-related players including venture capital firms - Bain Capital Ventures, Battery Ventures, Charles River Ventures, First Round Capital, Flybridge Capital Partners, Highland Capital Partners, North Bridge Venture Capital, Valhalla Partners, and Venrock; angel investors - Grape ArborVC and AngelVineVC; the Tech Group at law firm Lowenstein Sandler and the tech investment banking firm GCA Savvian. We are thrilled to be a part of this amazing program and look forward to working with the First Growth entrepreneurs and advisors. To learn more about the First Growth Venture Network, visit the following links: http://www.firstgrowthvn.com/news/sept09/ http://blogs.wsj.com/venturecapital/2009/06/16/start-spreading-the-news-first-growth-wants-to-nurture-vc-in-nyc/

Recession pushing sales of collaboration tools

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share this great post from VNUNet about Collaboration tools taking off due to Recession times…

My favorite quote : “A recent report from Forrester Research found that as many as 70 per cent of enterprises are looking to adopt some form of collaboration tool in the next 12 months”

Enjoy the post!

http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2241679/collaboration-tools-taking