MINDJET DELIVERS SAAS OFFERING, NEW WAY TO VISUALLY ENGAGE WITH INFORMATION, IDEAS AND PEOPLE
Eaton, Medtronic, Motorola and Whirlpool Adopt Mind Mapping Tools
London, UK – June 17, 2008 – Mindjet®, the global leader in software that enables people to visually organise, communicate and act on their ideas, today announced Mindjet Connect. Mindjet Connect is an all-new SaaS platform that helps people achieve breakthrough insight into their work by visually tying together all of the ideas, information and people related to any project or plan. Available today, it extends the capabilities of MindManager®, the company’s flagship mind mapping product.
Today more than 1.3 million professionals use MindManager as a powerful alternative to word processing and presentation software tools that force business thinking into linear, outline-oriented documents. Mindjet Connect, which allows teams of people to collaborate with MindManager, is part of the company’s mission to ignite broader adoption of mind mapping techniques with a series of new Web applications and online services that make mapping and team collaboration more powerful and accessible.
Mindjet Connect is a hosted software-as-a-service offering that delivers three levels of functionality: the core MindManager mind mapping application; secure online workspaces where teams can co-create and edit maps simultaneously, as well as store and edit any kind of file; and unified communications tools like instant meetings, messaging and whiteboards. Teams can now use Mindjet Connect to collaborate on maps in real time. Real-time editing streamlines work processes and communications and minimises headaches and time-consuming version-control issues caused by emailing files back and forth. Individuals can store maps and any other documents in secure workspaces with version control and different access levels for various team members.
From their map or workspace, individuals can then chat with other team members and launch web conferencing to present information, share their desktops, and record notes collaboratively in a dynamic, online whiteboard.
“Mindjet MindManager is an example of a product that breaks free from the standard way of doing things,” said Mark Levitt, program vice president for collaboration strategies at industry research firm IDC. “It is an intuitive, easy-to-use, free-form, and real-time tool for capturing ideas and presenting information by individuals and teams. Mindjet Connect adds rich team collaboration for MindManager and Microsoft Office users in hosted workspaces with unified communications tools."
MindManager enables people to create interactive diagrams – or mind maps – which show ideas, information and tasks radiating out from a central theme or goal, rather than in the traditional linear way. This visual approach gives professionals the advantage of seeing the big picture, working with information in context and drawing relationships between ideas, leading to better decisions and faster action. There are more than 1.3 million users of MindManager and sales of new licenses are growing by more than 20,000 per month. MindManager has a track record of spreading virally within companies and now thousands of people are using it inside some of the world’s largest corporations, including Eaton, Medtronic, Motorola and Whirlpool. Typical ways that people use MindManager include:
• Business and strategic planning
• Brainstorming and ideation
• Project planning and detailed project management
• Meeting and event facilitation
• Organising free-form thoughts, ideas and information
“MindManager was introduced to ServiceSource by a person interviewing for a job here. Not only did he get the job, he now runs one of our Service Centres. The value of using MindManager made such an impact that today nearly every employee across our company uses it. This tool has helped our company during our hyper-growth period by using maps to ensure consistency across geographically dispersed teams,” said Dave Dunlap, senior vice president of worldwide operations at ServiceSource. “We also use MindManager maps on a strategic level by capturing both our customer’s requirements and our experienced knowledge base. We use this powerful combination as a differentiator and a unique, yet scalable experience for each customer.”
“Since the launch of MindManager, Mindjet has been blazing a trail delivering software that fundamentally changes the way people work and unlocking creativity and innovation inside some of the world’s most respected companies,” said Scott Raskin, Mindjet CEO. “We’ve seen firsthand the way our products transform people’s work and now the release of Mindjet Connect will enable millions of new people and broader groups to collaborate in real time and achieve the same kind of transformation.”
Pricing and Availability
English and German versions of Mindjet Connect are available immediately. Japanese and French versions will be available later in 2008. There are three tiers of pricing and there is a minimum requirement of three users per account.
Mindjet Connect Standard is £7.99 per person per month.
Mindjet Connect Plus is £11.99 per person per month.
Mindjet Connect Pro is £19.99 per person per month.
MindManager Web, a browser-based compliment to Mindjet Connect, is in beta now and will be generally available later in 2008.
Mindjet makes software that helps people visualise and use information. Its leading products, MindManager and Mindjet Connect, help people work smarter, think creatively, and save time every day. There are more than 1.3 million users of MindManager software used globally. Mindjet is headquartered in San Francisco and has almost 200 employees in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The company is backed by the leading international venture capital firms Investor Growth Capital, Inc. and 3i. For more information, visit www.mindjet.com
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