Expands On-Demand Collaboration Suite

Oct 01, 2004

BEST PRACTICES SERIES, a provider of on-demand collaboration services, has unveiled several new features to its Web and audio conferencing solution including video conferencing, record-and-playback, and SSL encryption. The company will also make available a 14-day free trial of the service for customers wishing to try the solution. The updated features are the result of a partnership with Netspoke, a real-time Web and audio conferencing provider, and are part of a broader initiative by to offer its customers frequent, substantive product enhancements. focuses on small-to-midsize organizations as well as departments and teams within larger organizations. Web & Audio Conferencing is available as a premium service to the company's online collaboration suite at a monthly rate of $149.95 for up to 25 simultaneous participants. Video conferencing is free as part of the package and there are added fees for SSL encryption and for hosting of recorded files.

With's Web & Audio Conferencing solution, organizations can share applications, files - even their computer's entire desktop - with meeting participants in real-time. In addition to the new enhancements, this solution gives users a set of meeting and presentation tools that include slide annotation, live chat, polling, and Q&A features.'s collaboration suite is designed to help employees work more effectively with co-workers online, regardless of physical location. The suite includes document management, Web and audio conferencing, calendaring, database management, task management, and other customizable applications. Most recently, the company added group scheduling functionality to its online calendar as well as a new Intranets toolbar that allows users to access their intranet applications by clicking a button from within their browser window.