Convofy is the private social network for your company. The service is focused on being the fastest place for coworkers to easily share status updates and what they are working on. Coworkers find it easier than ever to connect with each other, especially groups that are separated by geographical and organizational boundaries. Convofy's social features also encourage higher levels of engagement and participation in discussions. Increased visibility and transparency helps in increasing productivity, saving time and building a tighter-knit workplace.
Convofy's industry leading in-context collaboration provides unmatched productivity and reduces time wasted in miscommunication or spent in meetings. Specialist features for in-depth discussions on images and files are built into the service. Your Convofy company network is also a great place to create internal knowledge bases by sharing and discussing links from the web. Its easy to research a topic, within the context of your organization.
Convofy also reduces email usage and long confusing email threads by as much as 80% (according to internal studies). According to an IDC study this would result in saving about 10 hours per person per week and or about $16,000 per person per year. Convofy frees information siloed in employee inboxes. According to another IDC study an organization that employs 1,000 knowledge workers wastes up to $3.5 million per year by duplicating work and not being able to find existing relevant information.
Anyone can join Convofy using their work email and create a network for their company. When a company wants to own the data within the network and get administrative priviliges, they have to pay a per user cost.
People who will find Convofy extremely useful:
Visual thinkers: anyone who wants to discuss design/ images.
Knowledge creators: people who are frustrated with the fact that the knowledge they find on the web gets buried in the inboxes.
In Convofy, simple comments and messages are re-invented so the context of the message is attached with them. A context can be a part of an image, a snippet of a text within a note or a file or any image/ text selection from live web pages that open within convofy.
Not only are you able to have and track discussions on internal docs, but you can now have private discussions on public links also.
Robert Scoble: Much more collaborative if you are really trying to do work and not just chit chat about work.This is the future of work
Rafe Needleman (CNET): I could see using it to share story ideas and coordinate the creation and editing of news packages. Its more dynamic than e-mail, more structured than instant messaging, and better than both for certain communications.
Peter Friendman (IIJ): What if ‘social’ doesn’t turn out to be social enough without ‘deep annotation’, once enough people have tried it and found that they can’t live without it?