Bitrix24 has announced that it will allocate $2.4 million to popularize its social intranet among startups.
“We are giving one thousand startups a free social intranet for one year,” said Dmitry Valyanov, President of Bitrix24. “We’ve created a very simple form that only takes a minute to complete. The platform has all the tools a startup needs, so we are confident that Bitrix24 will become a valuable asset and give a boost to companies when they need it most – just as they are starting out.”
Bitrix24 is a cloud based social collaboration platform that comes with a CRM, file sharing, work reports, project management, daily planner, and over 30 collaboration tools to increase worker productivity in the office and via its mobile app.
“People started taking social intranet seriously when Microsoft invested $1.2 billion in Yammer,” noted Mr. Valyanov. “But solutions from Microsoft, SalesForce, Citrix and others all target enterprise level with thousands of employees. We’ve created a small business friendly product that’s quickly catching on. We’ve managed to sign up over 15,000 clients within a five month period, the majority of which are using our free version, meaning that they have 12 or fewer users. This proves that enterprise 2.0 solutions are no longer for ‘big boys’ only. We hope that targeting startups will allow for faster adoption rates and will eventually make Bitrix24 the social intranet of choice for small business.”
Interested startups can sign up before November 15, 2012. Organizations which assist startups are also invited to contact Bitrix24 for sponsorships.
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