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May - 2010 - issue > Top 25 Emerging Technology Companies

Remindo A SaaS Intranet Solution for Boosting Company Productivity

Sikta Samantaray
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sikta Samantaray
In our multi-project or multi-client world, managers often fail to meet committed deadlines on a project, task or delivery due to a single team member or supplier letting them down. Also, once a company grows beyond a certain point, it becomes impossible for senior management to keep track of all work that is happening in the organization. Managers tend to squander their productive time trying to follow up with work and co-workers just to ensure that things are moving at the required pace. Remindo helps ease this problem by bringing powerful project planning, job status reporting, group communication, document collaboration and file sharing under one roof on the company intranet. Also, through its twitter/facebook-like ambiance and employee social profiles, it helps generate a positive social vibe within the company.

Aiming to be a central place where managers and employees can go to access all work and office related information, the Mumbai-based Remindo was founded in 2009. Remindo is the brainchild of Rehan yar Khan and Ashok Kurien. Khan is the CEO of Remindo. He is also the Founder and CEO of Flora2000.com. Apart from these, he sits on the board for Druvaa - another VC backed IT product firm. He is the founder of the Mumbai chapter of the Indian Angel Network. Kurien, the Co-Founder for Remindo, has also founded Ambiance Advertising and Hanmer Partners Communications. He is currently the Senior Advisor, Publicis Groupe India and Founder-Promoter/Director, Zee Entertainment Enterprises.

Catering to the growing and mid-sized businesses to work better and more efficiently, this SaaS Intranet Solution has been created to increase managers’ and company productivity by up to 30 percent by removing inefficiencies from the way people plan work, follow up, communicate and collaborate. At the same time it enables CEO’s and senior management to get visibility into the status of work across teams and offices – at a single glance. Remindo claims that just by increasing productivity by 30%, a company can get over 2 months worth of extra work per employee every year.

Remindo has a novel way of getting a company intranet started. Being web-based it does not require any expensive software installations. If a user from company X signs up, a free online intranet is automatically created for company X. He then invites his team to the intranet. Now once these invitees sign up, they are automatically added to the same intranet. These intranets can be personalized and branded by the companies as well. There is no limit on the number of users, projects or clients. Clients – if invited - can only see activities that they are authorized for. Remindo has several measures in place for ensuring the security and privacy of data including VeriSign SSL encryption.

According to the company, there are monthly subscription plans for businesses of all sizes. While startups, small groups and non-profits can use Remindo for free, larger companies pay a flat monthly fee for the services they receive. This fee depends on the number of employees of the company. “We also customize packages depending on the exact requirements of companies,” affirms Prateek Dubey, the Marketing Manager of the company.
“While intranets have been around for some time now, the game changer for us here is SaaS. Now instead of spending lakhs on hardware, software, facilities, personnel, maintenance and upgrades, businesses get their intranets on Remindo at a neat predictable cost while we take care of the backend,” explains Dubey. According to the company, the intranets on Remindo are risk free because in case the company wishes to discontinue, they don’t risk losing their entire investment - they can just cancel the subscription. This just isn’t possible in a non-SaaS model where once a sale is made, companies have to bear the software no matter what.

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