BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sococo Inc. today announced a new platform to equip distributed teams with the capability they need to engage and connect with each other as if they were in the same physical office. Inside Sococo’s unique, interactive office map, teams can engage spontaneously by knocking on colleagues’ doors to hold private meetings or join larger conferences, all at a moment’s notice. Instant access to information enables businesses using Sococo to streamline collaboration, amplify talent, and expedite responsiveness for increased productivity and an enhanced sense of community.
“Employee disengagement will plague distributed teams and impact productivity if businesses overlook the importance of creating an environment in which employees feel connected and valued,” said Cliff Pollan, Sococo CEO. “Whether employees are minutes apart, cities apart, or even countries apart, Sococo achieves what is possible in a physical office, encouraging individuals to get to know their colleagues and learn about their passions and skill-sets. With an enhanced sense of belonging, distributed teams are empowered to work smarter and more cohesively, which improves both corporate culture and the business bottom line.”
Businesses around the world are already using Sococo to transform their approach to real-time communication. In response to customer demand for robust guest access, the newest version offers seamless entry for third parties, making interaction with clients, partners and contractors even easier. Sococo is now powered by WebRTC to take advantage of the open source community for best-in-class development that will help companies access the right people to do the right work at the right moment, which will influence:
- Talent Amplification – Flexible workspace enables companies to foster top talent from around the globe, assemble the right skill-sets and tailor them to particular endeavors, helping teams work smarter
- Lean Collaboration – Access to employee location status promotes spontaneous engagement to quicken decision-making and reduce latency caused by over reliance on email or meetings
- Rapid Response – Seamless switching from one break-out room to another enables teams to react and respond to market changes quickly and effectively, such as with real-time troubleshooting for live customer support
"Being a virtual business is great, but as we kept growing it got harder to build and sustain relationships among the team,” said Jay Baer, President at Convince and Convert. “Sococo fixed that for us. We know each other better now and we get more work done, faster. And it cut email volume too. With Sococo, distance is irrelevant."
This new version of Sococo is the first in a series of planned upgrades that will help customers communicate and collaborate leanly and efficiently. The company will deliver a broader set of features, including a mobile offering, more browser compatibility and specific integrations throughout the 2015-2016 years.
About Sococo Inc.
Distributed teams and remote employees go to work in Sococo. It recreates the personal proximity and functionality of a physical office in an online experience. Whether employees are minutes apart, cities apart, or even countries apart, Sococo elevates their ability to engage and connect with each other. Learn more at www.sococo.com.