140 is United Planet’s answer to businesses seeking to reduce the low priority messages that pollute email inboxes. 140 is a Business Application that gives a firm the tool their employees need to fire off short messages to each other, through the company’s Intrexx account, starting at 40.00 €.
This is the latest social media bandwagon and it may prove to be more valuable than the idea itself appears to be.
Chat rooms, forums, and blogs on companies’ intranets have gained increasing acceptance as a productive business practice, after a sharp and cold period of criticism.
United Planet will prove to businesses of all sizes the leverage of Web 2.0 for communications excellence.
Axel Wessendorf, Managing Director of United Planet, explains the idea behind ‘140’: “Most people use Twitter and Facebook privately for communication with friends and acquaintances to tell them what they are doing, instantaneously, but businesses can benefit from this capability too. Improved inter-departmental communication will not only ensure that employees can be kept informed without delay and without overloading email accounts unnecessarily. It will also make a big impact on team spirit.”
United Planet expects ‘140’ to support new business by providing immediate internal notification of contract wins which can be used by marketing to promote sales externally. Product development teams will be able to incorporate feedback from customers via the sales team in a more timely manner. The new App will also make it easier to share links to specialist articles on the internet or to provide ongoing updates about items of general interest to the entire company, for example about construction work on site.
United Planet’s ‘140’ App is available for only 40 Euros for an unlimited number of users via the Intrexx Application Store. To facilitate communication outside of the office, a free mobile App for iPhone, BlackBerry & other smart phones is included in the delivery