Alan Lepofsky, a Constellation Research analyst, said that with integrated task management, enterprise collaboration platforms go being places to just share information to places where work gets done.
"Prior to this, projects were managed either by email and spreadsheets or complex and expensive project management software. The new breed of social task management tools blends the benefits of these two approaches providing collaboration features with task management features," he said via email.
Igloo, whose ESN software is cloud-hosted and costs US$12 per user/month, plans to push out these new STM features to its customers Tuesday.
Igloo also improved its mobile app, which isn't a conventional app but rather a "wrapper" with key functions, such as authentication, which renders a responsive-design, browser-based experience for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices. The iOS app, for version 7 and above, will be updated automatically, while the Android app, for version 4 and above, is new and replaces the existing one, so users have to download it from the Google Play store.
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