Officemedium.com is an online collaboration tool with a wide variety of features. It includes CRM (Customer Relationship Management), task and event planning and file sharing. Other features include messaging between users and clients, the ability to give clients access to certain data and status updates and blogging. The application includes social networking features such as profiles, messages, groups and comments. Users have a dashboard, where they can see an overview of their activity, a list of tasks, a list of events, a calendar and the contacts database which is shared among all users.
In addition, resources can be added, places can be bookmarked, there are polls which can be conducted, and there is a shoutbox which anyone can use. Users can view their information by My Bookmarks, My Attention, My Content and My Subscriptions (users can Subscribe to any content item on the site). In effect, the application provides an almost complete employee intranet in one application. The site is built using the Open Source CMS (Content Management System) Drupal.Show more screenshots »
New York-based Officemedium.com was launched in October 2009. The OfficeMedium website was shut down in April, 2011.
Competition to Officemedium.com comes from sites such as Cubetree.com and Wizehive.com. Cubetree.com offers a service similar to Officemedium, but the focus is more on the social networking aspects than the CRM and collaboration aspects. Wizehive also offers a similar application, with more of a focus on the collaboration aspect than the CRM or social networking aspects.
The Officemedium.com site has a somewhat cluttered look and feel. There is a lot of information shown on each page, with a large number of links and multiple menus. There would be a learning curve involved in using the site to its full potential. The site is quite responsive however, and page loads and file transfers happen quickly. Navigation is intuitive for the most part, although there is some duplication in menus. There is no advertising displayed on the Officemedium.com site.
A live demo of the site is available, which requires the user to enter their email address. There is a 30-day free trial of the service offered also. Registration for the free trial requires the user to furnish website address (the address is a subdomain of Officemedium.com), username, email address, password, first and last name, company name and address, country, phone number and credit card billing details.
A premium membership is available. Pricing of the premium membership follows a simple formula – $6 per user per month and $1 per GB of storage per month. There are no other premium plans offered. The site accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express cards as payment for premium membership.
The Officemedium.com site is recommended to small to medium-sized businesses who would like an instant solution for a complete employee intranet. The site has all of the features of a corporate intranet, without the expensive development costs associated with a custom solution.