Sazneo solves organizational communication problems by providing a forum which bypasses the need for endless meetings, conference calls, memos, and e-mails. Sazneo does this by creating a professional IM, group chat, and online community group environment that is chock full of features to help organizations manage their communications better. This virtual meeting can take place constantly without losing track of action items, without forgetting things that were said in conversations, and without wasting company time on endless meetings that go nowhere. The app involves multiple methods for searching and prioritizing all kinds of conversations, allows for file sharing so that work product may be shared quickly and efficiently, and stores everything from chats to messages in a searchable format that ensures nothing falls between the cracks.Show more screenshots »
Sazneo was co-founded by Brett Davis and Mark Tayler in 2009 and has acquired a steady base of users, developing clients like Read Write Web, The Currency Cloud, Reveal, Firm58, Wolters Kluwer, and more.
In some ways Sazneo is like Basecamp, but with many more functions including the real time IM function. In addition Sazneo allows users to give temporary access to clients and guests while handling the security issues. No other group conferencing app is as searchable or offers the ability to tag and categorize conversations quite so intensely, making Sazneo something truly unique.
Sazneo is very easy to use, with a clean layout, look, and feel. It responds in a very speedy fashion and takes very little time to understand. Users create “Channels” and issue invites into each channel. They’ll then see a newsfeed that is familiar from social media or basic chat rooms, the Q&A feature and any files that have been uploaded. It’s very easy to create new topics and to instantly color code them. Users can also indicate if they are available, away, or in “do not disturb” mode.
Users must register by entering their work e-mail address. They are then sent a registration e-mail. Users must activate their membership by following a link embedded in the e-mail. The user must then register with their first name, last name, and chosen password, and the user must agree to the terms of service. The process is a little bit clunky, but given users may be sharing potentially sensitive data it’s not entirely out of line.
There are four pricing plans. The “Free Forever” plan allows users to add 5 employees, 100 external members, and 1 group channel. The $5 per month “Team” plan allows for up to 10 employees and unlimited external members as well as unlimited group channels. The $8 per month Business plan allows for up to 100 employees. Both of these plans offer 30 day free trials. The “Enterprise” plan gives users access to over 100 employees, but users who want this plan will have to contact the company to find out more about pricing.
Any company that is currently wasting time with tons of meetings, e-mails, and conference calls will want to look at whether or not Sazneo is right for them. It is also a good app for freelancers or others who routinely meet with clients and who want a way to communicate with them quickly and efficiently.