Microsoft-Outlook is a pretty amazing program. So much more than
simply an e-mail client, it provides a task list, a powerful
calendar with recurring scheduling capabilities, wonderful
electronic sticky notes, mail-merge capability with MS-Word
support and so much more.
The problem is, it is a little stingy with its data and doesn't
like to share it with any of your employees unless you're willing
to invest in the expense and headaches involved with running a
Microsoft Exchange Server.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could use MS-Outlook to coordinate
meeting across multiple peoples' calendars, share tasks and
delegate project responsibilities right from Outlook even if you
were working from the road? How about managing discussion groups,
sharing documents, synchronizing updates and even creating an
organization-wide shared contact list?
These are the kind of advantages that Fortune 2000 employees have
at their fingertips every day and take for granted. But those
less fortunate small business owners end up taking notes and
sticking them all over their monitors, playing voice mail tag
writing phone message on paper airplanes which they toss at their
co-workers in the next cubicle.
Office automation, collaborative work tools, open data
environment and remote access ? these are all buzzwords that
appear in business magazines every day but whose functionality
continues to elude the small business owner.
Does a small business's size mean that their clients are any less
important than those of the big boys? Are sales contracts any
less urgent? Are meetings any less productive? No, of course
they're not. The problem is that high technology usually means
big budget expenditures that the average small business owner
cannot afford. Up until now, that is.
Sometimes it takes a small business to solve another small
business's problem. And that's exactly what the folks at
4Team.com have done with their flagship product, 4Team for
Now any small business can be as competitive and productive as
any big company with access to the same high quality
communication, organization and collaborative tools that before
now were only available to companies with large IT budgets.
Even better, 4Team supercharges MS-Outlook with all those,
"Wouldn't it be nice," features without requiring Exchange Server
and without any recurring licensing fees. In fact, 4Team is so
inexpensive that you probably spend more on toner cartridges than
you'll ever spend with this work-saving, profit-building
You simply select the number of users, pay the one-time paltry
per-seat fee and you are good to go. Recognizing that the average
small business person is going to look at all the features that
4Team offers and say, "Yea, right, when pigs fly," they even
offer a 30-day, 100% free trial so you can see that it's all
Imagine how your efficiency will improve when you and your staff
can drag and drop new shared projects into MS-Outlook and
instantly add, delete or change team members, deliverables,
priorities, due dates and even appoint project managers and team
How easy will it be to schedule meetings with your staff, even
those who work remotely, when you can click one link and see all
of their calendars side by side? Imagine your field sales or
service people being able to duck into an Internet caf? or
Starbucks?, pick up their email messages, update their calendar
and electronically drop off their new orders with a simple point
The features in 4Team for Outlook are so powerful that you'll
forget you are using MS-Outlook. It's like layering a whole new
level of efficiency onto your organization without the huge
capital expenditure. Why not give it a try and see for yourself?
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