aNewDomain.net – With more than half of U.S. companies using the cloud in some way, shape or form, it’s no surprise that alternatives to venerable office packages like Microsoft’s Office 365 have begun to crop up. Enter Wimi.
Wimi is a cloud-based business software that aims to connect and centralize all of an office’s data in one place – at a competitive price. With a slew of features which include Dropbox-like file sharing, project management and Google Docs integration, Wimi’s web-based app offers a compelling alternative to Microsoft’s venerable Office package.
What grabbed me about Wimi was the variety of imaginative features. For example, things like time-tracking, task management and meeting planning – standard in project management – are integrated into each project module.
Other features like Google Docs integration – although any types of files can be stored on the Wimi Disk cloud storage – give bootstrapping companies free tools for basic office functions like document production.
The cloud software also includes features like calendar sharing, and is available on mobile devices, too. The company offers mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Wimi starts at about $13 a month (€9.90) for an unlimited number of users, 5GB of storage and 10 projects. The Pro package, which costs $38 a month (€29), ups the storage to 30GB and 30 projects. Enterprise pricing varies according to the company.
If you want to see exactly how it works, the company has a live demo on its website. There are even different deployments available to try, depending on the business scenario you’re interested in.
Content on the cloud is stored on RAID 10 servers to ensure that should multiple physical disks in Wimi’s data centers get damaged, all of the data is safe.
Wimi also uses industry standard digital certificates and SSL for all project contributors, and generally uses 256-bit AES encryption to send and receive data– although the company said that occasionally varies depending on the user’s configuration.
One of the most interesting security features Wimi offers is granular access rights management for contributors. Each project has separate rights – meaning a project leader can decide which aspects of a project clients can access, and which parts are restricted from view.
Even internal projects can be managed that way. So, for example, it’s possible for a manager to allow only the accounting department to view accounting records and payroll information.
Access rights also apply to anything stored on the Wimi Disk – the cloud storage service.Tags: Business,Cloud,Management