TeamLab alternatives

TeamLab
Teamlab is a project management and collaboration solution for small business. Available as free SaaS service (almost without limitations), or (free) installable open-source system. Provides dashboard, project-tracker with milestones, tasks, discussions, files and reports, staff directory, wiki, forum, blogs, photo gallery, news, internal messenger.
TeamLab alternatives are:
Basecamp, Zoho, Google Apps
Here are the latest news about TeamLab:

2014 Teamlab opens source code, renames to ONLYOFFICE


Online team collaboration service Teamlab always wanted to become an Office - since the time when it got the own suite of office document editors. It's really oystanding, and Teamlab decided to make it the primary feature. At some point the developers even renamed the service to Teamlab Office. But even this wasn't enough for them. Yesterday (in honour of the 4th birthday) Teamlab was renamed to ONLYOFFICE. Although, as you can see on the site screenshot, it still includes not ONLY OFFICE, but also CRM, project management and document management tools. Beside the rebranding, the developers decided to fully open the source code of the product, so that the users could make sure in it's security. So, from now, if you want to install ONLYOFFICE on your own server - you can do it completely free.



2013 Teamlab launches free alternative to Google Docs and MS Office


Online service Teamlab is know not only for its collaboration and business management features, but also for cool online document editors that can be well compared to Google Docs, MS Office Web Apps or Zoho Docs. But until now these editors where available only for Teamlab paid users. Today TeamLab is launching a free productivity tool Teamlab Personal - an alternative to Google Drive, Skydrive and Zoho Docs. It's a cloud file storage with office editors. Teamlab says that it combines reach formatting features from MS Office with collaboration tools from Google Docs. The service allows to upload and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint from your computer and even pull docs from other online services: Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box (note that the last three services have their own document editors). You can share files with colleagues, co-edit and comment them in real time and embed documents to your web page.



2013 TeamLab Office 7.5: Gantt Chart, CRM-EMail integration



The updated version of the popular collaboration service Teamlab Office 7.5 includes two new useful features. The first is Gantt Chart. It enables to get a panoramic view of all project activities, evaluate project activity status: open/closed, active/overdue, manage project milestones and tasks: create, edit, close, reopen, delete etc, link tasks within projects to create the task dependencies. The second useful feature is CRM-EMail integration. It allows to see the whole email conversation thread with a client in the contact profile and send emails directly from the profile or the list of contacts. This feature is especially useful if several emplyees communicate with one customer by email. Teamlab costs from 75$ per year for 5 users.



2013 New collaboration tools in TeamLab Office and LibreOffice


Microsoft recently launched the new Office 2013 and as usual with the release of new version there is a number of frustrated users that consider switching to competing products. So now is the best time for Microsoft rivals to push their office-suites. TeamLab (that recently became an "Office") added real-time collaboration feature. Now you can see who is working on a document at the moment, which paragraph he is editing and communicate with co-workers in comments and chat. You can even invite for co-editing users that are not registered in TeamLab. So TeamLab is now like Google Apps - they even set the same price $50/year. Only in Google Apps it's the price for 1 user, while in TeamLab - for 5 users. By the way, TeamLab's pricing is changed again: there is single edition and no free version.

The new version of LibreOffice 4 (the offspring of OpenOffice) was developed by much more people than TeamLab (after all, it's an open-source project). But it doesn't feature considerable updates. And there is no more talks about the promised mobile and cloud versions.



As usual, among the new features they claim the better support for MS Office formats. But in fact, formatting in a little more complicated documents distorts. At leats they added support for CMIS standard, that allows to collaborate on LibreOffice documents in different document management systems (Alfresco, Nuxeo, OpenText, etc.)



2012 Teamlab turns into Office. Takes the free SaaS version back


Three years ago, when Teamlab launched, it positioned itself as a solution for building enterprise portals (though it could be better described as online project management tool). Now (with the release of version 7) the service headed to another edge - turned into Office. No, not a "virtual office", but the Office, a la Microsoft Office. Because now the most valuable part of the service is brand new HTML5 online document editors. This is evident from the new Teamlab price list. The version with editors costs more than 2 times higher than the version without editors. Well, okay, it's just a question of terminology and positioning. The main thing is that Teamlab is still feature-rich and comfortable. It still provides the tools for collaboration, project management and CRM. And is very affordable. And it's up to you to decide, whether to pay for online document editors or use free Google Docs or Office Web Apps.

The good news is that the new Teamlab pricing scheme includes the free SaaS-version again. Recently, it was closed, but the developers changed their mind. And probably that's right. Free version is good for marketing. And though the guys from Google Apps don't think so any more, but they never really cared about marketing.

The free Teamlab SaaS version doesn't include the new super-valuable online editors and is limited up to 10 users and 1 GB of disk space.

BTW, the new Teamlab site features the list of their top customers, that includes such companies as HP, Siemens, CocaCola and NBA.