SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveHive Inc. today announces new business-ready features including single sign-on capabilities and integration with Microsoft's cloud storage and Office solutions. By allowing users access to their files in SkyDrive and simplifying the identity management process, LiveHive expands into traditional Microsoft environments for easy deployment by IT departments and small businesses.
LiveHive's visual and collaborative cloud service allows professionals and teams in businesses of all sizes to bring together any type of web, desktop, media, email or cloud file organized into visual workspaces and then add lightweight workflow. LiveHive can be accessed via web browser, tablet or smartphone making it easy for everyone, even employees in a distributed workforce, to stay current and productive regardless of location.
To begin a free LiveHive trial and learn more about Microsoft integration, visit: livehiveapp.com/Microsoft-integration
"We launched LiveHive with tight integration into the Google ecosystem where we have been successful in attracting 2000+ customers. Now, we're launching the same level of integration for our Microsoft-based customers," said Laura Lilyquist, Vice President of Marketing at LiveHive. "Our integration with key Microsoft cloud solutions allows our customers to work with Google, Office and Dropbox documents within the same workspace."
LiveHive now supports Microsoft Exchange and Office environments, and with its new OneLogin and Ping Identity partnerships, LiveHive can be accessed via Active Directory credentials and easily deployed by businesses using either service for identity management purposes. Single sign-on capabilities enable LiveHive to be provisioned alongside other cloud-based applications making the solution accessible by enterprise employees to collaborate, streamline and increase project efficiency in the workplace.
"Social business software is evolving from being a way to simply post status updates, share news and ask questions, to collaborative workspaces focused on enhancing a specific business process such as sales, marketing or engineering," said Alan Lepofsky, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation Research. "Integration with multiple content sources, enterprise applications and corporate identities are key components in ensuring people have a seamless and effective experience."
By integrating with SkyDrive, LiveHive introduces an industry first by enabling users to edit both their Office documents and Google Docs from within LiveHive workspaces without ever having to download and re-upload to the cloud. SkyDrive is now included alongside Dropbox and Google Drive in LiveHive's workspace navigation panel. SkyDrive users simply agree to allow LiveHive integration and all files saved in SkyDrive will appear and are instantly available on any device. With SkyDrive integration, users are able to take Office files and bring them to life through LiveHive's core ability to seamlessly collaborate, organize and share content from any desktop, handset or tablet.
LiveHive has also added an extension for Internet Explorer to enable customers to capture live webpages while browsing. Captured webpages, images and text are automatically saved into designated workspaces along with other documents and files. The extension also enables users to stay current with a view of their live activity stream.
Pricing and Availability
Customers of OneLogin will find LiveHive listed as a new, integrated cloud service in the OneLogin catalog. From the catalog, corporate administrators can add LiveHive for any number of users.
Customers of Ping Identity will find LiveHive listed as a new, integrated cloud service in the SaaS Partner Directory. From the Directory, corporate administrators can add LiveHive for any number of users.
A LiveHive 30-day free trial with all features for an unlimited number of collaborators is available to any business. LiveHive also offers three levels of paid plans billed annually:
$24 per month for 30 workspaces
$39 per month for 60 workspaces
$79 per month for 150 workspaces
All paid plans include an unlimited number of collaborators. Pricing billed per month is also available. To view LiveHive pricing plans, click here: http://livehiveapp.com/pricing/
Based in San Jose CA, LiveHive Inc. pioneered a visual and social workspace solution that provides simplified business collaboration. Formerly known as CaptureToCloud, LiveHive was founded in May 2011 with a mission to use the best consumer software design to develop easy-to-adopt solutions for small to medium businesses. The company has raised $4.7M in funding from private investors and Acero Capital.
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