October 9, 2010

TeamLab – Robust Collaboration for Teams

TeamLab is a cloud-based collaboration studio for enterprising business people, schools, and groups. Whether the goal is to collaborate on projects, start a group blog, create discussion boards and forums, or upload photos that everyone can view, TeamLab has the tools to make it happen. Based on the idea that businesses shouldn’t have to use separate social networking and project management applications, TeamLab brings everything together and offers groups of all sizes an efficient way to get things done.

Before a team can start working together on projects and tasks with TeamLab, someone will have to create a corporate portal. Each portal includes a unique subdomain website address, where employees can join together and work efficiently on all types of day-to-day tasks. Like other collaboration applications, TeamLab offers tools to assign tasks, manage projects, and build company-wide forums where employees can sound off on ideas and offer feedback on the way the business is run. Additionally, businesses that use TeamLab can take advantage of the application’s instant messenger feature that allows people to chat in real time no matter what web client they prefer. Users can also keep up with the latest company news, RSVP to events, and share photos with their coworkers, all without leaving the TeamLab portal.

Creating a corporate wiki is another great way to make sure everyone’s on the same page at your company, since employees and managers can add, edit, and refer to company information and policy changes as frequently as they wish. For businesses with multiple employees, TeamLab is an application that can bring large groups of people together and make them feel like they’re part of the same team.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a company blog to promote your business
  • Encourage employees to vote in a poll to decide on a date for the holiday party
  • Assign tasks to various employees and track their progress over time
  • Communicate with personnel via a company instant messenger system

Insider Tips:

  • Choose a unique subdomain for your TeamLab portal page
  • Store all of your employees’ personal details inside the system
  • Uploaded files cannot be any larger than 25 MB
  • Create a company forum to share ideas with others

What we liked:

  • TeamLab has many unique features that other collaboration apps don’t offer
  • Users can post company announcements on the site, rather than in a break room or lounge
  • Each portal’s capacity is large enough to store the approximate data of a company with 300 employees
  • Companies can create a backup of the data stored in TeamLab at any time

What we didn’t like:

  • A number of other collaboration applications are already available
  • TeamLab was developed for small to mid-sized companies, which means larger companies will need to use something else


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Riga, Latvia
  • Founded by: Ascensio System SIA
  • Web site:


  • Free

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