Meet Worksy, a Copenhagen-based startup that for the past two years has been cranking away at a single integrated software and services platform that aims to provide organizations with all the necessary online tools to run their business.
It’s a very ambitious idea, and the startup is coming out of stealth mode this week to unveil the beta version of its product (formerly known as Tangerine District to early adopters of the service) to the world.
Worksy includes a number of services out of the box, including webmail, calendar, contact, activity, CRM, documents, website creation and management apps.
Other services include support for LinkedIn, Twitter and business registry EuroContactPool, with more being added over time.
These modules all integrate with each other, which basically means all email communication, documents and activities are automatically visible when you look up a contact, for example. Companies can also use Worksy to put documents up on their websites, for example, and publish online contact forms that can be channeled into contacts and ‘todos’ in the ‘activity’ module. Screenshots are below.
All apps are preconfigured and appear to the end user as a single application.
Worksy co-founder and CEO Mikkel Kinnerup tells me:
All tools are based on existing proven open source technologies such as Alfresco, eGroupware, and Joomla but limited in its functionality for simplicity and with a redesign of the entire user interface for a better user experience and ease of use.
Obviously, Worksy can’t solve all problems for businesses, which is why they also partner with service providers like 99designs and OneHourTranslation to offer more solutions to its clients.
Worksy is free for basic use with access to all applications, but offers more features and storages for companies opting for a €10 or €30 per month package.
The startup is backed and advised by a group of other Danish entrepreneurs and angel investors, including open source advocate Martin von Haller Grønbæk.