Adobe DesignTeam Collaboration Service Now Available
Wednesday, October 24, 2001
SAN JOSE, Calif.- Oct. 23, 2001--Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the availability of the Adobe DesignTeam service on the Adobe Studio(TM) Web site. Adobe Studio, the premiere design network for the creative community, consists of two main areas to help designers develop more efficient Network Publishing workflows: Adobe DesignTeam, a subscription-based collaboration service, and a free community area offering a wealth of design-related content. Adobe is offering a one month free trial to users from time of subscription to the DesignTeam service. During the beta period for Adobe DesignTeam, design firms were able to test this new collaboration service with employees and clients. Customers are giving the DesignTeam service high marks for increasing efficiency and productivity in managing projects. "Teams within The McKenna Group, need to collaborate from offices across the country, and DesignTeam gives us a cost-effective, secure, centralized area in which to interact and manage projects,'' said Jayson Shmueli, graphics director for The McKenna Group. "DesignTeam is easy to use, and it eliminates the need to administer security for these files on our internal servers, which has saved us valuable time.'' "Before Adobe DesignTeam, client reviews at L2R consisted of posting files on our secure site then scheduling a conference call to gather comments,'' said Craig Rosenman, president and co-founder of L2R Creative. "Now the review process is automated -- clients can access our files through DesignTeam and annotate them online, making the review process far more convenient, faster, and easier.'' The Adobe DesignTeam service enables designers to be more efficient by using the Internet to collaborate with team members, clients and third-party service providers in one secure, online location. By using the DesignTeam service, Web and print professionals can securely share and manage visually rich files with version control, as well as organize and track team communication around key project milestones and assignments. The service also allows designers to review files and Web sites while automatically collecting, tracking and collating reviewers' comments without the need for original applications. Designers can use DesignTeam to securely deliver files to customers and service providers, while controlling and tracking the distribution. DesignTeam is integrated with Adobe's industry standard design applications and compatible with any file type. Additionally, DesignTeam is browser based and requires no expensive network and server infrastructure to deploy and maintain, so users can be up and running in minutes. DesignTeam will help designers save time and money by eliminating costly rework, efficiently coordinating team projects, reducing administrative tasks, and obtaining quick and clear feedback from clients. Pricing and Availability The DesignTeam service is available in the U.S. and Canada for a monthly rate of $39.95 per user, with discounts for teams. There is a one month free trial from time of subscription, after which users will receive a 50 percent discount on the first three months of their subscription. For more information visit www.adobestudio.com or http://studio.adobe.com/about/designteam.html.