"Samepage pooled all the best features from a bunch of products into one tool - it's a combination of Slack, plus a whole bunch more."
Michael Smith, Senior Interaction Director, Entrepreneurs' Organization
The Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) is a global business network of 12,000+ leading entrepreneurs in 160 chapters and 50 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO enables business owners to learn from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.
As an international organization, EO has to share information and execute initiatives at global scale. Says Michael Smith, Senior Interaction Director for EO:
"We have 120 staff, and half are out in regions like Mexico, China, Peru, and Belgium. We have so many different tools and ways to communicate in each region - that communication was very fragmented. We were also looking to centralize our docs, files, and IP to provide continuity as people move in and out of projects. We didn't have a good way to continue a project because everything was based in email. The only way to get someone up to speed was to forward an email chain of files and conversations."
Because of these challenges, EO knew they needed a collaboration platform to bring their communication and workflow together. "We had been researching the usual - Slack, Asana, Podio. Because we needed a tool that would work with our entire team, we considered building something in-house because none of the tools we had found met all of our needs, until we found Samepage."
EO needed a specific set of features to address their organizational requirements. "Samepage is a good fit because it combines communication, calendaring, task management, and document management, and it blossomed from there."
Not only does Samepage provide a combination of tools that EO couldn't find in other platforms, Samepage's team structure helps EO create a digital version of their organization. "The ability to create a team and sub-teams gives EO Network the flexibility to manage the architecture of our organization."
Now, EO has a place for their team to meet and communicate as well as get work done. "Samepage combines the context and the conversations in one place."