iMeet Central (Central Desktop) Review

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iMeet Central

iMeet Central, formerly Central Desktop, is a collaboration and productivity tool that enables teams and organizations to work from highly accessible yet secured workspaces. Users can collaborate in real time, share and edit documents, and manage projects from a centralized, secure environment.

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iMeet Central Features and Strengths

Workspace Organization and Collaboration

iMeet Central provides a secure online space to organize work. Users can organize and customize their workspaces for the purpose of a particular department, project, client, or other work requirements. They can store and share work-related files with teams and individual users. The password-protected workspace allows users to control what teams and users can access and do. A workspace calendar overview shows events, tasks, and milestones, which is shared to all members of the workspace.

Project Planning and Management

iMeet Central enables teams to organize project-related files and view the latest project plans and schedules. Teams can store attachments and related files in a single, searchable location. They can create and save templates for project plans, milestones, and task lists for launching similar projects quickly. The software includes a project overview, calendar overview, Gantt chart view, milestone list view, and task list view. It also supports task and milestone dependencies, project permissions, and import/export of project schedules.

Automation, Reporting, Integration, and More

iMeet Central allows users to automate the assignment of tasks and sending of email alerts to speed up routine processes. Users can set up databases and online forms for different kinds of business workflows such as work orders, creative briefs, contact management, and inventory tracking. Creative teams can set up an online proofing and approval workflow with tools to digitally annotate, markup, and comment on assets.

Users can create and customize a variety of project reports. They can also save and share reports on accounts, workspaces, milestones, tasks, resources, files, users, and timesheets. The software has tools to filter, arrange, and group data for tracking. Other features include system logs, productivity and performance reports, and integration with the GlobalMeet web meeting solution. A JSON-based REST API allows users to integrate the collaboration tool with legacy systems or build new applications. Built-in security includes SSO and SLA. Support is available in email, chat, and phone channels.

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iMeet Central Pricing

iMeet Central pricing is available in two simple plans. Pricing is per user, per month, with a minimum of 10 users for any plan. Interested parties can request for a demo. A 15-day free trial is also available.

  • The Enterprise plan is at $25 per user, per month. It includes centralized workspaces, file storage, sharing, and versioning. It also has online discussions, team calendars, project overviews, Gantt charts, milestones, task lists, and dependencies. Other features are automation, custom databases, web forms, integrations, reports, security, and email, chat, and phone support.
  • The Marketers + Agencies plan at $45 per user, per month, includes all Enterprise plan features. It also has custom branding, marketer/agency project templates, account view, collaborative mood boards, proofing, approvals, and file annotation and markups. Other advanced features included are resource reporting, time tracking, and a dedicated account manager and customer success manager.

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Who Uses iMeet Central?

iMeet Central is for teams and businesses of all sizes in need of an online collaboration and project management tool. Customers include CareerBuilder, Whole Foods Market, Workday, Sesame Workshop, CBS, Amazon, MLB.com, Blue Corona, and Amnesty International USA.

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iMeet Central Supported Language

iMeet Central supports English only at present.

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Case Studies

Ben Landers is the president of a fast-growing, analytical inbound marketing company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Using one tool for project management and another tool for file sharing, the company realized its solutions’ limitations and the numerous processes it had developed around those limitations. The company needed a more robust solution to drive collaboration and project management.

When the company switched to iMeet Central, it gained a solution that seamlessly integrates project management and file sharing. Landers and his teams are now able to customize the platform for both internal and external client-facing projects. iMeet Central also powers the company’s intranet, distributing critical company news and keeping employees focused on shared long-term goals.

Shiloh Stark is the senior director of online growth and cultivation for the US of a global charity organization promoting human rights. The NGO needs a tool that would eliminate delays in the approval process in connecting stakeholders and experts around the world. When stakes are high, inefficient workflows or tedious administrative work are major blockers.

Since adopting iMeet Central, the organization now can easily reference previous work so communicating next steps is easier. The collaboration tool facilitates seamless communication among stakeholders, saving them hours previously devoted to chasing after updates or digging through email inboxes. Now, they can tell and update stories quickly with accuracy and impartiality.

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Why Choose iMeet Central?

iMeet Central offers comprehensive collaboration tools while allowing teams to organize their work and files in a central workspace. At the same time, the software provides advanced security features to keep workspaces, documents, and communication private for only those given the proper roles and permissions. Companies run their projects efficiently and remain confident as they build their reputation for keeping their clients and their own data safe and secure.

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Company Info

iMeet Central is a product of Central Desktop Acquisitions, Inc. Central Desktop was a privately held software company based in Pasadena, California. It was co-founded in 2005 by Isaac Garcia and Arnulf Hsu. As a SaaS collaboration solution for SMBs, it allows teams to interact, share, and manage daily work activities from anywhere. In 2014, the company was acquired by PGi, a collaboration software and services provider. In 2015, the company relaunched as iMeet Central. Later that year, PGi was acquired by Siris Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on making investments in data, telecommunications, technology, and service companies in North America.

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