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iLiv is building a BRAND NEW APPLICATION

Most of you reading this know — and more likely than not — love iLiv All-In™. We know that because you tell us.  Makes us happy.

All-In is the software that, together with training, consulting, and customization, propels us in our mission to help our customers discover, re-use, and refine new and better ways of working together.

We have always based this mission around the idea that there are two broad groups of people who get a project done. We call them Performers and Composers, using a musical metaphor that is dear to our hearts.

With All-In we set out, first and foremost, to support Performers. For 11 years now it has helped people working on projects be more creative and much more productive.

All-In answers, for everybody working on a project, the 3 critical questions:

  • Who’s doing what?
  • What do I have to do next?
  • How are we doing?

With this one product, and a lot of customization and collaboration with our customers, iLiv’s users have realized productivity boosts of up to 1500%. Yep, that’s a lot.

All along, we have known that All-In did not deliver as much of a boost to Composers — the project managers, workflow designers, and process creators that all but the simplest projects need. That’s been alright for us, so far, because:

  1. 90%+ of project team members are Performers, and
  2. If the team members are not being productive and creating value, neither is the project manager.

Well, for the past few months, we’ve been working on addressing that shortfall.

Drum roll Please…

iLiv is building a BRAND NEW APPLICATION!

We will be posting all about it over the next 6 months, as alpha and beta users tell us what they think of it, and give us suggestions and feedback.

iLiv Project Management Composer

It’s still is the lab, and early days yet, but the goals are clear and the features growing daily.

In the next post I will tell you what its name will be. Sharp-eyed readers will spot it in this screenshot from a developer’s desk.

Stay tuned.

Patent!

iLiv has been granted a US Patent!Patent_291x434

This is huge achievement for a start-up, and everyone involved deserves a big round of applause. Special kudos to the four inventors: Karen Tucker, Jean Gagliardi, Sergei Rybakov and Andrew Culver, as well as to Stephan Georgiev and his team at our patent attorneys Smart & Biggar.

iLiv All-In is full of inventiveness. And there’s more to come.

Software patents have taken a credibility hit in recent years, with some really silly patents being granted. Remember the “One-click checkout” patent? And patent trolls — firms that don’t even try to market products but exist solely to extort money from those who do — are rightly condemned for bringing no value to society.

But we’re not in that game. We work hard every day to help our customers work better together on better and better processes. We invent to be of service. We think our patent is a pretty cool and valid thing.

Furthermore, and because of all the patent nonsense around recently, the USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) has not been feeling very generous. They’ve been stung, and have gotten parsimonious because of it. They raised the bar, and we leapt over it.

All the more reason for us to say: Check out iLiv All-In if you want to see how the future of work is being invented.