|By Marketwired .||
|April 2, 2014 12:00 PM EDT||
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 02, 2014) - Cotap, the leading enterprise mobile messaging service, today announced the launch of Cotap premium services, which provides companies with access to user analytics, advanced security features and the ability to send targeted, custom mobile alerts to employees.
Anyone with a work email address can sign up for Cotap for free and easily find and message anyone in their organization without the hassle of exchanging phone numbers. Users can also sync their calendar to message meeting attendees with important updates or changes.
By signing up for Cotap premium services, company administrators will have access to the Cotap Admin Console, which includes the following features:
- Monitoring & Analytics -- sort and view users by name, email address, registration date, device type and number of sent messages.
- User Management -- easily add or remove users; once a user has been deprovisioned by an admin, they will no longer be able to send or receive messages.
- Data Management -- receive a detailed report of sent and received messages.
Custom Mobile Alerts
Part of premium services includes the ability for company or team administrators to send targeted mobile alerts to employees' mobile devices, delivered instantly as push notifications. These alerts can be customized and previewed prior to delivery, as well as sent to specific groups within an organization or the entire company. For example, organizations can use this feature to send emergency communication in a crisis, issue employee surveys or inform workers about important staffing changes, among many other use cases.
Any employee who does not have Cotap installed on their smartphone, will receive Cotap text messages and alerts as email messages.
"Texting has become the easiest, fastest way for people to communicate and share information today, including at work. Cotap now gives companies a way to support how employees prefer to communicate, while keeping the data private and secure," said Jim Patterson, co-founder and CEO, Cotap. "By choosing Cotap to send alerts, companies also have the ability to put critical updates and important announcements directly into the hands of employees, with confidence the information will be seen. Mobile is ultimately the most powerful way to engage with employees and we believe this is only the beginning."
Pricing and Availability
Cotap is free and available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store. Cotap offers premium services in two pricing tiers. The Enterprise level includes access to the Admin Console as well as the ability to send mobile alerts to the entire organization. The Team level is available for companies that would like to sign up just for the ability to send custom text alerts to employees. Both plans are available for a per user monthly fee. To learn more, please visit cotap.com/pricing.
Cotap is a San Francisco-based company bringing mobile-first communication to the workplace. Cotap provides a simple and secure messaging solution for colleagues to connect and collaborate with each other from their mobile devices. Backed by Charles River Ventures and Emergence Capital Partners, the company was founded by Jim Patterson and Zack Parker, former Yammer executives with backgrounds in mobile communication and enterprise software. The Cotap app is free and available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store. For more information, visit the website and follow @Cotap on Twitter.
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