LiveHive is launching as a new cloud service designed to enable end users to collect, organize, share and discuss work. The collaboration tool looks to be aimed at SMBs right on up through to larger enterprises, with three pricing tiers available (but pricing goes up on a per-user basis the more users a customer has).
The new service gives end users the ability to create visual and social workspaces with any type of file or document, including Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) documents, desktop documents, webpages, videos and audio files. The workspace or item can then be shared with appropriate team members or kept private with the option to exercise more granular control of role permissions for those invited to the workspace.
"Whether it's e-mail, files in the cloud, desktop files or photos on your mobile, content today is consumed in many different forms and lives in many different places which can prevent companies from efficiently collaborating," said Ramon Nunez, CEO of LiveHive, in a prepared statement. "LiveHive takes inspiration from some of the best consumer apps on the market to make collaboration a visual and engaging experience."
For tiny businesses or sole proprietorships, LiveHive is free to use. Anyone who signs up for an account receives three workspaces with up to 300 items free. For up to 400 workspaces, the price is $8.95 with no administrative controls. For up to 500 workspaces and administrative controls, it's $9.95 per month. For an unlimited amount of workspaces and administrative controls, it's a flat $15.95 per user per month.
According to the company, LiveHive was designed around today's workflow, "allowing users to add and capture content whenever inspiration strikes while leveraging the commonly used tools and sources ranging from webpages and Google docs to videos."