Thinkfuse is a progress sharing platform that lets users keep everyone in the loop. Professionals and teams can manage projects and stay on top of deadlines. Thinkfuse lets team leaders build report templates and access report archives. Managers can create and use distribution lists that do not require the assistance of an IT department. Comments and feedback can be gathered online without making phone calls or sending extra emails. The user can set up a status report request by entering who should provide it, when it needs to be sent and what it must contain. The application automatically reminds the status report sender when the report is due so the leader or manager can focus on other things.
Thinkfuse was founded in August of 2010 by Brandon Bloom and Steve Krenzel. The application received $12,000 in seed funding and $520,000 in Angel funding within its first year. So far Thinkfuse has made some waves in the management world. It was featured multiple times on TechCrunch. Managers have found the application to be extremely helpful when organizing status reports. Thinkfuse continues to help team leaders and managers save time with a simple status report solution.
Thinkfuse can make life easier for managers and team leaders. The application isn’t another project management tool. It is designed specifically for managers or anyone overseeing a group of employees. Users can set up status report reminders with a specific date to individuals or entire distribution lists. The user won’t have to seek out each employee to get a status update. Thinkfuse lets everyone know what is needed and when it must be sent.
Thinkfuse utilizes a gentle color scheme that is complemented by a tidy interface. There is absolutely no clutter, allowing the user to focus on the task at hand without distractions. Thinkfuse is intended for professionals, and the interface manages to mirror that target group. There are no flashy or casual elements. That being said, Thinkfuse never feels intimidating to the user. Anyone can easily learn how to create and send status reports in minutes.
A new user can create a Thinkfuse account by clicking the green button or the green “Sign Up” link on the homepage. The user is directed to the registration form, which asks for a first and last name, email address, password and time zone. A note on the following page advises the user that they must check their email inbox for a confirmation link. The link must be accessed before the user can login.
Thinkfuse offers users two subscription options with a third coming soon. The first is a free forever account that includes unlimited channels, unlimited reports and unlimited contacts. The Manager Powertools subscription is not yet available, but will cost $20 per month and include analytics, late and on time tracking as well as report open tracking. An Enterprise subscription is available with advanced security and administrator controls, third party integration and priority level support. Users interested in an Enterprise account must contact Thinkfuse for a custom quote.
Thinkfuse is a helpful tool for managers and team leaders that need an easier way to manage team progress. Users can set up simple progress report requests that issue a notification when the report is due. Employees can submit the report online or by email. The application saves manager’s time and streamlines the team communication process. Users can spend more time on getting things done and less time on organizational tasks.