DreamFactory based in Mountain View, CA has just launched a new Enterprise 2.0 suite of applications called the "DreamTeam Suite." The suite's social element, which consists of online collaboration between team members, gives the suite its "Enterprise 2.0" flair, a term that loosely applies to any business-ready application integrating concepts from the Web 2.0 world. The DreamTeam Suite also joins other business applications in choosing Amazon's cloud infrastructure for their hosting needs, and then passes the money they've saved by doing so back to their customers.A company called
In this first phase of the DreamTeam Suite, the software includes a Project Management module, a Time and Expense module, an integrated Document Manager, and a Team Calendar. Because it's hosted in the cloud, there's no need for implementation or provisioning, save for a one-time install of a browser plugin. There's no need for any contracts, either: a Professional Edition starts at $12.95/month for unlimited projects and participants and the Enterprise version starts at $89.95/month.
Each of the DreamTeam Suite's components offer features that put them on par with other similar web apps and desktop software products. The Project Management module, for example, does Gantt charts and resource management, and the Document Collaboration piece allows for sharing, messaging, and version control. A new homepage for the suite lets you see an overview of all the activity of your current projects and allows for one-click workspace creation as well.
DreamTeam's Project Management Module
As for the pricing, DreamTeam is much more affordable than some of its competition - for comparison purposes, Basecamp starts at $24/month and goes up to $149/month, but to get unlimited projects in Basecamp, you must pay the $149/month rate. With DreamTeam however, the money the company saves on infrastructure is passed on to their customers.
For anyone in need of a business suite that's a bit easier on the wallet, DreamTeam should be added to your list. There's a free trial available from the company's homepage, if you want to try out the suite for yourself.