We encourage you to try our Bitrix24 before purchasing a commercial license key. There are two options to choose from: Bitrix24 Free Cloud Version - more suitable for end-users for general product overview, and Bitrix24 30-Day Trial Version - preferred by advanced intranet users and IT-Department staff who would like to investigate the extensive customization and integration possibilities of the product more thoroughly.
To activate your 30-day trial in the cloud version of Bitrix24, simply navigate to:
Your Bitrix24 --> Settings --> License --> Demo mode --> Activate
*You can start developing your intranet/extranet solution in-house using a trial package of Bitrix24 Self-Hosted version. It can be evaluated for 30 days, and during the evaluation period it is also possible to buy a license key and continue working with the product as a commercial customer without losing any data or wasting any time with a new product installation. Tags: 30-day, bitrix24, cloud, free, in-house, intranet, self-hosted, test, trial
Converting a lead to a Contact represents a point in the relationship with the (potential) client that puts them in a category beyond the rather impersonal status of ‘lead’, or the point at which the client is made the responsibility of a manager rather than an associate, etc. In many cases, this is when the lead makes a purchase or signs a contract.
Bitrix24 is a solution for business communications and collaboration inside organizations of any size. The system unites tools classically belonging to the corporate intranet with social collaboration elements to form an optimal virtual work platform.
In this article we won’t go deep into the descriptions of the functional capabilities of the product; they are highlighted in the video that you can find here or on our site.
If, when searching for a virtual workspace for your business you chose Bitrix24, you may not have realized that Bitrix24 can be used as an online service and as a ‘box’ product – that is, installed on your own server (or that of your hosting provider).
Depending on your business nature, company size, and requirements to an intranet solution, you can choose between the flexible monthly payment available from the Cloud version of Bitrix24 or the purchasing and owning a life-time license of the Self-hosted version. Both versions have their benefits and trade-offs associated with deployment and maintenance.
Whether the cloud or self-hosted is right for you depends on a number of factors.
Below we will discuss several advantages of the two options, noting technical and economic factors along the way.
With 40,000 cloud signups and 5000 installed intranets, Bitrix24 users form a sample group worth studying. Here are the main trends that we have observed:
1. Social intranet is small, real small, and that’s good news. The median Bitrix24 intranet size is only 9.7 users. Small businesses are embracing social intranet when it’s offered as affordable cloud solution that doesn’t require install or maintenance.
2. Social intranet isn’t just for business. While 62% of social intranet users are companies, 10% are educational institutions, another 10% are healthcare providers, Read more...
At the end of last year, we debuted our desktop app for Bitrix24 that works on both Windows (download) and Mac (download) platforms.
This app lets you replace whatever traditional internal messenger you are using now completely.
Without opening a browser, the desktop app lets employees stay in touch. Personal messages, notifications from the Activity Stream, likes and comments, and incoming task notifications are also visible through the app.
Bitrix24 has a new function which allows the creation of an “external” link to a particular file, so that it can be shared with external users. This means that users can use their personal library, group libraries (including in the extranet) and the Shared Documents library as a file exchange tool, providing access to chosen files to anyone who is not user of the intranet itself.
There are security measures, of course – access can require a password and can be limited to a set time frame. Using this function, you can avoid using external resources for storing data and lighten the load on your corporate mail server.
Any user with read access to the file can create a ‘public access’ link to it.
All document library types (personal, groups including extranet groups, and global) have this capability.
Access to a file can be limited by time and protected by a password.
A single file can have several different access links created to it which work under different passwords or time limits. These links can be created by a single intranet user or by multiple users with access to the document.
Links can be closed at any time from the document library.
Today’s business happens as much outside the physical walls of an office as it does inside them, and more in many cases. With the advent of cloud services, it is now possible to create virtual work platforms of nearly any functionality and price. Usually these services include things like employee profiles, company structure, calendars and scheduling, instant messaging, document management, tasks management, project management, workflow, and more.
When a business is fully integrated with such online services, employees become accustomed to working in the corporate online environment, given that it minimizes the need for paper, makes information easy to find, and provides access to colleagues in a way that is not distracting. It is natural, then, that employees would wish to associate with clients, customers, partners and other third parties in a similar environment, though access to the intranet for such people is not possible. This is where the extranet comes into play.
By creating a separate virtual “office” for each client which is accessible seamless from the employees intranet, any number of clients can be served in the environment wh ere employees are most comfortable and their work is most efficient. The content of that ‘office’ is limited to only what pertains to the client or third party, whether files, discussions, images, tasks, etc.
Twelve percent of Bitrix24 users accessed their corporate networks on Christmas Eve and seventeen percent did on Christmas Day, according to internal statistics.
“With 35,000 small businesses signing up with Bitrix24 in the last six months, we have a real good feel of how new social enterprise tools are changing work patterns. Even a few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine that so many office workers would feel the urge to do some work on Christmas,” – said Bitrix24 CEO Dmitry Valyanov.
We have broadened the scope of our popular cloud service in nearly every direction with its latest update. With greatly expanded mobile functionality, a desktop app, included cloud backup, and a revamped CRM, the new service update has improvements for all user types, but especially for small businesses.
Mobile applications for both iOSand Android are ready for use in both Bitrix24 and in Bitrix Intranet, and now include file and task management. Another innovation that expands access to the intranet is a new Desktop App for Mac and Windows that serves as an internal IM manager now and will include file management in the near future.