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Collaborative Email Application Contatta Launches Its Public Beta

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PHOENIX, AZ -- (Marketwired) -- 08/04/14 -- Contatta, creator of the world's first Collaborative Email, today announced it has opened its private beta to the public in preparation for its general availability later this fall. Contatta is the only business application to combine email, team collaboration, task, file and contact management into a single, unified experience. Contatta is co-founded by industry-veteran Pat Sullivan of ACT! and SalesLogix acclaim.

"The promise of Contatta is simple: it's for business owners who want less email, fewer meetings, and more collaboration," said Pat Sullivan, CEO and co-founder of Contatta. "The end result, you drastically reduce the amount of time spent in the inbox, and spend more time working on the activities that move your business forward."

Based on Contatta's calculations, the average worker spends 637 hours a year working in email, costing businesses over $1.7 trillion annually in employee salaries. Contatta addresses this problem by taking business efficiency to a new level: shared contacts, tasks, files and project collaboration tools are built right into your email, the center of where you spend your day.

"Despite years of exaggerated marketing propaganda on the demise of email, it still remains one of the most important business communication tools," said Alan Lepofsky, VP and Principal analyst at Constellation Research. "Rather than working to eliminate email, smart vendors are developing ways to improve how email integrates into the business processes people use to get their jobs done."

Feedback from Contatta's private beta testing is overwhelmingly positive:

  • "Traditional email is in the past for us," said Aly Saxe, CEO and Founder of Iris PR Management Software. "It is not a tool we are going to be using again. Contatta just makes so much more sense than Outlook or traditional Gmail."

  • Marcus Krieg, Director of Strategy & Optimization at WireBuzz, also cited Contatta's collaborative approach as a paradigm shift in how WireBuzz does business. "Contatta Workrooms are faster than Basecamp because they integrate with our email," he said. "Contatta makes life at WireBuzz much easier."

According to Sullivan, "The private beta has been invaluable in further developing the product. Our early adopters provided us with fantastic feedback, and we've learned a lot about how Contatta can further eliminate their frustrations with email. We're now ready to release Contatta to a wider audience so that teams and companies can experience just how much more productive they can be with collaborative email."

For information about Contatta, or to join the public beta, go to www.contatta.com.

About Contatta
The first reimagining of email in 20 years, Contatta's Collaborative Email is the first to bring contact management, task management and team collaboration right into your inbox. The result is you have less email, fewer meetings and spend more time collaborating on the things that grow your business.

Contatta recently raised a $1.5 million convertible round, bringing total funding to $7.9 million. Leading investors Kickstart Seed Fund II and Grayhawk Capital, as well as all of Contatta's current board members, including Pat Sullivan, participated in this latest round of investment.

Contatta is located in Phoenix's Silicon Desert. You can join the conversation at www.contatta.com or on Facebook, LinkedIn and on Twitter @Contatta. You can contact Contatta at pr@contatta.com.


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