This post is an interview with Kartik Sundar, co-founder of TeamSlide, Slide Library/Management software. I asked him some questions so you can evaluate whether it might be useful to you.
Ellen: How does TeamSlide help its customers?
Kartik: When working on a new PowerPoint presentation, you typically want to leverage previously created slides, charts, images, and other collateral. However, this wealth of information is often buried in a variety of presentations across different locations. At best, you end up opening several presentations, flipping through dozens of slides, and emailing others to find the slide you want. At worst, you end up recreating a slide or using an out-of-date version.
TeamSlide gracefully solves this problem by ensuring you can quickly find the specific slide you need without ever leaving PowerPoint. This PowerPoint add-in lets you search, preview, insert, and share content with just a few clicks. Either in the cloud or on your premises, TeamSlide provides a secure repository or slide library to organize and manage all your PowerPoint content.
Ellen: What differentiates TeamSlide from other solutions?
Kartik: As former consultants, the TeamSlide founders know what it’s like to live and breathe PowerPoint. Based on their experiences and on-going customer feedback, TeamSlide has numerous features to help PowerPoint users find and share content:
- PowerPoint add-in: You can search, preview, use, and share content directly from within PowerPoint
- More than slides: Sometimes it’s a specific chart, image, or text block that you need. In addition to slides, TeamSlide works with any PowerPoint object, allowing users to get exactly what they need
- Always up-to-date: With a click of a button you can quickly check that you have the latest slides. If a slide has been updated by a colleague you’ll get a warning and can update your slide or insert a copy with a click
We are continually improving TeamSlide to ensure that users are maximizing their productivity, improving output, and sharing more knowledge.
Ellen: Is TeamSlide secure?
Kartik: TeamSlide allows for controlled content flow within the customer organization and offers cloud and on-premise versions to meet customer needs.
Within TeamSlide users can set specific access rights that define who exactly can view, download, upload, and edit content. For example, you may want your junior employees to view and download content but not be able to edit any of it. Or perhaps Marketing prefers that Sales doesn’t upload new content in their corporate-approved library. These use-cases can quickly be configured through TeamSlide’s web portal.
The typical TeamSlide offering is a secure cloud hosted solution. For organizations that prefer not to use a cloud solution, TeamSlide can also be installed on their premises. In both cases, TeamSlide uses state of the art security measures like encrypted connections, CSRF countermeasures or parameterized database queries that have been confirmed in penetration testing. In addition, TeamSlide can integrate with the customer’s authentication systems, enabling single sign-on.
Ellen: If we want to consider TeamSlide where do we start?
Kartik: Feel free to request a trial from our website. We’d be happy to work with you to help you understand how TeamSlide can help your organization.