Salesforce.com shuttering social productivity app Do.com

Salesforce.com shuttering social productivity app Do.com

Summary: Apparently not every app in the Salesforce cloud is productive.

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Salesforce.com is quietly shuttering its social productivity app Do.com.

Announced in a brief email to subscribers on Friday afternoon, there are few details being made public as to why the Software-as-a-Service giant is discontinuing service as of January 31, 2014.

For now, there are only answers about how to save any data stored in the cloud-based service before it is too late to reach it.

The Do.com team affirmed that it is developing an export tool that should be ready by November 15. All user data will be permanently deleted after January 31.

No new users registrations are being accepted, but current subscribers can still invite new people to existing groups, projects and tasks.

As for billing, annual subscribers will receive a pro-rated refund for unused months, effective November 1.

Do.com launched more than a year ago as the "the app to get work done with anyone" with numerous social media-infused tools for accomplishing tasks with a team. It was most recently updated in February with support for syncing up third-party apps such as Dropbox and Google Drive -- features also available elsewhere in the CRM company's portfolio such as Salesforce Files.

Based on previous versions of the platform, it is possible that Do.com spread itself too thin without a clear product focus.

Topics: Enterprise Software, Apps, Collaboration, Salesforce.com, Social Enterprise

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  • From do.com to producteev

    Too bad, do.com had one of the best products, I highly respect them! If anyone's looking for an alternative that is being used by hundreds of thousands of businesses around the world, try out Producteev.com, with lots of awesome things in the pipe!
    ilannewyork
  • Do.com to Brightpod

    If you are looking for an alternative 'do' give Brightpod.com a spin :)
    sahilparikh
  • Paymo, a viable alternative to Do.com

    That happens when big guys don't care too much about their clients. Hopefully the export they've promised in the following weeks will work smoothly. It's pretty sad when such events occur but, at least, there's plenty of time for existing clients to look for alternatives.
    Paymo offers solid functionality combined with a similar and even better interface, so it might worth a look: http://www.paymo.biz/blog/do-com-alternative/

    We welcome anyone interested!
    Paymo
  • Azendoo's Do.com welcome plan

    It's always sad to see such a service shutting down, especially when you don't have any explanation... But if you're looking for an alternative try Azendoo they built a special offer for do.com users: http://azn.do/DoWelcomePlan
    FredCastagnac
  • Wrike starts working on a way to migrate tasks

    Well, that's unexpected, to say the least! With this surprising news in mind, we're starting to work on a way to easily migrate Do.com tasks. So, Wrike would be happy to welcome Do.com users on board with a special offer. Drop us an email for all details.
    dasha_g
    • Migration tool is done!

      We at Wrike have just released an import tool for Do.com tasks, so we’ve got your back, DOers :) Here’s a link to the post with detailed instructions – http://www.wrike.com/blog/Popular-App-Do-com-Shuts-Down-Soon-How-Safely-Migrate-Tasks-Wrike
      dasha_g
  • Make the Move from Do.com to SQRES

    The news about Do.com took us by surprise. It was a great product that helped thousands of businesses. At this time, we would like to extend a special invitation to all former Do.com customers to sign up for our web-based task management app, SQRES. SQRES makes it easy to create and share projects. It keeps your team members organized and your customers up to date. Visit sqres.com to sign up today for free or contact us at sales@on-l9.com for more information.
    wearesqres
  • Sandglaz taking in do.com refugees

    It's really unfortunate what happened with do.com. We're welcoming all do.com users to Sandglaz - a flexible task manager that adapts to your priorities and allows you to collaborate with team members in real time. Check us out at www.sandglaz.com. We're also working on an import tool from do.com.
    alina_vrabie
  • Do.com customers won't skip a beat with import to Glip.com

    Hi Rachel,

    Pretty sweet import coming for do.com customers this week! We know how hard it is to have to find and adopt a new team collaboration tool, so we're doing everything we can to help, so do.com customers don't have to skip a beat. Glip offers similar features, while placing conversation at the center of team collaboration to make sure what people say and do stays in context. Looking forward to hearing what you think about it at http://glip.com/do
    pcarmitchel