CubeTree on Monday unveiled its enterprise collaboration suite, which mimics popular social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter and FriendFeed. In addition, CubeTree said that SAP has deployed the software among 4 percent of its workforce.
CubeTree's aim: Port social networking to create an enterprise collaboration suite.
If you've used Twitter, FriendFeed and Facebook you'll recognize what CubeTree is trying to do. The company's software (statement, overview)
Has profiles and feeds;
CubeTree' pricing model revolves around basic, professional and enterprise editions. The basic version is free and designed for viral adoption, but has a 10 MB storage cap per user. The professional edition will run $3 a user a month and the enterprise version will run you $5 per user.
Will enterprises adopt CubeTree? The jury is out. For starters, CubeTree faces off against other startups that are focused on the enterprise. Meanwhile, many IT managers view CubeTree's software as features that will ultimately be built in their current applications.
The SAP endorsement may help, but CubeTree notes that the software giant is using its software by more than 2,000 employees. The rub: SAP ended the first quarter with 49,916 employees.