Xpin is a platform to communicate and collaborate in a dynamically shared environment. Upload images to a live canvas, invite others to share, add pins and have conversations around these pins. The live canvas is updated instantly so everyone is always up-to-date and looking at the same information.
Any image can be used as the live canvas but Xpin especially lends itself to projects that have a natural visual context. eg:
Collaboration is centered around user generated pins – positioned on the live canvas. Each pin can have comments added plus files of supporting documentation.
Example 1 – Collaborating on a Gantt chart project plan
But Xpin is not just a great collaboration tool. Pins can represent not just a series of comments but actual entities like jobs, pieces of equipment, people, rooms or buildings. Each Pin can be custom configured to record specific details (called attributes), like the availability of a piece of equipment – and/or its condition. Conversation threads can then happen in context for that entity.
Example 2 – Equipment Status map for manufacturing plant
Xpin is about the control and communication of the here and now with is real time updates. Update a status here, move a pin there and the change is reflected immediately for all viewers. But history can be important too. Xpin lets you scroll back in time and your screen rewinds showing how things looked at some point in the past. Scroll forward and you’ll get a moving scene of when things changed, how, where and why.
Wrap all this with flexible searching and filtering, permissioning, custom alerts and email integration and you have a management tool that is as powerful as it is unique.
For further reading please see our Xpin White Paper (PDF)