Monday, 3 January 2011

Looking back on 2010 & hello 2011 !

Thanks to our fantastic user base, Insightly had a great year in 2010. We debuted on the Google App Marketplace a few weeks after it opened with our little CRM tool and have been hard at work ever since - making improvements and enhancements driven by user feedback. We managed to finish our first year on top, as the #1 CRM package in the Google App Store, and the #2 application in the entire marketplace, just behind ManyMoon. 

We had a great finish to the year too, debuting Pipelines and Activity Sets, a Gmail gadget, and Google Docs integration - all in the last two months! Some of the other improvements we made in 2010 were:
Of course we're not going to rest now, and we have a massive 2011 planned. A few of the enhancements we hope to debut in the future include:
  • MailChimp integration for email lists
  • Mobile clients for Android and iPhone
  • a Data API (REST and XML)
  • Custom fields
  • Domain customization and corporate branding
  • External user logins for project collaboration
  • Better filtering of lists
  • More importers for data
Thanks everyone for a great 2010, as we look forward to an awesome 2011.

41 comments:

  1. Congratulations for your excellent work. Regards from Argentina.

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  2. Excellent work guys!
    Have one question, does the "Data API (REST and XML)" mean that analyses will be possible?

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  3. Yes, we're looking at better Google Calendar integration than we currently have, and support for appointments too.

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  4. Looking forward to Mailchimp sync, Android app, and hopefully an organization import similar to the contact on. Thanks a ton guys! Great app!

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  5. CampaignMonitor (as well as Mailchimp) sync would be awesome.

    I'd love also to see some more useful reporting from the opportunities tab. Even just some totalling of value of work in the pipeline, and value of work predicted for next 30,60,90 days would be a great start!

    Loving the product, how are you making any money?!

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    1. Yes we need a visual pipeline for $$$ generated per month, per quarter, per year. Take a look at MotherNode CRM. They have the best "goals" and "pipeline dashboard" I have see anywhere.

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  6. looking forward to that API the most!

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  7. Great start to the year and well donw to get it this far.

    2 enchancement requests:
    1) Google calendar Integration - would be better if tasks were added as tasks as opposed to calendar 'events' when there are a lot of taks to do it is almost impossible to identify them in the calendar.
    2) Activity Sets: Need to be able to order tasks that are scheduled for the same day, - 2 tasks to do on day 2, which one first, second etc. (especially if I want to add an additional task into the set later)

    Keep up the great work!

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  8. Guys, this is a great RoadMap.The Mobile App and External user login for Collaboration would and have been at the top of my list. The MailChimp integration is a great added bonus. Thanks for a great product.

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  9. I wish we could see the tasks through Google Tasks and also, have a "Products" tab, with the flexibility to send such info to customers by email and easily managing changes.

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    1. Ditto on the products tab. this is a must have.

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  10. Just didn't have the budget for Goldmine, 360, Autotask, or Connectwise. Getting too many leads to keep track of in excel. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Priority is calendar integration buds!

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  11. Do you have any planned dates for MailChimp?

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  12. Would love to have Xero.com integration also. Nice product just started using it today and simple yet seems powerful also.

    Thanks
    Craig

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    1. I use Xero and it has been a life changer. Integration would be fantastic and would deliver a lot of new customers to Insightly as the existing CRM/Xero integration options are not good enough.

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    2. We use Xero and would love integration! Oliver, you're right, the existing options on Xero just aren't good enough.

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  13. good stuff, guys. Huge vote for the custom fields

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  14. Excited for the Mobile App! That will be so useful! Easy input of clients and organizations on the move.

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  15. Mailchimp +1, certainly. Android +10? Really need that to be ubiquitous, and shouldn't a task planner be that?

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  16. PLEASE add CUSTOM FIELDS with CONTEXT like solve360. Also API and 3rd party apps.

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  17. The year is half over, and the only thing on the roadmap we've seen is branding. I'd be willing to bet very few of your customers would put that over many things on this list, given that it's an entirely internally accessible tool right now.

    Please provide an update of some sort. If some form of API isn't in the near future, I hate to say it but keeping the business on Insight.ly will be too detrimental. API's are just how the world works right now. I've contacted you through every avenue I can think of (support, requests, twitter) and heard nothing back on the subject.

    When I moved us off of SalesForce I took a leap of faith that APIs were imminent, based on your roadmap, and the fact that up until this year - you were innovating constantly. Please give us an update here. It's literally crippling our business.

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  18. +1 for REST/XML API... please!! I need to integrate my contacts with my website

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  19. This product would be unbeatable if it had custom fields and an API.

    I'm was originally trying to choose between Highrise and Salesforce then noticed Insightly in the Google Apps Market Place.

    It's so easy to use and nice and clean but the lack of custom fields and an API mean that I can't consider it for now. If you don't need these, I reckon it's hard to beat.

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  20. We are looking at using Insightly for an online business. Any chance you can confirm custom fields for opportunities with API access?

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  21. Really need that android app!

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  22. Can someone advise on how to create opportunity or project summary reports from the xml exports?

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  23. Yep, the lack of mobile support is keeping me using a competing software that has less features.

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  24. So when I can I expect an app for iPad? That would boost my productivity tremendously.

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  26. Android app?

    Sure am looking forward to it!
    (love Insightly, you guys are doing a great job!!!)

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  27. +1 for the API - essential to enable us to turn all the data into useful information and better integrate Insightly into our business processes.

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  28. Add my request for an API as well. Don't mind paying for large usage too

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  29. I'm really hoping for an api as well. Please provide some sort of update...

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  30. Our API will be shipping for users on paid plans next week.

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  31. Please look at integrating with Xero it would bring a LOT of new customers to you and would help me as a Xero user.

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    1. Totally agree, I would sign up with Insighty tomorrow if there was an integration

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