Zara and her tech-executive husband, Allan, applied their combined backgrounds in technology, marketing, sales, and operations to build Pandamoon into a rapidly growing indie fiction publisher, leveraging the internet to find and work with the best editors, illustrators, authors, and other staff, wherever they happened to be in the world.
“But that success created its own challenge,” Zara says. “Our teams span time zones, continents, and cultures. This is the same problem Allan and I faced working with technology companies. It’s tricky to create a sense of team cohesion and family when your workforce is so distributed.”
That’s when Pandamoon found Glip.
“We were using one app for video conferencing, which we need for our author trainings,” explains Zara. “And that app didn’t even let us record, so we weren’t able to leverage those video assets after the trainings ended. We had to use a different app for online communication, and we used still other tools for team calendars and file sharing.”
So Allan started researching online collaboration apps, and he found Glip.
“It had everything in a single place,” recalls Zara. “Video—which we could record and reuse—real-time messaging, calendar sharing, and file sharing. Glip gave us an integrated platform where our entire global team could work.”