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COVID-19 Global Pandemic Situation Update

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Added by Jan Schulz-Hofen 4 months ago

In light of the recent global developments around the COVID-19 pandemic I wanted to give you an update about the situation here at Planio.

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TL;DR: Everything is fine, we're used to working remotely. And we want to help you help your colleagues and friends adapt to remote work.

As a team, we decided last weekend to go into self-isolation and work from home, both to help slow down the spread of the virus and to give our staff members with families the flexibility they need to adapt to the new situation.

The change doesn't affect us much as many of our team had already been working remotely and geographically distributed. We are all in good health and we don't expect any unforeseen disruptions.

Of course, we're all using Planio to collaborate online which really helped us making the transision to being fully remote as seamless as possible.

The recent migration of all Planio servers to our new data center further increases our redundancy and resilience on that level. In the new data center, we increased our server capacity by 50% and are supported by a much larger professional on-site team with rotating schedules providing 24/7 availability.

COVID-19 assistance

Over the coming weeks, our team will do their best to help you keep the impact of COVID-19 on your business as low as possible. In order to achieve that, we now offer the following programs:

  1. During 2020, all additional data migrations into Planio performed by our engineers will be free of charge even for existing customers and even if you’ve had a free import already. This way, more teams at your company can join you in using Planio and you can use the situation as an opportunity to replace more legacy or locally hosted tools.
  2. If you upgrade your Planio account to a higher plan, you will receive 1 month of usage for free. So, if you’re using Planio with your team but other teams within your company don’t yet, you can onboard them starting today without having to get additional budget approved immediately.
  3. If you help other companies start working remotely with Planio, we will waive the monthly charges for their account for the first 2 months and add a 3 month's free usage credit to yours. This situation can be a three-way win: Your friends at other companies will move their work online, giving more flexibility to their staff, and be forever grateful to you. Your company will benefit from savings and can invest a little more elsewhere to lessen the impact of the pandemic on your business. And we at Planio will have one more happy customer joining our little crowd of 1,500 companies making their work more productive and fun online.
  4. Update: We’ve launched Planio Meet, a video conferencing platform integrated in Planio, a feature that has been requested by many users.

This way, we hope to support both our existing users and make it easier for new customers to adapt to working from home during self-isolation.

If you would like to use any of these offers or if you need any other assistance or have a specific situation you would like to discuss, please get in touch. My team and I will be happy to help.

All the best,

Jan Schulz-Hofen
Founder and Managing Director

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