Import PDF documents, new guest user type and expanded note functionality enhance support for team productivity

Nureva Inc., an award-winning collaboration solutions company, announces new features and enhancements to Span Workspace, the company’s cloud-based solution for collaborative teams. This latest update enables users to quickly import and interact with multipage PDF documents in a Span canvas. Span canvases are more easily shared with people inside and outside of an organization with a new guest user feature. New note functionality enables users to control the size of text, add more characters and ink over text in notes. A redesign of the personal tray on the Span app gives users more vertical canvas space for content. Visitors to ISE 2019 in Amsterdam February 5–8 can experience a hands-on demo of the new functionality in Span Workspace on Nureva’s stand 11-B180.

These new features are a direct response to the needs of Span Workspace users who regularly work with note and card-based processes such as lean, agile, design thinking and facilitated business planning. The new features will make it even easier for them to adopt the solution without the need to change their current process. Throughout 2019, Nureva will continue to roll out new functionality and third-party integrations that support digital transformation and deliver process efficiencies and improved team engagement.

“We are continually engaged with our customers as they deepen their use of Span Workspace to digitally transform their core collaborative processes,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “These new features and enhancements are a direct outcome of those interactions and the resulting insights into the business value they receive from our solutions.”

Additional feature details

Import PDF documents

Once a PDF document has been imported into a Span canvas, users can

  • Move the document anywhere on the canvas, including adding it to a group
  • Navigate through the pages of a document and annotate on any page
  • Resize and duplicate the document with annotations
  • Capture any page within the document, along with the annotations

Sharing canvases

Guest users that are outside of a Span subscription can be easily invited to a Span canvas. Once invited,

  • Guests can collaborate in the Span canvas at no cost
  • Guests have the ability to post and edit content

New note functionality

The digital sticky note has been a core feature of Span Workspace. The new note functionality includes the ability to

  • Select from three preset text sizes (small, medium, large)
  • Fit up to five lines of text in a note or approximately 110 characters
  • Add both text and ink to a single note
  • Pin notes, as well as sketches

Personal tray

Users enjoy the opportunity to gather their thoughts and content in the personal tray before sharing to a Span canvas. To improve usability, the personal tray has been redesigned to

  • Optimize available canvas area for collaboration
  • Create fluid open and close animations

Availability and pricing

The new features will be available in Span Workspace in March 2019 at no additional charge to subscribers.

About Span Workspace

Nureva™ Span Workspace offers an expansive (up to 200′ or 60.96 m) cloud-based canvas for creative collaboration. Users can create, share and edit ideas and information on their personal devices. They can also contribute and interact with content directly on Nureva’s interactive working wall and on any interactive display. By drawing upon familiar tools, including sticky notes, sketches, images and flip charts, teams can make the shift from a paper to digital collaboration experience without compromising their proven processes.

For more information, visit the Span Workspace page on Nureva’s website.

About Nureva

Nureva Inc. is a multiple award-winning private company that imagines and builds solutions for tapping the creative and problem-solving potential of diverse teams around the globe. For businesses, that means enabling the group creative processes that are used to solve problems and develop breakthrough ideas that drive organizational advantage. In education, it means enabling the student-led, collaborative activities that deepen learning and equip students with the skills required for future success. A passion for deep customer understanding and a commitment to innovation drive the company’s product roadmap.

For more information, visit Nureva’s website.