Welcome to TransparentBusiness's How-To Guide!

This practical guide will give you all the information you and your team need to enjoy the benefits TransparentBusiness has to offer. TransparentBusiness is an end-to-end project management platform that helps you coordinate and manage your distributed workforce transparently.
Collaborate with All Your Team
TransparentBusiness has a built-in messaging system that will help you communicate with everyone on your team. You can check these messages from your email (as you’ll receive an email notification) or from your account on TransparentBusiness.
Having all your project-related communication in one place is very useful. You can refer back to an instruction you gave or see what you had agreed on with your contractor.
This is how it works: go to the Collaboration tab in your account. On the left-hand side, you will see all the channels you can use to send messages:
  • There is a General channel to talk to everyone in your Team Room.
  • The Private Channels are created automatically for each of your projects. Messages will be sent to anyone assigned to that particular project.
  • The Direct Channels are for one-to-one communication. These messages will only be visible to the person to whom you write.
If you want to send out a file through a collaboration channel, simply click on the paper clip icon and select a file from your computer, Google Drive, or Dropbox. TransparentBusiness has seamless integration with both popular software options.
You can edit a message that you just sent by clicking on the ‘Edit’ option below the message.
You can also make sure a person receives a copy of the message in their email account by using the “@” sign then writing the person name then writing the message, when writing in the general.
If you need to delete a message, hover over a message you want to delete and click on the “x” sign.
If you want to refer back to something you or a team member said previously, click on the “Reply” button under the message.