FMYI [For MY Innovation] is a registered Benefit Company founded in 2004 as the pioneer in social collaboration software. FMYI is a proven and tested platform hosting millions of workspaces. We've worked with CH2MHill, Disney, Fox, HBO, Hyatt, Macy’s, Martha Stewart, Sony, Office Depot, Scholastic, the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, and many other companies, government agencies, universities, and nonprofits in countries across the globe. We’re honored that so many have chosen to use FMYI, resulting in us hosting millions of workspaces, and the whole team here works hard to provide personal one-on-one service to make the experience even better. Full customer support is always included (setup consulting, training, ongoing customer and technical support). And we’re proud of being a registered Benefit Company, in addition to positive media coverage from the New York Times, Businessweek, TechCrunch, GigaOM, CMSWire, BNet, Web Worker Daily, Salon.com, The Oregonian, Silicon Florist, and more.
What’s up with our name? The original inspiration came from all the emails we’d get with “FYI” (an abbreviation of “for your information”). Wouldn’t it be easier to just post it in a centralized place instead of emailing it around? We decided to start a company around this idea. Unfortunately, “FYI” was already trademarked. So we came up with “FMYI” (pronounced “F-MY-I”) which is “For MY Innovation” because it’s about what all of us can do to spur innovation, not just share information. Now you know the story. And knowing is half the battle!
Our corporate responsibility
Sustainability has been a part of our DNA from the beginning and our commitment to corporate responsibility is written into our Articles of Incorporation as a registered State of Oregon Benefit Company. Through our internal company practices, digital collaboration product, and community engagement, we are using our business as a platform to raise awareness about sustainability. It’s simply the FMYI way. More details can be found in the sidebar to the right.
As a company, we’re passionate about empowering people to make a difference. We believe in balancing people, planet and profit. This triple bottom line is at the heart of all we do. We continually endeavor to build an enduring business with minimum ecological impact and maximum social value because it is simply the right thing to do. We believe it’s always people before technology and individual success comes with team success. We hope that FMYI inspires people to work together towards a common goal by enabling collaboration that inspires innovation and promotes sustainability. We hope that each fmyi workspace organizes details so teams are united in their shared mission because we believe it’s all for one and one for all.
Like many, we were frustrated with all the emails flying around and unsatisfying collaboration systems out there. Whatever they are called (file sharing programs, intranets, knowledge management tools, project management software, content management systems, etc.), they’re uninspiring, are overly complicated, aren’t comprehensive enough, and have minimal support. Why can’t these systems be cost effective, simple to use, and customizable by anyone? Why do Internet companies bury their phone number or not have one at all? What are they hiding from? It all seemed like common sense to us that people would want something like FMYI. So we began our journey in 2004 and built our system after extensive research, with clean design, speed, and intuitive functionality as the primary goals. Oh, and we have an easy to find phone number to call: 971.222.3016. Imagine that.