People like to work together, even when they can’t be in the same room. Now that tech work seems to be hybrid forever, Figma is hoping companies will start paying for a better way to collaborate virtually.
Figma officially launched Figma Enterprise and brought collaborative whiteboard FigJam out of beta today. It signifies the company’s journey from solely browser-based design to collaboration across all parts of large companies.
Figma’s first product for the enterprise was Figma Organization in 2019 which offered better content management and security. But Figma says companies need even more control and maintenance over their growing piles of Figma files. Hence, Figma Enterprise.
Figma Enterprise will allow companies to organize Figma projects into different “workspaces,” so, for example, a company’s design team and marketing team could have different workspaces, but on the same Figma account. Companies can then separate workspaces into teams of people, and create libraries with the necessary files. Enterprise will allow more scalable permissions and roles within Figma, as well as more specific guest access policies. Different companies may have their own protocols for allowing external guests to visit their Figma files.
FigJam is Figma’s real push into collaboration outside of design. The tool supports features like audio calls, polls and brainstorms with digital sticky notes. Now out of beta, FigJam will remain free on its Starter plan, which allows for three Figma Design whiteboards and three FigJam files. Its Professional plan, which allows for unlimited whiteboards, will now be $3 per editor. In October, Figma released more widgets and plug-ins to make FigJam a more appealing meeting hub. It wasn’t the only online whiteboard trying to become a meeting hotspot: Miro released Miro Smart Meetings the same week in October.
The move into enterprise is a natural progression for popular productivity tools. After spreading through workplaces organically, the next step is to offer a version fit for large companies. That’s why Figma has launched Enterprise, which will be $75 per editor per month for Figma Design and $5 per editor per month for FigJam.
Figma will now have four plans: Starter, Professional, Organization and Enterprise.