Scalable SMB KM and collaboration
Socialcast has released Version 3.0 of its namesake software. The micro-blogging-based version is said to be the first corporate social network to feature a self-service model. V. 3.0 allows small- to medium-sized businesses to sign up, customize and use Socialcast’s enterprise messaging platform to immediately take full advantage of the collective knowledge of team members and encourage internal collaboration.
Socialcast believes its self-service model provides a new method of deployment for secure, private enterprise social networking sites, avoiding a common model that often requires weeks or months of set-up and approvals, the company claims. The Socialcast approach enables small businesses to easily complement or replace a traditional intranet and deploy a full-featured network for their work group, department or entire organization. Socialcast says Version 3.0 provides the same capabilities as its full enterprise edition and does not require a knowledge manager or chief information office for administration.
Users can also access their organization’s social network via e-mail or smart phone while away from the office and can send in questions, ideas and status updates, enabling uninterrupted collaboration and idea sharing.
Other key features included in Socialcast 3.0 are in-line commenting and social searching, enabling users to comment on items directly within activity streams. This makes conversations easily accessible and connects users searching for similar content within the community.