Social business software -- integrating collaboration, community, and administrative features
The Activity Stream is the hub and center of your users' experience. It's microblogging and a feed of new content in one place, including updates from people you are engaged with and groups you are a part of. Everyone will have a better awareness of what others are working on and thinking about.
Everything and everyone involved in a project, a topic, an interest or a department in one place so you no longer have to go searching for information. New people get caught up quickly and veterans don't miss any new developments.
Don't miss when people mention you, connect with you or when your content needs your attention. A pop-up notification appears in real-time whenever something happens and there is always a clear indication of unread notifications at the top of every page.
There are countless reasons to encourage sharing ideas, from empowering internal innovation to increase your visibility in search engine rankings. Approval workflows are available to make sure nothing gets out that doesn't fit your brand so there's no reason to hold people back.
Keep everyone inside and outside your community up to date with articles. Give anyone in the community access to write news items while staying in control of what is published internally and external to the community.
Use this flexible online document to collaborate, share ideas, plan projects, create a knowledge base, and much more. Attach files, embed videos and photos to paint the whole picture. And extend the conversation into the comments to get the whole team on board.
Upload and share photos in photo albums that get shared immediately with the group and your friends. You can insert photos into blog, articles, wiki or comments directly from your computer or from one of your community albums.
Upload, tag, and share videos with the rest of the team. Communifire accepts a wide array of formats and converts them to play directly in place. You can also share videos from popular services like YouTube and Vimeo. And easily embed videos in other content - like blogs, documents, and discussions to add new dimensions to these resources.
Forums, the heart of old school online communities a decade ago, still have a value and purpose for collaboration in today's social collaboration. They're a great way to engage a group of people in an open discussion on a question or topic. To declare a consesus you can mark a thread on a post as an answer to the question, highlighting it for us as part of your searchable knowledge base for future reference.
The case tracker helps you support your community, whether its answering questions about the community, providing IT support or handling general topic queries. If you turn on visibility of questions and answers to everyone in a group, the case tracker could also be used for a formal "Ask the Expert" feature.
Easy to find and view, files become collaborative with comments, liking, and ratings. Manage versions and choose who can see, upload and delete files in each folder so things don't get out of hand.
Search all the content in the community you have permissions to view or use the extensive filter down the left side of the screen to target your search. Create your own search filters based on your own custom Managed Tag Groups, perhaps something like "Content Type" or "Office."
Profiles make it easy for people to get to know each other. Profiles include questions you choose to ask of your members, a wall for status updates, an index of the content they've authored and the Spaces they are a part of (only the information the person viewing the profile has permissions to see, of course).
Send chats and private messages to one another for confidential information sharing. You can also bring entire groups together with group messaging. When the person you want to talk with is online the message comes across as a chat, if not then it is also available in the inbox. In either case a record is maintained for all participants to review later.
Tap into opinions in your community and let people tell you what's important to them through single-question polls or multiple-question surveys. Surveys can even be scored to offer immediate feedback on a person's responses.
Keep track of what's due, when it's due, and who's responsible for getting it done. The task manager is great for scheduling project phases, due dates, and deliverables.
Keep track of events important to your community. Manage RSVPs and after the event upload photos and videos for an easy-to-find record of it.
Members compete with themselves and with each other to contribute in the community. Earning points for each engagement, members can work to be the greatest contributor and work to achieve point milestones you set for your community.
Create your own static pages for your community or specific groups. As simple or elaborate as you need these can include indexes of information or whole pages of detailed information and images.
Set your time zone settings to display all dates and times relative to your own time zone. Stay on top of whats going on in your community, no matter where you're located.
Make group emails a breeze. Use your own unique, template-based email system to create and send customized emails to all or a selected set of members.
No need to build your community from scratch. Unlock the people you already know from such online contact lists as Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, and Hotmail. Communifire lets you import their information directly into the application for a ready-made community.
Establish fixed lists of tags that members can apply to consistently to content, making discovering related content a snap.
Switching to Communifire from an existing website? Keep your search engine rankings. Communifire lets you take them with you by mapping your old URLs to the new ones using dynamic redirects.
Create as many types of users as you like. You control who sees what. Set permissions at a community level or a space level. You can also create finely-grained permissions at a content level.
Don't worry about giving up control. Administrative features let you remove inappropriate content and fully manage all blogs, blog posts, and other content.
Customize the look and feel of Communifire without even having to touch the CSS file. Add your own styles and update the look and feel on the fly.
Quickly and painlessly upload your logo and favicon to Communifire using the convenient online form in the Admin section.
Subscribe to spaces and activity to receive regular updates of new content in Communifire.
Subscribe to blogs, articles, forums, or cases using your favorite RSS reader.
Configure an announcement across the top of your spaces and groups.
Customize content approval workflows by editing an existing workflow or creating one from scratch.
Communifire can be configured to prevent community members from submitting text with specific words. Comments or ideas with offensive language are placed in a moderation queue for censoring or deletion.
Your users upload lots of files into Communifire. Add your own additional servers and map the drives to store the media and files.
Have a large community? Your email settings can be configured to send a number of emails, every so many minutes. Helps you from overloading your email servers.
Your users can register and login using their Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID logins.
Create tables, embed media, bold, italicize, strike throughs ... it's all there. Everything you need to format your content the way you want it.
During your test drive, our team is at your disposal -- we'll answer your questions, tell you a bit about the platform, and help you determine whether Communifire is right for you.
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