Interact Intranet Version 5.1: Blending Traditional and Social Tools to Create an Essential Intranet

Submitted By interact June 22, 2012

Interact Launches Interact Intranet Version 5.1 - Blending Traditional and Social Tools to Create an Essential Intranet

Interact, a leading global supplier of intranet software, today announced the release of Interact Intranet version 5.1. This exciting new release includes the brand new Activity Management module which provides intelligent activity distribution and collaboration capabilities; four new Interact Apps and an enhanced widget admin area to further improve the integration of business management on Interact Intranet. With the launch of Version 5.1 Interact has further confirmed its leadership within the social intranet marketplace.

The Activity Management module makes it simple for enterprise organisations dispersed over various locations to assign business activities to employees via the intranet, providing managers and head office staff with full transparency on how employees are progressing with activities and the ability to quickly identify missed deadlines.

CEO and Founder, Nigel Danson comments:

“Interact Intranet Version 5.1 is another step in intranet excellence that confirms our leadership within the social intranet marketplace. It promises to significantly improve the working life for intranet managers and employees by blending traditional and social elements to create an essential intranet.

The Activity Management module offers a unique way of distributing activities to individuals, groups and multiple groups via the intranet. It is different to an individual task management tool where people can simply create a list of their own ‘to-do’s’ -  it actually allows managers to assign activities to their staff and link those activities to existing documents on the intranet, so that users can see why an activity is required.”

The Interact Apps offering has been extended in Interact Intranet Version 5.1, adding to the many existing apps Interact Intranet contains including the Twitter, Exchange and SharePoint Apps. The new apps are: InteractTranslation App – allows users to rapidly translate the whole of Interact Intranet into the language of their choice with the click of a button; YouTube App – embed YouTube videos and playlists directly into the intranet without the need for existing coding knowledge and the Google Maps Widget – removes the need for existing API knowledge to quickly add a map onto the intranet homepage.

To assist the Intranet Manager with homepage management, the Rotating Banner Widget - provides an interactive way for the Intranet Manager to display multiple messages including images, text or html, conserving valuable intranet real estate on the homepage. To sustain the increasing number of widgets available in Interact Intranet, the widget selection interface has been reengineered and now has a search functionality which lets the Intranet Manager locate specific widgets in an instant. Best practice advice is offered on where it thinks you should position the widget and new system text provides Intranet Managers with a short summary of the selected widgets functionality including whether the widget is AA compliant.

In addition, there are a number of product enhancements that have been developed to boost the existing feature set performance in Interact Intranet including the improved statistics and search analytics. This offers upgraded statistics around profile completeness, which is linked to the Signpost Widget from Version 5 - so that Intranet Managers can gain deeper information on who is using the intranet and how they are using it.

About Interact Intranet

Interact Intranet is intelligent intranet software created by Interact. The flexible and scalable solution has more than 500,000 users and has revolutionised the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge, and streamline internal processes. It has a unique Intelligence Store which logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, document ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. Interact Intranet promotes a culture of collaboration and idea sharing by using corporate social networking and micro blogs. Non-technical users can quickly and easily update the intranet.

About Interact

Founded in 1996 with headquarters in the UK, Interact operates globally and is one of the fastest growing intranet software and web development companies.  With well over a decade of experience Interact has built a strong reputation of delivering successful and collaborative intranet solutions to leading companies.

Web: www.interact-intranet.com

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