It is known that social networks are now part of every person’s daily life. And they are an excellent vehicle to exchange information such as: news, ideas, opinions, accomplishments and many other.
Major companies have recognized the value of this communication platforms, and slowly have been adopting the “social network concept” to the corporate level.
Recent studies shown that companies who effectively use private social networks by their professionals, have considerable productivity increases.
The ability to communicate across different departments, trading documents in real time, decreasing the need to send an email, and improving workers relationships, are just some of the benefits of adopting this tool for the corporate environment.
IPBRICK.CAFE – IPBRICK Enterprise Social Network
Because of this reasons, IPBRICK has developed IPBRICK.CAFE, the Enterprise Social Network, to provide a common virtual space, for co-workers to exchange useful information and enhance relationships for increased productivity.
But, IPBRICK has gone one step further, and integrated its own communication tools within the social network interface, such as the UCoIP system and direct access to business applications. With this, it has developed a truly collaborative environment, where all the tools and configurations are available at one click away.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
Users List Side Bar
Access to all the users belonging to the social network. Search users by name, direct access to 4 communication types email, chat, voice and video WebRTC.
Save time by finding the desired person by its name. Improved Communication by having Chat, Email, Voice and Video, all available in 1 button.
1 Click Document Sharing
Document sharing through the IPBRICK’s document management software.
No need to write an email to send a document to co-workers. Saving time by instantly sharing with the community.
- Change personal information such as: username, password, system language and other)
- Change voip settings, such as call redirecting and redirection mode.
- Change email settings, such as email redirection and auto-reply message.
- Profile customization, to fit user preferences and personality.
- Full availability of the user to answer voice calls, wheter it be, inside or outside of the company.
- Never lose an email message. eg. when the user goes on vacation and need to forward emails and have an auto-responder active.
- Access to operating system file directory with ability to edit files and folders.
- Access to the list of received voice-mail messages and an option to edit personal voice mail message.
- Personalize the communications page, such as logo, profile background, photo, social networks links, and colors.
- Remote access to the user file system, when before was only possible by being physically present at the workstation.
- Saves time by having all voice mail messages in one location and easily changing personal message.
- Change the page layout according to the user’s company logo and own personality.
News Feed & publishing
Ability to publish text, web-pages with thumbnails, images with auto-zoom, and embed YouTube videos, comment and edit posts.
Easily exchange information through several formats, with other users, flattening the company structure, improving communication and overall productivity.
Advantages of Implementing a Enterprise Social Network Solution:
Communication across different departments, creating a culture of mutual respect where every employee is invited to participate regardless of the rank, function or location, and also improving communication with the leadership.
Feedback from costumers is heard by all company employees, which is shared by commercial and support departments. Experts contribute to solutions to the problems.
Improving workers engagement and relationships. Increase employees motivation because messages from internal leaders and co-workers can be read and heard in real-time.
Reduce communication costs, such as international calls, SMS and others, since much of the information is shared through the ESN and also employees from worldwide are linked together.
Discover subject matter experts and new talents, which otherwise would be impossible in a large corporation.
Trading Documents in Real Time, saving time and reducing the need to send emails.
Increased decision-making capabilities, leveraging real-time insights. Also leaders can be on top of company trends and events. Fewer internal meetings, by resolving issues within the network.
Develop a more cohesive corporate culture, and facilitate employee recognition by publicly acknowledge people’s contribution.
Find information faster by decreasing the time looking for specific topics.
Accelerate the rate of innovation, by crowd-sourcing new ideas. The time a problem takes to solve is reduced, because all employees contribute with ideas and solutions. Also the best ideas come from spontaneous conversations.
FAQ – Frequent Asked Questions
Is IPBRICK.CAFE multi-platform ready?
Yes, IPBRICK.CAFE is multi-platform ready. It is possible to access it from desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
What other communications tools are provided with IPBRICK.CAFE?
IPBRICK.CAFE is provided in a package of 3 essentials tools. All 3 tools are necessary, so that all communications can work flawlessly.
1 – The 1st one is a Software Application for Windows OS, which installs: Email Client (Thunderbird), Voice and Chat Client (Jisti), and auto-configures settings, so that the user only needs to insert its username and password. This also allows users to communicate by voice or chat between the windows environment and IPBRICK.CAFE interface.
2 – The personal UCoIP Page (PuP). This is a Web-page where any person, wheter it be a customer, a partner, a co-worker or any other person can communicate directly with the user and accessing it via browser. By simply tiping the “username.company.com”, it will access the 4 communication channels. When someone tries to comunicate with the user, this one receives an alert inside IPBRICK.CAFE interface and/or windows applications. If the user workstation’s phone is set to receive calls, the phone will ring instead of the Jitsi application.
3 – The Enterprise Social Network itself with all needed features. This is the bridge between all users and communication. The url to access its interface should be “cafe.company.com”.
Is it possible to integrate IPBRICK.CAFE with an already established server network?
Yes, in order to integrate IPBRICK.CAFE with existing server systems, one must aquire a IPBRICK.GT, as this will function has a media gateway.
Does IPBRICK syncronize with LDAP?
Yes. In fact all the options and features of IPBRICK.CAFE, where built with this in mind. All the user contacts, business applications, and colaboration tools are syncronized in a very effective way with LDAP. This means that, when a new user is added to the database, it will automatically appear inside IPBRICK.CAFE users list, and as said before, the user credentials will be the same for every application.