Orange Business Services has launched an innovative enterprise social network called Business Together Sharespace. Available worldwide to companies with more than 500 users, the solution promotes the development of cross-functional business collaboration by sharing knowledge, promoting skills and boosting employee engagement. Business Together Sharespace has been developed in partnership with Jive, a global market leader in enterprise social networking – and has been extensively tested within Orange and selected customers.
This new offer integrates directly into the user’s workspace allowing them to interact on projects and share information in real time with both colleagues and collaborators outside the company. This meansthat everyone involved is always kept informed of changes or updates on anysubject, project or document. The solution helps foster innovation and new ideas with open discussion, polls, blogs and activity streams. It also enables users to identify and access content and contacts thanks to an application analyzing user preferences and interests which suggests relevant information for them. Users can access Business Together Sharespace from all devices securely (PC, Mac, tablet, smartphone), including personal devices.
For each customer, Orange Business Services offers a full range of support. This includes consulting services to understand areas for business process improvement, identifying the functional needs for the collaborative social network. All lifecycle services covering implementation and operation are available, in addition to the integration with unified communications solutions. This is delivered as a fully managed, cloud-basedsolution with personalized management tools to ensure the continuing evolution of the social network.
With Business Together Sharespace, businesses have a collaborative, user-friendly and scalable solution bringing a new dimension to their employees that exceeds the capabilities of more traditional collaborative social networks. Enterprises also benefit from the expertise of Orange Business Services as a global operator and integrator, with its experience in security and managing business-critical applications. Business Together Sharespace can be used by 154,000 Orange employees worldwide, known as “Plazza”, the Orange in-house second generation social network.
“Business Together Sharespace is the result of more than five years of experience in social network development and international project support. This collaboration environment will help our customers accelerate productivity, save time and boost innovation. We believe that collaboration and social networking are fundamental to business success and are delighted to offer a proven solution to help our customers in their digitaltransformation,” said Thierry Bonhomme, CEO of Orange Business Services.
Business Together Sharespace is the latest addition to the Business Together suite of products providing communication and collaborative solutions for customers to increase the efficiency and productivity of their workforce.
Source: Orange Business Services