• By: OnSemble
  • August 6, 2010

Participative Web within your Firewall

West Lafayette, IN. Aug 4th, 2010 – Web 2.0 meets the Enterprise in the latest release of portal software v4.6 by Passageways. The goal of several significant additions is to let employees use new collaboration tools embedded in the features they have always been using on their portals. The new tools integrate with natural working styles and allows Passageways customers to harness the information being generated. For instance, the new activity streams allows employees to learn what others are working on and then join in any relevant discussions. This is a major step towards making all portals more participative and allowing for getting to know your colleagues and their projects better through your interactions on the portal.

This new upgrade is a significant release as it allows every Passageways portal to become “social” incorporating all the latest Web2.0 advances that have value within the enterprise world. This is also a major advance for the community portal segment in mind as portals bringing together people from different organizations will now benefit tremendously from richer user profiles and enhanced privacy settings. Here is a quick list of new additions: in v4.6:

Facebook-like Status Update as they apply to your organization

  • Customizable status question / topic
  • New Toolbar granting status update functionality
  • A switch to turn off Status updates completely

Status Updates as they apply to portal users

  • Quick and easy status update capability for portal users
  • Ability to add comments on others status updates
  • Introducing the “Like button” – a Social Feedback Control for adding your personal rating to status updates

Ability to “Follow” Colleagues

  • Get updates from your colleagues by following them on the portal
  • Get a notification on birthdays and anniversaries from people you follow
  • Gain the ability to “Unfollow” people at any time

New Activity Feed

  • Get a new feed item in your activity feed when you are added to a new work-group
  • Get a new feed item in your activity feed when pages are added to your work-groups
  • Get a new feed item in your activity feed when someone you follow updates their status
  • Get a new feed item on the anniversaries and birthdays of people you follow
  • Support for future modules to integrate with activity feeds

Richer User Profiles

  • Introducing Status Wall to every portal users profile
  • Added ability to add rich custom fields allowing for blogs, URLs, Twitter handle etc
  • Profiles track the time elapsed since the last status update
  • Rich profile image handling including a thumbnail for all conversations and comments
  • Gain insight into which colleagues are “following” you

New Portal Preferences

  • New start page now available showing activity feeds, recent portal pages, and alerts
  • New toolbar with a status update option

Granular Privacy Settings

  • New Privacy settings allows users to control how their profile information is shared
  • Privacy can be set for custom defined fields such as teller ID, blog URL, etc.
  • Administrators have complete control over privacy settings for individual users and roles
  • Three options for profile fields for sharing with Everyone, Just the Supervisor, and No one.

New Functionality to Document Management

  • Ability to define a new storage location for portal documents
  • Ability to use this new storage location for allowing for version control on documents
  • Enhanced ability for external commenting on documents

Enhanced List Creation

  • The list Island allows for a creation of list with Text, Documents, Links, and Portal User Profiles
  • The lists are customizable including the ability to combine any of these items in one single list

Advanced Themes Management

  • Easier Themes management including the ability to export and import any portal themes from the portal admin tools

Passageways is offering a free webinar, as part of an ongoing webinar series, where all new advances will be showcased. This webinar series continues to be very popular among Passageways customers and partners. The various upcoming webinars can be accessed at:

About Passageways

Passageways specializes in providing corporate portal solutions for financial institutions, connecting their employees, directors, partners and vendors. Passageways solutions are used to streamline communications, increase collaboration and automate internal processes by replacing traditional intranet solutions.  Passageway supports 200 banks and credit unions portals including several dozen board portals and a number of industry wide community portals, making it a leader in collaboration solutions in the financial services industry. Passageways offers a portal framework that enables financial institutions to collaboratively organize and manage documents, processes, internal Web content and other corporate knowledge bases using its several modules. Passageways now has clients in United States, Canada and the Caribbean Islands. For more information please visit https://www.onsembleintranet.com/

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