Zyncro 4.2, your information better managed, organised and accessible

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Editor’s note: Beginning Saturday, April 26, 2014, Zyncro 4.2 is available
for all users in Europe and America!

As companies make more use of their Enterprise Social Networks, their shared information multiplies exponentially from one day to the next. This calls for a suitable structure that gives users access to well organised data at all times so they can do their jobs more quickly and efficiently.

That’s why we’ve been working hard on version 4.2 of our platform, which incorporates significant improvements to accessibility and information flow control.  

Zyncro 4.2 gives more controlled, manageable and structured access to your organisation’s knowledge.

For this new version, we’ve developed Group and Subgroup functionality, which allows network members to order the work spaces in which people, messages and documents are categorised so that everyone has access to the knowledge specific to their sphere of work.

With version 4.2 of Zyncro, you can arrange your collaborators into specific work groups and personalise the access that each member has to certain conversations and documents, assigning them different security clearances in the associated subgroups.

How do Groups and Subgroups work?

As from now, when creating a new Group within their corporate Zyncro, users will be able to specify whether they want the group to form part of the root group or whether they prefer to create it as a subgroup within an existing group.  This will allow its members to share files, ideas, messages and tasks independently from the root group.

You’ll be able to set up all the subgroups you need (up to a maximum of 5), with different user access settings in each one, and you’ll be able to invite any Zyncro user to the main group and to any of its subgroups.

Users will see information from the first group they have access to, and from there down to the lower levels.

This way, in a structure with Group A, Subgroup B and a Subgroup C inside of B, a user belonging to A and C will be able to see that B exists, but will not be able to access its information unless you’ve expressly authorised the user to do so.

In addition, administrators will be able to reorganize existing groups within their Enterprise Social Network by moving them from the root group or vice versa whilst maintaining all of its content.

To access this hierarchy of Groups and Subgroups, go to the “Files and Groups” section and select “Arrange by: Groups and Subgroups”, which will display all the Groups and a drop-down list of all the Subgroups for each one. If this is not the case, a complete list of all the Groups and Subgroups will be displayed without specifying what type they are, arranged according to the criterion selected in the filter.

Likewise, once you are in a Group you can access the Subgroups by clicking on an icon found on the right-hand panel of your Zyncro.

Web accessibility

This version also incorporates improvements to Zyncro’s web accessibility based on our experience deploying UDiversal, a French Private Social Network which focuses on integrating people with disabilities into the workforce. Zyncro 4.2 therefore meets the bronze level criteria set out by the AccesiWeb international standard.

Now all users can have equal access to the information on your Enterprise Social Network, thanks to a series of features including full descriptions of images with text-to-speech software to help people with disabilities interpret the content.

In this version, we have also corrected a few minor issues and bugs and enhanced the overall performance.

Even more?

Check out Zyncro 4.2 in this video!

With Zyncro 4.2 making your information accessible and better organised is even easier, knowledge management is improved and a new boost is given to area-specific collaboration between team members. Are you ready?

 Agustín Bosso is the Product Manager at Zyncro. His relationship with the company goes back to its origins. He worked as a developer on several projects in the group, but he openly requested his direct transfer to Zyncro as soon as the company began to take shape in the line of his passion: social networks and its practical uses. His personal goal inside Zyncro is to be a link between the tech culture that’s streaming information and the business and commercial world. His motto is that one must never lose sight of what computing is about: Automatic information.