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  • Zyncro Blog 10:41 am on November 10, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for third time in a row as one of the 14 best Social Software companies 

    It’s been three consecutive years of Zyncro being featured amongst the top 14 Social Software Companies in the world. In 2015 we attained this accomplishment once again, and we even improved our position from the previous year. We positioned ourselves in the “niche players” quadrant, taking a leading position in what Gartner considers “execution skills”. To be featured once again in this prestigious Gartner report, is a guarantee for our current and future customers, it also increases our strength and energy to show ourselves as one of the most reliable solutions on the market when it comes to the Industry of Corporate Social Technology.

    This is not only a recognition towards the brand and product, but also towards the efforts of our team (which is who makes this a possible feat) and towards our customers. Our CEO, Carlos Ramón, as part of his strategy to consolidate and improve our product and international expansion, has stated that our objective is to keep growing and become global leaders.

    About the Magic Quadrant

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, epressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    About Zyncro

    Zyncro Tech is one of the main producers of Social Software within the current international technology arena. It was created in Barcelona just under 3 years ago and now has a presence in 28 countries, has over 250,000 users and 500 corporate clients. Zyncro is an Enterprise Social Network, a private work environment for the safe and social sharing of information. Zyncro is the most flexible Social Business platform on the market offering a new way of working that is collaborative, innovative and mobile.

     
  • Carlos Zapater 9:00 am on August 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    News in Zyncro Groups 

    It is being a while that Zyncro is working on a set of new features with the aim to release them once the summer is gone. And of course, we hope to cause a stir :). We have got some months ahead before that happens,  nonetheless. To start warming up we are launching several new features that sure will be very useful to all of you. Let’s get started.

    Notifications in Zyncro groups

    Since version 4.3.3. group owners in Zyncro have the ability to not only set up group notifications by default  but also to reapply these settings to all group members at  any given time.  This new feature is specially useful for groups dealing with sensitive information or when it is important to guarantee that all  members are aware of  a particular piece of information and they get notified. To reapply  notifications in Zyncro groups (More …)

     
  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 9:00 am on November 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    A new stage for Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

    Some of the Zyncro Barcelona team; the beginning of a new start

    Some of the Zyncro Barcelona team; the beginning of a new start

    The facts

    If you are reading this, you probably already know the good news, and if not, here you have the headline: the Mexican group Desarrolladora Rio Parana has acquired 43% of Zyncro’s shares and so it becomes one of the company’s main shareholders as well as joining its board of directors along with Inspirit and others. You can find all of the related information in the leading Spanish newspapers or various sector specialist websites.

    Given that the information has already been published in the media we will focus on the facts and from Zyncro blog today, we would like to go one step further as a company that boosts corporate communication. Our objective is to express what this new stakeholder reality means to us directly.

    The strategy

    The pinnacle of this process supports one of the company’s main strategies, internationalization. The idea of Zyncro was born in Barcelona around 2008 by Didac Lee who has always had an international vocation and mission: to help companies optimize their internal processes by means of a solution that makes this possible and/or boosts social communication within organizations: an Enterprize Social Network. Now we have an even more international essence about us. The process that began a few months back is now made official thanks to our success in Mexico as well as in all of South America and having awakened an interest in our company within the Parana business group.
    Therefore the objective of our new investors is clear:

    To continue to strengthen our position within the market as the most flexible and adaptable social technological solution responding to the real needs of our clients, to grow our current client base, both in terms of user volumes as well as linking to new business processes, especially via channel sales and overall from a mobile perspective.

    The people

    And for all of this, we rely on a team of people that are dedicated, proactive, and keen to continue giving their very best within a great place to work. They will make the technological consolidation and growth process a reality for the business and structure we initiated over 5 years ago. This new stage will be led by the company’s new CEO Carlos Ramon, a director with a wide range of experience in various sectors, an expert in consolidating organizations in the growth stage and who likes to take a process innovation approach as well as placing trust in employees. As Carlos says, “This is a great opportunity for both the Parana group as well as Zyncro itself to continue creating an attractive and innovative project with huge growth potential and together, we are going to turn the opportunity into a success”.

    As in the life of all young companies, we have endured changes at all levels of the organization and have had to adapt ourselves with the times, so this communication serves not only to transmit our version of the facts but also to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, the work and effort of all of those who have made this milestone possible in the life of Zyncro. You know who you are.

    One of our internal mottos is together #wearestronger. This time we have joined forces with Desarrolladora Rio Parana in order to strengthen everything that Zyncro stands for: commitment, passion, innovation, transparency, communication and collaboration, and that is how we’ll do it.

    Will you join us for this new stage?

     
  • Agustín Bosso 1:08 pm on October 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro 4.3.1: One step further towards accessing the knowledge in your Enterprise Social Network 

    Estimated reading time: 9 minutes

    A new version of Zyncro has arrived with various functionalities that will allow you to go one step further when accessing the user base knowledge of your Enterprise Social Network.

    1. New work group typology

    Until now, Zyncro work groups have been split into two types; open groups and private groups:

    1. Open group: Visible to organisation members at all times in the Files and Groups section.   In order to join this type of group, it is only necessary to click the “Join” button.  By joining the group in this way, the predefined permissions set by the owner are obtained (reader, editor, inviter etc).
    2. Private group: Visible only by its members in the Files and Groups list and accessible via invitation only.

    So, as we are so keen to offer a structure that best suits your access to the information storage and knowledge within your Enterprise Social Network, we have developed a distinction between private groups.  There will now be hidden private groups and visible private groups as well as open groups:

    1. Open group: remains the same
    2. Hidden private group: remains the same as its predecesor, the “private group”
    3. Visible private group: a type of private group that combines characteristics of both groups above.  It will only be possible to become a group member by invitation (a request to join may be sent by the user or owner, or any other user may do so if they have invite permissions.  And at the same time, the group will appear in the list of groups within the Files and Groups section and be available to any user wanting to join and be part of it.  As with hidden private groups, its content will only be accessible to its members and only along with the permission provided to them.

    This new option is available to groups as well as to sub-groups.  In addition, it is also possible to change the existing group typology and configure it to any of the other two available options.

    By introducing these the new work group typologies, Zyncro pushes information management models within the business forward, maintaining data security and privacy, and strengthening the controlled sharing of information.   We hope you will find this extremely useful!

    Groups Zyncro 4.3.1

    2. Broadening the scope of Trusted Relationships

    As well as the changes in groups, Zyncro 4.3.1 increases the “Trusted Relationships between organizations” function possibilities that we explained at the launch of Zyncro version 4.3.

    This option in particular, allows different organizations establish relationships with each other so that they can share any information they feel relevant among themselves in a simple, private, secure and fast manner.   It has evolved in order to offer improved visibility and configuration options for:

    • Members and followers in the Departments or Companies sections that will now be seen by users within other organizations if the administrator so desires
    • File attachments published from the Home section will have the possibility to be attached within any organization where the main message has been posted
    • Members of a group, owners can change the visibility and expel members of the group despite their being from a different organisation as long as the administrator has previously configured permission to do so
    • User profile,  to be able to define more precisely how to modify the visibility of a profile if its configuration has changed

    3. Participants finder in groups

    With Zyncro 4.3.1 we launch a new ZyncroApp available in the Marketplace which will allow you to search and find members of a group quickly and conveniently.

    When you enable this functionality, a search engine will appear in the Participants section of the group, which will display the list of members that matches your search.

    It has been specially designed for groups with a high number of participants, so that you can find specific people who are part of a group quickly and simply.

    4. All the applications you could possibly want for your Zyncro with push notifications

    We have also developed a functionality that will allow any organization to send push notifications to various applications connected to their Zyncro all at the same time.  This means for example, that if you wish to have various mobile applications for each different operating system (various apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry…) differing in functionalities or design, each one of them will be able to have its own notification system depending on its established configuration within Zyncro.

    5. Usability improvements in social functionalities, and more…

    We have improved the access to social functionalities for messages posted on the wall. From now on, the posted message will have a cleaner appearance, and only when a mouse is hovered over the message, you will have access to the “Like” or “Commentbuttons and the rest of the functionalities will be accesible in a new drop-down menu that will let you even create a task directly from a message.

    Zyncro 4.3.1: Mejoras de usabilidad en las funcionalidades sociales de los mensajes

    And also in this version, we have fixed various incidents and minor bugs as well as having made various improvements in the general productivity.  

    Zyncro 4.3.1 is one step further towards accessing the knowledge in your Enterprise Social Network. Are you ready for 4.3.1?

    Agustin Bosso, Product Manager at Zyncro. His relationship to the company goes back to its very beginnings. He worked as a developer on several projects for the group, but he specifically asked to be transferred to Zyncro when it started to go in the direction of his personal passion: social networks and how they can be used in practice. His personal objective in Zyncro is to be the link between the technical culture that is speeding up data transfer at a rate of knots and the business and corporate world. His motto is that one must never lose sight of what computing is: Automatic information.

    Want to see how can benefit your business?
    Request a demo and we’ll show you

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  • Zyncro Blog 9:00 am on September 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro included in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace* for the second year in a row 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    Zyncro is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row its Enterprise Social Network solution has been evaluated by Gartner and placed in the Niche Players quadrant.

    Zyncro is again positioned on this Magic Quadrant as a Niche Player with a social networking product used both for internal collaboration and for external (mainly customer) communities. This solution is used for companies with the objective to boost internal collaboration, information sharing and interactions among their employees using information management systems and business applications.

    We believe that by being included in this report again, Zyncro consolidates its position as one of the most reliable and innovative solutions on the Enterprise Social Technology market.

    Luis Font, Zyncro CEO and co-founder of the company alongside Didac Lee, emphasises that at Zyncro “We are very satisfied to again be positioned as a niche player in the industry. Being included for the second time it is big news for the company and we feel it is a great recognition of our team’s efforts”.

    Font also explains that “We also believe this consecutive placement shows that we have a good product that matches the needs of our clients and that we are in the right direction to keep building a mature and solid solution. All of this will help us a lot to continue our market growth“.

    In the last few years, the advancement of social technology in the corporate sphere has bolstered Zyncro’s commitment to developing communication and collaboration tools for employees.

    Zyncro, a company founded in Barcelona just over 3 years ago and which has already established a presence in 28 countries, is convinced of the enormous opportunities offered by social software tools to help companies transform their work methods, making them more efficient and productive.

    According to its vision, a new corporate reality exists in which people organize themselves through interconnected networks. In this scenario, the socialization of activities within businesses can deliver huge benefits by encouraging the collaboration, mobility and commitment of employees. That’s why Zyncro works constantly to stay on the cutting edge of technology and continue to offer one of the most reliable, secure, and attractive solutions on the market.

    About the Magic Quadrant

    Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

    *Gartner Research Document
    Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace. Analysts: Nikos Drakos, Jeffrey Man, Mike Gotta. Publication date: 3 September 2014.

     

     
  • Jaume Jané 9:00 am on August 7, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro Mail: add an email manager to your corporate Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time + video: 4 minutes

    At Zyncro we understand that email is not only one of the top corporate communication tools, but also one of the most time-consuming tasks each day. That’s why we’ve found a way to optimize email use and make it much easier to manage within a social environment.

    The ZyncroApp adds an email manager to your corporate Zyncro and allows each user to view their inbox and respond (send, reply, forward, mark as spam and delete emails) quickly and easily, without having to sign out of the Enterprise Social Network.

    Thanks to ZyncroMail, your email will be integrated into your work environment and all your corporate knowledge and information will be accessible from the same place.

    How do I start using ZyncroMail?

    To begin, your company administrator must enable the ZyncroApp from the Admin Panel. All users will then have the option of activating it by going to the right-hand menu on their Profile, where they will see the option to configure ZyncroMail.

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  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 9:00 am on July 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro and Yanomo: Socializing Project Management 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    PartnershipZyncroYanomoLast week, Dutch Project Management Software Specialist Yanomo and the Social Software Provider Zyncro reached an agreement to offer a combined Cloud Solution for time tracking, invoicing and budget management with the social layer given by an Enterprise Social Network, to boost collaboration in any project management process.

    This new integrated solution is targeted at enterprises aiming to allow easier communication, streamline tasks & project management, facilitate teamwork, provide a transparent view of processes and make their employees more productive and efficient.

    Yanomo offers enterprises industrial-strength operations management with a social, user-friendly interface, belying the software’s power. The software allows users to track time, to-do’s, expenses, budgets and project progress, embedded within Zyncro. Zyncro allows enterprises to communicate within safe and closed environments and help organizations to maximize their potential through the use of Social Technology applied to a business ecosystem, resulting in a direct impact on the final results, all this by participating the employees and including their ideas and proposals in the processes.

    All the project knowledge -formal & informal- in a combined solution

    Through the connection between Zyncro and Yanomo all the information related to time tracking, tasks, phases, progress, people involved or reports of a project can be easily shared and enriched in a private, secure and corporate social environment: Zyncro, your Enterprise Social Network. Both solutions can adapt to all customers’ needs through branding personalization, integrations, and mobile applications. Furthermore, Zyncro can be delivered as an on-premise software and private branded, including mobile apps.

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  • Agustín Bosso 9:00 am on July 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Increase interaction within your Enterprise Social Network by recommending users, groups, departments and companies 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    One of the most interesting benefits of an Enterprise Social Network is the access it provides to corporate knowledge and to the people you share interests, tasks and projects with. This amplifies shared knowledge improving the team management and productivity of groups and avoiding any duplication of work efforts.

    From today with this ZyncroApp you will be able to recommend users, groups, departments or the companies that you consider the most interesting to any of your contacts, thereby achieving greater interaction among all the members of your community, and thus getting more followers for the most relevant content.

    You can make a recommendation from different sections of the platform:

    • From your contact list, inside your profile section in Zyncro, you can also do it within the user’s profile that you want to recommend. For this, you must follow the user. Suggestionsfromusers1
    • From within the group, just for open groups in which you are a member.
    • From the list of companies or departments, or even from the very same page of the company or department, just if you are a member or a follower. Suggestionsfromusers2

    The recommendation will arrive through a private message to all the contacts you select.

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  • Agustín Bosso 3:00 pm on July 19, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: trust relationships, , zyncro 4.3   

    Zyncro 4.3: Trusted relationships between organizations, multipoint posting, mentions of user groups and more 

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

    Today marks the launch of Zyncro 4.3, with functionality that increases the reach of your Enterprise Social Network, enhances synergies between organizations and improves user efficiency by allowing tasks to be performed in fewer steps. Specifically, the principal new features of this version are:

    1. Ability to exchange information privately and securely between different organizations: Trust Relationships
    2. Ability to simultaneously post messages in more than one group and/or organization : Multipoint Posting
    3. Ability to mention complete groups of users (groups, departments or personal lists) in a single step: ZyncroApp 2.0 Mention
    4. Ability to mention someone when you quote a message:  ZyncroApp 2.0 Quote
    5. Several performance enhancements

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  • Patricia Fernandez Carrelo 8:07 am on June 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro partners up with Formanchuk & Asociados, a guarantee for success in enterprise socialisation and innovation in Latin America 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    PertnershipFormanchuckZyncroFormanchuck & Asociados, a firm specialising in communication, collaborative culture and organisational transformation, and Zyncro, the leading Enterprise Social Network solution in the Spanish language social software platform market, have just signed a strategic agreement to mentor Latin American companies on their journey towards process socialisation, innovation and streamlining in their organisations.

    Under the agreement, Formanchuk & Asociados gains a powerful tool which rounds off its range of consulting, mentoring and change management services for enterprises. Its extensive experience united with the most flexible and customisable solution on the market makes for a powerful alliance delivering all-inclusive support to companies looking to take the leap into the culture of collaboration and become social enterprises.

    Lluís Font, Zyncro’s CEO, stresses the importance of further progress in the socialisation of companies in Latin America. ”Implementing an enterprise social network is a necessary step in the evolution of businesses, and like any technology that has a transversal impact in an organisation, it needs proper change management to ensure it is successful”, he says. In his view this alliance is crucial since “partnering Formanchuk & Associates is a natural choice for us because of their experience in developing internal corporate communication programmes, culture creation and measures for innovation, training and organisational transformation.”

    An agreement of this kind is an excellent foil for Zyncro’s corporate strategy. As a provider of a private and secure technology platform with an enormous impact on cultural change in organisations, linking up with fellow professionals means ensuring the success of a project that is not restricted solely to the technological realm.

    The agreement with Formanchuk & Asociados helps boost Zyncro’s presence in Latin America, a region where it has been operating since 2011 with Telefónica. It also adds to Zyncro’s powerful ecosystem of partners through which it is continuing to expand its commercial capabilities and product portfolio worldwide.

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