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  • 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 …)

     
  • Agustín Bosso 1:08 pm on October 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , trusted relationships, , zyncro 4.3.1   

    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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  • 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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  • Agustín Bosso 12:26 pm on April 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , zyncro 4.2   

    Zyncro 4.2, your information better managed, organised and accessible 

    Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

    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.

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  • Carlos Zapater 9:00 am on July 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Have you tried Zyncro 4.1? 

    Estimated reading time + video: 2 minutes

    Tomorrow it’s been two weeks since we launched Zyncro version 4.1 and we want to make sure you getting the most out of all the new features and improvements we’ve implemented.

    If you have already seen and tried Zyncro 4.1, we’re sure you’ve checked out the new ZyncroApps marketplace , started to use Chat 3.0, and have fiddled around with the improved task management, the new options in your personal activity, or the new personalization and security features available for administrators. We want to know what you think, so we would love to hear your comments below:-)

    If you still haven’t had a chance to check it out, we’ve prepared just the video for you! We show you the new developments we talked about in operation so you can try them out. And remember, if you still haven’t started to use Zyncro, you can open an account free and try it here .

    Like the new Zyncro 4.1? We love to hear your feedback to continue improving future versions. And if you have any doubts, write to us at soporte (@) zyncro.com.

     

     
  • Agustín Bosso 3:20 pm on July 13, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    Zyncro 4.1: Welcome to Marketplace, improved task management, more options for your personal activity, improved security and the new ZyncroChat 3.0 

    Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

    After several months’ intense work by all our team, today we are proud to present Zyncro version 4.1. In this new version we have introduced major new developments that represent an evolution in our product and enable us to continue offering you the Enterprise Social Network that best adapts to your organization’s needs.

    Among the main changes in Zyncro version 4.1, we’d like to highlight the launch of our ZyncroApps Marketplace, improved task management, more options for your files and personal activity, greater security, greater personalization for administrators of your Enterprise Social Network, the new ZyncroChat 3.0, and two new languages for Zyncro users: Portuguese (Portugal) and Dutch.

    Want to find out more about all the new developments included in Zyncro 4.1? Continue reading and we’ll tell you all about them :)

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  • Ana Asuero 9:00 am on February 25, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    4 weeks with Zyncro 4.0 

    Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

    Today it’s been 4 weeks since the launch of the version Zyncro 4.0. We want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your Enterprise Social Network thanks to all the improvements we’ve implemented.

    As we already explained, Zyncro 4.0 has new features that provide you with better social management of ideas, better security, and even more personalization options. With Zyncro Zen, we have evolved towards a clearer, more user-friendly design. What’s more, we’ve included improvements in the definition of security for accessing your network, a new file viewer, and extended the customization capacity of the sections in your Zyncro.

    If you have already had time to test run the new version completely, you’ll probably know everything I am going to tell you. But if you have been unable to try all the new features I’m talking about, we hope that this video, in which we show you the main changes, will help you get the most out of your Enterprise Social Network.

    Like the new Zyncro 4.0? We’d love to hear your feedback. If you any queries, write to us at soporte (@) zyncro.com and we’ll help you out.

     

     
  • Agustín Bosso 6:50 pm on January 26, 2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: v. 4.0, , ,   

    Zyncro Version 4.0: Improved social management of ideas, more personalization options and better security for your Enterprise Social Network 

    Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

    Welcome to Zyncro version 4.0, the result of the hard work from our whole team over the last few months. This new version includes an updated user interface, a message voting option, the source of each post, a new document viewing system, the ability to search tasks, new customization options for your Zyncro sections and a better security definition for accessing your Enterprise Social Network. A considerable evolution of the product, even greater than the version 3.0 update.

    What does version 4.0 of Zyncro include?

    1. Improvements to Usability

    1.1. New design: Zyncro Zen

    In this new version, a new design has been implemented, which is cleaner, with improved usability and which enhances the user experience on your Enterprise Social Network: Zyncro Zen.

    The new design will appear by default for the new organizations that register on Zyncro.

    For existing users, the change to Zyncro Zen is optional. They can continue with an improved version of the previous Zyncro, called Zyncro Classic, or update their organization to the Zyncro Zen design.

    This option can be found on the Administration Panel > Corporate Image.

    Both the Zen and the previous Classic designs include important improvements to the browsing feature; the tabs have been replaced with a single side menu bar. Browsing in Zyncro is now faster and easier, not only thanks to the new interface, but also to various performance improvements that have been implemented, above all on the wall: The core of your Enterprise Social Network.

    The Zyncro Classic design maintains the look and feel of the previous version but also includes the above-mentioned improvements to usability and performance.

    2. Improvements to Social Information Management

    2.1. Message voting

    From now on, messages can be voted for on the different walls: home, groups and departments/companies. This way, Zyncro also positions itself as a strong Ideas Manager, an ally for boosting Open Innovation within companies.

    When a user wants to publish a post to be voted on, he or she can activate the “Allow message voting” option.

    This option means that each message will include the “Agree” / “Disagree” buttons, so that other users can express their agreement or disagreement with the idea shared and evaluate the messages posted.

    The result of the votes appear to the right of the post, showing the total number of positive votes minus the number of negative votes, both displayed below in a smaller font.

    There is also the possibility of this option appearing by default for all the messages of a group. In the group’s configuration tab, the owner can activate the option: “Include message voting for all new group threads by default”. Similarly this option can be activated by department/company.

    This is a good way of creating specific groups oriented towards decision-making.

    2.2. View the source of a message

    Zyncro now includes the source of publications on all walls: home, groups and departments/companies. In other words, members of the organization can see if the user’s activity has been done via the internet, a smartphone, desktop or remote service.

    The source of messages is classified internally by: Smartphone, ZyncroApp, Integration, Core or Other; an additional option for generating information and later analyzing it using Business Intelligence systems.

    2.3. Search in Tasks

    Tasks and their contents are now indexed and recoverable using the general browser. Users will see a new tab when doing a search, called Tasks, where the coinciding content recovered by the browser will be displayed.

    The search results are sorted in chronological order by default. A date filter can be used to highlight tasks that have been created or have a deadline outside the established period.

    2.4. Integration with Crocodoc

    Zyncro now offers the Crocodoc service for viewing documents online. The new viewing system will offer users a better experience with each document and improved compatibility with the original format.

    To view documents, the administrator must first activate the ZyncroApp from the Administration Panel > Zyncroapps. Once enabled, the “View online with Crocodoc” option will appear in the dropdown menu for files. Formats supported include: pdf, doc, xls, ppt, docx, xlsx and pptx. Crocdoc is only available for Buisness accounts.

    3. Improvements to the Administration System

    3.1. Main menu configuration

    The new version of Zyncro aims to also improve the administration and customization of your Enterprise Social Network.

    Administrators can modify the main menu, add new sections, and reorganize and hide existing ones.

    There are two types of links for items created:

    • External: Links to a blog, CRM, etc. which open in a new tab
    • Internal: Links to websites which open in the Zyncro interface

    3.2. Configure home page features

    For private or on-premise environments, it is also possible to configure which items appear on the wall by default when:

    • The administrator includes the organization for the first time
    • Each time a new user joins the organization

    A Welcome to the organization group can be created, which new users are added to by default. It is also possible to configure which files are uploaded and which messages are left out.

    Therefore, the actions currently available by default can be modified:

    • CEO Welcome message to the administrator
    • Welcome message from the administrator to members of the organization
    • Welcome message from the administrator to other users
    • Activity start messages on personal user walls

    3.3. Administrators can delete messages

    As of this version, administrators can delete messages from any group or department/company they can see or access, even if they do not have the necessary permissions (within the group or department/company).

    3.4. IP whitelist

    Administrators of an organization can also define which IPs users will be able to connect to Zyncro from.

    This function makes Zyncro an Enterprise Social Network that can only be accessed from places defined by the administrator and the company.

    3.5. Add users to groups without an invitation

    It is now possible to include users in a group without going through the invitation process. This option is activated by the “Add to group without invitation” checkbox, which appears below the types of permissions that can be assigned to each new participant.

    This feature is available to administrators in the organization, and appears once the user to be included in the group has been selected.

    Note: This option is only possible for adding internal contacts.

    What are you waiting for? Try out the new features of Zyncro! And, of course, if you have any queries or questions, just contact us on support (@) zyncro.com

    Start enjoying an improved social management of ideas, more personalization options and better security for your Enterprise Social Network!

    In short, make the most of your Enterprise Social Network with the new features of Zyncro 4.0.

     

     
  • Agustín Bosso 8:00 pm on September 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: version 3.5, ,   

    Zyncro 3.5: Participative corporate feed, more personalization and direct support in your Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time: 8 minutes

    Today we have the pleasure of presenting Zyncro version 3.5, which brings major developments like: allow comments on corporate feed; full personalization of your login and password reminder page; centralize information in your Zyncro with new usage for RSS, and get help directly from Zyncro.

    Check out all the great new things Zyncro 3.5 has to offer :)

    More Participative Corporate Feed

    Corporate feed contains those official communications that the company wants all its employees to know and that are highlighted in blue on the wall, visible to all members of the organization. From this version, for those companies with a more open-door approach who want to receive feedback on the news they publish, they can activate an option that enables employees to comment on these posts. This option, activated by default, encourages greater participation in the organization and makes employees feel even closer to the organization.

    Want to know where to change it? As Organization Administrator, go to the Administration Panel > Organization Configuration > User Settings

    Complete Personalization of your Login Page in Zyncro

    Already personalized your company’s login URL with your corporate image and colors? Want the login and forgot your password page to be more corporate too? Or even, want to create your own login page? With version 3.5, all this is possible:

    Personalize your forgot your password page

    Your Organization Administrator need to configure this option from the Administration Panel>Corporate Image>Login and Forgot Your Password? Page. Here they can configure both your login and your password reminder page with your desired look and feel.

    Use a personalized external login page

    The Organization Administrator can select to configure the login page completely in the Administration Panel>Corporate Image>Login and Forgot Your Password? Page. After selecting this option, create your customized login page with a simple design using HTML and CSS. In major projects where you want to fully integrate your corporate image in your Enterprise Social Network, we can create your login page for you with the right look and feel.

    Centralize all information in your Zyncro, even external info (RSS)

    You know, if you find an interesting blog for your Enterprise Social Network work group, you can always add its entries via RSS provided you are the group owner. This means that all members of the group can see the blog feed on the group wall. Until now, a group member could comment on that feed if they had permissions; from this new version, you can also “like” RSS feed updates. What’s more, with the new feed indexing, you can also perform searches on your RSS in the search box, so valuable external RSS information can also be found easily, quickly and in the same platform.

    Need help? Contact support directly from your Zyncro

    Contact your Administrator if you have any problems

    When an error occurs, or when you come across a situation where you need someone with higher permissions in the Enterprise Social Network, you can now contact your administrator easily. With one click, you’ll be directed to a screen where you send a private message to your organization administrator explaining the problem.

    Are you the Administrator? Contact Technical Support from your Administration Panel

    With this new version, Organization Administrators can contact Technical Support when an incident occurs. In Administration Panel>Account Summary>Go to Support Panel, you will be redirected to a page for logging incidents:

    Others

    Also in this version we have corrected several minor incidents and bugs, and have improved overall performance.

    What are you waiting for to try the new Zyncro features? Go on! Oh, of course, if you have any trouble, you can contact us at support (@) zyncro.com

    Start to get feedback on your corporate feed, discover the infinity of possibilities in personalizing the look & feel in your Zyncro. Don’t forget to “Like” that RSS feed you find interesting or search for that old post that you read but can’t remember the title of. And finally, get help directly when you need it.

    In short, get the most out of your Enterprise Social Network with the new Zyncro 3.5 features

     

     
  • Jaume Jané 9:00 am on September 18, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    New Zyncrotag version: your keywords in Zyncro 

    Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

    Editor’s note: Hi everyone, I’m Luis, I’m a programmer at Zyncro for four happy months now, where I create applications and extensions for Zyncro and its projects. Today as my first post on ZyncroBlog I’d like to present the new version of Zyncrotag. Check out the new features available now 😉

    Remember how corporate hashtags are used? How are they used in your organization? Missing any features? Today I’d like to present the new improved version of this ZyncroApp containing great new features, but before that… Let’s remind ourselves of how it is used with the presentation post of Zyncrotags…

     

    The hashtag phenomenon is widely known in Twitter where it is used to indicate keywords or topics that the tweet make reference to.

    Hashtags, which started as a proposal from Twitter users to mark relevant words so they could be easily recovered later, is a 2.0 expression of the need to structure the contents that we are inundated with on a daily basis in this information society.

    At Zyncro, we wanted to give you this tool for recovering information using a ZyncroApp, so that you can choose whether you want to use this feature within your organization or not.

    To start to use this new way of organizing contents, you just need to complete 3 steps:

    1. In the Administration Panel, enable the ZyncroAppZyncrotag
    2. Add the # symbol before a word to mark it when you post a message
    3. Click on any keywords marked as hashtags for Zyncro’s search engine to recover all the information containing those keywords

    Hashtag features

    Hashtags don’t distinguish between upper and lower case, so if you search for #Zyncro, results for both #Zyncro and #zyncro will appear.

    For hashtags to work properly, they cannot have the following symbols (and they won’t be taken as hashtags if they are followed by one either):

    • colons (:)
    • commas (,)
    • quotation marks (“)
    • semi-colons (;)
    • periods (.)

    What new features will you find in this new version of the ZyncroApp?

    Add tags in new sections:
    • Group descriptions
    • Department descriptions
    • Document descriptions

    Each time you include a tag in one of these sections, the tag will automatically become a link. When you click on this link, it will search for the tag, without having to enter the tag manually in the search box in the top right menu.

    What does this achieve? More precise searches, providing a new organizational level where we can enter a tag. What’s more, you just have to click the tag, saving you the effort of having to search for it manually. Finally, in the search results, the tag is highlighted each time it appears, making it easier to find the result you are looking for.

    Enable the ZyncroApp and start to organize and retrieve your contents in a single click! Take advantage of all that Zyncrotags has to offer in your Zyncro!

    Jaume Jané is responsible for ZyncroApps and integration at Zyncro. He is an expert in analysis and development for integration possibilities in Online Social Networks, enterprise software and productivity cloud applications. He coordinates interactions between Zyncro and third party technology solutions. Before, he worked with distinct companies as a web programmer and a functional analyst.


     
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