blueKiwi Launches First Social Business Hub With Virtual Assistance

2009 Fall Release Includes Virtual Assistant, Social Hub, Microblogging, and Social Ideation in One Complete Solution for the Social Enterprise

Nov 16, 2009, 08:00 ET from blueKiwi

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- WEB 2.0 EXPO -- blueKiwi software, a leading provider of enterprise social software, announced today the availability of the blueKiwi Social Business Hub. In this latest release, blueKiwi moves beyond sharing fruitful conversations to providing companies with the control and processes necessary to make actionable business decisions. With the Social Business Hub, companies and community managers can engage, listen and leverage the intelligence of both internal and external members, in an ongoing conversation and take the best ideas to turn them into reality. blueKiwi will showcase a host of new functionalities at booth #1122 at the Web 2.0 Expo, November 16th - 19th in New York City.

"This next release of blueKiwi really takes social software to a new level where the enterprise and their critical external partners and customers are seamlessly involved in conversations that move from idea to reality," said Loic Martinelli - Dassault Systemes Worldwide Channel Program. "Their vision of moving conversations forward into actionable processes has the potential to change the way businesses, make decisions and create products."

Social Business Hub Fall '09

Designed with the community manager in mind, the Social Business Hub is a complete dashboard for managing multiple communities. New functionality includes:

Alice - A Community Managers Best Friend

A social community virtual assistant, Alice provides community managers with real-time tips and best practices for extending the life and vibrancy of every community.

The Hub - Managing the Conversation Stream

The Hub delivers an inbox for alerts and reminders, customizable group feeds and views and a personalized dashboard that supports multiple widgets from any application or directory. Invite internal and external members into any group with colleagues and guests. Easily customize access and permissions. And manage them all from a central location.

Social Ideation - From Idea to Action

New ideation process functionality allows ideas to move forward with the ability to add new concepts and continue conversations, polling, and document sharing; See every good idea to fruition.

Microblogging - Members Never Miss a Single Conversation

Whether on your mobile phone or at your desk, see your conversations and contribute in 140 characters.

"Our customers are looking for more effective ways of leveraging the collective voices that surround them and turning theses ideas into actions," said Carlos Diaz, CEO of blueKiwi. "With this Fall'09 release, we give community managers all the tools they need to manage multiple conversations, identify what is important and then bring them back to the enterprise where they can be acted upon."

Pricing and Availability

blueKiwi Fall'09 has been made available to all existing customers at no additional cost.

About blueKiwi

blueKiwi Software is a Best-of-Breed Enterprise Social Software vendor. Our solution enables people-centric organizations to create powerful and secure professional networks where employees, partners and customers can share conversations, ideas, skills, resources and best practices. No matter what the size of the organization, blueKiwi promotes a culture of collaboration and openness, which helps boost productivity, foster new ideas and increase staff satisfaction and retention. blueKiwi has an extensive track record of successfully enabling social networking for well-known companies all over the world.

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