MAR 24 2011 — /RTPR/ — Interact, a leading supplier in intelligent intranet software, today announced the release of Interact Answers – an innovative and unique new crowd-sourcing feature which drives productivity by allowing users to post questions on the intranet and receiveaccurate solutions, using Interact Intranet’s intelligence store andthe knowledge of other users.
The easy-to-usefeature is available in the core system of Interact Intranet version 4.8. Once auser posts aquestion on the intranet,Interact Answers will attempt to provide a solution to the question.It firstly uses itsintelligent capabilities tosupply information that it thinks will answer the question, then Interact Answers will recommend colleagues with in the company it believes can help with the question. These‘experts’ are notified of the question and the question is then open for all employees to answer.
Interact Answersdrives internal collaboration as all employeesbegin to collaborate to answer the question successfully and it unlocks knowledge in the company. Interact Answersprevents relying on internalemails to ask questions, where the answers can be quickly lost and the right answer is not guaranteed. Productivity is boosted as less time is spent searching for answers and it also allows staff to ask an open question to the company if they are not sure who to direct the question to.
Simon Dance, Product Manager comments:
“Interact Answers is an intelligent collaboration feature that grows the more it is used. As users begin to answer questions, a knowledge store is created so vital company information can’t be lost and can be easily searched for.
“What makes this feature unique is that Interact Answers intelligently suggests solutions to the questions asked, using the information already contained within the intranet. It then goes one step further by recommending an expert within the company it believes can help you with that answer.”
Interact will be hosting two free online webinars on Wednesday 30 th March at 11.00 – 12.00 (GMT) and 17.00 – 18.00 (GMT)to launch the new version of Interact Intranet version 4.8, including Interact Answers.
Interact Answers KeyBenefits:
• Locks vital knowledge into the company
• Eliminates duplication in effort and makes the workforce more productive
• Speeds up the decision making process as less time is spent searching for answers
• Increases accuracy as answers can be challenged
• Provides employee recognition as ‘experts’ are created
Notes to Editors
For further information please contact Emma Burgess at Interact Intranet on 0161 927 3222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About Interact Intranet
Interact Intranet is intelligent intranet software created by Interact. The flexible and scalable solution has more than 250,000 users and has revolutionised the way companies communicate, collaborate, share knowledge, and streamline internal processes. It has a unique Intelligence Store which logs information such as browsing routes, search entries, document ratings and hits and uses this information to promote content to users. Interact Intranet promotes a culture of collaboration and idea sharing by using corporate social networking and micro blogs. Non-technical users can quickly and easily update the intranet.
Founded in 1996 with headquarters in the UK , Interact operates globally and is one of the fastest growing intranet software and web development companies. With well over a decade of experience Interact has built a strong reputation of delivering successful and collaborative intranet solutions to leading companies.
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