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blueend web:applications AG

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http://www.xelos.net

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http://www.xelos.net/online-demo.html

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Summary

The social software suite xelos.net is a web-based information and communication platform which is already established on market since 2002. Due its modular system structure future trends and functionalities can be easily and quickly implemented. The xelos.net framework represents the core system functions and is scalable for each operation purpose. Around this core framework specific modules can be easily installed which consider the needs of a high user friendliness for different target groups and requirements. xelos.net is available in two versions: xelos.net business and xelos.net community. The business version sets the focus clearly on the optimization of enterprise business processes. Especially therefore a set of modules for a well structured project, knowledge and customer relation management were provided for an uncomplicated end-user usage. The community version is suitable for educational facilities, alumni associations and federations which sets the focus on purposeful information exchange among the members.

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Categories

To make all tools comparable for you, we have created a set of categories where every tool has its own description, whether it fullfills the categories or not. You can read a detailed description of each category on this page.


Enterprise Communication

xelos.net business offers a huge range of enterprise communication modules which are completely performed on the needs in enterprises. The end-users can interact in forums, blogs, project groups, wikis, knowledge database and some informal modules like galleries, bulletin board and messenger. Each module provides some special functionality, e.g. commenting content or creating own articles and adding notations. Furthermore, end-users can easily evaluate specific content within the intrinsic rating-system. Each xelos.net business platform is designed for adapting any company structure. Within the extensive right-system users and user groups can be granularly defined and controlled. So you can be sure, that only the right users getting the right information and achieve the right possibilities (functions) to interact on the platform.

Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange

A xelos.net business system provides some collaboration tools, such as groupware, wiki, blogs, discussion forums and more. Within a minute you can create your own workspace in which you can organize intern or external projects. Workspaces can be open or closed. If you prefer a closed workspace you can only interact with users by invite them into this group. Each Workspace consists of different modules which can be installed and configured by the workspace creator. Modules which can be activated are: news, calendar, wiki, forum, event planner, document management system and phone conferencing. Besides that it is possible to set your individual workspace design. With the workspace internal right-system you are able to assign different moderator or administrator rights to other workspace members.

Social Networking and Expert Search

Employee profiles are an essential part of a xelos.net business system. For each xelos.net installation you can configure a complete different set of profile data fields and tabs. The system administrator can easily add, edit or delete profile data fields. Each profile consists of different data fields which can be in- or excluded in the system wide search function. Everywhere where a user interacts on the platform its short profile will be visible. The short profile allows you a quick access on the users profile and supports the possibility to interact quickly via email or messenger with the selected user. Using the browse-function you can sort all existing employee profiles on base of appropriate criteria. Experts in different topics can be found quickly and add to your own contact list. In your personal address book you can define specific data sharing settings to each of your direct contacts. A friend-of-a-friend function is available, too.

Personal Information Management

Each xelos.net user gets an own personal and free configurable dashboard. The dashboard consists of various content based portlets which can be configured individually. Most of the portlets provide system internal information, e.g. task list, calendar agenda, next events, new users, etc. But it is also possible to integrate RSS feeds or data from third party systems into the dashboard. Besides the dashboard, users can themselves organize with different other modules. Appointments can be managed with the calendar module and also synchronized with an external mail client, e.g. Microsoft Outlook. With the event planner module you can announce and organize events, e.g. advanced training courses or seminars. Set a deadline for registration, send and administrate invitations to other users and manage the participants list. The xelos.net full text search lists all search results according the relevance and under consideration of the respective user group.

Project Management

There are various opportunities to support the project management with a xelos.net software solution. With the groups module you can create your own workspace in which you can organize internal or external projects. Workspaces can be open or closed. If you prefer a closed workspace you can only interact with users by invite them into this group. Each Workspace consists of different modules which can be installed and configured by the workspace creator. Modules which can be activated are: news, calendar, wiki, forum, event planner, document management system and phone conferencing. Besides that you can use the time tracking module to assign time efforts on different projects separated by cost units. So you are able to monitor the project budget permanently which supports you in important questions of workforce planning.

Operational Flexibility

To install a xelos.net software solution a LAMP environment (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) is required, which is proven as a stable, fast and easy-care system console. The xelos.net framework has been developed regarding the optimal scalability and modularity, which allows you to expand the system for future requirements through additional modules and functions. The integrated update manager allows you to renew recently updated modules or system tools by connecting with the xelos.net update server. The complete xelos.net user interface can be displayed in different languages which can be customized easily by a simply token designer (UTF-8 support). With a number of different authentication methods (LDAP, ActiveDirectory), third party systems can be easily connected via single-sing-on. To communicate actively with third party systems, xelos.net supports by default an application programming interface (API), e.g. SOAP WebServices, XML, RSS, iCal, vCard and more.

Customization & Extensibility

Each xelos.net installation is completely customizable. The look and feel can be completely adapted to the customer needs by using CSS style sheets and a template editor corresponding the corporate identity guidelines. According to your needs, it is possible to arrange and define the navigation, modules and user groups. With a number of different authentication methods (LDAP, ActiveDirectory), third party systems can be easily connected via single-sing-on. To communicate actively with third party systems, xelos.net supports by default an application programming interface, e.g. SOAP WebServices, XML, RSS, iCal, vCard and more. The extensibility of new modules and functions can be implemented by your IT department or directly through our IT professionals.

Data & Security

By using a xelos.net software solution the security of your data takes first place. This is ensured by a built-in backup and snapshot mechanism as well a cross-site-scripting protection, which prevents the smuggling of infected code by users. Our IT professionals configure our servers to provide load-balancing, clustering and fail-over of all running xelos.net solutions. Redundant monitoring of your system, virus checking and spam blocking are basic requirements for a stable and secure software solution.

Vendor Position

The social software suite xelos.net is a web-based information and communication platform which is already established on market since 2002. Due its modular system structure future trends and functionalities can be easily and quickly implemented. The clientele consists mainly of clients in the financial industry and consulting. Totally over fifty different ambitious projects based on xelos.net technology could be realized yet.

Support & Services

We are an established IT full-service provider that brings your business model in a line. Years of know-how and the successful implementation of different software solutions as well as satisfied customers confirm our work. To all of our customers we provide in connection with a xelos.net installation different individual support-services. Further information on enquiry.

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