Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Single Sign On (SSO)

Too many systems, too many logins ? 

In the current technology rich workplace, most people will interact with a huge number of different systems; intranet, email, accounts, crm etc. Each system requires the user to authenticate with different credentials, this:
  • Takes time
  • Creates IT help desk requests
  • Forces password changes when they can't be remembered

The solution; Single Sign on or SSO

SSO is an authentication mechanism, allowing a user to enter one name and password in order to gain access to multiple independent software systems.

Benefits

Using SSO means your organisation will;

  • Reduce wasted time spent re-entering passwords for the same identity
  • Reduce IT costs due to IT help desk calls & tickets
  • Reduce password fatigue from multiple user/password combinations

Most of all, it will create a happy and effective workforce who can perform their roles in the most efficient manner.

Sabre Online integration

As described above, Sabre Online is a cloud based solution which Travel Management Companies use in addition to various day-to-day tools. Utilising Sabre Online's SSO capabilities, other internal/external systems are accessed through a single login, creating huge efficiencies.

Corporate Interactive

We have extensive experience with many SSO related technologies such as SAML, OAuth, OpenID, etc. If you are interested in discussing how single sign on technologies can help your business then please get in touch on 1 300 662 553 or at sales@corporateinteractive.com.au.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Faceboat contest

Faceboat contest 

Corporate Interactive are continuing to support the fantastic work by Sailors With a Disability (SWD). They have a new initiative which we would like to help promote as follows:

Our faceboat community celebrates optimism and our Community Contest is your opportunity to celebrate with us.

Are you or is someone you know an unsung hero who deserves an amazing reward for their achievements?

Can you offer useful insights or an inspirational story and make others feel optimistic about their future?

For more information please follow the link: http://www.faceboat.org.au/faceboat-contest

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

CI create new Fireplace App

Light My Fire

CI helps Jetmaster with Hot New Fireplace App for Architects and Home Owners

Choosing the ultimate fireplace has never been easier with Jetmaster's innovative mobile app, thanks to Corporate Interactive (CI). For architects, renovators and homeowners wanting to build or configure a fireplace, the Jetmaster App offers thousands of combinations and choices right on a tablet or other mobile device.

Over the years, CI has built web and mobile applications that have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for our clients—clients who trust CI to bring the best technology and talent to the table every time.

Fireplace builder – at your finger tips

Whether you’re looking for a fireplace for its cosy decorative appeal or wanting to work out the right heating option for a certain size room, the Jetmaster App allows you to source the right product for your needs.

Once you’ve browsed the choices on the app, you can then select your short list and submit a request for a quote to Jetmaster. The app can be used in store or from the comfort of your office or home.


Customer Interface 

CI started with a tablet interface in mind.  Because we knew it would be accessed by both professionals and the public, we worked hard to match format with functionality to produce software that would work seamlessly on tablet platforms across the board.  Great design was important in bolstering the design solutions offered by Jetmaster. The app is designed to save time, effort and money.

Keeping it up to date

Another great feature of the Jetmaster App is that it can be continuously updated. This is achievable through a custom module for making sure it is keep it uploaded with the latest information—it can help a user define any number of fireplaces and any number of components. The software then has the smarts to allow the platform to learn which components work together with seamless ease. It’s that easy.

Fire for the future

Jetmaster is seen Australia’s market leader in gas and wood fireplaces. It is always looking for ways to give their customers the best experience. In this forward-thinking app, it has underscored its commitment to quality, function and reliability.

Whether you are looking to start a business or extend your brand online, Corporate Interactive offers smart software, web and mobile options that suit your business objectives and your budget. Contact us today for the right tech partner for tomorrow.

CI helps 1700 increase employee engagement

CI helps SeventeenHundreds increase employee engagement

Most companies know what's going on in an employee's life, at work and outside the office, when they start at the organisation. While regular performance reviews and an exit interview help Human Resources (HR) practitioners take the work and emotional temperature of a workforce, there is still a gap between HR, direct line managers and the actual employee.

How to bridge that chasm?

Corporate Interactive (CI) has been behind highly-engineered software solutions since 2001 and has helped blue-chip organisations with the integration of technology into tangible business solutions. Recently CI built an online hub for SeventeenHundred's innovative new wellness and HR programme.

The Work & Life Hub provides work-life integration and diversity solutions to support any organisation's employee engagement programmes. The software is further supported by HR Hub, which provides powerful metrics to help implement key strategic HR initiatives.


Diversity simplified

With an organisation made up of people of different genders, ages, ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientation, it can be a daunting task to keep everyone happy. Engagement strategies can be a challenge.

Part of CI's brief was to make SeventeenHundred's new online portal as accessible as possible. In fitting with the client's vision of the employee HR platform, the Work&Life Hub had to be holistic and inclusive.

With a fresh design and many interactive elements, the Hub caters to all groups and offers satisfying content and relevant resources—from dealing with the challenges of being a single parent to coping with dementia, from healthy recipes to dealing with stress. All of which is designed to make employees happier, bolster productivity and reduce absenteeism. It also makes each employee feel valued.

Support, Engage

The CI team was excited to be working with such a positive programme, in which technology was used to engage people and deliver results that would make the professional and personal lives of employees better. CI instantly recognised that the platform went beyond ordinary Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), but delivered a solution that helps employees balance external and work commitments in a holistic way.

Revving up HR power

The HR Hub can feed into the information provided by employees, giving the company itself live data and powerful metrics, which can be used to make sound decisions and not overburden HR resources. The truth is that the Work&Life Hub makes employees feel valued, making them feel more engaged and resulting in increased productivity.

Happier Employees, Healthier Bottom Line

Research shows that effective wellness programmes and engagement strategies positively influence the financial performance and stock price. What's more, a central and inclusive programme helps companies meet the legislative and policy requirements set by government.

CI is always keen to work on software solutions that offer clients deep value and the end users a simplified and engaging experience. Part of its success lies in delivering creative, smart and tailored software development and integration that works right from the start.

To create an online strategy that is smooth, smart and fully supported by our team's talent, experience and market insight, make Corporate Interactive your first choice. Contact us today!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

CI delivers B2B portal

Corporate Interactive delivers for martial arts products B2B

Corporate Interactive showed its superb software development capabilities recently, with a fully responsive website for Sports Masters Athletics International. SMAI is a supplier of over 2000 top martial arts and other fitness products, that are shipped to businesses and clubs across the globe.

At Corporate Interactive, we've never backed down from a challenge. The massive SMAI project wasn't without a lot of effort, its proved to be our biggest commercial success with a business-to-business site.

Starting out, we knew that SMAI was never going to be your standard e-commerce site. Firstly, it can only be accessed by registered account users. Moreover, it runs a fairly complex checkout system for the account users, which determines how a product can be delivered to fitness organizations in Australia, Asia and the rest of the world.



At Corporate Interactive, we make it our aim to turn the complex into the seamless. Since 2001, we've been delivering software solutions and strategies, creating real and measurable results, for our clients. Our first call of action was to gain insights into SMAI's needs:


  • Fully responsive design across all pages—from desktop, to tablets and mobile.
  • Strategies to counteract a high bounce rate, as over 50% of browsers were navigating away from the site after a single hit.
  • Cost-effective solution to make e-commerce available (and viable) across tablet and mobile platforms.


At Corporate Interactive, we find the right tools—or we create it from the ground up. Because the SMAI site was so complex with multiple components to make responsive—especially on a tablet—we used a modified version of Bootstrap, the powerful and agile front-end framework.

A large part of SMAI's success lies in the development of new products and partnerships with fitness organisations across the world. Corporate Interactive understood that their online performance had to match the pace of this growth—or it would be left behind in the business-to-business space.

At Corporate Interactive, we have the creativity and skill to tailor the right software infrastructure. We understood that SMAI needed an advanced e-commerce solution, with integrated platforms to make interacting with sites as seamless and painless as possible. When logging on, we had to make it a pleasure for account holders and profitable for the highly respected SMAI brand.

Can we help you with your brand? We provide bespoke software development that punches above its weight—so you come out winning.

Contact Us or call 1-300-662-553 today.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Taking a Complex Product Set from B2B to the end user

Taking a Complex Product Set from B2B to the end user

What makes a great business-to-business website?


This is the thought-provoking question we responded to for major client Novis and its high-value MediDirect.com.au site.

This was one of our most intricate and multi-faceted projects to date.

Here at Corporate Interactive we've been working with MediDirect, to engineer a way to integrate their B2B offering across all platforms. This is the part we enjoy - merging technical and creative design, to make a client's vision come to life online.


Where do the challenges lie?


The MediDirect site offers a wide range of clinical and health products, aimed mostly at meeting the needs of the elderly in residential care and for hospitals, two of its major markets.

These products include aids for daily living, mobility and support services. Other categories include bathroom and hygiene products, home improvement products, bedding and other accessories.

With such a complex product set, our first order of business was to streamline this e-commerce enterprise. We needed to simplify the buying process by analyzing the process of choosing a product and aligning the system accordingly.

We also knew that we had to think strategically. So, Corporate Interactive imported MediDirect's product-set directly into WebDirector. WebDirector offers a quick and smooth implementation at a low cost. This eased the hassle of manually importing a highly complex product set with multiple variations.

Lock in the ultimate goal for clients

While we designed an interface specifically for tablet users, MediDirect’s plan is to have the site installed in kiosks, hospitals and other care facilities. This would allow the site to evolve from a B2B portal into a B2C, reaching the end user in a more direct way.

So our next step was to produce a simple process for the aged community to use. We had to make the system unintimidating and an easy-to-use experience, even though the products are often complex.

Wiping the sweat from our brow, we're proud to say we've achieved this. The next step is to integrate the MediDirect data into SAP - so Watch This Space!

Corporate Interactive has built a reputation for total customer satisfaction. Why not Contact Us or call 1-300-662-553 for a solution to help your business grow?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Software, consistently more reliable than spreadsheets

Software, consistently more reliable than spreadsheets

Too often business owners, researchers and authors rely on spreadsheets for collecting and analyzing data, when software applications are proven to be a better option in ensuring the consistency of the process.

While spreadsheets are useful for basic calculations and other quick numerical analysis, as a primary business or research tool it is prone to error. At Corporate Interactive, we believe that these spreadsheets must be converted to software apps to reap the benefits of collected data. By not using a software solution, you will affect the accuracy of your analysis.

Business essential


A spreadsheet can incur transcription errors from its original sources or deliver an incorrect formula. In short, it is an unstable option in analytical work.

Three reasons software trumps spreadsheets


Software applications allow for testing, while spreadsheets do not have this option.
Software applications facilitate code review, while spreadsheets make this process difficult.
Software applications allow a framework for inputting data, while spreadsheets allow for a copy-and-paste approach.
When you have invested enormous effort into compiling a dataset, it is important to spend equal effort into reviewing, testing and documenting your analysis. A well-written and tested software program or application will allow you to do this.

The best technique


Over the years, we’ve developed software solutions for our many clients, with the right tools and best techniques for collecting, analyzing and reporting credible data.

Of course, a spreadsheet has its place in the business world. However, when you’re dealing with complex, or large amounts of data, a software solution makes the process more accurate, consistent and reliable.

This means that you can make better decisions based on results you can trust.

To find a software solution that can help you in your company analysis or economic research, Contact Us or call 1-300-662-553 for professional advice.