Friday, March 28, 2014

HR Company Implements Corporate Interactive Portal Solution

HR Company Implements Corporate Interactive Portal Solution

Human resources departments have become a staple in corporate infrastructure, but in the last few years, the cost of developing and maintaining these departments has gone up. It requires a ton of time and coordination to manage the affairs of a company and its employees.

That’s why so many businesses are looking for ways to improve the lives of their employees with automated HR tools.

Corporate Interactive recently worked with human resources provider SeventeenHundred to improve its internal processes and services. There were multiple aims of the project, including:

  • Developing document management software
  • Implementing mobile-friendly data properties
  • Adding ‘easy integration’ features
  • Finishing the software with a brand-centric look

With our platform, SeventeenHundred can deliver more information to employees, making it easier for them to access important documents at any time. With mobile-adaptable properties, workers have easy access to all information in the HR portal, anytime-anywhere.

As well, we incorporated advanced search technology by allowing meta-data tagging. This lets people search through copious amounts of content quickly and find exactly what they’re after.

About SeventeenHundred’s New Portal

Corporate Interactive has worked with plenty of high-profile enterprises, many of which must manage thousands of employees completing millions of tasks. SeventeenHundred was no different.

With more than 150,000 users, the company offers services in both New Zealand and Australia. Its list of clients features several blue chip and SME corporations that require intuitive systems.

With this new software, SeventeenHundred will be able to provide better support for its clients. For example, it allows the organisation to meet the guidelines of the Workplace Gender Equality Act of 2012 (WGEA).

The Benefits of Using the Right System

Almost all business owners come to a point when they need to be less ‘hands-on’ to expand their services. This transition is easier for some companies than for others, but most can benefit from an organised, easy-to-integrate system.

Besides being versatile enough to complement almost any business, this software can:

  • Improve security by allowing multi-layer user permissions
  • Organise tasks with easy calendar coordination
  • Create mobile-friendly content
  • Locate files
  • Coordinate with social feedback options

Thanks to this software, SeventeenHundred can now provide exceptional employee services. Every worker who interacts with the portal will save time, and with mobile capabilities, they can access information virtually from any part of the world with any device.

If you have a Document/Workflow project in mind, we’d love to help. Our team excels at analysing the needs of each individual client and then tailoring project development to meet or surpass those needs. To find out how our software could make your business processes run more efficiently and effectively, contact us at 1 300 662 553.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement

ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement

As an approved ICANN/TPP top level domain reseller we are obliged to publish updates and changes to the Registrants Benefits and Responsibilities.

One such update has recently been published. You can find the full details here.

Further information:

Please note that the obligations stated in this notice are not exhaustive.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Slyvania Lighting Contracts Corporate Interactive

Slyvania Lighting Contracts Corporate Interactive

Corporate Interactive is pleased to announce it is providing software-development services to Sylvania Lighting Australia, one of the country’s top lighting suppliers. We will revamp Sylvania Lighting Australia’s website and digital platform, overhauling work originally contracted to an offshore web developer.

The website’s original developer, inexperienced in the technologies it was attempting to implement, mishandled the project. Consequently, Sylvania Lighting Australia ended up with unstable Web application software that suffered from unworkable functionality, as well as large amounts of downtime and glitches.

Benefits of Corporate Interactive’s Overhaul for Sylvania Lighting Australia :
  • Improved intra site search that will auto-suggest products
  • Streamlined, intuitive website navigation
  • Easier user-end product-catalog browsing
  • On-the-fly product brochures
Specifically, our overhaul will include the implementation of an Apache Lucene based enterprise smart-search software solution. This search application will use an intelligent predictive algorithm to make product suggestions.

Additionally, we will implement smart-filtering features to simplify navigation of Sylvania Lighting Australia’s website and to allow the lighting supplier’s prospective customers to more easily search its immense product catalog. Plus, our team will create a PDF binder for Sylvania Lighting Australia that will let prospective customers create and print "on-the-fly" product brochures.

Of primary concern to both Corporate Interactive and Sylvania Lighting Australia was Sylvania Lighting Australia’s huge product catalog. Providing easy visitor access to the catalog, which comprises more than 4 million products and additional product variants, stymied the website’s original developer, and consequently, visitors to Sylvania Lighting Australia’s website were previously denied exposure to the myriad design and functionality possibilities Sylvania Lighting Australia offers.

To solve this problem, we’ve had to create a client-specific software system for Sylvania Lighting Australia that caters to the size and technical nature of the catalog. This is in line with Sylvania Lighting Australia’s original motivation for approaching Corporate Interactive, which was a desire to rethink their entire Internet strategy, to move away from print-based marketing materials and to leverage the company’s existing digital assets and increase automation.

We were extremely excited about initiating a relationship and building a partnership with Sylvania Lighting Australia, while helping Sylvania Lighting Australia improve its customer-facing online offerings. With its work on Sylvania Lighting Australia’s project, we not only enhance Sylvania Lighting Australia’s customer experience; but highlight the ability to effectively manage immense amounts of data.

For more information on this project, or to discuss how Corporate Interactive can provide your business with similar solutions, please contact us at 1-300-662-553 or visit our contact us page.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Corporate Interactive Announces Strategic Partnership With Xero

Corporate Interactive Announces Strategic Partnership With Xero

Thursday, we were pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with New Zealand accounting-software provider Xero. The deal will see full integration of our WebDirector data management platform into Xero’s cloud-based accounting software.

Xero, a relative newcomer to the tax accounting-software market, has attracted a great deal of attention globally, and currently serves 250,000 businesses worldwide, according to a February article. Its innovative accounting software has been a game changer in the market by allowing businesses to share accounts seamlessly with their accountants and with tax offices via the cloud.

Xero Accounting software now integrated with Corporate Interactive

Counting super-investor Peter Thiel among its backers, Xero’s innovations have made it a major competitor of longtime market players like MYOB in Australia, and Intuit in the United States – the latter of which has begun integrating cloud-based sharing systems more fully in reaction to Xero’s success, rather than continuing to rely on its legacy products.

As proof of Xero’s success in Australia alone, it announced in February that it had signed up its 100,000th Australian customer. What’s more, nine of Australia’s top 10 accounting firms have switched to using Xero’s software. Weeks later, Xero’s stock price soared to $44.49 per share when British stock-market indices and data provider FTSE included Xero in its FTSE Global Equity index.

‘We have seen a real shift in accountants, bookkeepers and small-business owners wanting to use a pure cloud-based accounting solution to manage their finances’, said Chris Ridd, Xero’s Australia managing director, explaining his company’s success. ‘Our customers are tired of managing software installs and paying for the required hardware upgrades that typically follow new releases’.

We chose Xero as a partner over more traditional tax accounting-software vendors because Xero built its cloud-based solution from the ground up. We preferred this to the work of Xero competitors who ‘tacked on cloud or Web access’ but did not specifically design their products with cloud-based solutions in mind. Xero’s software is a true best-of-breed, cloud-accounting solution.

Furthermore, we preferred Xero because it offers application programming interface (API) integration, as a standard part of their software; all other existing vendors charge for such API middleware.

Notably, ‘(Xero) understands the world should be integrated in the cloud and all systems should talk to each other’.

The partnership will allow for full integration of the Corporate Interactive’s customer-details CRM features and invoice-transactions ERP features with Xero’s cloud-based tax-accounting software. Consequently, Xero customers will be able to send one-off and recurring invoices and synchronize all their customer data for no additional cost.

To learn more about Corporate Interactive’s CRM and ERP integration features, or to learn about how Corporate Interactive can tailor make software solutions for your business, visit the company’s contact us page or call 1-300-662-553.