In recent times the Bitrix (news, site) intranet portal has seen action of the collaborative variety, as well as some drag and drop business process design. Now, thanks to the company's latest addition of mobile instant messaging, users of the portal can enjoy its benefits from any location.
Bitrix Intranet Portal offers the enterprise an integrated, private XMPP/Jabber server. Using popular applications like Parlingo, BeejiveIM, or Agile Messenger, users can directly link up their smartphones (Android, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Symbian, Palm) with the portal.
Once connected, Bitrix’s new feature displays a list of colleagues that are also signed onto the service in a buddylist-type fashion. This is handy for employees that are working remotely, as they can easily see who’s available at any given moment.
Feeling the Pulse of the Enterprise
The messenger sends automatic notifications from portal activities like tasks, meetings and group events. Users can take advantage of not only the ability send and receive text messages , but files, audio and video content as well. Additionally, the tool is secured with SSL tunneling to prevent unwanted parties from intercepting messaging traffic, so no worries on that front.
“In the modern world it is hard to underestimate the meaning of being connected,” said Dmitry Valyanov, President of Bitrix, Inc. “Connection is money, relations, awareness, entertainment, and services. We are proud that Bitrix users can leverage the advantage of staying in touch with their intranet portal via a smartphone and feel the pulse of the enterprise."
Bitrix claims their portal was designed for both SMBs and large enterprises. The scalable solution comes in three different editions, and you can hook yourself up with a free trial here.