7 Best Ways to Increase Team Collaboration Within the Workplace

Organizations are finding it increasingly challenging to raise or maintain team collaboration within a department across the workplace. The challenge is getting team members to know each other better, to have team members thrive on each other for success, to increase communication within departments and employees. These challenges keep evolving with expanding offices across locations, departments, […]

How You Can Successful Utilize Your Workplace Intranet

What are the top Do’s? 1. Make use of the company intranet to accelerate your work. A lot of us face a road block while trying to search for a document within a file, folder, wiki or a post in our company Intranet. We might spend hours wading through a sea of content just to […]

3 Essential Functions of Quality Cloud Computing Security

By 2020 more than 80% of businesses are expected to move to the cloud, but the question of Intranet Security has always been the elephant in the room. Cloud is being adopted at an extreme pace with companies opting for everything from software-as-a-service to infrastructure-as-a-service. The fact is there is no service secure enough that can’t […]

Benefits and Features of Task Management Collaboration Software

The explosion of industries, organizations across the world has meant that departments have started working together across the globe on collaboration portals and Intranets and employees have begun working cross-departments on multiple projects. Employees have started taking up wider roles across the organization which makes the “to-do lists” even bigger. Post-chits and notepads are a […]

Hidden Intranet Features and Less Known Collaboration Tool

 Hidden Features of an Intranet or Collaboration Tool Gamification – This is a one-of-a-kind feature that helps drive employee satisfaction and engagement by awarding badges based on employee activity and contribution to the organization. This feature creates friendly competition and highlights top influencers and contributors. Gamification is another great feature which at times gets misconstrued with unhealthy competition and […]

Collaboration Software Features Your Company Needs to Have

Most organizations have realized the need for an Team Collaboration Software or Intranet Software. Selecting one requires extensive brainstorming and decision making to choose the best software that fits all your organizations’ unique requirements. An Online Team Collaboration Software that will streamline processes, enhance employee communication and collaboration. A combination of all the many tools used […]

5 Future Digital Workplace Technologies to Transform Your Enterprise

We wrote about how Collaboration Software’s and Intranets Tools were helping build the evolving digital workplace landscape. This blog will talk about how similar technologies will help shape the future of the digital workplace trends allowing organizations and employees conduct business and execute day-to-day tasks to deliver a greater work experience. A digital workplace is […]

50 Business Hashtags MangoApps Administrators Should Consider

Hashtags are an easy way to see conversations about a particular topic on your platforms. You must be using hashtags in your domain to track down things we are just listing down the hashtags which companies typically use while using our team collaboration product. Teams #actionitem #decision #final #highpriority #lowpriority #issue #bug #problem #outdated #mobile #apps […]

5 Awesome Less Known Features of MangoApps

MangoApps is the most feature rich social collaboration platform on the market, offering hundreds of features and modules that can be tweaked to suit your needs with just a few clicks. Most of you are probably familiar with common features like search, profiles, polls, recognition’s, etc. MangoApps features run even deeper than that. Let’s look […]

How to Overcome the 4 Most Common Hurdles in Social Intranet

According to Cmswire, it took 30 months for Nat Geo to build one of the world’s best intranets. Since improving their intranet platform, Nat Geo has seen their employee engagement increase by a whopping 70%. Nat Geo’s statistic proves that the right social intranet platform can increase communication within a company, encourage employees to interact […]

6 Tips To Drive Social Intranet Enterprise Software Adoption

According to a study done by the Sand Hill Group and Neochange, the most critical factor for software success and return-on-investment is effective user adoption. The groups conducted a survey in 2009 which incorporated the views and opinions of 353 IT buyers and software executives. Of that group over 70% listed user implementation as the […]

Unlock and Enhance Your Knowledge Through Collaboration

Most organizations today struggle to manage their rapidly growing volume of vital corporate knowledge and effectively. Enormous amounts of useful information are being trapped in information silos, such as email inboxes. And many companies have a limited understanding of organizational expertise or talent because the right information either is not collected in a team collaboration […]

5 Must Have Enterprise Social Software Integrations

No one wants a new way to work, they want ways to improve the processes they are currently using, one of the best ways to ensure widespread adoption of social software is to integrate with existing business applications already in place that run your business. Implementing your enterprise social network requires more than just a […]

Cost of Ownership for On-Premise VS SaaS, why we offer both options!

At MangoApps we get customers all the time asking about the total cost of ownership of our Enterprise grade deployment offerings. We provide Shared Cloud, Private Cloud, and On-Premise, you can choose one vendor with equally compelling options for your deployment. I was contacted by Software Advice to look at their Calculator, and I was […]

Top 3 Enterprise Social Network Requirements For Mid-Market Companies

Enterprise Social Networking is proving to be the most efficient method for workers to communicate internally. Information flows at a rapid pace, files of any size are easily shared, and teams collaborate freely from any location and any device. Users love the natural social network look and feel, the ease of use, and the effortless […]

3 Easy Ways Your Company Can Improve Social Onboarding

1. Onboarding is serious business With  22% of staff turnover happening in the first forty-five days of employment. New employees who went through a structured onboarding program are 58% more likely to be with the organization after three years. A new employee consumes value for the first three months after which they begin to add […]

Assigning Project Tasks with Milestones – Customer Use Case

I speak with Customers on a daily basis, and through these conversations, I help them understand the best practices with the product, and almost always they teach me a thing or two. Today’s Customer use case comes from Jason at Ebonexus as we were trying to figure out a workaround for assigning project tasks to several […]

5 Must Have Productivity Tools For Any Businesses

The highly competitive market, today demands businesses to put in twice as much effort as they did a decade ago in order to stay afloat. As the world continues to go digital, the traditional tools of business are slowly but surely becoming impractical & outdated. Choosing online tools for your productivity workflow is a great […]

Where Can You Find Top Rated Social Intranet Software?

These enterprise social intranet software rankings are typically viewed with some skepticism, as the Intranet software solutions being ranked are usually paying customers of the research firm posting the ranking. Payoffs create a clear bias, causing readers to wonder if these are “pay for play” rankings. If you want an entirely unbiased ranking of enterprise […]

The Future of Innovation, Collaboration and Leadership

Deloitte in June 2012 captured the CEO Insomnia Index from a diverse range of Business leaders with the aim of identifying opportunities and challenges that are perceived to be the most pressing in business. Top 3 opportunities identified by the study were: 1. Innovation 2. Collaboration 3. Leadership Going by this clearly HR would be on […]

Enrich Your Business with These Enterprise Social Networks Hidden Features

Some of the best features of enterprise social networks are somewhat hidden. Once you find them, it opens up entirely new ways to communicate and collaborate with co-workers, partners, and customers. MangoApps, a Gartner 2012 Cool Vendor in Social Software and Collaboration, offers enhanced tools such as in-app video and audio blogs. In addition to […]

Why Culture Is the Key to Outstanding Talent Management

Talent Management True talent management is about more than finding and keeping the right people. It’s also about making smart decisions that benefit both the workforce and the organization. The goal of talent management is to create a high-performance, sustainable organization that meets its objectives and strategic & operational goals. To accomplish this utilizing an […]

10 Tips to Successful Encourage Innovation

Ideas can be in the form of new products or services, cost-reducing techniques, process improvements, or innovative business models and methods.  No doubts that the benefits of innovation management occur in all aspects of the financial statements.  Most great ideas for enhancing corporate growth and profits aren’t discovered at your research center or brainstorming in the conference rooms, […]

5 Enterprise Social Network Myths

Just as public social networks have changed the way that people connect and interact, enterprise social networks can have a big impact on employee productivity and collaboration. Initially thought to be a distraction, these networks are now popping up at companies of all sizes worldwide and realizing the huge potential of social collaboration to pump information […]

Improve Employee Productivity With Employee Social Intranet

As early adopters to an employee social Intranet and Team Collaboration software networks, we can easily look back now and see how the journey has been shaped by the product evolution and maturity in the usage that has to increase our employee productivity. We stopped using emails altogether for internal use about three plus years […]

Side By Side Comparison of Business Email vs Social Networks

“Email vs. Social Networks” has been a much-debated topic for last few years. Some say e-mails will die just as telefax & snail mails, however, some say e-mails will never die since it has a multi-billion dollar industry built around it & people have vested interests to keep it alive. Before mobile phones and instant messaging […]

The Year Enterprise Social Networks Hit Main Street

It appears this will be the year Enterprise Social Networks hit main street.  Companies of all sizes, plus government agencies, education, and non-profits are all rushing to deploy private, secure social collaboration networks for internal use. The drivers are real-time communication, effortless collaboration, quicker access to answers, easy file sharing, and faster information flow.  The expectation […]

How Great Internal Social Technology Will Speed Up Your Company

Speed up building your company’s connected culture. Employees in your company have a professional identity (profile, role in the org. chart) and contribute with their professional insights (product development, idea sharing, content creation, task delivery). Great social intranet technology provides an online place for employees to build stronger professional identities and deeper professional insights. By […]

7 Ways Guaranteed to Create Accelerated ECS Adoption

Accelerated ECS adoption is the primary goal when rolling out any Enterprise Collaboration Software (ECS) solution. This article lays out the best practices for accelerated ECS adoption to improve ROI and reach a critical mass for usage. The Challenges There are important challenges of accelerated ECS adoption and an important one is the need to documented Enterprise […]

Using APIs to Strengthen Your Enterprise Social Network

It estimated that by 2013, 75% of businesses will dump email as their internal collaboration platform and adopt an Enterprise Social Networking Tools as their collaboration tool of choice. A significant milestone was also set in 2011 when the worldwide revenue of Social Collaboration Networks surpassed $769 Million. As more businesses follow suit, serious consideration should be taken […]

Why MangoApps Offers You the Best Enterprise Collaboration Tools

There are many choices when it comes to enterprise collaboration tools but only one can be considered the best. Few offer a complete package of collaboration applications that are usable by all levels of your organization. There are two main concepts which capture why you should use MangoApps in your organization. The first one is our […]

Engaging Employees With Enterprise Social Networking

Before enterprise social networking widely existed I worked for a hospital and every year we took a Gallup survey. The survey was conducted to provide executives with an understanding of employee engagement through the organization. It included questions like, “On a scale of 1 to 5, do you feel engaged at work?” and “Do you think […]

Salesforce and Chatter Waste Money With Super Bowl Ads

I’m sure you have heard by now, Salesforce.com is opening their Chatter service for businesses and are spending literally millions to run ads during the Superbowl weekend. At MangoApps we honestly think that’s a little silly to see Chatter waste money like that. In 2010 the average cost of a 30 second Superbowl commercial cost […]

Enterprise Business Software For Today’s Innovators

As I sat and watched the State of the Union address by President Obama, I began to realize that amidst all the fear and anxiety that has been created out of the economic status of the America and the world – we really are in a great place. We are ripe for change because clearly the old way of doing things does not work for today’s world. As President Obama stated, we are not living in the same world anymore where you graduate college or even high school, get a job and likely keep that job until you retire. Our competition is outside of our neighborhood, it’s across the globe. How does this translate into enterprise business software? Because we are trying to achieve new, more competitive results with the same tools of yesterday’s business. We need to evolve.

Enterprise Business Software Tools Help Improve Employee Happiness

There are many choices in small business software. Chances are your using some version of it right now. When you wake up and go to work in the morning, do you feel like, “Today is going to be so great. I feel connected, engaged and valued by my colleagues.” If you do, congratulations, you’ve hit the jackpot. You likely either operate or work for people who understand how to use collaboration tools and social networking software for business.

Task Management Tools Get You From Project Creation to Completion

Task management tools are becoming ever prevalent in the workplace but if these tools are going to be effective you have to know how to use them. It’s important to understand what your task management tools can do for you so that you can use it to your fullest advantage. Work management software can move […]

5 Mobile Collaboration Tasks To Stay Productive While Commuting

What can you do while commuting? Well if you are the driver, try not to multi task – just concentrate on driving. But if using mass transit, using your iPhone for something more productive than justs catching up on facebook is a good place to start. You can using your task management software to stay connected when a deadline is approaching an you have more than a day’s worth of work to do but less than a day to do it. Using work management software on your mobile can help you catch up when you really need to.

Improve Your Work Experience With Easy Project Management Software

The word easy and project management software rarely go hand in hand. Hundreds of project and task management tools are on the market and rarely does easy come up when they are talked about. But why? Isn’t project management and task management at the core of what people do everyday? Shouldn’t Project Management Software be one of the easiest business software applications in the company?

5 Tips for Successfully Deploying Collaboration Tools

There is no doubt that with the emergence of Web 2.0 , Enterprise 2.0, and other small business software there are new, innovative ways to work better, and smarter, then ever before. However, the challenge is rarely with the technology, rather how the technology is deployed as software on demand. As we have worked with customers, we have seen a number of examples that work best when looking to deploy a web collaboration solution. So, on this Friday before Halloween, we offer these 5 tips to avoid nightmares when deploying online collaborative tools.

MangoApps Offers Users Budget Conscious Software

A recent article on VentureBeat highlighted an emerging challenge that companies in the Enterprise collaboration software space commonly encounter as new innovations are brought to market: how do we get customers to use actually use them?

If enterprise business software vendors are truly concerned with how their solutions will improve productivity, they need to take a long look at the pricing models for their solutions. Are they adding value release after release AND keeping the costs to customers low or are they just padding their bottom line? As the price of the solution falls, do these get passed on to the customer? We believe it is indeed possible to introduce a steady stream of innovations without raising price points. The true benefits of enterprise social software will only be realized if everyone can participate.

How Business Status Updates Have Become the New Norm

Microblogging platforms like Twitter and Facebook are changing how people communicate…Businesses can leverage these sames shifts to benefit their employees and business productivity

MangoApps Offers Companies Collaborative Email Alternatives

Stop griping about how much email we have, and instead, understand what email is actually good for, what it isnt, and and discover a better place for all those types of emails. At MangoSpring we believe there is a better place for a vast majority of business communication. That the status update is more beneficial when shared outside of an email platform. That a notice about service issues is more appropriate and more effective away from the inbox. Think about a platform where people posted status updates, shared ideas, recognized team members, provide information about projects, and indicated when they were done with a task. Those things alone if moved out of email would reduce email volume likely by 50% or more. However, it goes beyond just reducing email traffic. It is at the core of fully engaged enterprise…a culture of openness and sharing, that when adopted help make your organization be more effective and efficient…and get you access to information quicker and easier than ever before.

MangoApps Helps Businesses Go Beyond Google Wave

Ready for the a new WAVE of collaborative communication for business? MangoTalk blends together the use of micro-blogging/micro-sharing, real-time instant messaging, and click to call for voice to provide real value as a new and emerging communication platform for any type of business. At the core of the fully engaged enterprise is a culture of sharing, through which communication and value-added collaboration emerges that help businesses get work done, eliminate duplication of effort and provide visibility on activities across the business.

Improve, Grow and Evolve Your Industry with MangoApps

During my most recent trip to the Smithsonian Zoo I sat through an excellent presentation about animals in the wild. During his talk, the zoo guide mentioned several fascinating points about how human-environment differs from that of animals. One point that stood out to me specifically was the idea of tool available to us. The tools […]

MangoApps New Email Integration Feature Is Now Available

We are ecstatic to announce that with our latest email integration feature release you can now post feeds and comments to your MangoApps Collaboration Software or Social Intranet directly from your email.  This feature is available immediately and is easy to start using. Just configure your email settings using the new UI and you’ll be able to […]

MangoApps Announces MangoApps Google Apps Integration

We are excited to introduce MangoApps Google Apps Integration with our Team Collaboration Software and Social Intranet products, extending your single sign-in capabilities for Google Apps. You can simply create your domain and sign in with your Google Apps credentials. What is MangoApps Google Apps Integration? As with all Google Apps, MangoApps can now be added to the […]

Collaborative Software Designed For Breaking Down Silos

Although most businesses are organized around functional lines and optimized so that information flows in a top-down fashion, project execution almost always requires cross-functional and department team collaboration. The diagram below illustrates some of the major communication relationships across organizations or groups within a software company. Some variation of this, of course, applies to all […]

Upgrade Your Experience With Team Task Management Software

Have you thought about you manage your daily tasks or to-do lists? It’s usually something that we don’t give a lot of thought, after all, any kind of to-do list should help keep you organized. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t better methods than digital sticky notes or the traditional pen and paper. This […]

MangoApps Announces Their Newest Mobile Intranet App – Press Release

SEATTLE, WA May 7th, 2010 – MangoApps, the leading provider of hosted collaboration services, announced today the availability of their  newest mobile intranet app, the iPhone Intranet Business Collaboration Suite. Complimenting the web and desktop offerings, this mobile Intranet app brings a complete set of personal, team and company collaboration tools for workers on the go. […]

Software Overload Effects on Employee Performance and Productivity

Chatter, Buzz, Wave, Yammer, Cubetree, SharePoint, Jive,  Bantam, Lotus and much more. These aren’t just sounds, shapes, flowers or animals, believe it or not, these are all kinds of business software. Software products today are everywhere and are constantly trying to fulfill and differentiate themselves in the space of enterprise 2.0, social media, social CRM, social […]