With the new MangoApps Organization feature, companies can arrange their employees, based on collaboration needs, into special units called “Organizations.”

Organizations can be one of two types:

The Type-1 “Open Organization” is the default option. Companies will primarily use it to delegate user admin roles. This feature lets companies divide employees into multiple groups and assign one or more administrators to each group.

The Type-2 “Walled Organization” option is exactly the same as Type-1, except it offers extra security via its “Chinese Wall” feature — which restricts passage of information and communication between separate Organizations.

Here are some examples of how companies, big and small, can use Organizations to improve security and administration within MangoApps.

Example 1 — Type 1 “Open Organization”

For our first example, say there’s a mid-size car holding company that owns many dealerships. The holding company uses MangoApps so employees at all dealerships can collaborate freely.  Each dealership runs as an individual business, so the company needs to divide administration of employees in MangoApps to dealership managers.

Full collaboration with delegated administrators is possible with Type-1 Organizations. Take a look at this chart to see how Open Organizations work with this scenario.

In the scenario shown above, the company models each dealership as a Type-1 Organization. It has added employees to the appropriate Organizations and given admin privileges to individual dealership managers — so they can watch over the employees of their dealerships.

Although employees are placed in specific buckets, all communication and collaboration is visible to everyone. There are no walls – all (non-private) posts, comments, and files are seen by all employees at all dealerships.

Example 2 — Type 2 “Walled Organization”

Here’s another example, say there’s a small advertising company that works with a number of clients. For privacy and information security reasons these clients require that employees working on their account be walled off from others in the company.

This picture illustrates how the advertising company can use Type-2 Organizations to accomplish its goals by moving teams of employees (who are working with specific clients) into separate groups.

After employees are placed into unique groups, all communication and collaboration between the groups is walled off. This allows the company to enable full collaboration between team members, while creating a Chinese Wall between various groups.

This is an example of how Type-2 Organizations, which create silos between different teams, can improve collaboration and security.

Example 3 — Type 2 “Walled Organization”

Here’s a final example. Say there’s a large financial company that needs to restrict communication between business units to meet regulatory requirements, but the company also needs to allow these business units to communicate with common departments like HR and Legal.

Say this company also needs to give select business units access to the Accounting department.

This hybrid scenario can be modeled as a Type-2 Organization. The company can create Organizations for each business unit — and then create Organizations for each of the common departments: HR, Legal, and Accounting.

To enable communication between HR and Legal and employees — the company can add HR and Legal as secondary Organizations for each employee — giving them full access to other employees in these departments.

Similarly, Accounting can be added as a secondary Organization for select business units.

Organizations Hold Many Benefits

They let companies organize employees into smaller teams, improving administration and information security.

To learn more Organizations, make sure to check out our Organization Overview video.