June 17, 2013
Neudesic Releases Pulse 4.0
By Frank Griffin
TMCnet Contributing Writer
Whether you're a fledgling startup or an established enterprise, the success of your organization depends in finding the right person to perform the required task. Finding these assets is easier said than done, and sometimes results in placing the wrong person at the desired position. Even after the right candidate is hired, the pool of talent the person possesses can be lost if it is not properly archived. The new release of Pulse (News - Alert) 4.0 from Neudesic gives organizations innovative Social Human Capital Management Functionality (HCM) to give its users the tools to identify experts within their organization and other cross-referencing functionalities.
Oftentimes, organizations big and small lose track of many of their assets, whether they are human or otherwise. The new functionality of Pulse gives users the tools to self-declare their skills and recommend them to co-workers as well as being able to endorse the skill of coworkers. Additionally the platform allows users to:
- Centrally manage a list of available skills;
- Build custom user profiles that include skills, experience, education and certifications;
- Create searchable profile properties;
- Search for people by skills, location and other custom properties;
- Identify experts with supporting security controls;
- Import profile information from external data sources such as LinkedIn (News - Alert).
By aggregating this information from the employees of an organization, a data set of important skills can be categorized and accessed any time to be used when it is needed instead of hiring a new employee.
The platform also provides many different collaborative tools for completing a task once the people have been found. A system hub collects information from enterprise applications so it is available with applications like Dynamics CRM, SharePoint, and Order Processing to be searched and linked to video, file and image sharing. This provides a newsfeed of the organization that keeps employees connected across critical applications.
The messaging tool allows co-workers to communicate with each other privately or collaboratively with the participants on any project. It can alert participants with an e-mail if they are not connected to ensure they don't miss important messages. Pulse can be integrated with Microsoft Lync along with other line-of-business systems including SharePoint, Office 365, Outlook and other systems.
Pulse takes advantage of the social networking environment taking place outside of the workplace and makes it available for the enterprise. It provides a platform where employee communication and collaboration for sharing ideas, projects, files and feedback is as easy as logging on to any of the social sites currently available.
"People are the single biggest investment for any company. The more tools we can give our clients to help them maximize that investment, the more competitive they will be," said Neudesic CEO Parsa Rohani.
Edited by Rory J. Thompson