ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, May 6. Bitrix, Inc., a technology trendsetter in business communications solutions, announces the availability of Bitrix Intranet Portal 9.0, the most ambitious release of the company's Enterprise 2.0 solution for small and medium-sized businesses.
Bitrix Intranet Portal 9.0 now provides a full range of business-oriented communication opportunities. In the new version, the blogs & forums and instant messaging features are reinforced with video conferencing and e-mail processing. Customers can create a number of virtual video meeting rooms according to their license terms, make online room reservations with real-time status display in the public calendar and initiate either an instant peer-to-peer video call or a click-away video conference for up to six participants. This feature is available both for internal and external communications and requires a simple browser plug-in.
Thanks to the integrated Send&Save technology, organizations can solve a major headache associated with the fact that email remains the main business communication tool. Correspondence is usually dispersed among user mailboxes without proper archiving and sharing, thus leaving no significant footprint after employee dismissal. The new feature duplicates email in the intranet, stores messages in dedicated discussions with shared user access rights and indexes it for the D.I.G. enterprise search engine.
Security above all
Bitrix Intranet Portal 9.0 makes a huge step forward in security with the improvement of the integrated PRO+PRO security framework, which goes far beyond traditional intranet protection. Thanks to the new anti-virus module, the product prevents malicious code distribution to end users and provides both detection and disinfection capabilities for automatic purging of infected code. In combination with embedded backup and integrity control, the web anti-virus dramatically amplifies the overall product security, minimizes downtime, and ensures industry-leading business continuity and reputation protection.
Business process management
Confirming its status as a technological pioneer in Enterprise 2.0 business process management, Bitrix has added a number of important enhancements to this module. Now, a process can be initiated with regards to a document or a routine activity, owners can modify the process at any stage of its implementation, users can receive assignments directly to their calendars and tasks as well as receive notifications via instant messenger or e-mail. The business processes visual constructor received new functions like issue escalation and decision-making timeout, while the product is now equipped with additional templates for typical activity like business trips and vacation request handling.
Last but not least
Bitrix Intranet Portal 9.0 experienced several other enhancements spearheading the evolving Enterprise 2.0 market and driven by user demand. The product enables automatic visual representation of organization's structure. The user interface was endowed with extended tooltips when browsing employee profiles. The workgroups appearance has changed, offering intuitive navigation and customization with support of tags and tag-based search.