AppFusions Breaks Down Silos, Connecting Software and the Enterprise
BOSTON, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — AppFusions, a social business and engineering systems integration firm, is a Silver Sponsor and featured exhibitor at the E2 Conference, June 17-19 at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
The E2 Conference (formerly called Enterprise 2.0) kicks off today, showcasing corporations with agendas aimed at a more connected enterprise – both culturally and system-wise. E2.0, also referred to as “Social Business,” is the concept of systems, solutions, and methodologies that encourage businesses to collaborate more openly and seamlessly, both in terms of systems and communications. One of the key goals is improved process efficiencies.
“Enterprise 2.0 is about working more fluidly at the content, data, and systems level. When done right, documented efficiency gains and streamlined business processes result,” Ellen Feaheny, AppFusions’ CEO, explains. As a movement with integrated technologies at its core, E2.0 brings game-changing innovation and performance results to businesses. “E2.0 breaks down human and systems silos inside and outside of enterprises,” Feaheny emphasizes.
Although technological seamlessness is the business and systems goal, it is not yet the norm. That’s where AppFusions steps in.
For example, with AppFusions enterprise-grade content/document management system connectors, physical document collaboration moves away from local desktops, email attachments, or siloed file repositories. Instead, “other system” document management is integrated into social business, project management, or wiki systems. When integrated, enterprise users can preview, edit, download, and embed physical documents stored in external repositories like Box, Dropbox, Alfresco, Google Docs, etc. directly from their social business platform or wiki system as native user experiences.
IT administrators appreciate such integrations to standardize business methodologies, and ward away rogue attachments/document repositories. By providing integrated “best of all worlds” solutions, document management and collaboration is managed, thus mitigating the “wild west” of systems many CIOs wrestle with these days. AppFusions’ packaged content management integrations, to date, mix together Atlassian Confluence, JIRA, IBM Connections, Jive Software, Box, Dropbox, Alfresco, and Google Docs.
Another E2.0 example of AppFusions’ integrations is “in-app/in-context” instant messaging, which allows end users to message or video chat directly from inside an enterprise social, business, or engineering system.
“At the core, these are not technical problems we are solving; these are business collaboration problems that waste crucial time, money, and – even worse – lost contextual mindshare,” Feaheny explains. “If I’m working in a wiki, bug tracker, git repository, or continuous integration server, an AppFusions connector allows me to see whether a recent contributor is online, and if so, I can connect with them instantly using IBM Sametime.” This type of integration is not only convenient, it’s smart.
“I should not have to constantly jump between systems and browsers to collaborate,” she continues. “Instead, AppFusions feels systems should all be conveniently connected, no matter where you are working.”
AppFusions’s booth in the E2 exhibit hall will focus on its 40+ packaged integration applications, bridging systems like Atlassian JIRA, Confluence, Stash, FishEye, Crucible, Crowd, IBM Connections and Sametime, Jive Social Business Platform, Google Drive and Analytics, Box, Dropbox, Alfresco, LingoTek, MixPanel, Parature, UserVoice, iRise, and others.
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AppFusions is a social business, and engineering systems integrations firm offering multi-technology application solutions. By enabling enterprises to harness together key systems with “plug and play” integrations, corporations almost instantly gain improved efficiencies, faster innovation potential, and ultimately saved time and money. Its product portfolio includes packaged integrations with Atlassian, Jive, IBM, Box, Google, Dropbox, Alfresco, UserVoice, Attensa, and more. AppFusions’ development expertise in the technologies they work with is among the most technically capable in the industry. AppFusions’ customers overlap with their technology partners’ customers – from SMB to Fortune 10s, worldwide. AppFusions is based in San Francisco, and works in the U.S., Australia, and Europe.