Social intranet software, collaboration and knowledge management specialist Axero released an upgrade to Communifire, its intranet software solution for small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs).
Communifire 5.2 delivers an array of new features designed to improve the user experience for administrators, plus offers new gamification capabilities that allow users to recognize other users by granting them badges. Users can earn badges by completing customized series of actions within the community.
The biggest addition to Communifire 5.2 is the Page Builder, a drag-and-drop interface that administrators can use to create page layouts, and simplify the process of designing the homepage, space pages, and CMS pages.
“There is always a struggle between power, functionality, and flexibility on the one hand and user friendliness–often a synonym for simplicity or intuitiveness–on the other hand,” Axero co-founder and President Tim Eisenhauer told eWEEK. “Both are hugely important if you want people to use a new tool designed to encourage greater interaction, sharing and collaboration and give up their old familiar tools.”
Eisenhauer said the answer, in addition to providing a compelling user experience out of the box, is to give customers and intranet managers the flexibility to tailor the user experience to their users’ way of thinking, so things just make sense for them.