Bill Klump, co-founder of Daily Disruption, covers Igloo's latest product release.
Igloo Software, the leading provider of social business software in the cloud, and a previous 'Disruptor of the Day' recipient, has unveiled the next-generation version of their web-based collaboration suite, highlighted by full support for multilingual translation. The move breaks the language barrier by enabling teams to communicate and collaborate in the language of their choice.
"The prospect of global expansion used to be a daunting process for small and midsized companies," said Dan Latendre, CEO of Igloo Software. "The web has changed that, not just from a marketing perspective, but also operationally. With our latest release, we've eliminated one of the most significant barriers to collaboration, making it easier to work together regardless of location, time zone and now language."
Igloo delivers new releases on an accelerated, 90-day development cycle, leapfrogging the traditional platform players and making sure that each customer can take advantage of the latest innovations in enterprise social technology. The additions are part of Igloo's summer release, called Pearl, which is available immediately at igloosoftware.com/try.
So what's different? Here are the key elements:
- Multilingual content - enabling users to define their language preferences and share content, via instant or verified translations, in their native language.
- Integrated social analytics - a sophisticated reporting tool, powered by MicroStrategy, for analyzing participation, influence, activity and engagement.
- Enhanced file sharing - introduction of a brand-new HTML5 interface for drag-and-drop file sharing and an increase in file size to up to 2 GB.
- Archiving social content - ability to remove content from the search index by setting a retention schedule for specific types of content.
International Teams, Localized Language Support
Worldwide collaboration can only work in a multilingual network, and that's why Igloo now crosses international barriers with ease. Upon login, users can set their default language preference. As they collaborate with peers in different countries, a tabbed view enables instant and verified translations of all content. Igloo is currently available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and a number of customers have already launched non-English communities.
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