SOURCE: Imaginatik

www.imaginatik.com

March 31, 2010 09:00 ET

Idea Central/SharePoint Integration Combines Collective Intelligence With Collaborative Business Processes

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) -  Imaginatik plc (AIM: IMTK), a provider of Collective Intelligence software and services aimed at streamlining the innovation and idea management process, today announced the integration of Imaginatik's software solution, Idea Central 10, with Microsoft SharePoint.

The integration seamlessly combines Collective Intelligence with collaborative business processes by using a Web Service API to expose Idea Central content within SharePoint. Its features include: Web Parts that can be added directly to an enterprise, team or personal SharePoint site to display information from Idea Central; RSS feeds that allow groups to see a custom feed of Idea Central activity without leaving SharePoint, and enterprise-wide search capabilities.

The ability to use Idea Central and SharePoint together offers many benefits, including:

  • Contextual Actions to Promote Ideation - Allows SharePoint users to contribute new ideas and comments within the context of their everyday collaboration platform
  • Integration with Enterprise Search - Enables inclusion of Idea Central and SharePoint searches

Idea Central will be integrated with SharePoint 2010, Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. In order to make the most of both platforms, Imaginatik has crafted a variety of capabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Data Management - Data-export options allow customers to export ideas into systems like Microsoft Office Project Server and Excel, giving users a continuous view into the development and implementation of ideas within their organization
  • RSS Feeds - Flexible and highly configurable RSS feeds from Idea Central can be included on SharePoint sites
  • Web Services API - Provides the capability to call virtually any Idea Central content or metric securely over the Web and return it in XML, which can then be transformed into HTML, CSV, JSON or plain text

"Collective Intelligence lives inside a firm's IT infrastructure," said Mark Turrell, CEO of Imaginatik. "Our corporate clients who use SharePoint as their collaboration platform can now benefit from our advanced toolset for innovation, ideation and collaborative problem solving integrated into their familiar, standard software."

For more information on Imaginatik's Innovation Management and Collective Intelligence solutions, visit www.imaginatik.com.

About Imaginatik
Imaginatik provides Innovation Management and Collective Intelligence solutions. The best companies in the world use our Idea Central software platform to identify and develop the important ideas and strategies that will drive the future of their business. For more than 10 years, Imaginatik has helped customers including CSC, Pfizer, Boeing, Chubb and Cargill achieve outstanding results with the know-how of our experienced consulting team and our highly configurable Web-based software.

Imaginatik is a public company traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: IMTK) and a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer with offices in Boston, Mass., and London, U.K. Imaginatik is committed to ongoing research into the nature of human networks, innovation and collective intelligence. The company collaborates with several academic institutions including the IXL Center at Hult International Business School. 

Microsoft, SharePoint, Excel and Project Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
Imaginatik and Idea Central are registered trademarks of Imaginatik plc.

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