Tomoye Corporation

Tomoye Corporation

June 09, 2008 09:01 ET

Introducing Tomoye Ecco 2.0

Sharepoint Ready Communities of Practice Deliver Proven Process and Technology for Collaboration and Social Networking

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - (Enterprise 2.0 Conference Booth #404) - Tomoye today announced the launch of Tomoye Ecco 2.0 which is designed to provide enterprises with proven technology and process to roll out communities, social networking and collaboration functionality. Tomoye Ecco is the fastest way for workers to get answers, network and collaborate both inside and outside of the enterprise. This new offering is SharePoint ready, enabling organizations to build on existing investments and fully integrate the system with widely used document management and collaboration tools.

According to leading industry analysts, the enterprise social software market is expected to hit $707.7 million by 2011. While this market is growing rapidly, enterprises are looking for ways to practically incorporate new technologies into their organizations, with a focus on security and ensuring the success of these initiatives. Tomoye technology is deployed worldwide, enabling enterprises to deliver workers with advanced communities for collaboration and social networking using a proven process and technology.

Product Features

Tomoye Ecco 2.0 includes the following features:

- Powerful questions and answers: Email participation, ask anywhere, best answers (quality), recognition, thematic based with multiple level drill down, top ranked, smart notifications.

- Find experts and network: Personal profiles, people search, most helpful people, most relevant people, peer networking, internal and external participants.

- Sharepoint ready: Tight integration with SharePoint using .NET and using Windows authentication users can go back and forth seamlessly between the two products.

- Share and collaborate around community content: Videos, documents, SharePoint documents, social tags, personal file sharing, social bookmarking, simple wikis, blogs, social search.

- Leader and technical administration: Deep metrics, community content management, simple security, multilingual, customizable, open API, scalable.

"Communities of practice offer enterprises a powerful way to leverage the power of new technologies, including social networking, using a framework that works," said Eric Sauve, CEO and Co-Founder, Tomoye Corporation. "The latest generation of Web-based technology offers an incredible opportunity, but only if organizations can ensure it is productive and generating real value. Tomoye communities of practice drive innovation and deliver tangible results

Tomoye Communities of Practice break down the bottleneck between applications and information by directly connecting peers that produce information with those that use it. Time and time again, we've seen that peer connections formed in communities become more valued than any other information source in the organization, leading to tremendous innovation and tangible results that contribute to the bottom line of the organization."

Tomoye Community Growth Model

Tomoye has developed a framework to help implementers move from ideas to implementation - It is based on nearly a decade of experience working directly with communities of practice in the world's leading organizations.

Pricing and Availability

Tomoye Ecco 2.0 is available immediately through Tomoye Corporation and its reseller partners. The company offers a number of pricing options, with seats starting at $35. Currently, the company is offering 50 seats for free for organizations who want to get communities up and running today. Tomoye also offers a Get Started Community Package for rapid deployment which includes a complete package of software and services delivered using an On-Demand model. More information on pricing and deployment options is available at here.

Enterprise 2.0 Conference

Tomoye is exhibiting in booth 404 at this year's show which takes place June 9th to 11th in Boston. The company also announced further details on its SharePoint integration, more details available here.

About Tomoye

Tomoye, the Community of Practice Company, has focused exclusively on communities of practice for nearly a decade. This specialization has enabled Tomoye to develop a strong and thorough level of expertise with proven technology and the best practices and processes. Tomoye Ecco 2.0 is SharePoint ready, enabling organizations to form communities inside and outside the enterprise, so that peers can solve real problems, learn, and generate new ideas together. Tomoye community of practice solutions are used by hundreds of thousands of people in large corporations and government agencies throughout the world. Tomoye customers include Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of Education, Canadian Heritage and UNESCO. Tomoye is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. For more information please visit: www.tomoye.com.

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