SOURCE: WikiOrgCharts

WikiOrgCharts

September 14, 2011 13:30 ET

WikiOrgCharts Launches Innovative Web Platform for Crowdsourcing Organizational Charts

New Cloud Service Provides the First Comprehensive Org Chart of Private Companies and the Federal Government

NORWALK, CT--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - WikiOrgCharts (http://www.wikiorgcharts.com) today announced the beta launch of its website, the first platform on the web that allows users to pool their business contacts and collaboratively map the relationships that exist within a company into an easy-to-access organizational chart. The HTML5 site allows org charts to be constructed, modified, searched and openly shared between Internet users, along with real-time social information from Twitter and other sources.

Finding the right point of contact at a company is a common pain point for business people, who can spend upwards of 30% of their time identifying the right person to talk to. Similarly, recruiters have many of the same problems qualifying the credentials of job candidates. WikiOrgCharts fills a need for all these groups and many more.

"WikiOrgCharts provides a compelling cloud based service for savvy business people looking to map out and connect with the right person in an organization," said WikiOrgCharts Founder and CEO Farhan Memon. "Even with existing social and business resources like LinkedIn, people spend countless professional hours finding the right point of contact within an organization. We provide a map and context for people to understand the critical hierarchies and relationships within an organization."

Now that it is in beta, WikiOrgCharts will look to grow its impressive database of nine million profiles by inviting users to claim their entries and to add their friends from existing social media sites.

WikiOrgCharts incorporates a virtual currency model to incentivize community participation. When those users join WikiOrgCharts and claim their place within a company org chart, they receive an initial 20 points. They can continue to accumulate points through by adding friends and colleagues to the WikiOrgCharts' database. Registered users can collaborate to fill in a profile's missing information or alter details. Leaderboards and other messages within the site will keep score of the most active users and their participation. Points are used when users look at the profiles of other users.

A key component of WikiOrgCharts' service is its database of 1.2 million federal government employees, a first-of-its-kind directory for federal public employees. Never before has a list of the U.S. Civil Service been available for free. WikiOrgCharts has mapped the top layer, and as federal employees join the site, these org charts will be expanded and refined through crowdsourcing.

"As we continue to have federal workers register with their LinkedIn and Facebook credentials, we'll be able to add an extensive social layer to the significant org chart we already have in place for the federal government," stated Memon.

WikiOrgCharts allows users who do not want to participate in the information exchange to buy credits through a premium subscription plan.

About WikiOrgCharts
WikiOrgCharts is a social platform that allows users to map out the relationships that exist within a company and contribute their business contacts. The HTML5 site allows org charts to be constructed, modified, searched and openly shared between Internet users along with real-time social information from Twitter and other sources. For more information, please visit http://www.wikiorgcharts.com.