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Realcom Launches AskMe For SharePoint To Help Enterprises Better Leverage Internal Expertise.


Latest version of leading enterprise knowledge networking suite complements MOSS implementations with knowledge sharing, expertise location, TeamSites integration and analytics that help make enterprise information relevant and actionable.

Seattle, WA. – June 1, 2009 – Realcom, a leading provider of enterprise software applications that enable organizations to capture and leverage enterprise information, knowledge and expertise, today released a new version of it’s popular AskMe Enterprise solution for knowledge networking. The new version, AskMe for SharePoint, extends AskMe Enterprise’s functionality to the SharePoint platform with added functionality designed to allow Microsoft Office SharePoint users to better leverage their investment in their SharePoint implementation and MOSS architecture. AskMe for SharePoint overlays existing SharePoint environments to provide a powerful set of knowledge networking tools; enabling organizations to easily manage enterprise information and facilitate knowledge and expertise sharing within an enterprise social software environment; making it easier to leverage internal expertise and integrate relevant tacit knowledge with existing business processes and workflows.

“As SharePoint continues to be a driving force for organizations across multiple industries, our customers are increasingly demanding knowledge management solutions that take advantage of their investment in SharePoint platform’s power of connection to deliver robust enterprise social networking functionality to manage information, knowledge and expertise”, according to Steve Hanson, Vice President, Realcom US. “AskMe for SharePoint does just that”, he added. “By layering a true knowledge networking environment on top of existing SharePoint implementations it delivers a set of functionality and services that extend SharePoint’s ability to capture, access and leverage knowledge across the enterprise, while enabling best practices to be nominated and syndicated company-wide.”

AskMe for SharePoint knowledge-enables SharePoint implementations through connecting information, knowledge and expertise between TeamSites. With structured search tools, easy-to-use expertise queries to find relevant information residing with internal experts, and functionality for capturing and syndicating best practices adoption, it overlays SharePoint to deliver a knowledge networking environment that connects knowledge workers and teams to the right information at the right time.

Negris Group of Nigeria, a global energy and manufacturing company, has selected the AskMe solution as their enterprise knowledge network of choice. "Our desire is to ensure that key experiences, lessons learned, and best practices from designing, operating and maintaining key assets are captured and shared by our Engineering and Project Management teams. Realcom’s AskMe platform has a proven ability to provide a robust and scalable system for rapid deployment across the organization, and that was a key reason they were selected”, according to Negris COO, Wole Ayoola.

Available immediately through Realcom’s direct sales channel, AskMe for SharePoint not only extends Realcom’s popular AskMe Enterprise solution to the SharePoint platform, but also adds a set of modules and services that allow organizations to proactively bring enterprise expertise to bear on pressing business problems and document real ROI.

About Realcom
As a leading supplier of Enterprise Social Networking solutions, Realcom and its AskMe products provide the framework, tools and related professional services that allow organizations employing knowledge workers in a team-based environment to more effectively leverage internal information, knowledge and expertise.

Their enterprise knowledge networking platform complements existing IT infrastructure and business processes. It also provides the conduits for connecting knowledge workers to relevant subject matter expertise, and delivers comprehensive analytics that document ROI and increase adoption; thus enabling organizations to effectively build customer loyalty, speed the pace of internal innovation and meet time-to-market pressures.

An international company with offices in Tokyo, Seattle and Pune, India, Realcom’s AskMe solutions have enabled customers such as Mitsubishi, Novartis, Sony, Bank of Tokyo and PTC to streamline their knowledge management practices and make organization-wide information and expertise both visible and actionable.

To reach Realcom US:
Realcom US Inc.
2300 130th Ave NE
Suite A-101
Bellevue, WA 98005

Phone: (425) 564-9000



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