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Crowdsourced CMS Winners

G2 Crowd wants to take you to its Leaders — that is, the user-reviewed Leaders for web content management systems in its Winter 2015 Grid report.


With criteria based on “high customer satisfaction score and … substantial market presence,” the report named WordPress, HubSpot and Joomla as Leader status in its crowdsourced rankings. Additionally, Acquia, Business and DNN Evoq Content were named  “High Performers.” Nearly 100 software vendors were represented in the web content management category.

According to Chicago-based G2: “All products in a G2 Crowd category that have at least 10 reviews/ratings from real users of the product will be included in the Grid.” You can read the full report here.

A Matter of TrustRadius

TrustRadius recently released a TrustMap as part of its Buyer’s Guide to Enterprise Social Media Management Software. To be included on the map, at least 20 percent of product’s reviews must be from enterprise users, the company noted.


The information includes the three major ways enterprises are leveraging social media, customer care, software features and supporting products, along with cases studies of the ways several organizations use social media management software for enterprise-level social media programs. Also included are profiles of top rated products, culled from information in TrustRadius user reviews.

Vinay Bhagat, CEO of TrustRadius, headquartered in Austin, Texas, said the guide is useful for both mid-to-large enterprises and socially savvy smaller companies.

Setting Laserfiche to 'Run'

Laserfiche recently released Laserfische Connector – “a simple, code-free way to integrate other applications with Laserfiche.” The product allows users to run a search without leaving the application.

The company boasts that the new platform will work with any readable text third-party application, including Gmail, Salesforce, Microsoft Dynamics and Junxure through all standard browsers, along with Windows desktop applications and allows users to run searches without leaving the app.

Laserfiche Connector allows users to:

  • Search the Laserfiche repository based on fields from primary
  • Scan a page, automatically populate metadata and store it in Laserfiche
  • Connect two applications by allowing one of them to start the other

According to Justin Pava, technical product manager for Long Beach, Calif. based Laserfiche’s, “Once you have all those connections, you can see the full picture. You can use your data for reporting and big picture decision-making.”

The Power of 3

What do you get when eBay Enterprise and IBM get together? An announcement that they’re teaming up to enhance eBay’s Magento Hosting Partner ecosystem to “further expand its global scope and reach.” Magento, based in Culver City, Calif., claims it already serves nearly a quarter of a million retailers worldwide.

Craig Hayman, president of King of Prussia, Penn. based eBay Enterprise, said the partnership will provide Magento clients a cost-effective, scalable and secure hosting infrastructure.

Jim Comfort, general manager of IBM Cloud Services in Armonk, N.Y., said the deal  "will better position our joint customers to realize their growth goals" by leveraging their Magento platform running on IBM’s cloud infrastructure.

Trust, But Netverify


The folks at Jumio might not be connoisseurs of artistic photography, but they claim their latest release of Netverify recognizes a good face shot when it sees one. The image capture technology “allows users to position their ID any which way within their camera view,” for better image matching and more accurate facial recognition for fraud prevention.

According to Jumio, it can even distinguish the difference between a live person and a photograph with Face Match technology that detects facial movements to ensure the owner of the ID is present.

The Netverify update includes:

  • front-side optical character recognition
  • improved extraction of 2D Barcode Scanning for U.S. driver’s licenses
  • better blurriness detection
  • an enhanced user interface

Daniel Mattes, CEO of Palo Alto, Calif. based Jumio, said the goal is to create a transaction environment that minimizes the likelihood of identity fraud and to improve the consumer experience while doing so.

Netverify is available for iOS and Android mobile apps, websites and the mobile web. You can view a demonstration here.

Indianapolis Legal

The next privacy policy, ToU or ToS you click on might have a little Brian Powers in it via PactSafe — a new cloud-based contract management application that “allows companies and their legal counsel to manage, track, deploy and enforce online legal agreements.”

Launched this week, patent-pending PactSafe is an application that simplifies digital legal agreements and allows businesses to manage and track them. The application organizes website agreements and then ensures the documents are “trackable by version, enforceable, and clearly viewable on the company’s website.”

Powers, a lawyer and entrepreneur, along with being founder and CEO of Indianapolis, Ind. based PactSafe, LLC, explains, “We developed PactSafe to be a resource for corporate clients and their legal counsel to ensure that digital legal agreements were effectively managed and enforceable.”

Who knows what Boston Legal's Denny Crane and Alan Shore might have done with an app like this?

What’s In A Name?

The company formerly known as Elix-IRR is rebranding, adopting a new logo and opening new offices. Its re-tooled name is now Elixirr with a digital fingerprint as its insignia to represent such things as personalized service, personality, focus on details and leaving its mark.

Elixirr will open Innovation Hubs in Silicon Valley and London as part of the launch. According to Stephen Newton, managing partner of the consultancy, “We’re a firm of entrepreneurs, a culture of thinkers and makers, and we’re driven by a relentless desire to deliver better and better solutions for our clients.”

A rose by any other name …