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BroadVision Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

By BroadVision Admin in Press Releases on July 24, 2015

REDWOOD CITY, CA — July 24, 2015 — BroadVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: BVSN), a leading provider of e-business and engagement management solutions, today reported financial results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2015. Revenues for the second quarter were $2.2 million, compared with revenues of $2.5 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015 and $3.2 million for the comparable quarter of 2014.

License revenue for the second quarter of 2015 was $1.1 million, compared with $1.1 million for the prior quarter and $1.3 million for the comparable quarter of 2014. The majority of the second quarter license and subscription revenue was generated from the Company’s BroadVision® Business Agility Suite™, Commerce Agility Suite™, QuickSilver™, and Clearvale® solutions. Revenue during the quarter was generated from sales to both new and existing customers.

In the second quarter of 2015, BroadVision posted net loss on a U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) basis of $2.5 million, or $0.51 per basic and diluted share, as compared with GAAP net loss of $3.6 million, or $0.74 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015 and GAAP net loss of $2.3 million, or $0.49 per basic and diluted share, for the comparable quarter of 2014.

As of June 30, 2015 the Company had $35.3 million of cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared to a combined balance of $36.3 million as of March 31, 2015 and $43.9 million as of June 30, 2014.

“In Q2, we expanded the worldwide user base for Vmoso to over 100,000 and established partnerships in several key markets to extend our global presence,” said Dr. Pehong Chen, President and CEO of BroadVision. “Based on the positive feedback and validation we continue to receive from customers and users, we believe Vmoso as a mobile-centric unified business communication, collaboration, and engagement platform, delivered through a secure private cloud, will generate significant value for enterprises across numerous target industries, while enabling us to achieve our business objectives.”

Conference Call Information

BroadVision management will host a conference call today, Friday, July 24, 2015, at 2:00PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). The conference call may be accessed by dialing: 1-888-424-8151, with pin code 6776924#. Callers outside North America should call +1-847-585-4422 to be connected. These numbers can be accessed 15 minutes before the call begins, as well as during the call. A web replay will also be available following the call on the Company’s website.

About BroadVision

Driving innovation since 1993, BroadVision (NASDAQ: BVSN) provides e-business solutions that enable the enterprise and its employees, partners, and customers to stay actively engaged, socially connected, and universally organized to achieve greater business results.  BroadVision® solutions—including Vmoso for virtual, mobile, and social business collaboration, and Clearvale for enterprise social networking—are available globally in the cloud via the Web and mobile applications.  Visit for more details.

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BroadVision, Business Agility Suite, Commerce Agility Suite, QuickSilver, and Clearvale are trademarks or registered trademarks of BroadVision, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other company names, product names, and marks are the property of their respective owners. 

Information Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Information in this release that involves expectations, beliefs, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements regarding value creation and our ability to meet business objectives, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to BroadVision as of the date of this release, and BroadVision assumes no obligation to update or correct any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from BroadVision’s current expectations. Various factors and risks associated with BroadVision’s business are discussed in its most recent annual report on Form 10-K and in BroadVision’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



(In thousands)

June 30, December 31,
2015 2014
ASSETS (unaudited)
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments $  35,262 $  37,079
Other current assets  2,186  4,405
Total current assets  37,448  41,484
Other non-current assets  299  342
Total assets $  37,747 $  41,826
Current liabilities $  6,086 $  5,439
Other non-current liabilities  1,183  774
Total liabilities  7,269  6,213
Total stockholders’ equity  30,478  35,613
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $  37,747 $  41,826




(In thousands, except per share data)


Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Software licenses $  1,109 $  1,252 $  2,196 $  2,478
Services  1,078  1,908  2,487  3,676
Total revenues  2,187  3,160  4,683  6,154
Cost of revenues:
Cost of software revenues  40  45  85  89
Cost of services  817  1,333  1,534  2,323
Total cost of revenues  857  1,378  1,619  2,412
Gross profit  1,330  1,782  3,064  3,742
Operating expenses:
Research and development  1,797  1,775  3,655  3,604
Sales and marketing  1,305  1,351  2,445  2,858
General and administrative  866  878  1,754  1,878
Total operating expenses  3,968  4,004  7,854  8,340
Operating loss  (2,638)  (2,222)  (4,790)  (4,598)
Other income (expense), net  143  (85)  (1,245)  (45)
Loss before provision for income taxes  (2,495)  (2,307)  (6,035)  (4,643)
Provision for income taxes  (1)  (26)  (16)  (29)
Net loss $  (2,496) $  (2,333) $  (6,051) $  (4,672)
Earnings per share, basic and diluted:
Basic and diluted loss per share $  (0.51) $  (0.49) $  (1.25) $  (0.98)
Shares used in computing:
Weighted average shares-basic and diluted  4,849  4,794  4,841  4,782


BroadVision Contact:       

Peter Chu

Investor Relations

(650) 295-0716 x7177

How Business Continuity Software Keeps Your Company Running Smoothly (Even After Employees Move On)

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on July 23, 2015

What types of contingencies have you included in your business continuity plan? You likely planned for scenarios like a big, nasty data breach, and probably a variety of natural disasters. There’s probably something in there about power outages and fires, and even an act of terrorism.

But is there anything in your business continuity plan about Martha from accounting retiring and taking more than 40 years’ worth of knowledge and experience on your finance software with her? Do you have something in your continuity plan to address a worker who deliberately sabotages your systems, or simply doesn’t do a good job keeping records? Here’s how business continuity software can help with these unplanned emergencies.

Employees Don’t Always Keep Good Records

Continuity plan

Some workers keep everything. Others don’t keep anything. Both can be impossible to go back and track to see how something happened.

There are employees who never delete an email. Ever. Some go the opposite route, and meticulously file away every email they ever receive in an elaborate system that no one else on earth could possibly decipher. How can you make heads or tails out of either of these email systems in the event that the employee leaves or gets fired? What if you need these workers’ communications to answer a subpoena or prove your company was not at fault in a lawsuit?

Vmoso helps you create a clear, easy to follow trail of communications, including documentation, links, files, and other information that was included in the original correspondence. No matter how poorly the employees keep their email folders, the interests of the business are protected.

Employees Don’t Always Tell the Truth

In our first scenario, these workers weren’t deliberately doing anything wrong, they just had some habits that made it difficult to follow their digital-paper trail after the fact. However, there are times when employees do things wrong on purpose. Vmoso provides a layer of accountability and transparency, so that workers can’t hide the evidence of what they are up to.

Employees Don’t Stay With the Company Forever

Continuity plan

Eventually, Shirley in the production department will save up enough to retire to Maui. How much of your critical business knowledge will hit the beach with her?

Whether your employees are extraordinary, extraordinarily bad, or just your average folks, they won’t stay forever. When they go, they take a lot with them that is difficult or impossible to replace. They take knowledge about the ins and outs of your systems. They take all of the training you’ve provided them with, plus the hands-on experience you can only get from doing a job over and over again. They take knowledge of specific transactions, particular customers, certain vendors, and other hidden know-how that you don’t even know to ask about before they leave.

Too often, employees leave without getting a chance to say goodbye. Vmoso creates an easy to follow trail and solidified records of this body of information. All of the communications to coworkers about how to get the system to print, what this client expects to get for free with their order, and which vendor offers the best deal on soda pop from the break room — whatever business intelligence is hidden in your workers’ communications, Vmoso can assure it isn’t lost when the worker is no longer with the company.

Visit the BroadVision website today to see a demo of how Vmoso can work for you, providing business continuity even after the loss of trained and experienced workers.

6 Tips for Improving Your Business Communication Skills

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on July 21, 2015

You know that good communication skills are essential to rise to the top in business. Communications skills can endear you among your peers, raise your value among your superiors, and cause you to be admired among those subordinate to you. So, how can you develop them to meet your true potential? Here are some helpful tips for improving your business communication skills.

1. Practice Your Listening Skills (and Your Paying Attention Skills Too)

Business communication

Listening requires a bit more than not talking while someone talks.

When others are speaking, are you really listening? We often confuse ‘listening’ with ‘being quiet’ but just because you aren’t talking while others are talking doesn’t mean you’re really listening. Learn to turn off your own internal dialogue and truly tune into what others are saying. It often helps to repeat what you’ve heard so that you know you’re paying attention and they know it too.

2. Collaborate, Don’t Dictate

Lectures, monologues, and ramblings don’t belong in business communications. If you find you’re speaking more than a few moments (except when giving a presentation or leading a demonstration), stop. Simplify what you’re trying to say as much as possible. Allow others to offer their input on the issue. Communication is about give and take, not dictating how things are going to be or how you think they should be.

3. Pay Attention to How You Spend Your Leisure Time

You probably didn’t expect this to be on the list. What do the TV shows you watch, the things you read, and your hobbies have to do with business communications? Well, the answer is twofold. First, they have the potential to expose you to new perspectives and important current events that help you grow your business intelligence. Odds are people who watch an hour of reality television daily aren’t going to be as capable of carrying a business-oriented conversation as well as those who spend their free time reading business journals and networking with successful mentors. Second, you will glean tremendously useful ideas and insights from more intellectual pursuits than from watching or reading less helpful material during your off time.

4. Invest in the Right Communication and Collaboration Tools

If you’re depending on email and social media for your communications, you’re probably receiving a lot of useless and redundant information and perhaps missing out on the most important conversations. A collaborative tool like Vmoso is the ideal way to streamline communications, collaborate on important projects, and build meaningful business relationships.

5. Don’t Wait Too Long to Bring Up Sensitive Issues

Allowing a situation to build and fester is a recipe for a breakdown in communications. It’s much easier, effective, and more professional to address an issue as soon as it pops up, while it’s still in its infancy, than to wait until it grows into a big, ugly, angry monster. Most of the time, a quick, direct discussion can resolve any interpersonal or professional issues without negatively affecting the relationship.

6. Learn to Have and Use a Good People Memory

Business communication

Dedicating time and energy toward remembering important bits and pieces of your coworkers’ lives can pay off big time.

Is Sheila a morning person, or is it better to approach her with a problem later in the afternoon? Does Samuel prefer a bagel when you swing by to pick up breakfast, or is he more of a sausage biscuit kind of guy? Is it Tuesdays or Thursdays that Becky has to leave as soon as possible to get her child to his orthodontist appointment? Do these little details seem meaningless to you? People are important. When you can remember details about their personal lives, it shows that you care for them beyond their work. This fosters a deeper, more meaningful relationship that will spill easily into a better, more rewarding business relationship.

As you can see, becoming a better communicator sounds a lot like becoming a better person. Any personal improvements you make in your own life flow readily and steadily into your work life. Now, take your skills to the next level with an audit of your communications tools in 10 Ways Your Current Communication Tools Are Wasting Your Time.

Why Content Trumps Data, and How to Take Advantage of it

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on July 16, 2015

Big data is king. All of the articles and blog posts and news stories are about it. You’ve seen infographics about it and watched videos on it. But is big data the end all and be all of today’s marketing? Actually, big data is just one tool within a great, big tool box. All of the tools have to work together in concert in order to produce smart, effective marketing strategies. Big data is the ruler or tape measure. It lets you know where and what to target. The content is more like the drill, it hits and makes its mark where the big data ruler led it to. Here’s how content is inevitably more important than big data and how to use both together to make a great marketing effort.

How Big Data Plays Into Developing Great Content

Big data

The data can tell you who your customer is, where they are, and how best to reach them, but it can’t develop the right content for you.

Big data can tell you who to target. It can tell you what they like and what they don’t. Big data can tell you if they prefer content on social media instead of by email, or if a banner ad is the best place to reach them. Big data can tell you what kinds of content your target customer prefers, such as identifying avid blog readers or those who stick to the lighter infographic materials. Big data can tell you what time of day the content is most likely to be well received by your target audience, such as midday Monday or late Thursday afternoon.

What big data can’t do is make up for a lack of content or for poor content. The best targeted placement in the world will not help if you have not developed content that is interesting, compelling, insightful, and frankly, worth the time it takes to watch, listen, read, or otherwise consume.

The best content marketing strategy uses big data to create a full picture of their target audience, and then depend on sound content development to create content to target that group. The data can tell you that this group prefers inspiring content versus tugs at the heartstrings, but it can’t develop content that meets those requirements. That’s a uniquely human thing.

How to Develop Great Content

Big data

If you don’t have the capability to build extraordinary content in house, there are plenty of professionals you can contract with.

Great content strategies rely on a multi-pronged approach. For example, a regular blog is a start, but it won’t get you as far as a blog plus social media accounts. You can also turn to tried and true content types like white papers, infographics, email newsletters or announcements, slideshows/presentations, videos (real life action or animated), podcasts, etc.

If you don’t have the talent in house to develop great content, turn to an outside source. The most successful marketers release new content regularly. Plan to produce fresh content for distribution at least once per week, but several times per week is even better. Just be sure that you’re using the information and insight you gleaned from your big data efforts to guide your content development efforts.

Visit BroadVision now to get the communication and collaboration tools you need to drive big data efforts, develop spectacular content, and more.

Come on Jeb, Working Longer Hours Doesn’t Mean Higher Productivity

By Ty Levine in Blog on July 09, 2015

It’s not about working longer hours.  Republican Presidential candidate Jeb Bush just doesn’t get it. Speaking recently about his plans for growing the economy he said –

“My aspiration for the country and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours” and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That’s the only way we’re going to get out of this rut that we’re in.”

Unfortunately, technological advancements have made completing tasks faster. However, productivity does not come from working longer hours or just by adding a new piece of technology.  Becoming more efficient can increase productivity. A microwave has reduced cooking time.  Power yard equipment makes it easier and faster to trim a tree. Tasks get done faster, but does less time mean more productive? The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco echoed this in February 2015 when it published a paper saying that the productivity boost that technology provided between the late 1990’s and early 2000’s has all but vanished.  Advances still provide benefits, but not at the same level.

Jeb Bush would have you think that working longer hours makes you and the economy more productive.  I have known plenty of workers who work long hours only to produce nothing or substandard results. Productivity is about getting the most out of maximum effort.

Studies have shown that the average worker wastes up to three hours a day.  If a person works five actual hours and wastes three, yet gets their work done, does this mean they are productive? No one can work 60 full minutes for eight hours.  We all need mental breaks and diversions to recharge, but if we reduced the waste from three hours to one, what else could we accomplish? More thinking about how to move the company, product or team forward would boost productivity.  Spending time with colleagues brainstorming or ideating about problems and opportunities would drive the organization forward.

More productive = increased productivity.

Today, most workers use disconnected tools at work to be more productive.  While they are more productive than if they didn’t have these tools, are we as productive as we could be? Hunting for documents or trying to engage a peer in an office halfway around the world is a frustrating experience.  Is spending hours upon hours every day in meetings or creating PowerPoint decks 50 slides long an efficient use of time? Jeb Bush would have companies hire PowerPoint creators for every team just to have more employed workers.  Sure, that’s a solution.

Increase workplace communication and collaboration and productivity will follow.  During the early days of Yahoo!’s turnaround, then CEO Carol Bartz said at an all-hands meeting.  “Stop with the meetings and PowerPoint presentations.  Take a few hours a week to think.”  Well said!


About Ty

Ty is BroadVision’s Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. BroadVision’s latest advancement is Vmoso; the enterprise grade, secure platform addressing modern communication and collaboration challenges. In today’s mobile centric and interconnected world, Vmoso increases engagement and productivity through improved teamwork amongst colleagues, partners and customers – wherever, whenever and on whatever device you are using.

How to Use Social Media Collaboration Tools

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on July 09, 2015

There has been a lot of buzz lately in the blogs and news about “social media collaboration.” What is it? How does it work? How can you leverage social media collaboration within your organization? Do you have to be a large business to make use of it? Are the ordinary social media platforms okay, or is a specialized tool better? This post answers your questions.

Select a Tool That Offers Tailored Communications

Social media collaboration

Do you ever wonder if there’s a better way to communicate and collaborate with coworkers aside from a barrage of emails, phone calls and instant messages?

While existing social media platforms offer some convenience, these tools cannot offer what every business needs in social collaboration: security and the ability to group work communications together or separate them according to subject matter, sender, priority, etc. Hence, it’s far more effective to use a specialized tool that is customizable for your organization. With a specialized tool, you can begin to build an in-house knowledge database that can help you not only with current projects and team efforts, but also saves that information so that it can be used to benefit future projects and initiatives.

Encourage Adoption Across the Organization

Social media tools don’t work as effectively as they could unless these are adopted across the entire organization. For example, marketing departments are often the first to adopt social media collaboration, because they’re used to using social media for promotional work. But these tools are far more useful and effective (both for current projects and for collecting data to make future projects more efficient) if adopted across the organization. Then all of the data and all of the contacts are grouped together for easy access and full transparency.

An In-House Tool is Under Your Own Control and Security Measures

Another reason to choose an in-house tool instead of an existing social media platform is that you can keep an internal tool behind your own firewalls. You never have to worry about a hacking of Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn threatening your own sensitive information or accessing your customer and vendor information. With an in-house tool, you can safely share sensitive documents, data, contracts, and more with customers and vendors, without worrying about who else out there can intercept or see it.

Using a Social Media Collaboration Tool for More Effective Communications

Social media collaboration

When you choose a personalized in-house tool, the communications are kept behind your own firewall where they are as secure as possible.

With a flexible social media collaboration tool, you will be able to combine messages and information coming in from a variety of sources, including email, instant messaging, etc. If not structured properly, this can lead to a bombardment of incoming information, which would slow the work productivity down instead of speeding it up. Vmoso is a unique collaboration tool that allows users to “push” and “pull” information, so that instead of being inundated with “Reply All” emails, workers can access what they need, when they need it and filter out the “noise” that detracts from productivity.

Vmoso is useful for collaboration, building a knowledge database, brainstorming new ideas, sharing private documents outside the organization (such as with clients or vendors), managing projects, and keeping employees connected on a social level.

You can see how the Vmoso tool works by requesting a demo at the BroadVision website today.

How to Get Your Insurance Team Communicating Effectively

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on July 07, 2015

The insurance world is a whole lot of hurry up and wait around. When things are moving, they are moving quickly and decisively. When they aren’t, well they aren’t. That makes communicating in the insurance environment challenging. How can you get your team communicating and collaborating more efficiently and effectively? Here’s your guide.

Decide How Much Context to Provide


Team communicating

Time out! Do they really need all that background info, or are just the current facts enough?


A lot of time and effort can go into providing lots of background info and context when it isn’t necessary. When you’re drafting any form of communication, whether it’s a meeting or an email, determine exactly how much context this particular person or group really needs. If it isn’t necessary, save time and effort and just leave out the background info and setup.

Get to the Point as Quickly as Possible

That point leads directly into this one: people want you to get to the point as quickly as possible. Sometimes, they need a lot of detail in order to make a decision or take some form of action. Other times, it isn’t necessary. Decide what the recipient of the communication needs to know, and deliver only that information. They can always ask for more if they need it, but the time wasted on inessential info can’t be revived.

Time Your Messages Properly

Team communicating

Does your boss need to know about this problem immediately, or would she perhaps take it better over tomorrow morning’s leisurely cup of coffee?


When is the best time to deliver a message? Our text messaging and social media interactions have taught us that the best time to communicate any thought is the second we have it. But that, too, leads to a lot of waste. Sometimes, with some time, we come upon the answer we need or think of another angle to the situation, or perhaps the situation resolves itself. Before firing off unnecessary communications, give it time. When you do deliver the message, make it at a time when the recipient can give it their best attention.

Determine Who Does and Doesn’t Need the Message at This Point

It’s also become a habit to shoot off emails to a whole team or department when only one or two folks even need to worry about the issue. Before you cc the entire group, or worse, hit the “Reply All” button, stop and consider who really needs the information and who doesn’t need to be bothered.

Deliver the Message Via the Best Channel

Communications that take some back-and-forth and time to hash out might require a meeting or phone call. Something important, but not urgent, can be communicated via text message. Instant messaging is handy when you have an urgent something to discuss. Don’t fall into the habit of IMing about an issue that can wait until later today or tomorrow, and don’t pick up the phone or summon a meeting for something that can be resolved in a couple back-and-forth messages.

Modern teams have developed bad habits when it comes to choosing what channel to communicate which information. Vmoso is a tool that can get those communications back on track. This unique social media-based communication and collaboration tool is ideal for restoring order to your insurance team’s communications.

To see a demonstration of Vmoso and how it can benefit your insurance team, visit the BroadVision website today.

BroadVision at IDC’s ‘Workplace of the Future’ Conference

By Richard Hughes in Blog on July 02, 2015

This is a guest post by Michael Drescher, BroadVision’s Director of Business Operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

On 18th June, around 100 of the top Swiss enterprises joined IDC’s “Workplace of the Future” conference to listen, discuss, learn and enjoy a full day on what the workplace of the future may look like.

Future_CH2015_19The keynote address from IDC identified four essential drivers for the workplace of the future

  • Social Business
  • Mobility
  • Cloud Services
  • Big Data

A key area of the information exchange focused around the subject, that the way we communicate, despite all our best intention, is still broken and ways to fix it. (IDC’s numbers – email usage as main communication tool will drop from today of 73% to under 45% within the next 12 months).

Swisscom presented a key initiative within the company, “WorkSmart”, concerning the ways the younger generation within Swisscom supports the change of working and what is important for them. Key factors for the young generation were identified as work at any place, with any device, sharing knowledge, spontaneously, direct and across an open network.


Other presentations focused more on hardware related topics or document centric approaches on how to address the future workplace.

Most of the questions from the audience and the forum panel discussion did focus around the points:

  • Where to start and how to drive adoption of new selected approaches?
  • Is it secure and how can I manage the information across the different devices?
  • Is consolidation of all the already existing channels possible and how?
  • Do we need more tools or just better manage what we have?


Agreement was reached among the participants:

  • E-Mail handling needs to change
  • BYOD and flexible work places are more and more an expectation for all organisations, not an option.
  • We still need to get work done – chat, blogs, forum are all nice but we all do have workload to manage
  • More independent tools will not do it – integrated communication and collaboration suites are required.
  • The individual needs to drive/control the communication

We focused on presenting our approach on how to fix broken business communication, address the essential drivers of the future development and address work place change. We have brought this all together into our new product, we call Vmoso. You can try it out right away – just go to

Photos reproduced with kind permission of IDC

How the Best Collaboration Software Can Dramatically Turn Around Your Business

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on June 30, 2015

Is productivity down? Can’t seem to get everyone on the same page? Are wires constantly getting crossed because your current communications platforms (like email and voice mail) aren’t working any longer? If so, this is nothing unique to your business. This era of technology, streamlined business operations, and high demand calls for a new set of communications tools. Are you ready for the next generation of collaboration and communications software?

Unifying Communications


Are office communications getting a little out of hand? Instead of lining workers up and resorting to a megaphone to get your message across, try this instead.

Today’s workplaces are inundated with various forms of communications. Between emails, phone calls, instant messages, and social networking, it’s a wonder anything gets done. It takes several applications to handle all of these, and not all of the tools available work as well on mobile devices as on desktop computers. Vmoso has the solution. This single tool replaces and combines all of the email, IM, content sharing, workflow, and social sharing tools into one, neat solution that is as workable on mobile devices as it is on your desktop computers back at the office.

Personalizing Communications

Traditional office communications, such as phone calls and emails, come to you whether you want it or not. There is no means by which to filter what you receive and view. Vmoso gives users the ability to “pull” and “push” information and view only what is relevant and useful. No more blown up inboxes thanks to the dreaded “reply all” button!

Integrating Communications


Are you faced with a workforce that constantly has to move between mobile and desktop devices? If so, a robust private solution is the best option for providing them with easy collaboration plus convenient mobile to desktop transition.

Another problem with current office communications is not having vital emails, records, and other items when workers are away from the desktop computers. Vmoso is totally mobile, so workers have access to all of the shared files, social media collaboration, email, and other communications tools wherever they go. Better yet, when they return to their computers, all of those communications are instantly accessible via the private cloud server.

Securing Communications

Most of the mobile and desktop-to-mobile apps available today are not endowed with enterprise-level security measures. Vmoso features robust authentication as well as multi-factor login and a private cloud infrastructure that is viable for even your most secure communications. You can rest assured that your regulatory compliance needs are met, as Vmoso stores your sensitive information in your local country under the same laws that govern your workplace. Don’t trust your secure communications and collaborations to insecure emails, instant messaging, or social media platforms that are constantly under attack by hackers. Turn to the secure Vmoso product for better communications, faster and more streamlined collaboration, and easy desktop-to-mobile work transition.

You can learn more about the Vmoso app at the BroadVision website. To see a demonstration of the Vmoso product in action, visit BroadVision today.

How to Get Your Airline Team to Work Effectively

By BroadVision Blogger in Blog on June 25, 2015

Airlines are in a unique situation when it comes to communicating and collaborating across the organization. Some workers spend their time traveling across the globe. Others work away their days in baggage carts or behind a counter. Still others are at desktop computers or while away their hours on the phone with customers. How can you deliver a consistent, relevant, cohesive communication platform into all of these drastically different environments and situations?

Be Who You Are


It isn’t that difficult to accommodate workers in different work environments when you assemble a combination of digital tools.

For airlines, it is important to make communications look, feel, and sound like the same voice — your company’s voice. Yet you also have to deliver those messages in a variety of formats over various locations so that each worker can receive their information when, where, and how they need to get it.

This is how the most effective airlines get this job done: the first step is to assign someone to oversee all internal communications. At a small airline, this might be one or two people; at larger organizations it might be an entire team. Flesh out the voice you wish to speak in. Use the same voice that you use for external communications. This helps you ensure consistency, which establishes trust and familiarity.

Meet the Employees Where They Are


Using a consistent voice in your communications helps your workers establish a trusting relationship with your company, even when they are scattered across the globe.

Next, identify the best form of communication for speaking to workers in different positions. There are so many ways to deliver communications that it only takes a bit of forethought to reach everyone where it’s easiest.

The first platform is a cohesive, streamlined communications tool like Vmoso. Vmoso has the unique ability to deliver communications and open up collaboration via all of the traditional digital methods, including email and instant messaging. This assures that your communications team, as well as other stakeholders like the executives, marketing, etc. can all deliver their messages to specific departments or to the workforce as a whole.

The next steps involve translating those messages into other forms where workers can access them easily and conveniently. For example, for workers who are handling baggage or are otherwise away from computers and not on their mobile devices all day, digital billboards are ideal. Some airlines also send out printed magazines and make those available in break rooms, locker rooms, and other shared areas.

A mobile app can be extremely helpful in disseminating information to workers who are able to access their mobile devices regularly, such as the workers at your counters and your airline attendants. Apps can be developed using responsive web designs so that they are equally useful to desktop workers and those with smartphones, tablets, and notebooks.

Since airlines employ so many varied positions, it’s also an excellent plan to distribute messages that can be viewed at the worker’s leisure. Podcasts, video channels, and email messages are ideal for reaching all workers.

With the right tools and a smart plan, you can easily communicate with all of the different airline employees effectively, conveniently, and accurately. To see Vmoso at work and see how it could empower your airline staff, visit the BroadVision website for a demo.