BEIJING and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 06, 2016 — BroadVision, Inc. (Nasdaq:BVSN), a leading provider of business collaboration and engagement solutions, today announced the general availability of Vmoso for the China market. With today’s businesses being virtual,mobile, and social, Vmoso is optimized to help global enterprises, large or small, save time/cost, achieve higher efficiency, and attain greater business success.
Vmoso unifies email, instant messaging, content sharing, workflow, and social networking into one integrated environment, forming a single source of truth across a detailed corporate knowledge web, to significantly enhance both internal collaboration and external engagement. It supports hybrid cloud deployment, offering both public/private hosting options to ensure the highest level of data security and information privacy. As an open system, Vmoso features more than 400 RESTful APIs designed for two-way integration with any existing or new enterprise backend, portal, or mobile applications.
Vmoso client applications are available universally on all HTML-5 web browsers for PC, Mac, and tablets, as well as natively on iOS and Android mobile devices. In addition, BroadVision also announced today the general release of Vmoso WeChat Enterprise Edition, which fully integrates with WeChat, the world’s most popular consumer chat platform, boasting more than 800 million registered users globally. Due to the popularity of BOYD (bring-your-own-device), organizations everywhere are now confronted with numerous security and compliance risks brought about by its companion BYOA (bring-your-own-app) phenomenon. Nowhere is it more wide-spread and serious than in China where WeChat is being used for business on a self-initiated basis.
With Vmoso’s WeChat Enterprise Edition, companies can leverage WeChat’s popularity with employees and customers, all while seamlessly diverting business communication, collaboration, and engagement into Vmoso, behind its own firewall, and on its own private cloud. From the user’s perspective, the familiar experience remains, except all business related activities are now consolidated via a single “WeChat Enterprise Account” corresponding to each organization, whereupon Vmoso provides a more secure and robust environment.
“Most chat tools today are designed for ‘chitchatting’, with low expectation for information security or content longevity — any ‘big data’ is relegated to ‘big garbage’ at best,” commented Dr. Pehong Chen, CEO of BroadVision. “But with business mobility taking center stage, a new workstyle will emerge as the mainstream for business. Increased data in the form of user-generated content will pass through and reside in mobile applications. Now, ‘big data’ must become the source for ‘big knowledge’.” Dr. Chen continued, “Unlike common chat tools, Vmoso is optimized to address this shift.”
“With nearly 40,000 employees and hundreds of superstores across the country, one of our top corporate priorities has always focused on improving internal communication/collaboration, cross-store knowledge sharing, and on enhancing one-to-one customer engagement/feedback,” said Mr. Zhang Yihua, CIO of WuMart Stores (SEHK:1025), one of China’s leading supermarket chains. “While WeChat has offered our users a great deal of convenience in achieving those goals, it remains very high risk for us when all data resides only in everyone’s handset and not with the company and when we have no way of regulating who gets invited into which chat room. Consequently, we fully endorse Vmoso WeChat Enterprise Edition, totally believe in its capability, and wish for its resounding success in China market.”
Ms. Xu Jie, SVP Enterprise Solutions, at China Software & Technology Services Inc. (SHSE:600536), one of the largest technology companies in China, agrees. She said, “The state-owned enterprises (SOEs) we serve all share a common and pressing need for adopting a new mobile collaboration platform. However, their data security and information privacy requirements far exceed that of any non-SOE organizations. As a result, consumer chat tools like WeChat are banned for business use in any SOEs.” Despite such official ban, Ms. Xu noted that, in private and for convenience reasons, essentially all employees continue to use WeChat for business. All SOEs can do is to adopt an ambivalent “don’t ask; don’t tell” policy as a compromise. She insisted, “This is why we are so excited about Vmoso’s potential in China, especially thanks to enhanced security via its private cloud deployment. We are very confident that we can bring Vmoso to our SOE clients to accelerate their mobile enterprise transformation.”
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 unified business collaboration and engagement, and Clearvale for enterprise social networking—are available globally in the cloud via the Web and mobile applications. For more information or to download Vmoso visit www.Vmoso.com.
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