Extensive New Content Management Features in AnswerSourceTM
Now With More Capabilities for Home Pages, File
Uploads, Document Links and User Administration
ATLANTA - September 22, 2003 - Firstdoor, a leading
developer of Human Resources (HR) communication software, announced today it has
released Version 3.2 of AnswerSource, its flagship product. This
new version offers additional content management tools and further simplifies
both set-up and ongoing system management.
AnswerSource comes pre-populated with exceptional compliance and
regulatory content from leading publishers, including BNA, The Bureau of
National Affairs, Inc. Additionally, customers can easily load
organization-specific content, resulting in a single repository for centrally
creating, storing, researching, distributing and managing HR compliance
“HR professionals, who most often administer these systems, need tools that help
them create and communicate HR regulatory programs to their workforce,” said
Kelly Land, President of Firstdoor. “Our customers need software that is easy to
use; minimizes time spent on repetitive tasks; and reduces organizational risk.”
Key features in AnswerSource 3.2 include:
AnswerSource supports the entire lifecycle of HR compliance communication, from
initial research through ongoing tracking of policies and programs.
- Home Page Management: Customers can create and manage home pages,
extending the ‘look and feel’ of their own website, intranet or portal. Plus,
customers can control the exact content delivered to each user.
- File Upload: Most common file types can now be uploaded into the system
and displayed in their native format, including html, pdf, xls, and doc. Even
audio and video files, common for staff training and education, can be uploaded
- Administrator Roles: By designating who can create, edit and publish
documents, customers can now easily manage the review and approval process for
- Document Display Dates: Customers can set future publishing and
expiration dates to automate distributing and archiving documents. This feature
is especially useful when a group of documents, such as benefits plans, need to
be made available on a specific date.
“AnswerSource supports the way organizations work today. Many
companies have employees spread across multiple shifts and locations,
challenging traditional communication methods,” added Land. “Our product has a
strong technology foundation with outstanding base content, and these new tools
will help our customers continue to improve communication with employees, reduce
costs and automate routine tasks.”
- Research: The extensive knowledgebase, always up-to-date with the
latest HR regulatory information, provides HR professionals with the research
information they need to create and manage complete HR programs.
- Develop: Using AnswerSource tools and model documents, customers can
create and manage organization-specific policies, procedures, benefits programs
and any other content necessary to support their HR activities across the
- Communicate: Designated employees and user groups are notified of new
information in the system. End users access information via an easy to use web
- Track: Reporting functions measure the results of communication
efforts, as well as help identify hot topics within the organization.
Firstdoor produces and distributes AnswerSource, an HR
communication solution. AnswerSource’s unique technology
integrates premium content from leading publishers, including BNA, Inc., with
customer information, into a single repository for centrally creating, storing,
researching and distributing HR information. Users gain easy access to critical
information, while organizations benefits from more consistent decisions on
compliance issues, resulting in reduced risks and costs. The privately held
company is located in Atlanta, GA. For more information, see
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