Welcome to our first comprehensive product update. All product updates at a glance – Modern Intranet, Employee Advocacy, Engagement Surveys, and soon Multichannel Comms. Let’s take a look at what we have in store for you this month. πŸ‘‡

The Modern Intranet product team continues to address the issue of information overload. Employee Advocacy has significantly improved your post-scheduling with a content calendar. And for Engagement Surveys, a few new integrations are in the pipeline. What else has been done, can be found in this article.

Modern Intranet updates

These features are already live βœ…

↔️  User synchronization with HR systems
We now offer user synchronization (aka user provisioning) between HR tools, like SageHR, Workday, Personio, etc., and our platform. You can get employee data directly from those tools and automatically create user accounts on the Haiilo platform. This applies to the Modern Intranet, Engagement Surveys, and future Multichannel Comms modules.

These features are still to come πŸ”œ

🧐 Make the notification center as easily understandable as possible
During our Discoveries in the last quarters regarding Information Overload, we kept encountering the Notification Center. And we heard your feedback! We are now actively working to make some adjustments. Since we will be working on it until the end of the quarter, we have decided not to release it in one go at the end of the quarter, but to provide you with improvements step by step.

  1. Renaming of tabs to mentions & subscriptions
  2. The difference between read and unread notifications becomes clearer (unread notifications are greyed out, dots become larger, and stripes on the left become thicker)
  3. Filter for unread notifications
  4. Day separator like in the mobile app (today, yesterday)
  5. More context regarding the source (app name, page name, …)
  6. The notification center will become more prominent and the layout will be adjusted
  7. The notification counter will be better and smarter
  8. Make information more compact

All these steps will be implemented by the end of the quarter. We will of course start with the renaming of the tabs.
We will keep you updated on a daily basis in the Client Community when we release an improvement.

πŸ“±Native third-party content for mobile app
Displaying third-party content to enhance your Modern Intranet experience is an important part. And at the moment, this is solved via a placeholder for the mobile app, which is, of course, not really satisfying. Therefore, after a lot of hard work, we have found a native solution for it. This means you can then use not only plug-ins but also iFrame & code widgets directly in the mobile app.
Coming with Version 6.5.0 (CW7).

🌍 Auto-translations for mobile app
Reach all employees – naturally also in all languages. That’s why we have now extended automatic translations to the mobile app. You can then have timeline posts and blog articles translated.
Coming with Version 6.5.0 (CW7).

#️⃣ Hashtags for Wiki articles
Works the same way as blog articles: There is an additional text field below the main text field. Here you can add hashtags to your article. Of course, the hashtags also trigger notifications. This means that you will receive a notification if you have subscribed to a hashtag and it is linked to a wiki.
Coming with Version 45.0.138.

πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ Take part in our survey
If you think you have input on the exciting topic of “relevance on the timeline”, we are currently looking for willing participants in a survey. Please feel free to participate.

Minor & Patch Release Notes in February

Of course, our work includes not only new features but also bugfixes, technical updates, and non-visible improvements. The table gives you an overview of what happened in February.

  • When will new Modern Intranet features be published?
  • Why can't you give us an exact release date for some features?

Employee Advocacy updates

These features are already live βœ…

πŸ—“οΈ Content calendar
The first version of the content calendar is released! The content calendar will help your admins & channel managers to keep track of the upcoming posts for your subscribed channels. For now, the functionalities are limited to viewing – in a later stage you’ll also be able to edit and plan in more detail the content of the calendar. More information on how to enable the feature can be found in our Knowledge Base.

Employee Advocacy Content Calender

πŸ₯Έ Post on behalf
Does your company have C-level executives or key players with a huge network but no time to post on their social media channels? You now have the opportunity to tap into their network, by posting on their behalf. More info on how to set it up via our Knowledge Base.

πŸ“¦ Better deliverability for your email newsletters
Are you using the email newsletter builder and noticed that your users don’t always receive your newsletter? This has now been improved as the newsletters have acquired a new dedicated IP address.

🚨 Please make sure to allowlist the new IP address so your users don’t miss out on any of your newsletters in the future anymore.

These features are still to come πŸ”œ

πŸ’Œ Improved email subscriptions & deliverability
The subscription process to email lists will be improved so users will have more control over which emails they wish to receive – as such decreasing information overload and increasing engagement.

πŸŒ… Improved image support
We got your feedback! Different kinds of image ratios previously weren’t displayed properly in your own feed. This will soon be fixed. Not only will more image ratios be nicely displayed in your feed (so not only 16:9 anymore!), but also the number of images that can be uploaded will be increased. More information to follow!

πŸ“° Other news
We organized our first Strategy Update for our customers last month. During the 45 minutes webinar, the product roadmap was introduced and many questions were tackled by our Product Expert. We loved the interaction and are looking forward to organizing more sessions in the future. In case you missed it, you can find the slides here.

Engagement Surveys updates

These features are already live βœ…

πŸ™‚πŸ˜πŸ™ Improve semantic analysis capabilities
Semantic what? Semantic analysis is the process of understanding human language and extracting information from it. In our case, we take open-text answers and determine with the help of an AI the respondent’s emotional sentiment. Simply put: we categorize the mood of the answer as either: positive, neutral, or negative.

Engagement Surveys updates

↔️ Modern Intranet user sync
We have continued to work on integrating Engagement Surveys into our Modern Intranet. The basis for this is of course that both use the same user base. And so, from now on, your Engagement Surveys can sync with Modern Intranet users.

πŸ“Ί Modern Intranet dashboard
Switching between tools costs unnecessary time. That’s why you can now find your Engagement Survey dashboard in your Modern Intranet. This should save a lot of time.

πŸ“’ More Open Text Feedback for Managers
You may have also come across this challenge. It is sometimes difficult for managers to see responses in the open text. The system tells the user that the data sample is too small – due to employee users’ anonymity. But to protect anonymity it’s not relevant how many people have answered the particular open-text question but how many have participated in the survey. Managers will now be able to see open-text responses with a much lower data sample. That should help get even more valuable insights from their surveys!

These features are still to come πŸ”œ

πŸ”Œ Microsoft Teams integration
Reaching all employees – our promise. To ensure that this is also possible with Engagement Surveys, there will soon be the option of sending out survey invitations via Microsoft Teams. Only requirement: Haiilo Integration & User Sync via Haiilo.

πŸ”Œ Modern Intranet integration
What is valid for Microsoft Teams is of course even more valid for our own solution. And so that you can also reach your employees in your Modern Intranet, you will soon be able to share survey invitations there too.

respond to the survey

🌍 New Languages for employees
Reaching all employees naturally means not only reaching them on all devices, but also communicating with them. And that is precisely why we have added Czech, Polish, Slovenian, and Romanian for employees.

What else is going on? 🐝

πŸš€ Haiilo Client Community is live and running
Hopefully, you noticed your personal invitation to Haiilo’s Client Community. This is your chance to network with other customers, share best practices, keep track of Haiilo’s product roadmap, and give feedback. In case you missed the invitation, you can request access via this link.

πŸ›£οΈ Product Roadmap for Q1 is live
Our product roadmap for this quarter is live and waiting for your insights. Go, check it out in the Haiilo Client Community.

πŸ’‚β€β™‚οΈ Haiilo has a new Data Protection Officer
Our Senior Legal Counsel Markus Lammers will take over the role throughout the Haiilo Group with effect of 1st March 2023. You can contact him via email: [email protected]

πŸ“¦ Moving Product & Admin Updates to Client Community
We will be moving our Product Update communication to the Client Community in April. Why? We can have a much closer and more direct exchange with you there – not just one-way communication. Don’t worry: the Product & Admin Update newsletter will remain. However, it will no longer link to a blog article, but to the community.

And that’s all for now folks!

By the way, this πŸ‘‡ is the Product & Tech Team that built (and is still building) all the new features for you. They hope you enjoy trying out the new features.

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