IdeaPlane, a UK-based enterprise social networks (ESNs) specialist has launched, claiming two unnamed top-10 global investment banks as founding clients for its platform.
The firm says its IP Kinetic platform has been developed specifically for financial institutions and other highly regulated industries, providing a secure and complaint tool that can be easily integrated into existing operating systems.
The network is designed to work across offices located in multiple territories, connecting employees and also outside parties such as alumni, clients and partners.
Through an interface heavily indebted to Twitter and Facebook, IP Kinetic lets users create and display profiles, status updates and activity newsfeeds.
Participants can build private or open groups to facilitate information sharing, set up feeds providing updates from ESN connections and tap a broadcasters tool to control who they follow and how information is delivered to them. Users can also search connections by particular topics and find relevant people.
The messaging system, enables individuals and groups to communicate on a one-to-one or one-to-many basis, in private or public, and can be seamlessly linked with company e-mail systems.
James Fabricant, founder and CEO, IdeaPlane, says: "Our mission is to transform our clients' businesses by putting a social engine at the heart of the organisation. We saw a gap in the market for a simpler more intuitive product with a clean UI and user experience, which addressed the challenges faced by highly regulated enterprises."