Social Platform: I had a nice chat with Eric Schlissel, CEO, of Social Platform last week. They have a new CMS out – he called it a ‘community’ management system rather than a ‘content’ management system. Now that’s speaking my language! All-in-all, it looks pretty groovy. Here’s the list from the features page:

Build Community

The platform enables businesses to develop deep ties across its user base through social networking features including ratings and rewards.

* Member Groups
* Profiles
* Search
* Reporting
* Events calendar, RSVP
* Tagging, RSS Feeds
* Points system
* Contest Management
* Banner Tracking
* Membership Levels

Communicate & Collaborate

The platform provides you with a broad range of features to enable the community members to interact and increase loyalty and retention rates for the social network.

* Content Management System
* MP3, Video and Podcasting support
* Media Galleries supporting video, music, documents, images
* Forums and Message Boards
* E-mail lists/tracking
* Import remote RSS feeds
* Wiki
* System-wide Messaging

Customize the Experience

The solution puts every element of the application within your control, and the extensibility of the platform enables new features to be continually added.

* Hub & Spokes
* Multi-sites
* Custom Modules
* Customizable User Experience
* Editable system mail

Integrate with Existing Assets

The solution works seamlessly with your existing infrastructure, other third-party web services, as well as custom code.

* Web Services
* LDAP
* Mature API

Protect User Information

The platform is architected to safeguard sensitive user data and financial transactinos.

* ACL support, Module access control
* Member Roles
* Membership Rules
* Secure Admin area
* Fully automatic security updates
* Private hardware, private network
* Physical security

Also check out the Press Release. I really liked the look of it – well, I saw screenshots and a demo – and will investigate further and post here, dear readers. BTW I just moved across to beta Blogger (my blog was too large, apparently, to move before) so I’m trying out both tagging systems. Technorati and the new Google Blogger one. (Oh, and …. wot’s a ‘white label’ solution?)