23 Feb 2011 | Traction TeamPage customers Alcoa and Ensign Bickford featured in Deloitte "Social Software for Business Performance" report

Traction TeamPage customers Alcoa Fastening Systems and Ensign Bickford Aerospace & Defense are featured in this independent Deloitte research report: Social Software for Business Performance (.pdf) - The missing link in social software: Measurable Business improvements by John Hagel III of the Deloitte Center for the Edge.​ See video interview with John Hagel and a Web version of the report, Metrics that Matter, published by Deloitte University Press.​

"The paper highlights the experience of one early adopter, Alcoa Fastening Systems, which has significantly improved employee productivity -- achieving a 61 percent reduction in time required for compliance activities -- by leveraging social [Traction TeamPage] software tools.​" - Deloitte 23 Feb 2011 press release.​

This graphic explains the very direct impact between the reduced time spent on compliance activities as the number of wiki pages were created in TeamPage.​

The Deloitte summary states: "Senior executives are skeptical of the value of social software.​ Their reluctance is understandable but self-defeating.​" Deloitte Center for the Edge’s paper, “Social Software for Business Performance” discusses how companies "can leverage social software to significantly enhance business performance in the short-term and transform it in the long-term.​ Early adopters of social software have the potential to reap financial rewards and develop skills and experience that can help build a stronger competitive position over time.​ Social software has unique capabilities to address current operating challenges and improve operating metrics.​" » Download a free copy (.pdf) of the Deloitte report.​ » Read the Deloitte press release.​

Customer quotes from the Deloitte report include:

  • “Traction Software is the place where informal work gets done.​”
  • “With Traction Software I can post meeting notes and assign action items to individuals.​ Then, they can go into the tool and write comments to update the group on the status of their action items as well as post deliverables.​ It greatly increases transparency and streamlines communications.​”
  • “What sold me on Traction Software is I realized how it can help me do my job better.​ Traction helps me get work done faster and allows me to communicate more effectively with my colleagues.​”
  • “With Traction, people take ownership for their area of expertise on the tool.​ They provide help to other projects if they have the knowledge needed to contribute.​”
  • “With Traction, people are pulled in to solve problems based on their expertise on short notice.​ Before Traction, we simply weren’t able to do this.​”
  • “Traction has increased transparency around resource allocation and made it easier for managers to find the expertise they need quickly.​”

See TeamPage Solutions: Quality Management and TeamPage Solutions: Project Management


Traction TeamPage 5.​1: Social Software, Meet Project Management

Traction Software Customers and quotes

3 Aug 2011 | Alcoa Fastening Systems: What were you doing at 7:15AM Saturday July 2, 2011? Joe Crumpler was working.​

Enterprise 2.0 and Observable Work: Brian Tullis and Joe Crumpler, Burton Group Catalyst 2010 Santa Diego