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CrowdComputing Systems's Platform Adds Features Found in Complex Vertical Products by Microsoft, Oracle and Informatica

WorkFusion 5 fights "software bloat" by equipping information industry professionals with the tools they need to create content using crowd and freelance workers.

NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CrowdComputing Systems (CCS), provider of the leading distributed workforce management platform, today released WorkFusion 5, the company's most significant product update since launching its SaaS enterprise product in 2012.  This release includes the HR, business process management (BPM), and extra-transform-load (ETL) tools most valuable to reference data, financial content, and data operations professionals.  WorkFusion 5 was designed to lower the barrier of typical enterprise IT complexity and empower business people to get work done.

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"CCS is integrating capabilities typically found in very expensive vertical software offerings at a far better price point and enabling enterprises to execute complex workflows with simple tools," said Peter Marney, VP of Global Content at John Wiley & Sons and a member of the CCS advisory board.

WorkFusion 5 now provides a graphical tool that lets users design business processes that integrate automation tools and online workers.  This feature combines the design functionality of products such as AgilePoint, Nintex and Skelta with the workflow power of Microsoft SharePoint.  The new design tool lets users drag and drop tasks into workflows from a library of pre-built automation tools and human worker instruction templates.  WorkFusion 5 also comes with "off-the-shelf" business processes templates for equities, fixed income, derivatives, reference data, and corporate actions content. 

Whereas a vertical HR product such as Oracle Human Resources provides an exhaustive list of features for every imaginable enterprise HR scenario, WorkFusion 5 provides a system that's purpose-built for sourcing, training, and managing teams of online workers.  The platform's new multi-market streaming feature sends task listings simultaneously to all major online talent markets (e.g., Amazon's Mechanical Turk, Craiglist, Elance, oDesk), which significantly broadens the reach that businesses have in online worker markets and increases the speed of work.  WorkFusion 5 also enhances the ability to configure multiple private, hybrid workforces.  Users can create an unlimited number of integrated crowd, freelance, and employee teams and deploy them on different business processes.  To ensure current and future labor law compliance, WorkFusion 5 lets users to configure worker locations and set minimum and maximum hours and compensation.

While many businesses will continue to find utility for IT-centric ETL systems like Informatica, WorkFusion 5 provides business-centric ETL functionality to customize data to a user's content configurations.  WorkFusion 5's ETL tool is robust and scalable enough for the majority of enterprise content applications and works seamlessly with the platform's BPM functionality. 

CCS's release of WorkFusion 5 signals a commitment by the company to challenge "software bloat" by providing simple but powerful features that solve complex workforce problems.  "Most businesses don't need or use all of the features in the big software suites, but light products underperform," said CCS's CEO and Co-founder, Max Yankelevich.  "WorkFusion 5 solves both of those problems by perfecting the most useful functionality and stripping out the fat."

About CrowdComputing Systems

CrowdComputing Systems (www.crowdcomputingsystems.com) provides the leading crowd computing platform. The company's SaaS product, WorkFusion, provides enterprise customers with a high-quality, on-demand, elastic workforce by integrating and managing automation tools, crowd workers, and employee experts (ACE) in online workflows. The human-machine hybrid solution delivers quality, efficiency, speed and scale impossible solely with an in-house or outsourced workforce.  Born out of MIT research in 2010, CCS is a privately held company headquartered in New York City.

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