WhenToManage, a provider of cloud-based software for the restaurant industry, has introduced Flow, a social networking tool that allows employees to share ideas, comments and files in real-time, from their desktop, tablet or smartphone.
According to a company news release, Flow was created with the unique needs of the restaurant industry workforce in mind. The app is free and hosted on WhenToManage's web-based platform. It is private and intended to encourage dynamic communication and collaboration, the release said.
Flow allows users to create profiles, post messages, reply to threads, share files and have conversations relevant to their workplace. A paid version will also be released in the near future with additional features for group management at larger enterprises and for adding social features to other apps.
"Staying connected has become a natural part of everyday life that when extended to the workplace enables an effortless exchange of ideas, open communication and streamlined decision-making processes among fellow workers," CEO Jeff Schacher said in the release. "With Flow, managers can better engage with employees using social networking tools they already depend on in their personal lives, helping to cultivate improved collaboration, innovation and productivity."