Nov. 2, 2011
-- San Francisco, CA . Nov 2, 2011 - CrowdEngineering, a provider of enterprise crowdsourcing and social CRM solutions, announced today at CrowdConf in San Francisco that Crowd4Self, its self-service platform that is set to revolutionize the crowdsourcing industry is now integrated with Amazon Mechanical Turk, the Amazon marketplace for work, and available in beta version.
Crowd4Self allows a user to crowdsource any business process in three simple steps. First businesses can select a workflow for a given business process, then select the most suitable crowd or workforce, and finally execute the process while maintaining full control. The solution reduces what can be a time consuming, complex process to 3 clicks of a mouse and makes it easy for any user to retain end-to-end management of the crowdsourcing process and achieve optimal results.
The Crowd4Self platform has built-in features that facilitate the simple design of business process workflows, the engagement of workers and management of the quality of work. In addition, Crowd4Self provides access to third party applications and tools through a marketplace which allows users to find appropriate tools for specific business processes and view other users' ratings.
The integration with Amazon Mechanical Turk gives Crowd4Self users easy access to a global, on-demand, scalable workforce. A simple interface guides the user through the set-up process.
"Businesses of every size are successfully using Amazon Mechanical Turk to get more done, faster." said Sharon Chiarella, Vice President of Amazon Mechanical Turk. "The Crowd4Self platform gives businesses another way to access to Mechanical Turk and allows them to easily manage the Workers' skill and level of expertise to ensure the highest quality results."
CrowdEngineering CEO and founder Gioacchino La Vecchia commented on their new product "Today the work of past months at CrowdEngineering becomes available to beta testers." He added, "We decided to integrate immediately with Amazon Mechanical Turk to provide our customers and beta testers with the best and widest workforce available today for task crowdsourcing. With Crowd4Self and Amazon Mechanical Turk today we really make crowdsourcing available to everybody."
CrowdEngineering is a company operating in the Social CRM (Customer Relationship Management) arena in Europe and the U.S.A. Its innovative technology platform, CrowdForce, has already been acknowledged as one of the most complete and innovative in the industry both by the market as well as by analysts. CrowdForce enables an enterprise's customer base and its web community to become valuable collaborators, a workforce who can be involved in various business processes such as customer support, sales and marketing, the three cornerstones of Social CRM. CrowdEngineering is supporting a number of companies in the fields of Telecommunications, Media, Finance and Public Administration to design and implement their Social CRM strategy. CrowdEngineering raised $4M in a series A round in May 2011