Quite often our users underestimate the power of Feedreader OEM. We are talking mostly about Feedreader OEM as version that you could brand as your own RSS reader including your application name, colors, styles and so on. But there's additional functionality in Feedreader OEM that can be used in corporate environments. So if you are in charge of corporate computing environment here are some really good reasons why Feedreader OEM could and should be good for you...
- Feedreader OEM contains OPML Synchronization. How it works? It's possible to define single (or multiple) (OPML formated) feed repositories that contain selection of feeds. One repository can contain intranet feeds, another contains "world news" and so on. Users can subscribe to feed repositories and it's also possible to force subscription of feed repository centrally. When user has subscribed to feed repository everything will become simple. If new feed is added to central feed repository then every instance of Feedreader across the corporate network will also subscribe to this new feed. If feed is removed from central feed repository then it's automatically removed from all Feedreaders.
- Preload feeds from predefined location on first run of Feedreader. This is simple sub-case of OPML Synchronization.
- Disable subscription of feeds by users. Combine it with OPML Synchronization and you limit users only to feeds that are preferred by company.
- In case of Feedreader OEM all settings are saved in registry, so it's easy to do initial configuration of Feedreader. You just define how Feedreader should function (should we play notification sound in case of new items, should Feedreader start minimized, should we show favorite icons next to feeds). It's also possible to disable changing of settings in Feedreader options case by case. For example you can disable changing of Proxy settings. And as all settings are loaded from registry you can create different policies for different user groups.
- Subscribe to feeds from UNC path. This feature lets users to subscribe to local files or network server locations (\\server\share\feedfile.xml). This means that you do not need web server. You can also use this feature if some local application creates files on local disk and you'd like to consume these files with Feedreader.
- Custom programming. If you want to have a feature in Feedreader that does not exist yet and at the same time it's critical to your business we are ready to add it. We are doing this all the time. In fact there are quite a lot of features in Feedreader that have started as some corporate customer's wishes.
So, no need to think about application names, colors and styles. Just order plain version of Feedreader OEM and eliminate pains of deploying RSS application in corporate environment.