Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Advisors Excel Beta Testing Facebook at Work Platform ; Local Company One of 450 Chosen Worldwide

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Advisors Excel Beta Testing Facebook at Work Platform ; Local Company One of 450 Chosen Worldwide

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Advisors Excel is one of just 450 companies in the world beta testing the new Facebook at Work platform.

"What we wanted to do was try and utilize a new platform that gives the team members here at AE a chance to collaborate and communicate more effectively," said Tracey Stratton, a public relations specialist.

The company launched the software platform for the first time Monday morning, so Stratton said she has no idea how well it will meet their expectations or needs.

"It's just like Facebook, but it's work-centered," Stratton said. "We are hoping that this is a platform that everyone will use to share ideas, to connect with each other, offer solutions, anything that will help us do our jobs better and more effectively. We don't know what's exactly going to happen but we hope that it will eliminate some of the mass emails that get sent out to the entire company, where everyone will look to Facebook as the one point of information for the company. …

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