The Home map is a map used jointly by the whole company. Its goal is to provide company employees with precise and up-to-date information required for their everyday activities.

You can use the Home Map as a hypertext billboard. If you want to notify employees about an event, put the link to the event on the Home Map together with your bulletin.

The Home Map can significantly help a newcomer to quickly get details of the company picture without having to bother other employees. This saves a lot of time, especially in big companies.

Opening Home Map

Click the Home map button on the Toolbar to open the Home map.

Creating Home Map

The Home Map design is subject to your corporate style and objectives All information in Vine is stored in the server database as named objects of different types. Examples: a company, a person, an event, a sales case.. It should be flexible and able to reflect changes in company situation and policy.

In general we recommend keeping the following data on the Home Map:

  • The company slogan or a brief message concerning the hot current topic.

  • A regularly updated (for example on a weekly basis) section containing links to newly appeared objects of everyone’s concern: new events, new projects, new employees, new web sites, etc.

  • Links to objects and folders A folder in Vine is a named group of objects. containing data of permanent importance: company structure, corporate standards, document templates, folders of customers, current major projects and so on. The idea is that the referenced objects and folders can be modified, but links should be kept constant.

For example, the Home Map can include the following objects:

At the top of this map you can see the company slogan and the link to the map containing the company structure. Below you can see two sections. The ‘Latest news’ section is supposed to be updated often. The ‘Customers’ section contains constant links to folders from which you can find detailed information about company customers.

Home Map Settings

Usually, the Home Map should be locked or assigned restricted edit privileges, so that only a few Vine users can edit it.

The Visibility option should be set to All. The administrator cannot set a map to be the Home Map if its visibility setting is not All.

After the administrator defines the Home Map, any Vine user can access it with a single click on the Home button.