The Business Personal Status Board (PSB™)
The Free Business Personal Status Board (PSB™) is at the leading edge of holistic business connectedness and communication.
See a demo of the Business PSB™ here on our Business PSB™ demo page. As a demo, it pretends you have all the passwords and usernames so you can change anything, but in real use you'd only be able to change your own status and comment.
Please see this chart comparing business status boards.
In a world where efficiency and effectiveness of connectedness and communication is vital to give businesses that winning edge over the competition, the Business PSB™ has emerged as the one status board that gives the most holistic "sitrep" on what's happening regarding personnel. (SITREP is military speak for Situation Report—a report on the status of your unit and the progress of its mission.) A civilian sitrep is a Situation Report of the status of your business and the progress of its mission.
Documents, phone calls, forms, charts, managerial oversight, and having long boring meetings have all played a part in sitrep generation in times past. Computers made a few parts of this process more efficient, and oversight in some cases was substantially improved.
But in the competitive business climate of today, the sitrep generations of the past are giving way to the new wave of sitrep generation tools: status boards. They have proven themselves and are now being widely implemented as a result. They represent a quantum leap in the efficiency and effectiveness of sitrep generation.
Now anyone can see the sitrep of anyone else, but, what's even better and more holistic is that everyone can see the sitrep of everyone simultaneously. This last statement is true of the Business Personal Status Board (PSB™) and a few other status boards, somewhat true of some other boards, and not true at all of yet other boards. See our comparison of business status boards chart.
A holistic sitrep of the status of all personnel—and their projects—allows everyone to see what everyone else is doing and therefore gives the most immediate picture of how the company as a whole is doing. To the degree managers and VPs find it optimal for performance enhancement, they may have the status boards represent people, projects, or both, since all status code meanings are FULLY customizable. Additionally, there can be many boards in a company, and each board can be dedicated to specific departments, subdivisions, projects, or functions. So you can see just how flexible a tool the Business PSB™ truly is.
And you may use the Business PSB™ for as many Business PSB™s as you like without paying us anything extra beyond the initial selling price, as long as all the MySQL tables you create with our program files are located on one and only one MySQL database..
The Business PSB™ has a fully customizable set of 100 status code meanings (researched meanings designed to be the most needed business statuses) and it lets users change their own statuses and comments only, and no one else's (unless a user has another user's password and username as well as his own, for convenience—such as manager and staff or receptionist and manager).
There is also a Business PSB™ Plus (with Email) in which clicking the person's name on the status board opens up their default email program so you can send them a message.
If you wish to get the PSB™ Pro*:
If you wish to get the Social PSB™:
If you wish to get the Social PSB™ Plus (with Email):
Social Version with Email
If you wish to get the Business PSB™:
If you wish to get the Business PSB™ Plus (with Email):
Business Version with Email
*NOTE: If you have the PSB™ Standard version and you decide you wish to host multiple PSB™s (or at least get administration programs for editing from the Web rather than from a host's control panel), and you need PSB, registration, and administration files, we can help. You will need to get our PSB™ Pro version which will have a file called convert-standard-psb-to-pro-psb.php that will help you update any MySQL tables from the PSB™ Standard version.
PSB™s help grease the relationship wheels!
Personal Status Boards (PSB™s)
There are actually three types of PSB™s: The first—the Standard PSB—we refer to as an MC PSB™, where there is implied trust in a close group so that everyone can share one password and username and anyone can change anyone's status or comment—a must for childcare situations where there are caregivers updating statuses of children too young to do it themselves. If an MC finds out that a few members find the temptation of shenanigans too great to resist, so they play pranks with each other's statuses and comments, the MC is free to upgrade to the Social PSB™. Even though few people would know passwords and user names except their own, parents would need the passwords and user names of their young children who are too young to update their codes. MC PSB™s empower holistic social networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual social networking methods, and they take many of the headaches out of the childcare area—with which so many Americans are now struggling.
There's a Standard and a Pro version. The Standard version is described on the Standard PSB™ page, and it requires more file edits as well as having to type the people data into a MySQL database (it's free) on your website's server via the control panel. This data entry is easy—but needed. Unlike the Pro version and all other PSB™s, it has no "front end"—so anything you want to edit (except for statuses and comments, which users will change by simply using the PSB™), you type into your MySQL database on your website's server via the control panel. The Pro version has a front end for administrator hosts to use for all editing of membership or user data. It's a complete application, as are the Social and Business PSB™s. Comparison Chart
ALL types of PSB™s require MySQL and a host to host the PSB™ files, as well as "creating" a database (simply name a MySQL database), and adding at least one user with one password, with permissions, that pertain to the database. It's easy and there are this site and/or this site to guide you—they have tutorials on doing this. Once the database is ready and you edit and upload the configure.php file we'll send you along with the application files, that's it. Register as a member and enter your PSB™'s user names. There will be a readme.txt to guide you. Your register.php file will have been uploaded to your site at http://yoursite.com/PSB/register.php so save it as a Favorites link.
Standard PSB™ users will not register—they will simply create a (free) MySQL database, enter a user and password and permissions (all), use phpMyAdmin on the server control panel to enter data, and upload the files we send them. To use the Standard PSB™, go to http://yoursite.com/PSB/test-db-WORKS-GOOD.php or http://yoursite.com/test-db-WORKS-GOOD.php depending on whether you put the 6 files we send you in a folder or not.
The second type is a Social PSB™, where there is a group of friends or acquaintances or even relatives where trust, although sometimes present, is not implied, so each member gets his or her own password and user name and no one can change anyone's status or comment except his or her own. It's probably obvious that if everyone could change anyone's statuses and comments, for most groups of people this would be an open invitation to chaos and pranks. It's believed that a loving, trusting MC group would not misuse their PSB™s. Of course, if an MC finds out that a few members find the temptation of shenanigans too great to resist, they are free to upgrade to the Social PSB™. Social PSB™s empower holistic social networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual social networking methods.
The third type is a Business PSB™, where there is a group of employees or managers or even projects whose status changes often, or where frequent communication is required and there is a need for a holistic overview of the person statuses or project statuses OF many persons or projects BY many persons or projects. As with general Social PSB™s, trust, although sometimes present, is not implied, so each member gets his or her own password and user name and no one can change anyone's status or comment except his or her own. Business PSB™s empower holistic intra-business or inter-business communication and networking that is more EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE than usual business networking methods. It may also be used to monitor telecommuting associates or remote contract workers or employees who work from home, temporarily or permanently.
|PSB™ Version Comparison|
|PSB™ Version||Change Status/Comment||Front End||100 Customizable Status Codes||Price|
|Standard PSB™||anyone can change anyone's status||No||Yes||No||Free|
|PSB™ Pro||anyone can change anyone's status||Yes||Yes||No||Now free!|
|Social PSB™||you can only change|
your own status
|Social PSB™ Plus||you can only change|
your own status
|Business PSB™||you can only change|
your own status
|Business PSB™ Plus||you can only change|
your own status
** Click on the PSB™ members' Names in the PSB™ in order to open their email program and send them a message.