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The collaboration features of SharePoint 2013 are probably the best I have seen in an enterprise product out of the box. Along with the integration of Office and other enterprise solutions, this product cannot be beat in the market currently... more»
The use of the document management features such as versioning, check in and check out, search, managed metadata and other out-of-the-box features help you organize and manage documents easily. Finding documents and being able to track... more»
From my experience, it’s not the product needing improvement, but the way organizations deploy the enterprise solution. When 2007 SharePoint came around, there was no documentation and information given by Microsoft on their website. You were... more»
The best things about Drupal are its extensibility and plug-ability. You can get something going quite fast that’s feasible for clients to see. It has a very good authentication/authorization system. For a few years, the application had a... more»
We have rebuilt a few websites in Drupal. Due to the way Drupal is built, it usually allows us to have new functionality ready in a sprint, where before it could take several months to get into production.
The learning curve is the thing that scares most people away from using Drupal. With Drupal Version 8, it has taken a more standardized way by teaming up with the Symfony framework. This, however, is a double-edged sword. It takes you a step... more»
The ability to control web content within a structured version system and its unique capability to receive extension modules and plugins. The extension power makes this software a great ally for building new systems. I usually see this... more»
Information and content are the key elements. Using Liferay to control our web content allows us to have a centralized information hub. We can discuss, contribute, and review pieces of content as it evolves with time. All this occurs while... more»
Although it has been improving, I cannot shake the feeling that it was released too early. It came with several problems, and new releases came extremely fast to correct the previous ones. Now, in its GA3, the differences are noticeable... more»
* Mostly the documentation management features. * Managing information such as events and announcements, document libraries, picture libraries, using calendars, lists and custom lists. * Sharing files, document storage and retrieval, the... more»
We are now able to organize and control our documentation easily. Versioning, check in, check out and setting permissions for pages and sites enable us to manage our document and picture libraries without a fuss. We can now easily find... more»
SharePoint Designer enables creating workflows easily. However, they produce errors at times. There seems to be glitches which require workarounds to sort out. It is an amazing feature to have because workflows can fully automate processes... more»
* Flexibility to fit our business requirements under many different scenarios, from simple public web sites to customer or distributor portal solutions and intranets. * As a J2EE and open source platform, this product allow us to extend its... more»
A good example in my organization (insurance sector) is that we can implement public, customer, and distributor portals for many countries with different requirements, in many different languages (including Greek or Arabic, flipping the full... more»
* Business centricity with more tools relating to SEO and content targeting, for instance, cookie management to collect web data, etc. * Staging and LARs export/import features. This is always a pain in Liferay with many errors caused mostly... more»
I really like the files and the wikis, since we use that heavily in my department. Throughout the company, obviously there are different advantages for the different departments. Our sales staff is using the Activities to attract various implementation projects starting from the earliest phases in the sales process and all the way through to the delivery/final... more»
Actually, I'm seeing all the previews for the IBM Connections version 6 product and I think a lot of the stuff that we would like is coming out in that version itself. One of our VP of sales has asked for the ability to sync nested folders by using the drag and drop option, and that's going to be in there. There are some of the Community design elements, the top... more»
* Content type definitions: One of the best features of Drupal, and maybe the key differentiator to other solutions, is the way that content is structured and managed. In Drupal Version 8, this was improved. The global process of creating a... more»
The admin interface could be improved. Compared to Version 7, it was a huge improvement. I think it is not enough for current user needs. Creating complex content types) is in progress with the promise to solve that soon in next updates of... more»
* Access to platform resources from all over the world * Blogs * Fast search of employees/groups/ communities/employees’ profiles * Each file entered into the system has a label with the time and the name of the person who uploaded the file *... more»
The most noticeable improvement was in the communication between the R&D department and the service department, who until now had no communication tools, despite having an email. Employees from these departments work on different shifts,... more»
We suggested over 40 improvement of the system in 2014, but nothing has changed in the 4.5 version. After a few months of using the solution, we have prepared document with the biggest failures and features to improve in the system. We have... more»
There are different angles to this question. * As a developer, I like the simple and easy method of customization and development of new modules (portlets). * As a business owner, I like the security it offers along with ready-to-use features... more»
With Liferay, setting up an enterprise portal is very quick and easy. Its faster development methodology helps us to customize Liferay to our needs. For our organization, we have designed modules which help us with employee information,... more»
Technology trends change so quickly that a product has to continuously evolve and improve what it offers. There was a time when Liferay’s documentation was not up to the mark. However, the release of new versions and the setup of... more»
SharePoint's document management and workflow features have proven to be the valuable. We have been able to implement a reliable, easily accessible document library with version control (previously managed manually) and an announcements... more»
SharePoint has streamlined our documentation management process by allowing us to automate several functions. The version control function has been particularly useful, helping us keep detailed records of changes to documentation. This has... more»
I find the search feature in SharePoint foundation to be limited to the basic document properties. This is at odds to the type of customization that you can apply in the library. For example, we added a field to specify the department but... more»
I have been convinced since the start that Drupal's greatest asset is its community. Drupal's motto is "Come for the software, stay for the community". But the community has, from the start, created modules that are now a deep part of Drupal... more»
By using the open source and free modules provided by the community, you can jumpstart a website project really quickly. You can concentrate on developing the business part specific to the client, bringing the most added value as fast as... more»
The main complaints of the clients or newcomers to Drupal are about the UX of the admin interface. Compared to WordPress, Drupal is hard to use. It is a lot more powerful as a site building tool. In Drupal 8, the UX is now a clear focus with... more»
In general, I find SharePoint to be a very useful tool when it's configured to allow end users a certain amount of flexibility. (In one of my previous assignments, all options were completely locked down. In that kind of configuration, the... more»
In my previous job, I built a site to support the PMO. It consisted of a top level site that gave a view of all projects undertaken by the organization and then individual project sites that were used to manage issues, risks, changes, action... more»
I think that the current version of the product is actually quite good, but it's not always easy to find solid training and reference information, especially from Microsoft. Typically, third parties have better offerings than Microsoft, but... more»
We use SharePoint largely as an internal intranet; users are organized through AD and into their respective teams. Each team is responsible for their own websites and areas and web parts to handle data processing, telemetry/analytics, and... more»
* Ease of use * Out-of-the-box experience * Learning curve For the most part, the tool is useable, but there are many end users who still find it difficult overall. As a developer, I am able to find my way through the interfaces with time,... more»
The ability to have all business owners own, author, and manage content and communications is very valuable. I can use Connections and eliminate use of other software/tools, and it greatly reduces my need for IT support for simple requests.... more»
Prior to our use of IBM Connections, any internal web info had to go through a help desk process. It was time consuming. And the business owner of that info had no control or say of how that info was displayed or organized.
I understand this is about IBM making money. But I want all the features/capabilities in the base package. For example, one thing I don’t have is the IBM Connections full-documentation solution. Or at least greatly reduce it.
* I appreciate the free software. * This gives us the possibility to search deep in the core of the system in case of bugs. * In addition, it enables you to improve the core functionality. This feature also helped the framework to be more... more»
We use Drupal to develop most of our clients' sites because the CMS features and the development framework give us the possibility to expend less time in the repetitive functionality, such as the user login or in the content management... more»
I think Drupal has to improve the UX for some administrative pages, such as the modules list page. When I talk about improvements in user experience of the administration page, specifically in the modules list page, I mean that this page is... more»
* Overall modularity in architecture * OOTB support for SPA * Enhancements in marketing experience: user segmentation, targeting, analytics, single customer view, enhanced UI, and content management capabilities
Considering the overall drive towards providing a digital experience to clients, to provide a connected experience, federated touchpoints, dynamic personalization, customer context and interactions, the product has evolved very strongly from... more»
Aspects of Campaign management and audience targeting is fast maturing, where the experience tracked in online channels are feeding into the offline journeys and influencing the content promoted from that channel and vice versa the learnings... more»
Drupal is not an organization management system. It does not help an organization that way. Though, if I were to add a relation to that, I can say that Drupal comes with a huge community that offers their knowledge openly. Now, their... more»
I am not able to answer this question in a few or a lot of words. Drupal is a system compromised of a lot of modules.There is always room for improvement. The thing is though, that especially since Drupal 8, this is the only thing that it... more»
What makes SharePoint special is that it applies to a wide range of company scenarios; document management, knowledge management, project management, and records management. When you want to save information, collaborate, or discover... more»
SharePoint has benefitted us a lot regarding optimization. We can automate document management, project management, and basic service desk functions. The biggest value is that you are able to integrate systems using workflow management... more»
The allowed size of document libraries and lists, i.e., the number of items allowed, needs to be increased. This was already improved in the latest 2016 version of SharePoint. Also, there need to be more options to brand solutions without... more»
The platform allows in a very easy way to create community and start collaborating. This value has been easily recognized by the users, above all for managing cross-department projects. Some departments had a latent need of communication... more»
The platform is too dispersive and rigid. It should improve in usability and user interface customization by the user (personalized menu, communities to keep close at hand, always available files, and so on). There are too many applications... more»
The most valuable features of Connections would be that it opens up communication silos that previously existed in the company. Instead of everybody working in this little box, it opens it up across the enterprise so that people have the... more»
The benefits are, first and foremost, we get to find out exactly what other business units are doing in the company. You work for a company for a long time, but you don't know what everybody else does. You get to find out, "Oh, these are... more»
They seem to be implementing some of what we want in the upcoming versions, like an onboarding wizard. Having an easier way to integrate with other third-party tools would be really helpful. Right now, depending on the tool, it's easier or... more»
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What do current Atlassian users in the enterprise tech community say about the vendor’s various developer tools?
On June 13th 2017, Atlassian announced the launch of 13th 2017, Atlassian announced the launch of Atlassian Stack,... more»
Over the last five years I've supported the adoption of agile principles at portfolio/program and projects level and the redesign and optimization of applications services, architecture, integration and sourcing of a highly dynamic set of initiatives within the IT solutions for energy companies... more>>
Toby Ward is founder and President of Prescient Digital Media. A senior e-business consultant with particular expertise in the area of Internet and intranet planning and communications Toby has worked with many different organizations, spanning many different industries, including Boston... more>>
Dr Ioannis Syrigos is a Computer and Electrical Engineer, an Entrepreneur, co-owner and Managing Director of Stella Novus LTD, an IT consulting company running several individual online projects (Ancient-Origins.net, Members.Ancient-Origins.net, Evolving-Science.com, EnglishWithJo.com and... more>>
Project Manager | Business Consultant | Learning & Development | Managing Partner
Roland Driesen is the founder of Silverside and Connecting Colours and works for both companies hands-on for approximately 120 different organisations throughout EMEA.
With Silverside Roland has more than 18 years of experience in the Enterprise Collaboration market. He has worked as the... more>>
André Horak is an established speaker, consultant and thought leader on Social Business, Social Collaboration and Enterprise Social Networking. He is also an IBM Champion for Social Business - a program which recognises and rewards innovative thought leaders in the IBM community.
André has... more>>
I am an experienced consultant focusing with strengths in IBM Collaboration Solutions. I work for an IBM business partner which allows me to work for varying size customers in different industries.
My work consists of 4th line support and on-site customer consulting engagements which includes... more>>
Corporate Generalist on IBM Lotus Software Products
Christoph is a IT Consultant at Fritz & Macziol GmbH, an IBM Business Partner in Germany and lives in Bavaria.
He has 14 years experience with the IBM Lotus portfolio (mainly IBM Domino, IBM Connections). He started the OpenNTF... more>>
A recognized industry expert in collaboration technologies, enterprise content management, search and software development. Since SharePoint 2003 release, Marwan has been building SharePoint solutions for a diversity of industry sectors across United Kingdom and Middle East.
Worked for ITWorx... more>>
* 10+ years experience in ICT;
* Successful advising in ICT solutions and platforms (Hard- & Software and Services);
* Helping customers translating needs to solutions;
* Building & enabling successful partnerships;
- Open minded, creative and experienced;
Innovative senior leader with progressively increasing responsibilities in applying and managing Information Technology in a global enterprise, reinforced by education in the computer science, security & privacy and electrical engineering fields. Key areas of Expertise:
IT Program... more>>
Otto Foerg is a Lotus/IBM collaboration and messaging expert with more than 25 years of professional experience as an architect, administrator, consultant, developer and certified instructor.
In 2000 he extended his professional experience to the web application platform IBM WebSphere... more>>
I have worked as a software developer, application support analyst, systems administrator, test automation engineer, release manager and application lifecycle management consultant.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
Visual Studio Application Lifecycle... more>>
Andornot is a small consulting company, based in Vancouver, serving the needs of libraries, archives, museums and other cultural institutions.
We design and develop innovative information management solutions using tools such as Inmagic DB/TextWorks, WebPublisher PRO and Genie, Apache Solr,... more>>
Jacob is the principal and co-founder of Chess Media Group, a management consulting and strategic advisory firm on the future of work and collaboration. With offices in the Bay Area and Vancouver, Canada, Jacob and his team work with some of the world’s largest and forward thinking companies on... more>>
Chris is responsible for the health of Habanero's client relationships and works with a team of consultants to drive sales in Western Canada. Since 2001, Chris has helped develop Employee Portals to help people and organizations thrive.
Specialties:SharePoint, collaboration, Intranet planning... more>>