Tools to Comprehensive Collaboration Workspaces

Comprehensive Collaboration Workspaces

These tools combine many basic tools (file sharing, calendar sharing, member profiles, communications, wikis, etc.) into more multifaceted, all-in-one solutions.

BoardWorks

FEE

beginner

 

"BoardWorks provides your corporate secretary, corporate counsel, CEO and other authorized users with an online portal to create, distribute and manage your board materials via web browser or iPad. The new BoardWorks makes it easy for directors to stay connected to the boardroom, wherever they might be."

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Chatter

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 


“Salesforce Chatter makes business processes social, so you can collaborate in real time—in context—from anywhere…. Chatter makes it easy to share ideas, documents, and anything else with your coworkers, instantly.” Chatter features include: “file sharing, profiles, status updates, activity feeds, workflow approvals, groups, Chatter communities, Chatterbox, social intelligence, Chatter messenger, Chatter desktop, Chatter mobile, Chatter for Sharepoint, contacts, dashboards, reports, answers and ideas, calendars and events, tasks and activities.”

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CiviCRM

FREE

intermediate

 

"CiviCRM is web-based, open source, Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) software geared toward meeting the needs of non-profit and other civic-sector organizations. As a non profit committed to the public good itself, CiviCRM understands that forging and growing strong relationships with constituents is about more than collecting and tracking constituent data - it is about sustaining relationships with supporters over time. To this end, CiviCRM has created a robust web-based, open source, highly customizable, CRM to meet organizations’ highest expectations right out-of-the box. Unlike proprietary software, each new release of this open source software reflects the very real needs of its users as enhancements are continually given back to the community. With CiviCRM's robust feature set,  organizations can further their mission through contact management, fundraising, event management, member management, mass e-mail marketing, peer-to-peer campaigns, case management, and much more."

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Drupal Commons

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 

“Drupal Commons is a packaged form of Drupal (a ‘Drupal distribution’) that contains the majority of pre-built features that a social community or external community site might need to create productive interactions among employees, customers—blogs, wikis, calendars, and much more. It provides a robust community site out of the box so that you don’t have to assemble all of the pieces yourself, all you need to do is invite people to participate.”

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Highrise

FEE

intermediate

 

Highrise is a customer-relations management tool that "helps you manage your contacts, keep track of who said what when, schedule follow-ups, set reminders, and convert leads into done deals." Highrise allows you to create and assign tasks, manage contacts and conversations, send e-mails, and track deals, proposals, and leads.

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Huddle

FREEMIUM

intermediate

 

Huddle lets you “store, share, and work on files with anyone inside and outside your organization—from your desktop, iPad, or smartphone.” It allows you to “share files across the firewall with your colleagues and partners… comment, assign and assign tasks and approvals—all in one central location—to get work done efficiently and effectively)… and [to create] user profiles [that] allow you to connect with the specific people you need to contribute to your project.”

 

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KARL

FREEMIUM

advanced

 


“KARL is an open source web system for collaboration, organizational intranets, and knowledge management. KARL is simple to use and enables small and large groups to create communities and to share information… Top features include: topic-based communities, powerful search, secured external collaboration, rich text wiki, collaborative blog, layered group calendar, strong email integration, and outstanding security.” 

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NetSuite

FEE

advanced

 

NetSuite is "one integrated, cloud application to manage your entire organization. With NetSuite's unified business management solution, nonprofit organizations can manage their entire end-to-end operations with a single, flexible, and powerful business application—integrating accounting, fundraising, constituent relationship management (CRM), financials and enterprise resource planning (ERP), inventory management, Ecommerce and more." 

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Socialtext

FEE

advanced

 


“By simplifying people’s ability to share knowledge, ideas and corporate data, Socialtext removes silos and corporate barriers that have traditionally hampered companies’ ability to respond to change and better serve customers. Socialtext’s enterprise social networking products — including microblogging, blogs, wikis, profiles, and social spreadsheets — provide simpler ways for employees to share vital information and work together in real-time. Delivered in a variety of hosted cloud services, as well as on-site appliances, enterprise customers are provided with flexible deployment options that meet their security requirements.”

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ThoughtFarmer

FEE

advanced

 


“ThoughtFarmer combines traditional intranets with social features to make the social intranet: an easy yet powerful platform for employee communication and collaboration…. Communication features include: news, personal homepage, branding, mobile internet access, photo galleries, calendars, employee directory, navigation, manuals, search, and tags. Collaboration features include: wikis, blogs, forums, groups, documents, direct document editing, expertise locator, and discussion capture. Employee engagement features include: forums, comments, profiles, relationship browser, activity stream, favorites, like, revision history, and notifications.”

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Wiggio

FREE

intermediate

 


“Wiggio.com is a free, online toolkit that makes it easy to work in groups. Over 100,000 groups are using Wiggio to: host virtual meetings and conference calls; manage events with a shared calendar; create to do lists and assign tasks; poll your group in real time; send email, text and voice messages; and upload and manage files in a shared folder.”

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