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2 responses to “Collaboration Tools : SharePoint = Enterprise Apps : Excel”

  1. Jacob Ukelson

    Yes. We have come to learn that “people use what they like, and like what they know”. So we decided to leverage Outlook\Office\Sharepoint (OOS?) environment instead of fighting it – by extending those tools to support better management of the unstructured, ad-hoc, human processes (some people are starting to use the term “adaptive case management”) that everyone does in those tools everyday.

    Jacob Ukelson – CTO ActionBase

    1. Joe Petit

      Jacob, I’ve seen lots of organizations do just that. To give your users even more of what they like may I suggest Harmonie, an Outlook plugin that provides tight integration with SharePoint. It’s very intuitive SharePoint sidebar and your users can easily collaborate on documents without leaving Outlook. You can download a personal edition for free at http://harmon.ie. SharePoint is only as valuable as it is used.