Collaboration, Groupware and more
Nowadays all information a company uses during its daily work is available in electronic form. The flexibility and processing speed of information has become a main criterion for the market position and sustainability of a company. Growing customer demands, fast market changes, growing i18n and the needed globalization make an intelligent working space a must. Collaborations, or groupware platforms, offer the employees efficient access to the relevant information, allow group discussions, editing and publishing of the results: In real time or delayed, no matter where you are located in the world.
Well-established core products of a collaboration platform are e-mail, calendar, addresses, file exchange and chat. And there is still a lot of potential in other products like web conferencing, desktop sharing, wiki and blogging. For the introduction, extension or migration of a collaboration platform you should consider the following questions:
- How efficient does our current collaboration platform support our companies’ processes?
Which collaboration services do the employees of a single department need in order to do their work?
- Does the collaboration platform harmonize with our companies IT-strategy?
Groupware systems are embedded into organizational flows and are accessible even from outside of the company. The market has recognized the importance of collaboration in terms of efficient working. Workflow-based applications support the companies’ processes and allow employees a structural approach to handle the topics. To support inner workflows and to realize their processes, companies us a variety of collaboration platforms.
The collaboration strategy
The strategic direction of a collaboration platform plays an important role. The IT strategy should reflect a timeframe of 3 to 5 years. Also, it should be checked regularly and be customized to new needs. The choice of a specific collaboration platform is supported by individual factors that depend on the processes that need to be supported or implemented. In the continuous optimization of company processes, the collaboration processes and the supporting technologies need also to be checked and customized.
Important factors that should be taken into account for the collaboration strategy of a company:
- Improvement of information quality
- Cost reduction
- Future potential
- Synergy effects
- Performance of employees
- Potential yield
S&N has handled a lot of tasks successfully for many customers, like the planning, introduction and integration of groupware platforms, the development of individual solutions and migration projects. With our many years of outstanding competence in the collaboration area and our industry-independent knowledge we are supporting our customers with their own custom-tailored collaboration strategy.
Contact person: Atanur Öztürk; firstname.lastname@example.org