You’ve got a team of people working on a project together, both internal and external to your organization, each person bringing different expertise, insight and information to achieve shared goals. With the Communifire ASP.NET collaboration solution everyone on the team understands who is responsible for what and shares not only what they’ve done but also background information and work in progress. This approach to collaboration avoids silos of information that prevent people from accessing and contributing their insight into someone else’s effort until late in the project when it is typically costly (in time, money and interpersonal dynamics) to accommodate.
No more hunting around for information in file directories separated by department.
In Communifire’s ASP.NET collaboration platform, a single space is created for a project where all team members have access to the information they need to contribute their part to the project.
All the files, all the discussions, all the feedback, all the updates, and all the ideas are available on demand, just where people expect to find them.
The social collaboration system creates an open environment for everyone to contribute their ideas with granular rights and permissions managed independently by project — so in cases where there is sensitive information, a team member sees only what he or she is allowed to.
Everyone knows what role they and others are playing in the project with detailed project task lists.
Create as many task lists as your project demands and break each target down to individual tasks.
Assign due-dates to stay on track and indicate who is responsible for each task so everyone stays on target and knows who to go to when they want to help with a particular element of a project.
Reminders as the due date approaches keeps everyone focused on deadlines and the needs of the project.
Microblogs for updates, discussion threads for advancing ideas with broad involvement, polls and surveys for taking the pulse of a team, wikis for consolidating thinking on a topic, an issue tracker to facilitate Q&A between experts and innovators, and social files to bring interaction and feedback to boring old files can leveraged by the team. The flexible Communifire social collaboration platform means the tools (which also includes blogs, articles, photo albums and videos) can be used for their namesake purposes or for a variety of other creative uses to give the team the functionality they need to exceed expectations, on time and under budget.
Keeping up with all of your projects is easy when all of the updates come right to you in a personalized newsfeed.
Whenever new content is created for a project, it appears in the newsfeed of anyone who needs to know about it.
Whenever content you’ve created is edited by someone or is commented on by someone you get a notification.
Whenver you are assigned a task or you’re mentioned in an update, you’re informed immediately.
All this happens on your personal MyAccount page. You don’t have to check out each project page for updates, updates on the projects you are involved in come to you.
Information is easier to find and updates are delivered to you, all without the need for cumbersome emails and time-consuming meetings.
There’s no need to CC everyone your latest version, creating multiple uncontrolled copies of a document. The team can read about your update in their newsfeed and decide if they need to react immediately, perhaps dashing off some ideas or feedback in the comments.
If they need the file later they can easily find not only the latest version, but see a history of the content over time.
There’s also no need to hold regular meetings when anyone can get an update on the project any time they like, providing their feedback when it suits them.
No one need sit through an hour-long meeting to make a 5-minute contribution or get a 2-minute update.
Forget about shared network drives and FTP. Upload and manage your files in Communifire. Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDF’s, images – Communifire handles them all.
Full search capabilities based on the Lucene Search Engine. Communifire is even smart enough to search the content inside MS Office and Open Office documents.
Files and documents become collaborative with comments, liking, and ratings. Automatic versioning and robust permissions are built in. Preview files and documents before downloading using the file viewer. And share them quickly and easily with others.
Once you’ve connected people to each other and the information they need, the next logical step is to connect people to information and updates from your other applications as well.
This might be with such simple connections as links to other systems, Active Directory integration and single sign-on (SSO). Or more sophisticated integrations that bring systems into the Communifire user interface, delivering news from other websites into users activity streams, notifications, and spaces, while adding Communifire’s social functionality (comments, likes, ratings) to “apps” from your other systems.
Integrating with the Communifire collaboration platform makes your other applications social, to increase sharing and collaboration all within a single ecosystem.
Communifire is an ASP.NET collaboration platform. It has incredible power to change how people collaborate on projects, while offering incredible flexibility to solve countless other challenges in a single solution.
Go far beyond changing the logo and choosing between a variety of templates. With a basic understanding of CSS you can dramatically change the look and feel of your intranet to create a seamless interface with your other websites — or simply to provide a unique user experience.
With a basic understanding of HTML, you can go even further, easily moving items around on a page to quickly (in a matter of hours) make something completely unrecognizable from the Communifire that you install in 2 minutes.
With a basic understanding C#, all limitations fall away. You can add new apps to the platform, bring in updates from other systems to populate the activity stream or notifications, or use Communifire’s broad range of applications and features in new and creative ways.
Communifire is an incredibly rich social platform. It contains all of the features to work with people, data, and documents.
Brings together all the new stuff that you need to know about from the people and groups you are connected to.
Use spaces to bring people together with common interests. Let your community self-organize to create a rewarding social experience.
Files and documents become collaborative with comments, liking, and ratings. Upload, organize, share, manage versions, & preview online.
Keep track of what’s due, when it’s due, and who’s responsible for getting it done. Great for scheduling projects, due dates, and deliverables.
Create and post events, meeting, happenings, and more. Invite others and collect RSVP’s. Get reminders and set up recurring events.
Instantly communicate in real-time. See who’s online and open up a conversation. Bring entire groups together with group messaging.
Take the pulse of your community. Let people tell you what’s important to them through single-question polls or multiple-question surveys.
A complete enterprise level blogging platform. Open a channel for people to communicate and encourage the sharing of ideas and opinions.
Encourage community engagement. Members compete with themselves and with each other to earn points for contributing to the community.
A complete enterprise level wiki platform. Collaborate on living documents, publish them to your knowledge base to provide self-service support.
Knows what you’re allowed to find and helps you find it. Use the extensive filter to target your search.
A complete photo & video sharing experience. Upload and share photos in albums. Share your own video productions or the best of the web.
Source thoughts, opinions, and ideas from your employees, customers, and partners. Voice ideas, vote them, and bubble the best to the top.
Support your community by keeping track of questions, providing IT support, or handling customer support tickets.
Engage people in an open discussion about a question or topic. Highlight answers and make them part of your knowledge base.
Communifire is developed using the ASP.NET Framework, C#, MS AJAX, jQuery and Microsoft SQL Server with generous notations. Learn more about the technology, architecture, and security of Communifire.
Communifire handles more than collaboration – it’s an ASP.NET based social business platform. Discover how you can make new tools, create useful integrations, and deliver next-generation online experiences.
Dig deeper into Communifire and check out our vast documentation and developer how-to’s. We’ve created these resources for ASP.NET developers in mind, so you can jump right in to solve specific problems.
“The Communifire product is a stellar solution. I really wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us and the team here at OpenText.”
Senior Director, OpenText
“We implemented our corporate social intranet with Communifire and we are more than pleased with the team, the product, and the professionalism exhibited.”
Senior Consultant, PhillipCapital
“Communifire powers our intranet, our public facing website, and our blog. Super easy to use … and with every release it gets better and better – and that’s really cool.”