On Wednesday, Colligo reported an 86% increase in revenues in Q3 2007 over Q3 2006. The main driver continues to be Colligo Contributor for SharePoint, sales of which have increased over 3000% year to date over 2006. We did a bit analysis and it looks like Contributor is now used by over 400 companies. Wheh, this is growing faster than we thought.Continue reading »
In my last post I mentioned an interesting white paper by Michael Sampson of Collaboration Success Advisors entitled “SharePoint for Business: A Six Step Strategy for Achieving Collaboration Success and Improving Business with SharePoint”. This report looks at SharePoint implementation through a different lens than many other analyses. It examines not only the technical aspects, but the business and behavioral considerations a company should examine.Continue reading »
Bonjour! This week I attended (and spoke at) the ITA Fall Collaborative in Montreal. It is the 10th Anniversary of the Information Technology Alliance, an alliance of IT professionals from accounting and consulting firms and the technology vendors that service the industry. In addition to many CPA firms from the U.S. and Canada, software vendors attending included Microsoft, Interwoven, CCH and Sage to name a few.Continue reading »
On October 23rd, in conjunction with Windows IT Pro and Office & SharePoint Pro, we held an online webinar called “from Portals to Offline Knowledge Management – a Crowe Chizek Case Study”. This event was extremely well attended with almost 800 registrants. It highlighted how Crowe Chizek and Company LLC, one of the top 10 U.S. accounting firms, has deployed SharePoint for multiple business applications, while providing their mobile professionals with a consistent user experience both online and offline using Colligo Contributor.Continue reading »
Last week we released version 2.2 of Colligo Contributor. It has a bunch of new features, including:
It’s been quite awhile since I posted but I’m now ready to get back at it. First up, I thought I’d post a review of the one of the MOSS templates that Microsoft published last spring – The Sales Lead Template. This is a pretty cool template that has a lot of the functions you need right out of the box to build a CRM system in SharePoint. In this review, we'll look at the functions in the standard template then discuss some extensions you can make to it yourself. Of course, any discussion of SharePoint applications, especially when they involve mobile professionals like sales people, wouldn't be complete without a discussion of how Colligo can help to improve things even further.
Many thanks to one of my colleagues here, Brent Bolleman, for preparing this entry.Continue reading »
I just received an Osterman Research report on end user issues with messaging (i.e. Email / IM) systems. This report entitled “Results of an End-User Survey on Messaging Issues”, was published in June 2007 and summarized the responses of 309 end users. We drew some interesting conclusions from it for the integration of SharePoint and Outlook. These are summarized below.
Mailbox management is costly for organizations. End users surveyed receive 100 emails per day on average. In a typical week, they spend 60 minutes managing their mailbox, which includes deleting emails and putting content into folders to stay under mailbox-size limits. When multiplied across an entire organization, this can amount to millions of dollars a year, so it’s important to streamline to process as much as possible. To illustrate: for a company with 10,000 employees on email, at an average of $30 per hour, email management can cost the corporation $15,000,000 per year, not including the IT costs in setting up server solutions like Exchange managed folders. Colligo Contributor can help to reduce these costs because it makes email management in SharePoint easy to use and easy to deploy.Continue reading »
I’m pleased that he recognized the power of the Outlook integration that Colligo Contributor 2.1 brings to SharePoint users.
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A couple of posts back I mentioned we were doing a webinar with Bob Mixon at the end of May. We were pretty pleased with the turnout. Congrats to Genese from Colligo and to the MSD2D team. Also, many thanks to Bob for all his help. It should be interesting for anyone that’s looking to use SharePoint for email management.
If you’d like to view the 45 min. webinar “10 Things to Consider When Integrating Outlook and SharePoint”, please fill out the webform and you’ll get a link immediately.
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We’re really proud to have been named a Best of Tech Ed Award finalist in the SharePoint category. Just to have been named alongside companies like CorasWorks and Quest software is a great honor. Congrats to Genese and the team at Tech Ed. We’re keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed for you!
We posted a press release about it this morning, so you can get more detail there.
Thanks to Dustin Hannifin for posting about it on his blog, too.
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