Posts Tagged ‘Zoho’
Create Public or Private Forums with Zoho Discussions
Transcript From Episode CMSW2009-09-28
Continuing on the topic of social media tools, Zoho has just announced Zoho Discussions, a new social tool in their ever-growing productivity suite. While new to the public, Zoho has been using the tool internally already, so it’s strength in managing hundreds of active discussions daily has been proven. Zoho has taken on Microsoft Office and Google Docs with its productivity platform, and has been quite prolific in application releases.
Some examples are:
Zoho Creator 3.0 – for data driven applications
Zoho Marketplace – online community and marketplace for Zoho Creator Apps
Zoho Creator Partner Program
More than 100,000 applications have been created, but it’s still to be determined if the Zoho line is going to be able to stay in the game with the heavy weights Google and Microsoft in serving the small and mid-size business market. They are certainly throwing some attractive features into the mix, particularly for smaller clients. And Zoho Discussions allows businesses to remain in control of their brand and the user experience they provide to customers through custom URLs, branding options and elements, customizable look and feel, even including full rebranding (white labeling) options.
# Rich User Experience: Zoho Discussions, features:
Topic Administration where community moderators and users can manage the topics.
Integrated advanced search, RSS, and SEO for content discoverability.
Branding control for businesses.
Rich User Experience including WYSIWYG editor, threaded conversations, drafts and previews.
Administration features promising less administrator work while supporting more users.
Check out the Zoho Discussions video on cmswire.com.
KnowledgeTree Takes Root in New ECM Markets
Transcript From Episode CMSW2009-08-17
LinuxInsider reports that the world of turnkey electronic content management has few open source players, which helps a company like KnowledgeTree stand out. The ECM software category caters to a wide variety of industries, and each has its own complex set of requirements.
On CMS Weekly we usually talk about content management as web content. For this story, consider the broader application of electronic document management. In this arena, in contrast to the web content management, there are few open source players. One worthy of note is KnowledgeTree.
KnowledgeTree was founded in 2004 by CEO Daniel Chalef in response to a request from a government agency in his home country of South Africa to help set up a system for managing its documents and tracking access. Chalef was already hatching plans to develop an open source product for document management, so he chose to continue with that model, initially developing a community-based free version, and proceeding to a commercial version, available stand-alone or web-based.
KnowledgeTree was designed to be easy to install and use, and includes a Microsoft Office add-on, for accessing and editing documents in the KnowledgeTree repository directly in Office. KnowledgeTree Live includes an integrated Zoho Writer for document editing without additional editing software. In addition to more than 300 commercial subscribers, the community edition has been downloaded 650,000 times. More than 60% of the subscribers are based in the US. The target customer is small to medium sized companies and government agencies.