Moxie Software announced new integration options between Employee Spaces and various other enterprise collaboration and communication tools, including SharePoint, Outlook, Skype (for presence availability), and Atlassian Confluence, among others:
“Microsoft SharePoint Integration
Moxie Software has created a social layer on top of SharePoint’s document and workflow capabilities, enabling users to expose documents stored and maintained in SharePoint within Moxie’s Employee Spaces to take advantage of Employee Spaces collaboration features such as “commenting,” “liking” and “following” content. Also, edited and saved SharePoint documents can be automatically synchronized with linked folders in Employee Spaces. Furthermore, users can leverage federated search using Moxie’s robust Autonomy-based search engine to conduct searches across information captured during social interactions and in SharePoint documents, eliminating the information silos that keep knowledge from being discovered and used.
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Moxie Software has built bi-directional integration between Microsoft Outlook and Employee Spaces. This enables users to combine social and traditional communications channels to foster collaboration within the enterprise. With this integration users are notified via email on any social activity they follow, and can then interact with the social objects or comment on an activity feed via email. Also, activity feeds can be addressed to specific users so they can check documents, projects or any social objects. Each group within Employee Spaces can have a unique email address that can be used to post discussions and automatically thread follow-up conversations.“
1. These (and the other integrations) are good additions to Employee Spaces. My one concern is the use of bi-directional synchronization to keep multiple platforms aligned. If the algorithms work perfectly, it’s a great solution, and appears seamless to the users of both system. When/if they get mixed up … it rapidly goes bad. I hope the latter doesn’t happen here.