Workspace Dashboard: a single place to manage offline and online collaboration with Microsoft Office SharePoint and Microsoft Office Groove. HOMMES & PROCESS is launching a new Groove Workspace solution called Workspace Dashboard. Workspace Dashboard is dedicated to organizing and scheduling team projects within Microsoft Office SharePoint. Using a single dashboard, it also provides a social mapping tool allowing human resources departments to analyze social networks within their organizations. Workspace Dashboard enables the creation of projects sites within SharePoint and can also generate templates for Microsoft® Office Groove® workspaces which will be used to coordinate and standardize online and offline collaboration.
Online collaboration, or centralized mode, with SharePoint enables:
- Convenient supervision
- Usage reporting
- Project life cycle management
Offline collaboration, or decentralized mode, with Office Groove 2007 enables:
- Mobile teams collaboration (without or bad internet connection)
- Agile teamwork – Cross-organization projects
- Security is always on – encrypted data storage and transfer.
Workspace Dashboard acts in mixed mode between the online and the offline world, it helps to:
- Manage data
- Coordinate centralized and decentralized collaboration
- Manage mobile and sedentary users.
How does it work?
The main site enables users to search for existing projects and easily view the most recent changes. A collaborator can join a project or create a new one when this is an authorized option. A new project involves the creation of a new SharePoint project site and a new Groove Workspace. The project manager will then be able to invite his/her team members, assign them roles and give them access to the SharePoint site or to the Groove workspace(s) or both.
Each project site allows working with documents, files and/or business forms. These data are synchronized in the corresponding Groove workspace. Also workspace member management can be handled by project: member invitations, role assignments, project access management. According to the project requirements and defined user rights, a project member can work within the SharePoint project site or within Groove workspaces. When a project has terminated, it can be closed and archived. When needed, a project can be easily restored on request.
The Groove workspace reflects the content of the SharePoint site. It enables mobile and offline use. Additional tools are available if needed for mobile users.
The social mapping tool can help Human Resources departments identify the links between users, learn about who is working with whom, view the most successful projects and identify expert profiles within the organization. This kind of valuable information translated into graphical schemes can help make the right decisions when dealing with Human Resources.
A capacity planning functionality is available to help managers, analyze application use, plan the resources needed to make it work better and make sure users get the required service level at controlled costs.
To learn more about Workspace Dashboard
SharePoint and Groove users can learn more about Workspace Dashboard functionalities on HOMMES & PROCESS solutions website (lien) http://solutions.hommesetprocess.com. Or ask for personalized information at (lien) http://www.hommesetprocess.com/fr/contact.