harmon.ie for SharePoint 3.0 – Outlook version is now available (August 11th, 2011)
harmon.ie® for SharePoint® 3.0 – Outlook® version is now available to the general public.
Contracts, proposals, design specifications, manifests, and other types of documents are key tools for doing business. In the course of business, many people contribute to these documents by providing edits, feedback, criticism, and eventually consensus. But getting everyone in the organization ‘on the same page’ has been a challenge. Document management systems like Microsoft SharePoint have done much to bring order to document chaos, through streamlined handling of document revisions.
In parallel, the recent introduction of enterprise social networking has let workers reach out to colleagues to get advice and provide feedback speeds collaboration cycles. However, document collaboration and social networking are largely independent efforts.
Now, for the first time, harmon.ie combines enterprise social interactions with document collaboration to provide a powerful way for typical employees to follow document evolution and reach out to colleagues, within the context of the document. For example, when sending out a contract proposal for feedback, it is no longer necessary to call or email colleagues to see if they have edited the document. With harmon.ie, you can immediately see which colleagues have made changes, right in the place you spend your workday; the email window.