We're shortly to turn our attention towards team collaboration software and I'd like your help in the search.
I 've had some excellent feedback on my series on issue/bug registers with some wonderful suggestions, some unfortunately far too late in the process to enter into consideration. I'd like feedback now on team collaboration software.
Since we have settled on JIRA as the issues register, we are seriously considering Confluence (http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/) but there are others out there.
The following is amongst the items we's like to see:
- Document version control - at least see that there have been previous versions of a document that we can look at. We'd like to see documents stored either in some sort of Windows-type folders, or perhaps attached to some Wiki path, but we'd look at other suggestions.
- Wiki - we have sales-types in the organisation, they don't do Wiki very well so it's got to be able to be used with MS Word or Excel - and if they load a document, make changes, and save it - the Wiki or document MUST be updated, not just the temporary file that's created on the user's temp directory.
- A discussion forum would also be nice.
- able to add graphics to documents
- Able to add new fields to fill in, .. perhaps
- Able to see when and by whom something has been changed
- It would be a HUGE plus if it was able to be run in Unix. In fact, it would be a negative we'd have to get around if it was only Windows.
- Accessible via internet/intranet
- Lightening fast search for a word in a gazzillion documents, including Excel, Word, PDF, etc.
So if you have any suggestions on products that I can look at, then please let me know.