Colligo, the software vendor from Vancouver, British Columbia, has announced strong sales numbers for 2008 for its SharePoint related products. The software maker has reported that Q4 2008 sales increased 104% over Q4 2007. Year-over-year results were very positive too, with 2008 sales coming in at 111% more than 2007's yearly sales.
Colligo's SharePoint product line, while generating huge revenue figures, also received awards from various sources. Colligo Contributor Pro won the Microsoft Best of TechEd 2008 in the productivity and collaboration category and won the 2008 Editor's Best Awards from Windows IT Pro magazine.
We have written about Colligo's products in the past. Colligo Reader for SharePoint is a utility that allows users to access MOSS content offline. This is an incredibly useful functionality, especially if a company’s SharePoint instance is behind a firewall. Going a little further, Colligo Contributor for MOSS allows a user to go beyond reading content from SharePoint while offline and makes it possible to edit and interact with MOSS content as well.
Microsoft SharePoint, while being a very popular enterprise document and content management system, has many gaps in functionality. These gaps leave an open door for third-party companies such as Colligo to add their products to help a company customize its SharePoint user experience.
Other example of well performing MOSS-based third-party applications includes NewsGator’s Social Sites and Teleric’s developer tools. Social Sites adds many social features to SharePoint, including activity streams, tagging and integration with other social software like Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
Secondly, Teleric has come to market with developer tools to help leverage SharePoint’s application development capabilities. Specifically, RADEditor for MOSS 2007 adds a richer text-editing capability to MOSS’ built-in text editor.
If your group is using MOSS, which add-on programs has your group employed to augment the SharePoint experience? Would you recommend them? We look forward to seeing the comments.