Collaborate in the Cloud
SAP is a monstrously big name in the world of business intelligence and enterprise software. But even SAP recognizes that small-and-nimble is starting to eat away at the big-and-powerful Enterprise 2.0 market. So, Google Apps Marketplace now plays host to SAP's recent launch, StreamWork, a collaboration tool available in a range of versions -- including a free edition.
SAP StreamWork encourages users to pool their information from all available data sources and work together on tasks for the best outcome. It helps users apply control and structure to discussions -- aiding the process with tools that include pro/con lists, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threat analyses as well as opinion polls to help move your work processes forward.
Integration is the Game
By integrating data with Google Apps, users can crunch the numbers and come up with creative or new opportunities by working together, wherever they are located. The SAP StreamWork environment will be joined with the tools you are already familiar with in the cloud. Users will be able to login to StreamWork from their Google account or move from StreamWork to Google with a click. Tighter and more direct integration should be up and running in 2011.
StreamWork is a tightly integrated app
SAP joins the likes of CloudSpring and Zoho in bringing its wares to the Google App Marketplace, where you can find everything from contact management to security tools. It will be interesting to see who follows.
Pick A Flavor
Three versions of the product are available, the free Basic Edition with five activities and 250MB of storage. The US$ 9 per user per month Professional Edition, allowing for the creation of an organisation in which to manage up to 100 activities and the Enterprise Edition, adding advanced security, provisioning and auditing to the features found in the Professional version at US$ 192 a year.
A live Webinar is scheduled for December 14th. Interested users can hear about the features and benefits of distributed working from both companies.