Is there an all-in-one file sharing software to review, amend & collaborate with clients?
I am looking for an all-in-one file sharing software to review, amend, and collaborate with clients; along with a job booking system. Workshare & Filemaker Pro are great, but I want a platform that can do both within one platform. Any ideas guys & girls? I just set up a couple of new agencies and need some solid infrastructure.
I'm going to echo Eric's suggestion of Office365 (O365). As it is Microsoft's worldwide shared SharePoint environment, it can provide the collaboration and document management up to an enterprise level. Beyond that, there are MANY 3rd party products that provide an almost dizzying array of capabilities. Depending on your specific needs for "job booking", there is likely something that can work for you.
If not, you may want to look at also subscribing to MS's hosted CRM (also through the O365 platform) as that may be able to fit.
And if that still doesn't quite work for your needs, you could look at having a developer create something in MS Access which can then be "web-ified" and hosted as a web-based application with the O365 platform.
I know this isn't all-in-one, but I use Google Drive for collaboration, Google Hangouts for chat and video chat, and QuickBooks online for invoicing, payroll, reporting and basically all my accounting.
not sure if touting myself is appropriate here, but incidentally i am working with a platform that is designed to build websites and applications just like what you are looking for. it is essentially an object database that knows about documents, document-annotations (your reviews), document-versioning (your amendments), users, access-control, and messaging. it integrates with email, instant messaging, file and webserving. the server-backend is ready for out-of-the-box use, and it is programmable, so adding job-booking functionality would take little effort. however a user-interface for your desired functionality would need to be designed. so unfortunately, not yet a ready-to-use solution for your needs.
The functionality sounds very straightforward, have you considered outsourcing a custom build?
Have you tried Microsoft Office 365? I currently use it with one of my clients and is has been a great collaboration tool.
Seriously look into Google Drive and Google apps. With a Business account ($5/month/user) there are hundreds of free/cheap apps that enhance the existing collaboration abilities of Google Drive. Real-time collaboration is already free for Word-like, Excel-like and PowerPoint-like apps on Drive.
I've used it for years and I can use almost any browser whereas O365 almost always requires IE to fully function.
Hi Stuart, if your answer is yes to the all of the above then SharePoint is your friend. This is one of the best platforms out there.
As Dainel mentioned, sounds very straightforward and outsource a custom build to integrate all some of the very good applications is a very good idea
a few digital agencies I know use Binfire.com, check it out and good luck with new agencies.