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.
If you're looking for an affordable file transfer service, you've got to check out MASV - the pricing is simple & pay as you go, so you only pay for what you use. It's $0.15/GB and no limits of any kind. You can also create your own portals with your logo and background images to show off your brand: https://masvio.grsm.io/Masv
I have been using Zoho's (www.zoho.com) suite of products since they launched their Zoho Office Suite in 2005. Since then, Zoho has expanded it's offerings to include Zoho Projects (for project management) and Zoho Books (for accounting). All of their products integrate very well and allow for client-based access for collaborating on documents and projects. I use almost all of Zoho's suite of products to run my business.
Another platform you may want to check out is 17hats (www.17hats.com). I've opted to stay with Zoho for my business, but if you are an individual freelancer, then 17hats may suite you.
For project-based businesses, another option is Basecamp (www.basecamp.com). I've never used their products, but it's a popular choice among software developers.
I use Asana its awesome! So organised check to see if it does what you want.
You may at all times use Google Drive / Documents to store documents by uploading documents to Google documents/drive and then having email addresses of your fellow team members quoted to be shared and allow rights for editing. In Google documents / drive you may at all times categorize more than one documents of types (word, excel, ppt, pdf, images, mp3, mp4, and others) within a folder to be shared to a group of team members.
a few digital agencies I know use Binfire.com, check it out and good luck with new agencies.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you tried Microsoft Office 365? I currently use it with one of my clients and is has been a great collaboration tool.
The functionality sounds very straightforward, have you considered outsourcing a custom build?