SharePoint vs. Clarified Collab

See also

Guide to SharePoint Server Features

See also

Clarified Collab

Benefits Comparison

SharePoint is a traditional content management system whereas Clarified Collab is task oriented process support system. Ie. SharePoint can be used as a general purpose computer supported collaborative work tool, whereas Clarified Collab is a combination of tools, infrastructure and services developed to support a specific business process.

A decent story on IBM Connections, worth reading but some points bear closer examination:

1. The article states that SharePoint started off as a document management system.

That's really not accurate in my view. SharePoint started off as two distinct pieces: SharePoint Team Services (at best, targeting document/file sharing and ad-hoc collaboration) and SharePoint Portal. Capabilities expected in what the industry would call a "document management system" were seriously lacking in the early versions of SharePoint. Only with the latest release (MOSS 2007) can you actually position the platform as part of an enterprise content management solution. -- http://mikeg.typepad.com/perceptions/2008/05/sharepoint-vs-c.html

Feature

SharePoint

Clarified Collab

Task specific templates

only generic

Security Audit, Traffic Audit, Robustness Testing, ...

Task specific workflows

only generic

Security Audit, Traffic Audit, Robustness Testing, ...

Tool integration (XMLRPC)

-

Task specific commercial and opensource tools

Multivalued object database for tool results

-

yes

Open Schema Entity Attribute Value Model

-

yes

Visualisations for result analysis and synthesis

-

graphs and dynamic tables

Document Management

yes

limited

Public Portal

yes

only to registred users

Forms

yes

limited

Browser Based Interface

yes

yes

Access Control and Authentication

yes

yes

Search

yes

yes

Audit Logs

yes

yes

Microsoft Office Integration

yes

-


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