Almond Labs Opens Up SharePoint for External Collaboration

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According to Forrester Research, 82% of organizations use SharePoint for internal document collaboration but only 32% effectively extend the reach of SharePoint to their clients and partners.

Almond Labs, a SharePoint startup in the DC Metro region, today announces the public release of their flagship SharePoint product - Almond Labs Identity Service Application (ALISA). ALISA delivers a turn-key SharePoint solution enabling organizations to effectively collaborate with clients and partners.

Implementing extranets is cumbersome, expensive and risky. ALISA eases the burden of external user authentication and management. “Organizations seeking to build an extranet to collaborate with external users face several challenges – account and password management overhead, lack of visibility after content is shared, security concerns and technology costs,” said James Landrum, a co-founder of Almond Labs. “We built ALISA to provide end-to-end tools that address these problems.”

The product empowers Site Owners to share content instantly using an intuitive user interface. The effort associated with basic account management for External Users is removed by allowing them to register and log in using their existing cloud identity (Google, Facebook, Live ID, etc). ALISA is a full featured system that provides user management and configuration tools that can save business thousands of dollars per year in IT management and site administration overhead.

ALISA is compatible with SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013. Key features include:

  •     Support for popular cloud identity providers
  •     Self-Service tools for profile management and content discovery
  •     Simple sharing options to promote collaboration
  •     Powerful governance tools for administrators
  •     Real-time reporting for site owners and administrators
  •     Secure sharing through temporary access authorizations
  •     Dynamic security roles based on user information
  •     Extensible branding options

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About Almond Labs
Located in the Washington DC metro area, Almond Labs is focused on building software solutions for Microsoft SharePoint that help organizations using SharePoint improve User Adoption, Engagement & Productivity. Their flagship product, Almond Identity Service Application (ALISA) makes collaboration with external users easy by providing simple tools for authentication and user management. Almond Labs is a Microsoft Partner with a Silver competency in Collaboration and Content. For more information, please call 1-866-773-9175, or visit and follow @almondlabs on twitter.

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