Boston (PRWEB) June 26, 2014
A growing number of third-party vendors has emerged to provide alternatives for adding social capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint, according to new research by independent analyst firm Real Story Group (http://www.realstorygroup.com).
RSG's newly released version 5.0 of its Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Report evaluates 25 vendors, including Microsoft SharePoint, as well as a new category of solutions, "Social Enterprise Layers and SharePoint Supplements."
"With its acquisition of Yammer just on the eve of the 2013 release, Microsoft was signaling SharePoint's limitations with respect to enterprise social networking," explains RSG Senior Analyst Kashyap Kompella. "So the question becomes not whether to supplement SharePoint for social, but rather, how to supplement SharePoint."
Major packaged SharePoint add-ons that RSG evaluates:
"SharePoint offers some very credible document collaboration services, but tends to lag in people-oriented collaboration services," notes RSG Founder Tony Byrne. "So it’s increasingly important for enterprises to evaluate options for overlaying social capabilities on top of SharePoint."
The 494-page Enterprise Collaboration and Social Software Report is available as a single online purchase or as an annual subscription with regular updates.