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Recoomendation for a 3rd party tool for sharepoint sites

  Asked By: Ronak    Date: Sep 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 6515

I am trying to find out 3rd party tools great to enhance a sharepoint site. My
comany has some money to spend on these tools so I would like to hear any great
3rd party tools to be used on sharepoint as soon as possible with description of
what they are used ofr, how much money and site to find them.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Shannon Fleming     Answered On: Sep 30

Check out Bamboo Solutions.

Corasworks has some neat stuff, but some of their stuff has a severe negative
impact on performance.

Answer #2    Answered By: Aditi Msc     Answered On: Sep 30

How was your experience with Bamboo solution and what did you use it for ?

Answer #3    Answered By: Abinav Basu     Answered On: Sep 30

I haven't used it myself, but I want to - awaiting management funding to
purchase the Rollup List and the Calendar web parts to create a Rollup calendar.

I do know some people who have used it and they all like it. I know someone who
purchased their entire suite and likes it.

I would recommend searching other people's blogs and comments about it so you
can determine if the product can meet your needs.

I do know that if you have a specific need for just one or two of their web
parts, you can just purchase them. This could save you some money.

Answer #4    Answered By: Teresa Simpson     Answered On: Sep 30

DeliverPoint is a good product, for managing permissions. SharePoint's
built-in permissions management is a joke.

Answer #5    Answered By: Robby Barr     Answered On: Sep 30

I would not openly purchase software for your SharePoint environment
unless you're looking for some extended functionality (then I'd ask you
what type of functionality do you want/need). Then I'd place needs above

Answer #6    Answered By: Patrick Davis     Answered On: Sep 30

I have been using CorasWorks (www.corasworks.com) for a few years and really
like it's capabilities. It also has a lot of out-of-the-box Solutions and
Blueprint which you can adapt to your situations. It is also a Microsoft Gold
Partner and MS uses some of it's capabilities in it's SharePoint releases.

Some of it's capabilities:

Rollups: Allows users to gather information from other sites  and display the
info in 1 location. Also has recursive site  searches (which will degrade
performance if not well thought out). Also allows storing all data on 1 central
site, and then retrieving selective data at other sites based on that site's
needs, etc.

EMail Notifications: Can send email to addresses stored in an item, or even send
to teams based on a value. e.g., send trouble tickets to correct team based on
the Type of issue. Very customizable.

Site Navigation: Nice web parts. Can show all sub-sites of a site. Vertical and
horizontal cascading menus. Global Menus.

Actions: Allows things like on an add or update adding/updating an item to
another list, send email, chain actions together to do more than one Action,

Use JavaScript: Can use basic JavaScript in .aspx files to create custom
DashBoards and other displays (e.g., color-code data from a item based on a
value in that item for, say, status reports, build a graphical representation of
a project with completed tasks grayed out and milestones trafic lighted, etc.).
You can also dynamically build a SharePoint page based on a parameter (e.g., use
different display values based on the version number passed in). You can build
dynamic menus based on stored values in a list. Very versatile, very
customizable and no additional training is necessary.

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