Why Can’t I Use SharePoint for PDM/PLM?

In my conversations with clients and prospects this is a question I frequently get asked. At its surface, SharePoint seems like an equal to PDM/PLM. It has the ability to manage files, file access and revisions. It has the ability to track meta data about files or records and it has a workflow engine. Isn’t this basically what a simple PDM or PLM system do?

What is Clover? A Brief Overview

Recently Razorleaf has issued a number of press releases related to our Clover brand as well as Clover-based integration products. The reception to these announcements has been incredible. We have had a lot of great conversations with our clients. We also have answered a lot of questions.

Intoducing PowerPivot

 Microsoft recently introduced a product called PowerPivot.  You may have heard about it under it’s code name Gemini.  The idea of PowerPivot is simple: allow Microsoft Excel users to quickly filter, analyze and display massive amounts of data and share their findings via SharePoint.  PowerPivot allows users to build analytic information by pulling data from […]

Calculations in SharePoint

You love them in Excel, in fact you can’t live without them.  You use formulas and calculations in Microsoft Excel to show real-time results as data changes.  As you begin to capture more data in SharePoint as a result of collaborating on projects, documents, or automated processes, you will probably want to have the same ability […]

Internet-Based Clipboard

Have you ever needed to copy text or a complex hyperlink between two different computers?  Of course you have.  Depending on how often you do this sort of thing, you might have some creative solutions like using a USB thumbdrive or copying a plain text file across the network.  But the folks at cl1p.net are […]

Archiving ShareVis Forms

Although electronic workflow tools are great at automating and optimizing business processes, sometimes you just need a static copy of the finished workflow form.  In some cases, the static copy is for public distribution while the actual process lives in a more restricted area.  Fortunately, ShareVis makes creating a static copy of a workflow form […]

SharePoint 2010 Officially Released

On May 12, 2010 the folks in Redmond officially released Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Office 2010 to the public.  This latest release of SharePoint includes a number of important new features, some of which are SharePoint-specific, and others of which are tightly tied to the co-release of Office 2010.  The updated version will be very compelling […]