If you already have a SharePoint instance up and running at your company, then you may think that you don’t also need a social network — it’s a pretty common misconception. People think, “Why do we need a social network when we already have SharePoint?”
On the surface, the question does make sense; after all, there seems to be a lot of functionality cross-over between SharePoint and a social network. A lot of the features you’d find in a typical social network look a lot like what you’d get in the typical SharePoint deployment. If that’s the case, then why would you need to add anything else? Because the devil’s in the details.
Why you need more than a file repository.
SharePoint started as a web application framework designed to integrate intranet, content management, and document management. Over the following years, Microsoft added social features like tags, bookmarks, ratings, profiles, as well as feedback mechanisms for navigation, discovery and filtering, and even some collaborative authoring tools.
Yet SharePoint wasn’t really designed from the start to be a social network so its social features aren’t “built-in” as much as they are “bolted-on.” And few of SharePoint’s social features are considered best-of-breed.
tibbr has social deep in its DNA.
Unlike SharePoint, tibbr was designed from Day One to be an Enterprise Social Network and it shows throughout the tibbr user interface and feature set — tibbr is instantly intuitive, elegantly engaging, and collaboratively capable. But you don’t need to add tibbr to SharePoint just because it’s a better social network, you need to add tibbr because it’s a better social networking platform.
As a social platform, tibbr doesn’t just interact with SharePoint, it acts as connective tissue between SharePoint and all your other business apps: Got Outlook? Get our Outlook plugin. Heavily invested in SAP? Sure thing. Using Oracle? Okay. Invested in Dropbox? Do it. Want to add Box? No problem. Salesforce? Of course. Regardless of which business apps you already use — or want to use in the future — tibbr uses TIBCO’s integration technology and know-how to seamless pull them all together.
With tibbr, you get a single, unified software platform for accessing and interacting with SharePoint as well as all your business applications. All your users get one place to receive, read, and act on their notifications, conversations, or content.
The mobile app SharePoint users deserve.
And tibbr doesn’t stop at the desktop — our award-winning tibbr Mobile app gives SharePoint users the mobile app they’ve been waiting for. It has intelligent filtering that lets users discover what’s most important to them wherever they are, based on the time and place they’re looking. With tibbr Mobile, users can review proposals, give feedback, approve or deny POs and expenses, even post rich media files like photos and videos. And just like everything users do on tibbr, it all ties back to SharePoint and vice-versa. Plus, it supports everything from older Blackberry models to the newest iOS, Android, and Windows Surface Pro 2 tablets.
Make SharePoint more sociable in just a few clicks.
Obviously, the best way to get more out of your SharePoint implementation is to get more people using it. And tibbr makes SharePoint more usable — through more contextual conversations, a more intuitive user experience, better information organization, and a bunch of other unique features.
The tibbr user interface is simple, easy-to-use and intuitive so there’s no steep learning curve — people feel instantly at home and can get the most out of tibbr without needing extra time or training. And thanks to our cloud deployment option (on-premise is also available), you can easily and quickly replace all the social features in SharePoint’s with ones from tibbr in just a few clicks.
Let’s talk about SharePoint + tibbr.
To see how tibbr helps companies increase SharePoint user-adoption, contact one of our helpful reps or get a hands-on experience now with a free trial of tibbr today.