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Collaboration Suite Software?

Posted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:34 pm
by Janseniar
Hi-

I'm sort of new to the whole server thing, having started a new job. They have asked me to create a web interface for the server that they could pull files off of it and arrange a calendar and such in a pretty GUI. I was researching Zimbra, which has an opensource version. The problem is that most of these collaboration suites focus on e-mail. We already have adequate e-mail usage, and I'm looking for something to simply provide users with news, calendars that everyone can schedule things in to, as well as a place to put documents and such that people could pull them off and download them if they wanted. Is there software like this or should I use something like Zimbra without using the mail functionality?

Furthermore, has anyone used Zimbra? I'm wondering if this will be a good choice for the workplace. Thanks.

Re: Collaboration Suite Software?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:44 am
by axslingr

Re: Collaboration Suite Software?

Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:09 am
by zimico
Hi there,
With Zimbra OSS (free version) you will have email, calendar, task, briefcase, all in one place/server. You can have a look at Zimbra zimlet (www.zimbra.org/extend/) for useful additional features. In case you want file editing or chatting, video conferencing,... you can have a look at Zimbra NE (paid version).

Best regards,
Minh.

Re: Collaboration Suite Software?

Posted: Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:27 pm
by jasggomes
Janseniar wrote:Hi-

I'm sort of new to the whole server thing, having started a new job. They have asked me to create a web interface for the server that they could pull files off of it and arrange a calendar and such in a pretty GUI. I was researching Zimbra, which has an opensource version. The problem is that most of these collaboration suites focus on e-mail. We already have adequate e-mail usage, and I'm looking for something to simply provide users with news, calendars that everyone can schedule things in to, as well as a place to put documents and such that people could pull them off and download them if they wanted. Is there software like this or should I use something like Zimbra without using the mail functionality?

Furthermore, has anyone used Zimbra? I'm wondering if this will be a good choice for the workplace.


What you want is NextCloud or similar.
You have email already in place, so, all the other things you referred are on NextCloud.

Regards.
JG