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As you may know SmarterPath has changed and improved in recent years. New functionalities have been implemented in order to meet the needs of even more use cases. For example, usability in a new redesign.

In order to be able to offer even more benefits of SmarterPath, at the end of 2016 Pokeshot decided to develop SmarterPath also for other platforms. In spring 2017 we started with the implementation for Microsoft Office365, which will be completed by Q4/2017. Another platform after the Microsoft Office365 implementation is already planned.

 

What is SmarterPath’s multi-platform strategy?

SmarterPath, as well as for Jive, is offered as a SaaS product and will be developed continuously for all platforms in parallel. That means the following benefits for our existing customers:

  • Freedom of choice with respect to the collaboration tool
  • Continuous development of SmarterPath for Jive, O365, …)
  • New features are Implemented for all platforms
  • Expanding international partner network will allow us to offer specific services at additional locations

 

Read the full article here!

 

If you have any questions about SmarterPath’s multi-platform strategy or other products / services, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Sandra Brueckner
CPO Pokeshot

 

Challenges for Jive Users

The Jive platform is a digital work-hub where the collaboration between employees, partners and customers takes place.It is a great place to publish blog posts, discuss ideas and bring your activities into attention.

But what if you need to work better and faster with digital assets like images, office and pdf files?

  • fme document manager UI is optimized for working with files. The user needs less clicks to find, navigate, open and edit documents.
  • fme document manager is flexible to use in a mixed IT-infrastructure (Windows, Mac and Linux). You can edit files with any desktop application on the main client platforms. Even external contributors of your Jive platform can use the desktop application.
  • Implementing and integrating a new ECM system in Jive adds extraordinary complexity to your solution and environment. Often a lightweight solution would fit better.

 

 

Our solution - the fme document manager for Jive

Key facts

  • a user-friendly interface for working with files in Jive
  • Navigate, filter and browse your documents in Jive faster
  • Edit your documents more simple and easier

 

Target users

  • Document intensive collaboration like project management
  • Co-editing with external contributors
  • Companies with mixed IT infrastructure (Windows, Linux and Mac clients)

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

Simple & smart architecture

 

The documents manager is an Jive addon which integrates into the Jive platform.

Users can use it directly in the JIVE UI or with a separate desktop app (more details later)...

 

 

 

 

Simple & future proofed

  • developed as Jive Addon

  • hosted directly in Jive platform  (“jive hosted app”)

  • no separate server needed

 

 

Upgrade safe / Runs everywhere

  • runs in Jive Cloud/On premise Jive version > 8

  • uses official Jive REST API

 

 

State of the art technologies

Our engineering team selected best of bread technologies to build an UI on top of:

  • AngularJS 1.5

  • Angular material design

  • PDF.js

  • HTML 5/SCSS

  • Jive JS Framework

  • Electron (desktop app)

 

 

Integration into Jive

 

Our product integrates as addon directly in the UI of Jive, accessable in the Apps Menu as a full featured app.

It provides access to all places in your jive instance

 

 

 

Place Tab View

Additionally, our product integrates as place tab view into your social groups.

  • in spaces and projects with an separate tab like the new images tab in Jive Cloud
  • context is always the current place

 

Desktop application

 

Last but not least we will provide a separate desktop application which can be used by your employess

to work more effient with Jive Files.

  • The desktop application connects to your jive instance
  • It will be available for Windows, Mac and Linux
  • Additional features for document  interaction with the users client

 

 

Key Features

Navigate and Find

 

Always the right context

  • Your last accessed documents
  • Your last accessed places
  • last activities around documents

 

Search

  • for documents and places
  • by document number

 

Browse categories by click

 

Filter your documents by key attributes

  • Author
  • Modification date
  • Mimetype of document

 

Work with documents

 

Inline Editing

  • filename
  • categories for a document

 

 

Bulk upload files

  • By drag and drop files and folders
  • By choosing multiple files  in a file chooser

 

 

Quick editing of a file

  • Start with one click
  • Finish with one click
  • Any file type supported (not restricted
    to office files)

 

 

 

Manage categories inline

  • Inline creation, modification and deletion
  • Drag and Drop of files into a category

 

Preview of files

 

Preview of pdf documents and images

 

 

Easily navigate through previews of your documents by click

  • within a place
  • within a category
  • Within a filtered list

 

Zoom for pdf documents and images

 

 

Roadmap / Ideas New

 

  • support standard actions from Jive Platform like Tagging and Likes
  • Mass export of documents  in a place or category into users filesystem  to have them offline available
  • Offline version of the client –  to see all downloaded and managed documents
  • List document versions

Your ideas are welcome!

 

Beta version

  • Beta Version planned to start in Mid June 2016
  • First Beta will include the direct integration into Jive - the desktop application will be offered later...

 

Do you want to attend to try our beta version? Please get in contact with us...

 

 

Contact

 

Webinar Recording with live demo

 

We hosted a webinar in April 2016 about this addon in April.

If you want to see our product in action, please view our recording here:

 

We wanted to announce a change to the following unsupported community plugins that have been maintained thus far by Ryan Rutan

 

 

As we continue to build out core functionality, we are reevaluating the existing unsupported plugins. We are changing the way these are handled, no longer publishing them as plugins and instead we are happy to work with you to evaluate how similar capability might be reproduced through add-ons as part of your upgrade. In some cases we are considering them for productization and the team is reviewing them now. Anyone who is already using them today should contact their sales rep and the upgrade of these plugins will be assessed as part of your migration process. In the meantime the product team is assessing which of these capabilities could be productized and officially supported in the future.


We've posted FAQ: Unsupported Community Plugins in Jive 7 to address some common questions, and Ryan Rutan has also posted a blog about it in The specified item was not found.  . If you would like any other information, please let us know.


Thank you,

Jive Software