Plumtree App Lets Portal Users Collaborate
Plumtree Software Inc. is extending its portal software technology into collaboration and project management applications with the release later this month of the Plumtree Collaboration Server.Plumtree Software Inc. is extending its portal software technology into collaboration and project management applications with the release later this month of the Plumtree Collaboration Server, the company announced Monday. The new application allows users of Plumtrees Corporate Portal software to share documents, schedule tasks and participate in discussions, company officials said. While some collaboration capabilities were already available in Plumtrees Corporate Portal 4.0 through the use of the companys Gadget Web Services technology, Collaboration Server is a separate application, with its own database for storing project information and a separate administrative experience for managing projects, officials said. Collaboration Server projects can span portal deployments, combining users, documents and tasks from multiple portals.
The application, however, does take advantage of Plumtrees Gadget Web Services technology to present documents, deadlines, announcements and conversation threads to the portal as Web Services. Each project in Collaboration Server is associated with a Plumtree Portal Community, and each object within a project is searchable, so portal users can quickly locate information within a project, officials said.