Incentive opens its social-collaboration doors to SharePoint

SharePoint files and folders are now indexed and natively searchable from within Incentive's platform

Incentive's SharePoint integration

Incentive's SharePoint integration

Targeting the legions of SharePoint users in organizations around the globe, Incentive on Monday updated its namesake enterprise collaboration product to provide tight integration with Microsoft's platform.

All SharePoint files and folders are now indexed and natively searchable within Incentive, allowing users to find and access them without the need for mirroring, copying or importing. Users can also share, like, comment and collaborate on them, and get notifications when edits or changes are made.

In addition, users can include SharePoint folders as visual apps within Incentive, enabling access to the knowledge and content they contain.

Previously, a link to SharePoint content had to be copied and pasted into Incentive, so the new capability will make life much easier for companies using both platforms, Rickard Hansson, Incentive's cofounder and CEO, said via email.

Seven-year-old Incentive aims to eliminate what it calls "platform fatigue," which can arise when files are created, stored and shared in multiple workflow and collaboration applications. Focusing on organizations that use Microsoft products, the company aims to let users take advantage of existing workflow apps, storage systems and document management tools such as SharePoint in one central location, with single sign-on and intelligent search.

The new SharePoint integration is available now as a public beta. Incentive's pricing starts at $99 per month for up to 30 users and is $3 per month for each additional user beyond that.

Launched in 2001, SharePoint now claims more than 100 million users. One in five knowledge workers has access to the platform today, according to Microsoft.

The platform has become something of an enterprise Swiss Army knife with a broad array of capabilities, said Vanessa Thompson, a research director with IDC. Incentive is just one among many providers offering add-on functionality such as extended social features, she added.

"SharePoint users now have a lot more options than they had in the past," she said. "Just about every enterprise social network integrates with SharePoint already. SharePoint partners have been building extensions for a long time."

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags document managementMicrosoftinternetcollaborationsoftwareapplicationsInternet-based applications and servicesIncentive

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Katherine Noyes

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?