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First of all - we ARE NOT replacing Sharepoint and we are not fighting with Sharepoint! You can still use Sharepoint if you like. Sharepoint is good, Sharepoint is fine, Sharepoint is flexible.
Our main motto for a Portal is: "Standardization" that's why we decided to "freeze" the Portal look. But we listen to our customers and you can expect some improvements in WEBCON BPS Portal every next version. By evolution not revolution.
Some improvements is all I ask for :-)
Sure you don't fight with Sharepoint, Sharepoint is great, you just wanted to be ready in case there is no on-site sharepoint any more (or something like that...)
So, whatever is your plan, replacing Sharepoint is EXACTLY WHAT YOU DO :-)
And, you do it really well, portal is fantastic, and my users love it after moving from sharepont.
Still, there are some things missing:
- user defined left menu
- pages, not just dashboards
- option to turn off the default dashboard
And there are some annoying litle things, easy to fix, like:
- dashboard HTML element should have some kind of HTML editor, not just a narrow window for code pasting. It's hard to make any changes without copy/paste to external editor
- dashboard text element is too narrow, it should be resizable ! Almost impossible to edit large amount of text, too much scrolling
I fully understand your standarisation motto.
But please look from different perspective - you just introduced APPLICATIONS not just processes and workflows.
And a web application needs some flexibility - simple example, a user manual. User manual for a complicated process can be really long.
The only option now is to use a separate dashboard for it.
And it makes no sense to have a dashboard for the manual - all you need is a page.
Let us have a html page and let us add it to the menu.
And we have a fully functional BPS app which can really replace Sharepoint for the same purpose.
(and by the way - there is no such word as "dashboard" in polish language... can you change it please...)