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Akumina Launches Project-Based Collaboration Software for Microsoft Office 365 Customers

Akumina, a provider of digital workplace solutions, has launched the latest version of its digital workplace software platform including new collaboration software capabilities designed for project-based collaboration called “Workspaces.”

With Workspaces, employees can create purposeful collaboration spaces around specific projects or events. Project collaboration is specific collaboration around a defined entity. That entity could be a project, a document, an event, a hospital patient or a customer; any defined entity. Project-based collaboration has specific people involved, a specific timeline, a series of milestones, tasks and workflows with the ultimate goal of a completion event. Workspaces are structured micro-portals, centered on the entity and can be started from pre-created and project-relevant templates. Users are handed a connected and branded experience that connects all content, tools, tasks, people and conversations into a single platform. David Maffei, chief revenue officer at Akumina.

According to David Maffei, chief revenue officer at Akumina, Workspaces creates a connected experience for customers, allowing them to take another step away from a standard intranet and move toward a digital workplace strategy that is centered on enhanced productivity and collaboration. As such, he said, it represents a significant addition to Akumina’s digital workplace platform and addresses the critical need of “everyday productivity” for customers.

Workspaces leverages the Microsoft GraphAPI and underlying technology from Office 365 – such as Microsoft Office Groups, Microsoft Planner, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft SharePoint and more, enabling users to benefit from the best attributes of these systems in an easy to use, connected and mobile-friendly interface.

The software also leverages Akumina’s extensible integration framework for connections to other systems of record – such as human resources or finance systems. Workspaces are fully brandable, allowing enterprises to create personalized collaboration experiences that directly meet the business’s needs.

Non-technical users can also easily spin up new Workspaces by utilizing a wizard offering a series of pre-built templates, as well as the ability to pick the components they want to create a custom Workspace. Additionally, as collaboration needs evolve, even after a site is created, users still have flexibility to add, delete, or rearrange the components in their workspace with drag-and-drop ease.

To learn more about Akumina Workspaces and all the new features in Akumina v4.0, visit www.akumina.com/solutions/project-collaboration.

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