We want one single MicroFocus team collaboration solution which integrates well with (at least) any other MicroFocus product. This would make integration with 3th party solutions easier also, where applicable. Mentioned products originate all from the same source (Vibe) and instead of competing development-, support- and sales (MF and partners) time we better work together communicating one platform to (potential) customers. Sure any of these products have a certain fit, but at the same time a huge overlap is keeping data silo’s for customers in place, where the idea once was to break these borders. At the same time any of these products has valuable features the other is missing. We feel the market is moving from single purpose products to more integrated, open, cross border, secure, not locking into, team driven solutions. We feel too much time is spend fighting for enhancements in any of these products that would benefit the other products as well. This is mainly [opinion] caused by how these products are traditionally split in product groups (groupware, file). This no longer serves customers in an optimal way and leads to losing customers (opportunity) instead of gaining those as in many cases neither product tends to be a (perfect) fit or is not able to blend into the next step a customer is taking.

Cross posted in GroupWise, Vibe and Filr Idea portal

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  • The way file and collaboration within Micro Focus is organized makes it (near) impossible to achieve the goal of this Idea, which I believe is essential to achieve many sidegoals possible having such in place. After again a year of talking and watching the ecosystem evolve I can only think of a single solution to solve the issue that evolved after Filr was forked off Vibe as a point solution. From a maketing perspective this back then was a good idea. Today this stand in the way to futher grow Filr so I created a new Idea for this purpose;

    We want one single MicroFocus team collaboration solution which integrates well with (at least) any other MicroFocus product. This would make integration with 3th party solutions easier also, where applicable. Mentioned products originate all from the same source (Vibe) and instead of competing development-, support- and sales (MF and partners) time we better work together communicating one platform to (potential) customers. Sure any of these products have a certain fit, but at the same time a huge overlap is keeping data silo’s for customers in place, where the idea once was to break these borders. At the same time any of these products has valuable features the other is missing. We feel the market is moving from single purpose products to more integrated, open, cross border, secure, not locking into, team driven solutions. We feel too much time is spend fighting for enhancements in any of these products that would benefit the other products as well. This is mainly [opinion] caused by how these products are traditionally split in product groups (groupware, file). This no longer serves customers in an optimal way and leads to losing customers (opportunity) instead of gaining those as in many cases neither product tends to be a (perfect) fit or is not able to blend into the next step a customer is taking.

    Cross posted in GroupWise, Vibe and Filr Idea portal

    https://ideas.microfocus.com/MFI/novell-filr/Idea/Detail/14135
    https://ideas.microfocus.com/MFI/mf-vibe/Idea/Detail/14136

  • Can you plz remove this follow up which I wanted to post in another tread

  • I fully agree with Sebastiaan on this issue. We have decided to only focus on Vibe, and making sure customers stay away from the other solutions UNTIL Micro Focus get this strategy right, as eventually someone will have the wisdom and vision of seeing this as the core collaboration platform. You can limit features by using the kind of license a user purchased but make sure it is the same platform. The whole TeamWorks development is really a waste of time and should rather have been implemented as an enhanced feature of Vibe. It is as if product management just cannot break away from their silo approach to these solutions. It just do not make sense as a long term strategy.