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Table 1 Comparison of features of collaborative tools

From: Collaborative software for traditional and translational research

Features Alfresco Confluence Basecamp SharePoint Laboratree MediaWiki HUBzero
Document management
 Storage/retrieval X X X X X X X
 Version control X X X X X   
 Audit X       
 Search X X   X X X X
 Categorize files (tags) X X X X X   X
 Sort X X X X X   X
 Customizable views     X    
 Office/SharePoint integration X    X    
 Online presentations        X
Information management
 Calendar     X X   X
 Contacts    X X    
 Blogs X     X   X
 Discussions X X X X X X X
 Wikis X X    X X X
 News feeds X X    X X X
 Issues     X    
 Lists   X X X X   
 Announcements   X   X X   X
 Email notifications   X    X X X
 Interactive online tools        X
Collaboration
 User-based access control   X   X   X  
 Social networking-based access control X   X   X   X
 Static project workspaces X X X   X   X
 Customizable project workspaces     X   X  
 Project-specific discussions X X   X X X X
 Surveys     X    
 Task lists    X X X   X
 Customizable workflows X Xa   X   Xa X
 Instant messaging      X   
Interface
 Web-based: CMS-like X X X X X   X
 Web-based: HTML or pseudo-code       X  
 Windows share (CIFS) X X   X    
 FTP     X    
 WebDAV X    X   Xa X
 Extensible using plugins    X    X X
Installation
 Centrally hosted: web-only   X X   X   X
 Locally hosted: web X X   X X X X
 Locally hosted: GUI        
 Local install X X   X X X X
 Linux X X    X X X
 Windows X X   X   X  
 Macintosh X X     X  
 Virtual machine        X
License
 Subscription fee (mandatory)   X X     
 Subscription fee (enterprise, optional) X       X
 Software purchase     X    
 License contract   X   X X   
 Open source (free) X      X X
 Closed source (free)      X   
  1. Each of the features is divided into feature sets, and an inclusion of a feature in a particular collaboration solution is indicated with an 'X' mark below that piece of software; aavailable by extension.