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Ten Questions to Ask to Pick the Right Collaborative Authoring Approach

Published: 19 November 2013

ID: G00251416

Analyst(s): Tom Austin, Hanns Koehler-Kruener


Collaborative authoring and the interest in formalizing these processes are on the increase. IT leaders should evaluate their organizations' needs and opportunities using the 10 questions detailed in this document.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Work Patterns
    • Types of Collaborative Authoring
  • Market Development
    • 1. Is simultaneous writing necessary?
    • 2. What granularity of control is needed?
    • 3. What import and export functionality is required?
    • 4. What level of detail do you need from audit trails?
    • 5. How easily can the tool be used?
    • 6. What level of governance is needed?
    • 7. Do you prefer a cloud or local solution?
    • 8. How does the tool integrate into repositories?
    • 9. What are the offline capabilities and needs?
    • 10. What are the mobile capabilities?
  • Conclusions

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