Others have done it before and have succeeded with the following main arguments
Internal solutions from large companies usually have 2 main flaws: 1) It’s usually not possible to invite and create user accounts for customers and partners outside the company. 2) You usually have file size limitations if you are using regular email for your projects.
This is a very common use case. We have seen multiple companies achieve this with different methods. Here is one of them (which is actually GroupCamp’s way of working).
We use different online projects for New Feature Requests and Product Roadmap.
In the New Feature Requests section, we use task lists to describe new domains or an actual application. For example ‘GroupCamp Mobile is a task list and ‘New Features for Discussions’ is another. We then have reviews based on the task list and once we decide on a new feature and the way to design it, it will move into the Product Roadmap project which is the actual committed track for our products. We use the import feature to move tasks from one project to another.
Start by creating companies in the Admin section and invite users from those companies. When you create a multi-company project, add the companies which should participate. In a multi-company project you can decide if a file or a task list is private or not. If you have multiple companies you can decide which one of them can see a private file. For example if you have multiple versions of a file you can mark them as private in the initial drafts. Once you reach a version that can be shared with outside companies, if the file is no longer marked as private, it will be shared by selected companies.
To share files with your clients and prtners, simply add users from outside companies to your project to access the secure extranet (SSL 256 bits - https access) with a controlled access.
You've just created an account to use GroupCamp Project and would like some help on how to get started. Success in online project management also depends on how easily project members find their project items once they sign in. The guidelines below describes the key steps to be followed before inviting project members.
What is a project ? Do I need one or more projects ?
Deciding what you should put into your online project within GroupCamp depends on the answers to two questions:
- What content should be shared within the project and who should acces this content. Please note that members of a project can access all the shared data in a project