Group, Project, Team, Community & Enterprise Collaboration Platforms

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5pm : 5pm can be your central location for project and task management, team collaboration, time tracking, reporting and more… Free Trial, Hosted : Upload documents and project files. Then share them in an online Workspace. Free trial, Hosted.

ActionMint : Easy-to-use collaboration and project management tool which enables you and your team to stay efficient. Assign tasks and follow progress, view reports, discuss with your team, create and share documents, all in a seamless workflow. Hosted

activeCollab : Project management & collaboration tool that you can set up on your own server or local network. Work with your team, clients and contractors in an easy to use environment, while keeping full control over your data. Free Trial, Hosted

AdvanseezCollaborate when developing a project, from the decision making process; to the creation of the action plan to follow, assigning tasks and following their progress. Hosted

 AgreeDo : helps you to create meeting agendas. Let all participants collaborate on the agenda before the meeting, so that everyone is prepared. Hosted

 Alfresco : Enterprise collaboration around social content. Open source to download, commercial versions hosted

 AROUNDMe : Using AROUNDMe collaboration server you can create multiple collaborative group, webspace, community or social networking websites. Each group can create a multiple page collaborative web site. Download

Backpack : Share information with your team. Keep your documents, discussions, and schedules in one place all the time. Free trial, Hosted

Basecamp : Basecamp tackles project management from an entirely different angle: A focus on communication and collaboration. Basecamp brings people together. Free trial, Hosted : Plan and coordinate actions, share files and rich media, updates in real time to get the most from your team.. iPad app/project management platform. Download

Binfire : Create & manage your projects! Add members, Create tasks & Milestones and track your progress. Use tweets for status reporting. Price plans. Hosted

Bloomfire : fuels knowledge-based collaboration for better results. Free trial

Box : Create an online workspace where you can share project files, add comments, assign tasks, start discussions or create new content. Free trial, Hosted

Buddypress : Plugin from WordPress that turns your site into a community – with groups and other social and collaboration functionality. Download

Collanos Workplace : You can overcome information clutter by having a single space to share, interact and collaborate with your team. Download

Central Desktop : Social Technology Platform provides a complete solution for businesses to collaborate, manage projects and connect their people. Free Trial, Hosted

Clearvale Express : Free, private enterprise social network for your company. (This is an Elgg-powered network) Free trial, Hosted

CoMindwork : improves the knowledge work productivity in projects performed by workgroups in professional service firms and by divisions within enterprises. Commercial versions available. Hosted

Community Center 3.0 : Enterprise-class social network and community platform. It brings together community applications, management tools, and systems infrastructure to deliver the best mix of user features, administration, management, reporting and scalability—all flexible enough to tailor to your community requirements. Hosted

Community Engine : is a free, open-source social network plugin for Ruby on Rails applications. Drop it into your new or existing application, and you’ll instantly have all the features of a basic community site. Download

CrowdVine : The smart and easy way to build a community around your event or conference Hosted/Installed

CubeTree : The Secure and Global Social Platform for Business from SuccessFactors. Commercial version.  Hosted : is a collaboration software that inter-connects your people with each other and their collective knowledge, seamlessly. helps teams to communicate faster and build collaborative knowledge by sharing and discussing various forms of digital content within a secure, unified application. Open Source to download, Commercial hosted version

Dekks : Kick-start massive collaboration and tap the informal knowledge network that exists in your company. Free Trial, Hosted

DeskAway ; Easy to use online project collaboration software for virtual, distributed & global teams. Built with social features and a growing community. Free Trial, Download

Dolphin : software package for creating your own social network, community or dating site without any limits. All modules, players, chat, messengers and apps are included. Open Source, Download

DRE’s Business Collaboration NetworkDRE’s BCN is web-based business collaboration and web conferencing software that enables sales and marketing teams to collaborate simply with customers, prospects, partners and other colleagues. With features including discussion forums, desktop sharing, live chat messaging, group calendars, interactive whiteboards, file libraries, and to do lists, etc. Hosted

DynaPortal : Web community software brings out the best in DynaPortal™ with its Web 2.0 community features. The software provides the tools to produce a useful information resource for your community of interest. It builds community through audience and member participation. Installed

Easy : a web-based project management tool, making team collaboration hassle free and straightforward. Free trial. Hosted/Download and : Empowers individuals, groups and institutions to create their own fully-featured social environment Open Source to download; Free trial for commercial plan

Enginey : EngineY is an easy to use social network framework and portal implemented in Ruby on Rails that is easy to customize and deploy as your own powerful social media site or other portal type site. Empower users with their own blogs. Enhance collaboration with forums, groups and events. Let your users post Twitter-like status messages. Open Source, Download

EnterTheGroup : Take your Group Project or Classroom to the Next Level! Hosted

eRoom hosting : Share documents, create and manage project plans, discuss issues and make decisions, manage group calendars. Free Trial, Hosted

Eureka Streams : For enterprise use, find relevant colleagues and groups, following their streams of activity, and engaging in conversation. Open Source, Download

Flokio: Start your own micro-blogging group. Hosted

Glasscubes : Online Collaboration – organize your day to day work, project manage, information, people and files securely. Pricing plans available. Hosted

gnoss : Provides people with tools to develop their digital identity, connect their intelligence and create communities with semantic technology. Hosted

Google Apps (for Work, Government & Education) : provides independently customizable versions of several Google products under a custom domain name.

Google Groups : Discuss online with others in your group. Hosted 

Grouply : Makeover your existing Google or Yahoo groups, or create a new group. Hosted : Platform for social groups to get together. Use it for any purpose. Choose your template and pick all the modules that you want (wiki, blogs, photos, links etc
Commercial versions. Hosted

Groupsite : A powerful social collaboration tool for ordinary people in everyday groups. Commercial versions, Hosted

Hexago : a collaboration and decision management platform that improves business productivity. Hosted

HiTask : Task management application you can use with your team to make your daily business routine more fun. Hosted

Huddle : Manage projects, files and people in the cloud. Connect, share and work better together with the world’s best online collaboration app for business. Free trial, Hosted

HyperOffice : Online collaboration solutions include professional email, document management, project management, shared calendaring, and contact management tools. Free Trial, Hosted

iGrOOps : Your own social network in minutes. Free  Trial, Hosted

Incipi : is an online collaboration community that can help you manage your business and professional life online. Incipi incorporates the latest tools – file sharing, project management, and short text messaging – in one platform where you control your image in an easy to use environment. Free Trial, Hosted

iversity : The Collaboration Network for Academia – Organize courses, research groups and conferences Hosted

Jive : Enterprise-scale social business solution. Platform integrates the best features of social networking, collaboration software, community software, and social media monitoring to extend a layer of social capabilities across every level of your business. Hosted

KickApps : KickApps solutions include Social Media for audience growth, Social Marketing/Social CRM for customer engagement, and Social Business for employee collaboration. Free Trial. Hosted

KineticGlue : KineticGlue brings to you a smart and powerful set of collaborative tools in a easy to use application. Hosted

Learning Stone : Communication and learning centre for professional training. Hosted.

Liferay Social Office : is a social collaboration solution for the enterprise. This full virtual workspace streamlines communication, saves time, builds group cohesion and raises productivity. All you have to do is log in and work the way you want to, at your convenience.Community edition free; Enterprise edition commercial

LiquidPlanner : Easy and professional online project management software for scheduling, collaboration, time tracking, and reporting. Free Trial, Hosted

LiveHive : create visual workspaces of desktop files, cloud documents, webpages, email and more. Hosted. Commercial plans also available.

Lotus Quickr : team spaces, content libraries, team discussion forums, wikis, and connectors make it easy to share documents and information amongst a team, and Lotus Quickr software works with your enterprise content management system, as well as with Lotus Notes, Lotus Connections, Lotus Sametime, Lotus Symphony, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Outlook. Hosted/Installed

LumoFlow : connects people across geographical or organizational boundaries and helps to work together towards common targets. Premium versions, Hosted

MakeItRational  : Decision making software for collaborative decision making based on Analytic Hierarchy Process. Free trial, Free version, Commercial version, Hosted/Download

Micromobs : Start a micro-mob around a topic or group. Hosted

Microsoft Sharepoint : Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions. Installed 

Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010 : (previously Groove) A SharePoint workspace is your own personal copy of the SharePoint site, or selected lists and libraries you choose to take offline and synchronize from that site. The workspace contains only you as a member. You share content updates with other SharePoint users as the workspace is synchronized with the SharePoint site. Download

Mighty Touch : Social networking website is easy with Joomla Now. MightyTouch is the only component with such spacious functionality allowing to create such websites as  Facebook, MySpace, without efforts. Free Trial, Download

MonitaeInnovative ways to gain operational excellence and team member commitment to organizational objectives through workplace learning and development. Commercial. Free Trial. Hosted.

MyOffice : is a subscription based internet-hosted ‘virtual office’ designed for small to medium-sized businesses. It combines shared diaries / calendars, contacts, tasks, email, file store, reminders and notes into an integrated suite of online collaboration tools to help you keep in touch with your colleagues. Free Trial, Hosted

Mzinga OmniSocial : Next-generation social software suite, Mzinga OmniSocial, enables you to increase revenue, lower costs, and become more productive by delivering an engaging, interactive employee and customer experience that transforms how you do business from the inside, out. Installed

NanoLearn : An informal social learning software, NanoLearn a SharePoint add-on extending the knowledge base with outside resources such as Youtube and Yammer. Hosted/Download/Install by vendor

Ning : Platform to build private social websites.  Uses 3rd party apps to provide extra functionality. Free trial. Hosted 

Nozbe : Web-based* time- and project-management application for busy people and teams. Free Trial, Hosted

OfficeZilla : With OfficeZilla your organization can share calendars, files, forums and more in a secure and private web place with no limits, ads, or fees. Anyone can use OfficeZilla! Hosted

onehub Workspaces : Customizable workspaces for online collaboration. Manage projects, share files and collaborate with others. Free Trial, Hosted

oneplace : Easy-to-use web-based software to connect your team. Free Trial, Hosted

OpenaCircle : Brainstorm, coordinate and share with colleagues, clients, friends and family in an application that bundles interactive video conferencing, desktop sharing, file storage, scheduling-calendar and instant messaging into one, easy-to-use web-based product. Commercial versions available. Hosted

OpenTeams : In addition to project collaboration, blogging, social networking, community building, and knowledge management, OpenTeams is an innovative initiative development solution where employees collaboratively seed and mature new ideas for additional revenue, productivity, and cost-savings. Free Trial, Hosted

OutStart Participate : Integrates social networking, collaboration, and knowledge sharing technologies in a secure managed environment that makes social media work for your enterprise. Hosted/Installed

Pinax : is suitable for a wide variety of website: intranets, event management, learning management, software project management and more. Open Source, Download

PlanZone : Collaborative project management software. Free Trial, Hosted

Plerb : Start your own social community. Hosted

Plum : A private way to keep up with your family or small group. It’s easy and fun. Hosted

Plurk : Share your life easily with friends, family and fans. Hosted

Presently : award-winning micro-blogging platform that keeps your company connected in real-time. Hosted/Download

ProductiveTeams TeamLink Center : Share and store files and messages between a limited group of users who have focused issues to discuss. Free Trial, Hosted

Projectplace : Dedicated space for a project team and one project or multiple teams and projects. £, Free Trial, Hosted

ProjectSpaces : A simple, secure, and powerful online workspace and extranet tool to help your project teams, workgroups, committees, partners, and others easily connect, share and collaborate. Free Trial, Hosted/Installed

ProjectThingy : Just copy and paste some html to get a project and large file (up to 1GB/file) collaboration tool that lives on your site – and looks like it too! Add code

Qontext : A collaboration platform that facilitates content sharing, contextual conversations, collaboration across business applications, and enterprise-grade security and privacy options Free for companies with <25 users. Hosted

SAP Streamwork : brings together people, information, and business methods to drive fast, meaningful results. Hosted

Sciomino : Sciomino will show you who knows what in your organization. Hosted

Sharetronix : A multimedia microblogging platform. It helps people in a community, company, or group to exchange short messages over the Web. Open source, Download

Skrbl : Team resources for online collaboration. Powerful new features designed to let you work better together. Share resources with your team, co browse the web, annotate shared documents, video phone, skype calls … share ideas, communicate & sync like never before. ‘team-skrbl’ is the next best thing to being in the same room. Hosted

Slack : a team collaboration tool, for real time messaging and file sharing

SmartSheet : Manage projects and collaboration online. Free trial. Hosted

SnappVille : is a web-based platform for building, branding, customizing, moderating and managing online communities. Hosted

Socialcast : social networking platform that connects people to the knowledge, ideas and resources they need to work more effectively. Work faster and smarter! Hosted, Install by vendor

Social Engine : is social network software that helps you build your own custom community website. Hosted

SocialGO : Build a website with great social networking features in minutes. Your own design, custom features, privacy settings and easy to monetize Hosted

SocialSiteCreator : Create your own social network, includes social networking template, hosting, and technical support. Hosted

Socialcast : Enterprise activity stream Commercial plans available, Hosted/Download

SocialText : The Socialtext collaboration platform gives you a better way to work. It includes social networking, microblogging, wiki workspaces with integrated blogs, distributed spreadsheets, and a personal home page for every user. Free trial, Hosted/Installed

Sosius : is the incredible hosted online workspace, accessible from any PC or Mac, that lets you create and collaborate and share. Create a flexible, secure workspace for as many users you like in under 5 minutes. Free Trial, Hosted

Spruz : empowers people and brands to build focused online communities designed for growth. Hosted : micro messaging platform that helps you share and connect in real-time within your own domain. Open source, Download and Hosted versions

Swabr : enterprise microblogging platform. Hosted

Synergist : job and project management system that helps people collaborate on projects. It offers scheduling, capacity and project planning, tracking, reporting and a lot more. Download

Tadagraph : Distribute collaboration via micro-messaging. Hosted/Installed

Teambox : Voted the best online project collaboration software for project managers, contractors, freelancers and teams. Hosted

Teamlab : Business collaboration and project management. Open source, Download and Hosted versionsdesktop synchronization to users on any computer. Free Trial.  Download/Hosted

Team Orchestrator : is a cloud-based service that guides team activities from conception to completion.  It provides workflow—enhanced collaboration across organizational boundaries to partners, suppliers and customers. Free Trial, Hosted

Teamwork Project Manager : Easy-to-use online project management solution that helps managers, staff and clients work together more productively.Hosted

Telligent Community : social community software enables organizations to listen to, learn from and improve conversations with customers, partners and prospects. Installed

tgethr : The best way to communicate with your small group. Share files, track conversations, manage your group. Hosted

ThoughtFarmer : is turnkey social intranet software. It enables innovative organizations to share knowledge, engage employees, and foster collaboration. Installed

ThoughtStream : group engagement made simple – The only SaaS collaboration application with the simplicity of email and the structure, accountability and documentation of a facilitated process.  hosted, free trial 

Threads: Manage tasks, hold discussions, keep notes, share files, documents and more. Hosted. Free Trial

TransparentChoice : Web-based decision making software that allows teams to collaborate on complex decisions such as: project prioritization, portfolio selection, procurement, hiring. Hosted, Free trial, Commercial version

Trello : free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone. Hosted

TribalOS : collaborative web platform executed on the cloud and distributed as Saas. Has a user-friendly interface, scalable and very intuitive plus has no need for any software installation. Free Trial, Hosted

WebAsyst : is a suite of web applications for online collaboration and ecommerce. WebAsyst allows sharing data and files, organizing contacts with your colleagues and friends, opening an online store. Free Trial, Hosted/Download

Webex WebOffice : Work more easily with coworkers, clients, and vendors in a WebOffice. Share documents, coordinate calendars, hold web meetings, manage tasks, build web databases, follow discussions, make announcements and run your business on the web. You can control access to sensitive files while allowing guests to view public ones, take polls, and manage expense reports. Free Trial, Hosted

WhoDoes 2.0 : is the web-based project management tool that helps team members COLLABORATE with each other, SHARE files, emails and MANAGE milestones and tasks. Hosted

Wiggio : The easiest way to communicate and work in groups. Hosted

WikyBlog : A groupware platform that fuses the collaborative editing features of wikis with the user friendly publishing characteristics of blogs. Open source to download, Hosted service available

Yahoo Groups : Connect with a world of people who share your passions. Hosted 

Yammer : Private, enterprise micro-blogging tool.  Can create communities for invited external participants. Commercial plan available, Hosted

YapTime : Create a private group – post private messages, photos, videos, files and calendars — all one safe place. Hosted 

YooLinkPro : is your corporate social network. It is the most efficient way for your company to foster collaboration, to create links between different teams and to source relevant information. Free Trial, Hosted

YouFig : Create your own secure collaboration communities branded & customized for your business or organization. Hosted

YourMembership : is redefining the scope of today’s membership software and association management software. We provide one solution that delivers membership management software that’s fully integrated with vibrant social networking features – it’s one complete solution for you and your members. Hosted


Yuku – In just minutes you’ll have a full-blown social community up and running for free. Hosted

Zimbra Collaboration Suite : is a next-generation collaboration server that provides organizations greater overall flexibility and simplicity with integrated email, contacts, calendaring, sharing and document management plus mobility and desktop synchronization to users on any computer. Free Trial.  Download/Hosted