Traction® TeamPage integrates collaboration, communication, action tracking, exception handling, social tagging, activity streams, discussion and social networking using Traction's award-winning hypertext technology. TeamPage makes Enterprise 2.0 technology secure, attractive, effective and reliable for business.
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Integrated Action Tracking and Project Management
One click can add a task tag to any Traction page, comment, status post or paragraph, with automatic rollup of actions by person, date, milestone or project.
Action Tracking calendar views are organized by person or by space. You can subscribe to calendars in Outlook, Google Calendar, or other iCal clients
Seamless integration with the TeamPage collaboration model makes it simple to share and discuss Tasks and Projects with clients, or keep them private.
Twitter-style status with follow model is seamlessly integrated with search and profiles. TeamPage's multiple-space model shows status in context, with permissions that make it easy to watch status spanning private and public spaces.
Profile pages show contact information, interests, status, and activity stream by person, automatically clipped by permission rules. Click any name to pop a mini-profile
Feed view. Click the expand icon next to any item to smoothly expand its summary to show content or actions in context.
TeamPage seamlessly integrates collaborative editing (wiki style), time ordered feeds, and paragraph level tagging and comments. TeamPage spaces provide business context and permission rules for collaboration.
Permission-based page moderation makes it simple to one group to collaborate on drafting revised content like policy, budgets or contracts while keeping the latest published version visible for reference.
Email a reply to an email notification and have it automatically attached as a comment to the correct item.
Traction TeamPage tailors each user's experience depending on their permissions, skin, locale, and time zone preferences. TeamPage delivers content using configurable dashboard Sections which can organize information by time, tag, space, author and other criteria.
Organize article pages and comments within a space using tags. Create tags in any space and apply them to content in any other space. View tag usage by spaces(s), and by time. Iteratively drill down to find relevant information.
In social networking applications, each person's profile page is a hub for their activity. It acts as both a directory entry and a blog. The Traction Profile page is the ideal place to learn about any person and their contributions to TeamPage.
Add-on module adds industry's best available search facilities including key word and entity extraction, drill down navigation, and support for over 370 file formats.
Content Authoring, Editing and Management
Traction offers the best available tools for authoring, document management, linking, editing and threaded discussion. The content authoring and notification features are designed to make it easy to interact with Traction while leveraging office desktop, browsing, and email habits.
Traction offers a simple, powerful model for page and comment moderation while also providing Draft vs. Published views allowing you to see, navigate and search the entire system - where you may have Draft privileges in one space, but not others - from either perspective.
Linking is a core activity when building a wiki or blog. The Traction linking tool makes it easy to make external links, links to existing articles or comments, links to new or existing named pages, or even links to views which may consist of more than one page.
Traction delivers the ease and power of Named Pages without the constraints for less formal use cases that don't require it. TeamPage also offers a Global Name Space that spans all spaces and allows you to alias Page Names across spaces.
Traction's Collector is a unique feature that provides an easy way to bookmark Traction articles and comments for later reference or immediate action.
Content Notification, Distribution and Export
Whether your organization is reliant on e-mail or experimenting with the latest RSS/Atom tools, Traction's full-featured notification, distribution and export options allow you to access and distribute content the way you want, and need. If the point of Wiki is documentation, then Traction meets the need with a variety of ways to view, print, e-mail and export (to Word or PDF) any collection of pages.
Automatically post or moderate incoming Trackbacks and display them with comments or by themselves. Ping links in your content to automatically submit Trackbacks to links referenced in articles you create.
Live Blog is an automatically updating Web browser window that allows users to type a brief note from wherever they are (a traditional Web browser or mobile device such as an iPhone) which will appear as a highlighted entry within seconds to all users who are monitoring that space.
Developers can use Traction's plug-in architecture to add new functions or override and extend the appearance and behavior of standard features and interfaces. Plug-ins are easily shared and installation of new plug-ins and software updates is non-destructive
Authentication, Interoperability and Security
Traction works with existing systems and supports the security measures you expect of enterprise information systems.
Use Traction's internal directory or hybrid authentication with LDAP and Active Directory (with optional NTLM for single sign-on). Hybrid authentication is possible, allowing you to leverage your LDAP or AD system but also include non-directory users. Self-registration can be enabled when the Traction Directory is used.
Works with your existing infrastructure; leverage existing email systems, use interfaces that work with mobile devices and search engines, utilize third party interfaces.
Supports cookie, realms, and X.509 certificate-based authentication out-of-the-box and supports https secure sockets (SSL/TLS) for browsers, mobile devices and RSS/ATOM feeds. Secure mail protocols supported by Traction include SMTPS, IMAPS, POP3S and STARTTLS.
The Traction platform offers many options for customizing or adapting look, feel, and function.
Serve localized user and administrative interface for English, Japanese, French and German; additional languages that can be represented using the standard UTF-8 character set can be easily added. Deliver the interface simultaneously in different languages, based on a user's preference. Display dates and times based on each individual's timezone preference.
Installation and Administration
Installing Traction is easy. It can be done in 15 minutes or less with no expertise or dependencies other than a compatible operating system. You only need to install one piece of software and configuration is a breeze.