From time to time we run into situations where we’re asked what’s the difference between what Worksource offers and what Box.net or Dropbox can do?
A perfectly legitimate question.
Our Response: Control. Organization. Ease of Use.
Worksource is tightly controlled repository which is managed by designated administrators. It’s not a free-for-all like Box.net or Dropbox which allows any user to add, delete and modify content.
A tighter reign on content ensures your Worksource guide is “The Single Source of Truth” and prevents garbage in/garbage accumulation in the repository.
Unlike Box and DropBox which are based on a ‘folder’ organization methodology, Worksource is set up as a database of content with flexibility to organize based on your business needs.
Admins create Guides and set user permissions. Guides are like binders of information. So you could have a guide for the US Sales Team, a Guide for a newly launched product or one for Distributors.
The final distinction and the one we are most proud of is the ease of use with Worksource. The design, user interface and functionality is always with the administrator and end user in mind. Content is easily found, accessed, shared and managed.
What’s cool about our approach is that content is independent of Guides, so if you have an updated brochure and it’s in 3 Guides, you can update it in any one Guide and it will update in the other two, instantly.