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Micro Focus Vibe Review: "Why to Consider Novell Vibe as Your Next Team Collaboration Solution"
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Updated April 08, 2015

Micro Focus Vibe Review: "Why to Consider Novell Vibe as Your Next Team Collaboration Solution"

Score 8 out of 101
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Software Version
3.4
Modules Used
Files sharing, calendaring, tasks, workflow

Overall Satisfaction with Novell Vibe

Novell Vibe is being used across our entire organization. We use it for file access and tracking progress of projects and customer support.
We also install Vibe for customers and work with them to design their access as well as set up their complex workflows.
  • Novell VIbe is extremely easy to install and very intuitive to use
  • Novell Vibe provides a secure environment for teams to collaborate
  • Novell Vibe provides the ability to create complex workflows to streamline an organizations process
  • Novell Vibe could be improved by adding the ability to print forms that are completed during a workflow or information entry
  • Novell Vibe has increased employee efficiency by providing a central file repository for our team.
  • Novell Vibe has increased our customer service capabilities by allowing our team to track customer projects and support issues more effectively.
Novell Vibe can provide file sharing and team collaboration services for most environments. Teams that need heavy project management functionality like Gantt charts and resource allocation would be better served by using a package like MS Project.

Using Novell Vibe

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Network consultants who use Vibe for project management.

We have customers for whom we have implemented the product. Staff that uses the product includes purchasing agents, administrative assistants, marketing professionals, project manager and engineers.

1 - 

IT professionals with rights administration experience.


Most of my customers do not need the IT staff to interact with Vibe administration on a daily basis.

  • Project management
  • Document sharing
  • Customer - Project management
  • Customer - Purchase Order Workflow
  • Customer - Project management
  • Customer - Educational assessment workflow
  • Customer - App approval workflow
  • We have a client who is using Vibe to perform and track teacher assessments. We created the environment in Vibe for the customer
  • We have a client who uses Vibe for purchase order approval workflow. We created the forms and workflow for the customers
  • We have a client who uses Vibe for an approval workflow to approve new the purchase of educational apps for iPads. We created the necessary forms and workflow for the client.
  • Vacation approval
  • Customer project portal
Novell Vibe is an extremely cost-effective solution for the services it provides. Novell is also extremely customizable and stable.

Novell Vibe Implementation

Adequate time for testing and staff training are a must.
Change management was a minor issue with the implementation - We implemented Vibe in-house ourselves as we are Novell partner who implements Vibe for other clients. The biggest lesson in implementing Novell Vibe in any environment is to provide adequate time for testing and staff training.