About This Constellation ShortList™

One of the biggest productivity barriers people face is the struggle of using dozens of standalone applications to get their jobs done. When content is created in one tool and shared in another, it creates silos of information, causing conversations and insights to get lost along the way.

Digital canvases are a new style of user interface (UI) that enable people to bring together content from multiple sources onto a single screen, providing context to a topic or business process. This new UI should be familiar as it emulates working on a whiteboard where people can draw or attach content. Digital canvases can be created by individuals but become even more valuable when co-authored by a team.

Digital canvases bring context to meetings, brainstorming, knowledge sharing, project management and more. They empower people to make decisions faster, more accurately and more consistently.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Administrative controls
  • Application development: APIs/SDKs, documentation, samples, training
  • Business partner ecosystem
  • Client access options: desktop, mobile, tablet, large screen, wearables
  • Collaboration/sharing features 
  • Customer references
  • Licensing options: freemium, premium
  • Integration with other business tools/platforms
  • Search
  • Security
  • Templated solutions/use cases

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates over 20 solutions categorized in this market. The Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share, and internal research.

  • Coda
  • Deon
  • Dropbox Paper
  • Loop
  • Notion
  • Quip by Salesforce
  • Samepage
  • Webjets

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.


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