About This Constellation ShortList™

One of the biggest productivity barriers people face is the struggle of using dozens of stand-alone 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 because 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 consistently in an integrated, team-based model.

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 a significant number of leading business applications/platforms
  • Search and discovery
  • Security, including controlled external third-party access
  • Templated solutions/use cases

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than 25 solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • Coda
  • DEON
  • Dropbox Paper
  • Miro
  • Notion
  • Quip by Salesforce
  • Samepage
  • Stormboard

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList will be updated at least once per year. There could be an update after six months, should the analyst deem it necessary.

Evaluation Services

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

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