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 growing category of applications that enable teams to bring together and situate content from multiple sources into a single virtual space, providing multidimensional context to a topic or business process. Thismore integrated user experience should be familiar because it emulates working on a traditional 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 contextually, with higher accuracy and consistently in an integrated, team-based model that is highly visual, conversational, and integrated with other applications.

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 40 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
  • Creately
  • Dropbox Paper
  • FigJam
  • Lucid
  • Miro
  • Mural
  • Quip by Salesforce
  • Stormboard

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList is updated at least once per year. Updates may occur after six months if deemed necessary.

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients can 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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