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JotSpot

March 1st, 2005 · No Comments

Silicon Valley Watcher has an interview with co-founder Joe Kraus:

JotSpot’s enterprise wiki technology has quickly earned a very respectful buzz since its beta launch in late October. It is simple, sophisticated, and easily adaptable for a multitude of corporate IT tasks, with the potential to make a good-sized dent in the enterprise software market. Understandably, Joe would rather not draw that kind of attention from larger players just yet…

…it’s plain to see that JotSpot has leveraged wikis into a software platform that fills a large unmet need: create specialized enterprise applications for which there are no vendors — without involving IT. It’s also plain that a lot of enterprises are paying huge amounts of money for bloated applications, and that JotSpot apps could deliver required feature sets for many types of corporations.

JotSpot allows groups to easily collect information and work together by combining a wiki interface, e-mails, Word and Excel files, and other mixed media, all in one server-side place. It includes unlimited version control, rollback, indexing for full-text search, comments, and permissions.

The app is especially suited for the SME market, where the large enterprise software players cannot play because their installations are expensive, rigid, and cannot be customized by smaller companies. “There’s a need for specialized apps that no software company can fill,” Joe said. “Today, you have to be rich to customize software.” JotSpot means to change that.

Joe pointed out that many small organization actually roll their own applications by creating lists in MS Excel and emailing them around. This tends to happen where the market is too small for a vendor to develop a shrink-wrapped product and the customers are too small to afford customized solutions.

Tags: Enterprise Software

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