Groupware or collaborative software is used by companies for group-oriented work in the corporate network. The classic areas of application for groupware solutions are e-mail, databases, appointment management or document management. In the meantime, the range of functions has often been greatly expanded and, for example, expense reports or vacation planning are included under the term groupware. Among IT experts, systems such as Lotus Notes or Domino from IBM or the Exchange Server from Microsoft are often equated with groupware.
The groupware software listed in this current market overview usually includes extensive user group and rights management (e.g. also with guest functions) and enables data synchronization with mobile devices, for example. The listed Lotus Notes solutions map e.g. Gantt charts, CRM or mind map and support automated print functions, time management or document management.