This has been the cry of information workers everywhere who have tried to manage complex projects through email and shared folders. You've probably had a similar experience: you're collaborating on a document with a team of people and are emailing it back and forth. Person A creates the initial document and Person B replies with some edits. Person C replies with additional edits at the same time Person A replies with the corrections from Person B. Person D takes this and rewrites a whole section of the document while Person B and C respond to Person A's update. Pretty soon, it becomes very difficult to determine which document is the latest document.
The same scenario plays itself out when working in shared folders. Person A creates a document and puts it in a network share. Person B edits the document and saves it under a different file name. Person C edits it and re-saves the original. Person A tries to reconcile the two, while Person D opens Person B's document and saves yet another version. Before you know it, you have the same problem you had with email: you can't tell which document is the latest document. Additionally, you have a worse problem: you don't have a clear history of how the document got to where it is in the first place.
Liferay Social Office is a collaboration tool that is designed to answer that call for help by meeting the needs of teams who work together on projects. It is an easy-to-install web application that facilitates collaboration for large and small businesses alike. With Liferay Social Office, you'll have the system and your workgroups up and running in no time, with all the tools necessary for them to work more efficiently and more easily than before.