I ran into (and around) Dolphin Software this morning. Dolphin software provides a seemingly very complete Contract Management solution on top of the SharePoint Server 2007 application platform.
Capabilities include leveraging SharePoint’s workflow support, the ability to create workgroups and contract-specific collaboration sites quickly, some reporting and KPI capabilities, etc., in order to accelerate the ‘quote-to-cash’ business process.
Here are some interesting articles in support of Dolphin Software.
- Dolphin Software – Dolphin Contract Manager 2009
- CMS Wire – Dolphin Releases Contract Management for SharePoint
- Dolphin Software Blog
- Discussing an Aberdeen Group survey that says that Contract Management is as important as Customer Relationship Management for organizations. (My thought is that contracts almost always have real money associated with them, while your customers may not always be high value customers…)
What do you think about them? Are they taking the right approach to integrating with SharePoint? It seems to me that they are, but I’m just starting to learn about them.