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The City of Heerenveen turns into a Web 2.0 enterprise environment.


Bridging the gap for professional users.

The City of Heerenveen (NL) uses and relies on an Web 2.0 work environment based on O3Spaces Workplace.
By implementing the newly released O3spaces workplace, including the integrated template and extension, the City of Heerenveen can now benefit from document management, collaboration, template management as an integrated part of their environment.

“The problem we as city encountered was the lack of integrated enterprise features as integrated template management, document collaboration and versioning”, says Johan Hiemstra, head of the ICT strategy office at the Heerenveen City council.
“A very important criteria regarding these features is the tight integration in the office productivity environment as that is considered as the key application everybody is using.”
“By migrating from Microsoft Office to we had to take our productivity environment to a higher level, so that the migration would not be perceived as a mere replacement but as a genuine improvement. The user doesn’t need to leave the application or start another application. This effectively eliminates the borders between template management and document collaboration for teams, projects and departments. We are focused on the user and on the usability of the applications we use. With O3Spaces Workplace we’ve found a fully integrated document management, collaboration environment that till now couldn’t be found on the market”, says Hiemstra.

The City of Heerenveen uses with O3Spaces Workplace for 500 seats.

About the City of Heerenveen
The City of Heerenveen is situated in the north of the Netherlands in the province Friesland and has approximately 41000 inhabitants. Heerenveen is often referred to as the ’Sports city of the North’ as a result of its renowned ice rink and soccer team.

About O3Spaces
O3Spaces B.V. is a young organization built around an experienced and innovative team of software engineers based in the Netherlands. We have a proven track record in developing software for a broad range of industries, from Healthcare, Education to Industry.
Inspired by the potential and the power of the open source concept in general and of ODF and in particular, we strive to be at the forefront of developments in tools and systems opening up new ways of collaboration.
O3Spaces Workplace has firmly claimed its position as essential Web 2.0 enterprise extension for The ability to support office collaboration across platforms and office suites is unrivaled. O3Spaces Workplace provides its collaboration features for small & medium-sized enterprises, government and education as well as throughout large companies.


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