Origami by Sharemuch Software is an intranet solution designed for various industry verticals. The solution helps organizations convert their Sharepoint sites into a Sharepoint intranet. Key features include document management, employee engagement, employee news and collaboration. The solution can either be deployed in the cloud or on-premise.

Origami allows employee engagement by providing a platform for conversations and broadcasting company news, events and other alerts. The system includes social features such as liking, commenting on and sharing events. In addition, the solution enables managers to customize websites with the help of pre-designed templates for different departments.

Origami offers features such as a policies and procedures finder, classifieds, a forms and templates finder and a functionality for surveys and polls as well. The solution has various directory tools employees can use to locate project sites, colleagues, expertise and skills.

Origami provides support via phone.



4 Reviews of Origami

Overall rating

4.5 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews

August 2018

Miguel from Central 1 Credit Union

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

An Intranet in a box focused on simplifying the experience for content authors.

I have seen demos of the product and have received response to questions regarding functionality and architecture of the solution as we explored Origami as an option to enhance the experience as we thought of upgrading our existing Extranet portal. The team behind Origami has over 10 years of experience in SharePoint and it shows on the solution and their attention to detail. As described by the team, for a typical implementation they work with you to define Information Architecture, visual aspects, etc. Once those have been ironed out, a deployment can be completed in less than an hour.

Pros

Origami checks all the boxes expected of an Intranet in a box product to accelerate a SharePoint Intranet deployment:

- Navigation with drop-downs and a way to edit links from the home page
- Featured content web part for news and other content sources that can be used to highlight items such as blog posts, news article pages, events, etc.
- Social features such as likes and commenting for employee feedback
- Company events – can show past and future events to highlight key dates and company events
- People Directory – Clean, easy to find employees by name, title, skills, etc.
- Document Center – Search driven experience based on document properties to find forms, templates, etc.
- Classifieds – Gallery view, easy to add a new item for sale
- Recognition and Shout-outs - These can be curated and allow for employees to nominate others
- Quick Poll – Polling employees for feedback. Employees can also submit poll suggestions
- Idea Submission and voting UI
- Site Directory
-Breadcrumbs!

Key differentiator: Authoring experience for content creators.

Origami will provide guidance and a starting point for article pages and news pages. The template goes beyond page layout structure and provides in-page guidance to make authoring less about formatting content and more about what the content needs to provide to readers. This will reduce friction for others in the org to contribute content and accelerate their time to publish, usually an issue for successful adoption.

Cons

As most Intranet in-a-box solutions, it is using the classic publishing site template and the underlying features it provides. It will be interesting to see how the solution evolves to support modern sites and/or enhance the experience by incorporating modern communication sites and hub sites into the mix.

Response from Sharemuch Software of Sharemuch Software

Replied August 2018

Thank you for your review Miguel!

August 2018

Brian from Information Technology and Services

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2018

Origami Connect was a quick way to get started with building out a new Intranet!

Saved time; Saved Money; Quickstart; Good looking; Well designed;

Pros

The look and feel is NOT like "out of the box" which was important to the team. Pages were well laid out and were a great platform to quickly change to what we wanted. The most important thing was that we saved SO much time,

Cons

Some of out of the box items we wanted changed were not customized and we had to spend some time updating these to what we wanted.

Response from Sharemuch Software of Sharemuch Software

Replied August 2018

Thank you Brian, looking forward to showing you our latest release

June 2018

Delene from At the time - this was with University of British Columbia

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

June 2018

Interactions and workshops were well organized, and they dealt patiently with the users

Pros

> Being a project and not an operation or department - required this vendor to solve some very specific 'intranet' design problems in support of optimal collaboration, document management and communication on a large program
> These included common governance/landing page, rolled up calendar features fed by each work stream's calendar, standardized workstream sites - but still with some flexibility; easy navigation for team members and extended stakeholders; set up the workflow to automate support, services requests and other approvals etc.
> Provided some innovative options and customizations that SharePoint out of the box could not meet
> Scalable and easy to maintain by less experienced SharePoint support staff

Cons

Some minor constraints - limitations to how many calendar items could be tagged at the work stream level for a roll up to the main program-site calendar -- only because we were asking for the moon and pushing the design!

Response from Sharemuch Software of Sharemuch Software

Replied August 2018

Thank you Delene, it was a pleasure working with your team

May 2018

Svetlana from World Vision USA

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Modern look and feel and easy to use intranet solution for SharePoint

Pros

1. Provides available Web-Parts that could be reused across the site collection, following the provided User Manual;
2. The team was able to adapt the tools from SharePoint 2016 to our SharePoint2013 environment;
3. Provides modern look and feel for News, People Directory and Announcements, Timeline and other communication features.
4. Does not do additional customization on the environment. Out-of-the box SharePoint features are still available for Power Users for future extensions.
5. The parts fit well with the current processes and business needs for the communications of the Program. We are happy that we involved the Origami team in the requirements gathering process;

Cons

It needs to provide responsive design capability. May be it was not available only because we were still using SharePoint 2013 version, as well as - it came as a requirement after implementation.

Response from Sharemuch Software of Sharemuch Software

Replied June 2018

Thank you for your review, Svetlana! To your point, responsive design is available in our SharePoint 2016 and SharePoint Online version of the solution.