I’ve read threads here with similar topics and looked over the web, but would like to tap into your great collective wisdom directly.
Here’s the scenario in a nutshell: The semi-retirement business I’m envisioning has up to 100 clients (authors/researchers/clerical staff) and about 10 employees (editors/clerical staff). Clients leave raw manuscripts in their folders; I/staff pick them up, put them in editor’s folders; editors pick them up, do the work, and leave finished documents in their folders; I/staff pick up finished work, put in clients’ folders and notify them. Priorities: security, ease of use, and dependability. Very basic.
In RW, have not found a solution. Previously, used WeaverFM in a small group’s project; worked well, but now looks antiquated and isn’t even offered on Chillidog’s site. Looked over inStacks’ Repository and like its clean, intuitive interface (even if it doesn’t have a Japanese version), but wonder whether it can scale up to many users–perhaps it can when coupled with Sitelok. Am leaning toward Sitelok with its User Files plugin.
Don’t think this function requires a CMS since I’m only allowing clients to drop off and pick up files, not modify content. Environment I’m considering is Foundation+SSL.
In my current work, I’ve been satisfied with commercial cloud services like MS’s Global Share Point, NEC’s BigGlobe CloudStorage, and an IBM service we used a few years ago. But would like to save money and keep control over the interface/process, so thinking about RW and buying server space rather than paying large monthly bills from a cloud service.
Any ideas appreciated, and feel free to ask questions to clarify any vagueness in the above. My RW skill is probably about intermediate-level.