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LINCHPIN is a fully personalized hub for everything digital in your company. It is created by //SEIBERT/MEDIA and is based on the collaboration software Confluence by Atlassian. Confluence is the leading enterprise wiki software, a lot of collaboration and knowledge management capabilities are built in (see 180 Confluence features explained here). The vendor adds a selection of pre-configured plugins and other pre-configurations for a full personalization of a Confluence installation to offer a pre-defined intranet solution for communication and collaboration.

  • People Search and Extended User Profiles
  • Top-Down and Bottom-Up Communication
  • Personalized Navigations and Dashboards
  • Fully Integrated Microblogging

LINCHPIN is available as on-premise or cloud installation. You can choose whether you host, let //SEIBERT/MEDIA host or use a Cloud Hoster of your choice (e.g. Amazon, Google, Rackspace, ...). LINCHPIN can be offered as licenses only or as a guaranteed fixed price project including all professional services.

Product video of LINCHPIN with feature overview


Sample Fully Personalized Intranet-Homepage with LINCHPIN

 

More detailed information about LINCHPIN can be found below and in the subpages.

Vendor

Vendor//SEIBERT/MEDIA GmbH
HeadquartersWiesbaden, Germany
Area servedEurope, North America
Number of employeesover 130
Foundation year1996 in Germany, 2013 in USA
Revenue14.4 million €

Source: Vendor website

Pricing

Prices are valid for the collaboration software Confluence, including Linchpin. If you already have existing licenses for Confluence or any included add-ons you can keep those and their value will be deducted from the final price.

Architecture

LINCHPIN is most often deployed behind the firewall as an on-premise installation although the vendor offers cloud hosting too. LINCHPIN is based on the java-based Confluence from Atlassian which offers a marketplace. LINCHPIN runs on any server operating system (Windows, Linux, UNIX, ...) and supports MySQL, Oracle, PostreSQL, Microsoft SQL Servers for databases.

 

 

 

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On-premises(tick)
Cloud(tick)
Marketplace / app store(tick)

At a glance

 

CommunicationMatch

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Activity stream(tick) 
Audio/video embedding(tick)
 Clip

 
Blogging/News(tick)

Video

Enterprise News Bundle

 

IP phoning(green star) available as separate product HipChat
Messaging(green star)

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available as separate product
Microblogging(tick)

Video

integrated plugin Microblogging for Confluence

 

Status message(tick)

 

 

 
Subscriptions(tick)  
Video communication(green star)
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available as separate product HipChat

Ease of useMatchScreens / VideosNotes
Archiving content by user(tick)

Archiving a space in Confluence

Video

Documentation on archiving a space, Archiving Plugin for Confluence
Administration by user(tick)Many actions may be done by user without having to change to a separate backend: Assign Space Permissions, All features of Space Administration. More features: add users
Editorial search results(green star)

Video

Free plugin for Confluence on Atlassian marketplace
Fully responsive(green star)

Linchpin templates are fully functional on a web interface (incl. sticky header). Also there is Linchpin Mobile. (Video)

There is a separate mobile Confluence interface with limited functionality. (Video)

 

Incremental search(tick)Confluence does not only have a typeahead search, but also a powerful full search with filters.
Inline editing(green star)

Video

There is a plugin called InPlace Editor for Confluence that solves this feature request.

Inline commenting is built in since Confluence 5.

Inline view of documents(tick)

Video

There is a comprehensiv documentation about Display files and images in Confluence available. The video shows inline comments for previewed files.
Intranet keyboard shortcuts(tick)

Video

Confluence offers keyboard shortcuts throughout the whole application including the editor and auto-complete within it. The Microblog in Linchpin supports keyboard shortcuts as well.
Link preview(error)There is a plugin called Link Preview for Confluence in the Atlassian Marketplace that solves this request.
Message center(tick)Microblogging (intranet use cases) and Activity Streams. Commenting in all elements in Linchpin and complete streams and subscriptions for changes available.
Mobile app(green star)

Video 

For Atlassian Confluence Cloud on iPhones.

The Linchpin Mobile App is now available. (Android and iOS)

Mobile web(tick)

Video

Mobile web surface with most important actions, possibility to switch to desktop version. Linchpin templates are fully functional on a web interface (incl. sticky header).
Permalinks(tick)Documentation
Personalisation(tick)Content and navigation and news are personalized based on permission system and on the user's profile data. Learn more about Linchpin Personalization.
Recently viewed pages(tick)Documentation
Search(tick)

Excellent full text search with filtering capabilities (e.g. people, documents / attachments, pages, ...). Learn more about search in Confluence and Linchpin here. On top of this Linchpin offers an employee search and an enterprise search option.

 

EditorMatchVideos & ScreensNotes
Autocomplete(tick)Autocomplete for links, files, macros and mentions
Autoconvert(tick)VideoAutomatic conversion of videos (YouTube, Vimeo, ...), JIRA issues and lists, Google Searches, Google Maps, Slideshare, Scribd, Confluence contents (pages, comments,
Documents in documents(tick) Pages in pages via includes of excerpts
Drag & drop in the editor(tick)
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video

See documentation
Editorial layouts(tick)Flexible page layouts
Editor keyword shortcuts(tick)Documentation on keyboard shortcuts
Extendable Editor(tick)Extension for Confluence are usually built with plugins.
Preview of documents in editorial content(tick)
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Documentation: Display Files and Images including inline comments
Reliable platform independent editing(tick) Even fully functioning on mobile devices (iOS, Android) like smartphones and tablets.
Rich support for Tables(tick)
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Rich text editing(tick)

Rich text is default. XHTML source editing available via plugin.
Collaborative editing(tick)
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Site Layouts 
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Office & collaborationMatchScreens/
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Annotations(tick)videoInline comments 
Calendar(tick)

video

Extensive configuration possible with Confluence Team Calendars
Events(tick)

video

Easy Events RSVP

 

Ideas(thumbs up) / (green star)via ideation plugin

Online conferencing

(green star) Available as separate product HipChat
Personal task management(thumbs up) Basic implementation. Extensive configuration possible. Best JIRA integration available.
Photo galleries(tick) Gallery macro documentation
Polls(green star)Polls for Confluence plugin
Sharing with externals(green star)videoExternal sharing of pages is possible through additional ShareIt plugin.
Spaces(tick)Space documentation
Task management for teams(thumbs up) Basic implementation. Extensive configuration possible. Best JIRA integration available.
Webmail(error) Mail importer and search index of mails available.
Wiki(green star)videoIncluding concurrent live editing.

Transparency

Information about pricing is publicly available.

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(tick)Built-inAs priced, needs no or little configuration (like checking some boxes, adding entries to lists) (v)
(thumbs up)Built-in, with configurationAs priced, needs some or extensive configuration (maybe even scripting)
(green star)Additional or 3rd party solutionAvailable (e.g. at marketplace, add-in) by vendor or as 3rd party solution. Configuration may be needed, additional costs are possible
(error)Not availableNot part of the solution or as additional plugged-in solution, although developing and implementing an additional solution may be possible (for example via API)

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