With UCS and the Univention App Center, we offer a genuine open source alternative to large manufacturer-dependent solutions designed to support working in the office.
From communication via e-mail, chat, voice-over-IP or video conferences, to calendar functions, to web-based, collaborative editing of documents in private clouds or planning of projects. In the Univention App Center you will find all solutions for an open source-based office workplace.
Depending on your own needs you can centrally integrate the appropriate solutions into your UCS environment and administer and manage the users’ identities and their access rights. The portal enables users to access all office applications via single sign-on easily.
The right apps for your open source workplace
Open Source Office Alternative: Collaborative Document Editing
An essential part of working together in the office is the collaborative editing of documents and sharing files.
With the Collabora and ONLYOFFICE solutions, you will find the best-known open source solutions for collaborative work with documents in the Univention App Center. Both solutions support all primary document, spreadsheet, and presentation file formats. Thus, several users can work on a text or spreadsheet document simultaneously, with no data loss or time.
Open Source Groupware: Mail, Calendar, Contacts
In the Univention App Center you will find several open source groupware solutions covering the classic functions for mail, calendar, address books and much more. For example, in addition to the OX App Suite with OX Drive, OX also offers the possibility to manage and synchronize documents, images, photos and files. With OX Guards you can encrypt your e-mails and files for secure transmission. EGroupware and Kopano also offer all the functions you need. Additionally they provide extended calendar functions and task management for an efficient work environment.
Filesharing with Nextcloud, ownCloud and Seafile
You can integrate the well-known open source solutions Nextcloud, ownCloud or Seafile into UCS from the Univention App Center for storing and sharing files. The solutions combine convenient usability with data protection and control functions. Thus keeping your sensitive data under control and retaining digital sovereignty.
Accessible communication with chat, video conferencing and Voice-over-IP
Fast direct communication is crucial for effective collaboration in the office. By using Rocket.Chat or Nextcloud Talk, you can set up an intuitive chat that works for direct coordination between two people and groups. With Jitsi you have an open source video conferencing tool that meets all data protection requirements and enables direct exchange between employees.
You can integrate the voice-over-IP solution Pascom into your corporate IT for communication via telephone so that your users conduct internal and external telephone calls and telephone conferences via telephone sets or web clients.
Managing projects and knowledge for an efficient workflow
A sustainable transfer of knowledge and well-structured working across departments is essential for successful teamwork. With BlueSpice and XWiki you get an open source company wiki to make important information quickly accessible. The open source Kanban Board Wekan offers a precise organization of tasks in and between teams. Using maps and lists you can visualize topics and make progress and responsibilities visible.
OpenProject goes one step further and provides you with all the essential functions for project planning and coordination so that you organize your task packages more efficiently.
The integrated solution stack for your administration using SPS and Phoenix
Are you looking for a comprehensive, worry-free package that already includes all office applications ready for use? With the Sovereign Productivity Suite (SPS) and our participation in the Phoenix project, we offer you a comprehensive solution stack for data protection-compliant and convenient office collaboration.
SPS consists of individual modules from Open-Xchange, Nextcloud, and UCS. These modules are constantly being further integrated and adapted to your needs. It implements quickly, cost-effectively, and, above all, in a data-secure manner in your data center or via a cloud service provider of your choice.
With Phoenix, you directly get your integrated open source office solution, including hosting, project consulting and support from the partner companies.
Our core and your basis: Centrally administrate all users and their rights of access
You can carry out the administration through the identity management system, conveniently maintained using the web-based Univention Management Console. That allows your administrators to centrally manage all users, add or delete user information, assign roles and permissions, and control access to office applications.
Thanks to the implementation of open standards and powerful interfaces, you also have the option of easily integrating existing user information and connecting other applications and specialized procedures that you use.
Single sign-on and portal for easy access to applications
UCS offers its user portal with a single sign-on function for all end users. Users only have to log in once with their access data. They automatically receive access to all programs and services released for them – from anywhere and anytime. The self-service app allows users to edit their user accounts including resetting their passwords, which considerably reduces the workload in IT administration.
Numerous authorities already trust in UCS
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