The Institute of Biology of Lille has implemented ONLYOFFICE within its research units to facilitate workflow. This use case was presented at the Paris Open Source Summit. If you missed it, find all the details below.
The Institute of Biology of Lille was founded in 1996 on the campus of the Pasteur Institute of Lille to increase the capacity for cancer research and basic studies focused on infection biology, the genetics of diabetes and obesity.
This building now houses two joint scientific facilities and a multi-support unit, a startup and 17 research teams with a total of 260 employees. The IBL has its own IT Resource Center which manages all software and hardware assets to ensure the efficient performance of labs and platforms.
In the day-to-day running of the institute, the employees create a multitude of office documents and need to:
What’s more, project management tools would be of great help in monitoring the progress and a balanced division of tasks.
The IBL has put aside all the services that remain partitioned to the local network and require a particular configuration on computers. Apart from that, there are well-known office suites (Microsoft Office Online, Google Suite, Zoho, Thinkfree Office) that are not available as self-hosted solutions and don’t provide full control over data.
Among the remaining solutions, ONLYOFFICE is the most comprehensive because it includes all-in-one document management, real-time editing and co-editing, and productivity tracking tools. Thanks to OOXML formats taken as a core for the suite, ONLYOFFICE ensures the best compatibility with the Microsoft Office files that the researchers use and share with partners daily. The choice of the IBL is obvious!
Jeremy Maton, System and Network Administrator at the IBL:
After one year of trying ONLYOFFICE, our feedback is very positive. The suite has become a basic instrument that we all use every day. The portal allows organizing and storing all our files and folders in a single and secure place. The abundance of editing features and their ease of use have been warmly welcomed by my colleagues. Elasticsearch, a powerful search engine, provides quick access to the needed information. As said by the administration, ONLYOFFICE makes our teams more productive, more efficient, and even more innovative.
During the presentation at JRES 2019, Jeremy Maton highlighted that his colleagues also appreciate the instant messaging and project management tools that allow them not only to set up goals and benchmark the progress but also to attach the documents to the tasks and edit them within the Projects module. For more information, watch the full video in French “How to boost your team’s productivity using ONLYOFFICE”.
To have professional support and access the advanced administrative tools, the IT Resource Center of the IBL has recently migrated to ONLYOFFICE Enterprise Edition. This solution is being gradually implemented in all the laboratories and platforms hosted by the IBL.
ONLYOFFICE helps the IBL to tackle the emerging challenges:
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