Awesome replies so far, thank you! As I suspected, lots of different types of work being managed with Fibery.
I’m running a real estate development company, as I mentioned. I’m just starting to do real work with it now after a month or so of implementation (on the side, time-allowing), and a month or so of research and planning prior to that. I wanted to be sure Fibery was the best tool for my team, and indeed I am more confident of that by the day. In fact I would argue that real estate development (or management) might be a particularly good fit for Fibery.
This is an overview of the Types we have and some examples how they interconnect. Anything capitalized is a Type. So we use it to track Projects and Tasks, of course. But both of those can then link directly to the Properties they operate on. The Properties list a ton of info, location, purchase price, related Service Providers (Vendors), who owns them, whether taxes have been paid, list of Tenants, on and on. And much of that, of course, connects to other Types, like Contact, Company, Government Entity, etc. We also use it to track financial info, Loans, Trusts, Investors, etc. So a Property can list its Loans, or a Company (e.g. bank) can list the Loans it is providing for multiple Properties. Companies “own” Contacts, so we can quickly get contact info anywhere in the chain, from head office to individual contacts. Properties for sale have a relation to Brokers, which of course gives Brokers a listing of the Properties they work on in turn. Etc., etc.
The vast interconnection of all this, and the ability to move quickly between necessary and related pieces of data is incredibly freeing and optimizing for our work. We previously used email, local files, GDrive/GDocs, and more, and would have to bounce between all those things to find related pieces of info. I was constantly being asked by someone how to find X piece of info. Now it all goes into Fibery. I get an email with an attachment, most of the time I can just toss it into the related entity, or at least put it in GDrive and put a text link in Fibery so it’s more directly connected to the Property Entity (or whatever it’s related to). And then when someone else is looking for that info, they can usually find it either by search, or just knowing what Property it’s related to and going straight there.
The phrase “single source of truth” honestly annoys me a little, I think just because I think Notion uses it a little too abstractly perhaps. But it really does describe very well what we have going in Fibery.
As far as what I’m looking forward to which will enable even further optimization of our work, emails attached to Fibery Entities would be amazing. So like a Gmail plugin (like ClickUp has) where I could get an email, then just click a button in Gmail to add a new Entity in Fibery that links back to the email, maybe even quotes some or all of it, maybe (optionally) link to any attachments it has, and have a connection between the two. Similarly, connection to Google Calendar (for e.g. meetings) and GDrive (a direct connection so I can search for Gdrive files from Fibery and add one or more as an “attachment” [link] that pulls straight from GDrive within the Fibery UI). On the non-integration side, Polymorphic Relationships, Field Groupings and Dependencies (e.g. a group is visible or not depending on the value of some field(s), Embeds (both native and, like Notion, external, e.g. look at how you can embed ToDoist into Notion) are the top of my list.
So hey guys, if it’s not too proprietary, would some of you want to post pictures of your App networks? (and if it is, maybe just blur some things?) Dorky, I know, but… network porn! Here’s mine. Still in progress, but mostly filled-out. Properties will probably get some sub-Types: