This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights responses from companies participating in the 2019 IDC Collaboration Study: The Collaborative Workforce. Collaboration — the act of working together for a purpose makes sense, but are there real benefits from using collaboration software? . 99.8% of companies surveyed recognized benefits from the use of collaboration applications when supported by a group administrator. While the benefits may be different than the original use cases that drove the original software purchase, the benefits are tangible and quantifiably affect individuals and teams.