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Microsoft SharePoint: What It Is and Why It Matters

Microsoft SharePoint can be utilized to solve a variety of needs for your organization.

As organizations continue to adopt policies that allow employees to work remotely and use personal devices for work-related tasks, it is more important than ever for leaders to consider how to keep a company streamlined and organized.

A flexible, accessible, and collaborative platform that stores documents, information, and communication all in one place will help companies who are looking to grow and scale. Especially, a platform that is cloud-based and supports and integrates with an organization’s day-to-day functions.

Developed by Microsoft, SharePoint is a great tool that serves as a document management and collaboration tool where files are stored, organized and shared within an organization. Microsoft SharePoint can be configured to run an intranet portal, extranet, and various websites, all of which are centralized to help teams collaborate, streamline data management and improve efficiency.

 

If you are looking for a scalable tool to help your organization grow, here are a few reasons to consider SharePoint:

 

Utilize a Single, Integrated Platform

SharePoint is built on an open, scalable architecture with support for Web services, meaning you can store all your business information in one central spot. This can range from things such as updates from Management to important announcements or events. SharePoint brings all of your information and communication to one internal platform so your team can quickly find the information they need when they need it.

 

Enjoy a Simple, Familiar & Consistent User Experience

SharePoint is tightly integrated with client desktop applications, e-mail and Web browsers to provide a consistent user experience across any platform. This simplifies how people interact with content, processes and business data, which ultimately makes your day-to-day easier.

 

Put Context Around Documents and Folders

A traditional document storage facility is usually a folder on a server somewhere. SharePoint is effective because it brings context to a folder by tracking versions of a document. When a document is updated, you see a change to the file name to represent versions – it’s an evolving piece of information that has a history as well as context.

 

Enable Constant Communication With Your Team

SharePoint brings collaboration to the table so that all staff can see important information and communication in real-time, from anywhere. Forget lost or deleted emails, SharePoint encourages collaboration and provides staff with the ability to connect with each other via a central portal.

 

For more information on how SharePoint can improve office productivity and increase collaboration, contact us.