What is SharePoint?
Microsoft SharePoint is a web-based collaboration system designed to help business teams work better together.
It is a platform that gives businesses and organisations the capability to organise how they share information and to automate workflow processes.
SharePoint is a powerful tool that can enhance how people communicate, improve productivity and give greater visibility for everyone using it.
It works as an intranet platform, drawing different teams and individuals together, providing an excellent platform for communications and project management.
At the same time, it prioritises security, ensuring close management of documents and data.
In short, it is the perfect enterprise tool for businesses looking to improve how they work and prepare the ground for further growth.
What are the Benefits of SharePoint?
Simplicity – SharePoint simplifies business activities. It makes it easy to launch, track and report on activities such as reviewing, amending and approving documents.
User friendliness – SharePoint is extremely user-friendly, because it easily integrates with applications users are already familiar with, such as email and web browsers. This makes adoption straightforward for employees.
Expert content management – it allows you to manage your content effectively, whether you’re submitting it, changing it or posting it internally or externally.
Accessibility – with SharePoint, users have a simple route to accessing business data. You can have the storage and organisation of your business data in one central location, which users can then access to call off what they need. They can also personalise how they do this to fit in with how they work individually.
Connectivity and searching – company-wide access to information and communications systems, including the use of Enterprise Search, a powerful search engine function for finding comprehensive, relevant and expert information.
Acceleration – SharePoint can significantly boost how you collect vital business data from customers, suppliers and partners through a web browser function that doesn’t require complex, customised coding. It also supports this information-gathering by automatically validating data to keep it relevant and consistent.
Interactive collaboration – users can have access to shared Excel spreadsheets in real time, sharing a single, up to date version.
Protection – with SharePoint you can control who sees what, so that confidentiality is not an issue, including the protection of any proprietary information embedded in sensitive documents.
Improved business intelligence – you can create shared business intelligence portals with SharePoint, where you can gather valuable information from different sources into a centralised Report Centre, accessible to users in real time.
Informed decision-making – because SharePoint users have access to up to date information and business intelligence, they are in the best position to make informed decisions. By improving individual access to the latest information, you improve your business as a whole.
How Does SharePoint Integration Work?
SharePoint is a supremely functional, expert platform in its own right, but its added value comes from how it can integrate with existing systems and processes.
This is highly important for a great many businesses, since they want to be able to improve their capabilities without necessarily reinventing everything that they do.
SharePoint works closely with your existing programmes and infrastructure, providing seamless connectivity with a broad range of applications.
While each enterprise will have its own unique set-up involving software, our specialist support services will ensure that SharePoint integrates neatly and logically with this software.
This can be anything from popular packages such as Microsoft Dynamics 365, SAP CRM and Pipedrive, to customised, proprietorial software.
Project management – you can expand and improve your projects’ collaboration options with SharePoint, regardless of complexity or scope. SharePoint opens up communication by keeping team members connected via whatever device they use. It integrates seamlessly with project management platforms such as Basecamp, Asana and Trello.
Sales and marketing – integrating SharePoint with CRM systems improves communication and workflow, while creating a central, constantly updated store of valuable customer-related content, offering visibility and support to sales and marketing teams.
Resource planning – SharePoint works with ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications to improve collaborative working, remove inconsistencies and help identify any potentially critical communication gaps or supply chain weaknesses.
Content management – working with ECM systems (enterprise content management), SharePoint eliminates unnecessary content duplication and enables greater collaboration for content users, including instant, single sign-on access.
Document control – SharePoint enables expert version control of documents, including automatic synchronisation between remote users and centralised cloud-based document storage. It also makes offline sharing and collaboration much easier.
Business intelligence –SharePoint can act as a centralised resource, but also it can help visualise captured data for dedicated business intelligence, when integrated with software such as Microsoft SQL or Tableau.
Issue tracking – whereas dedicated issue-tracking systems can specialise effectively in bulk tasks, the integration of SharePoint with these systems allows for improved document management and collaboration.
Exploring Your SharePoint Options
You can connect SharePoint with the existing software, platforms and features, your business already depends upon to work effectively. What it does is add value but also offer new opportunities for transforming joined-up strategies into real, tangible workplace benefits.
SharePoint is both highly adaptable and scaleable, enabling your enterprise to expand while keeping control of all the essential elements, and, crucially, keeping people properly connected in their individual roles.
It can improve your capabilities while ensuring your data and communications are secure.
How We Can Help
Everything Tech provides specialist support for SharePoint integration. We draw on our considerable depth of knowledge combined with a fully flexible, sympathetic approach to meeting your individual business needs.
SharePoint can help to completely transform how you work, and in the process offer you new opportunities for improved productivity and efficiency.
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