SharePoint is often used by large corporations, about ¾ of the Fortune 500 companies use it for various ways. But with the recent innovation of SharePoint Online (part of Office 365) it can be just as useful for a small businesses or a small team. SharePoint Online is all about giving you and the people you work with a better way to get things done together. SharePoint is the place to share ideas, content and the vision of your company.
It is scale-able enough to organise and manage all your information assets and designed to enable productivity, keep teams’ in sync, and projects on track. It can be used as a hub for you company to be more effective towards your customers. IT can be done more efficient, because the servers of SharePoint Online are taken care of by Microsoft. So no need to worry about back-ups, availability or upgrades anymore.
You would be surprised how useful it can be for your company. Below are the most popular uses for SharePoint Online:
Think of SharePoint as a central hub or platform for all your content. You can fill it up with documents, organize them how you want, and easily share them with other people. SharePoint Online manages the documents with changes, versions, approval status and more if needed.
Workflows and Automation
Pre-programmed mini-applications that can automate a wide variety of business processes. Workflows can range from collecting signatures, feedback, or approvals for a plan or document, to tracking the current status of a routine procedure. They are designed to save you time and effort.
Intranets, Extranets for Collaboration
A home base site where you and your team (or partner or customer) can share and organize your resources — like documents, schedules, ideas and much more. With permissions to manage the control the level of access.
SharePoint project management tools enable team members to collaborate with each other no matter where they are located. You can keep track of what colleagues are doing and keep the overall view of the project(s).
Company Social Network
The Facebook for your internal organisation that helps employees collaborate across departments and locations. It is called Yammer, used for a quick personal question or a group chat. Share knowledge and engage everyone across your company.
The intelligence that SharePoint can provide to access your current IT, Finance or Sales system makes it possible to find countless ways to use that information and make better decisions. You keep a high level track on what is happening in the organisation.
Application Creation and Hosting
The Cloud App Model in SharePoint Online enables you to build apps for SharePoint by using familiar tools and a rich set of features.
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