If your business is looking for a way to collaborate on files and documents, or be able to access them from anywhere on any device, or be able to secure them with different access levels for different people or teams, then you should consider Microsoft SharePoint.
SharePoint Online is included in most Office 365 plans, and is also available as a standalone subscription.
Compete366 can have you up and running in the cloud with SharePoint Online in a matter of days, depending on your timescales and the complexity of your requirements.
SharePoint is a very powerful and flexible platform that is commonly used for a number of purposes including:
Document Management Systems
SharePoint gives businesses a shared space to store documents so they’re not locked away on any one person’s hard drive. Documents stored on SharePoint can be accessed by anyone in the company—unless the administrator has limited access to a smaller group. This means that you won’t have to travel to multiple offices or wait for multiple emails to get all the files you need for a task. SharePoint also allows you and your coworkers to work simultaneously on a single document, saving previous versions, and tracking updates. So you avoid having to create several different versions of the document by emailing it to all the people whose input you need.
This is the internally facing site everyone in your company can sign in to and find news, announcements, scheduled tasks, and access to a variety of information. Dashboards can be customized by department and role, and different levels of access can be granted to make sure everyone from interns to CFOs can get the information they need about anything from employee performance to client history to the status of ongoing projects. SharePoint also provides tools for setting up employee social networking platforms and company wikis. A company’s intranet serves as a kind of meeting room and planning seminar that everyone in the company visits and attends throughout their workdays.
SharePoint can be used to set up a site that you share with outside businesses you’re partnering with. Whether the other business is part of your supply chain or simply someone you’re contracting with for a project, you can provide them with access to all the information they may need from your company while giving them a place to upload all the information you may need about theirs.
SharePoint is a good platform for writing bespoke Line of Business applications and comes with workflows, and security and permissions built in.
It’s easy for everyone to stay up-to-date and coordinate their efforts on projects when you’re talking about a dozen or so people working out of the same office building. SharePoint is designed to extend this ease of interaction beyond small groups in single locations. You can sign in to SharePoint from any desktop or mobile device, and you can use it to have constant access to information on project statuses, client histories, the locations and schedules of coworkers, and anything else related to the project.
The comprehensive access SharePoint provides to your business’s data also makes it possible to find countless ways to use all that information to make better decisions. SharePoint makes it easy to search through all your company’s files, but beyond that it can help you discover larger patterns. And it can display trends over time or relationships between different inputs with intuitively graspable graphs and charts. Once you’ve decided on a new course of action, SharePoint can also be instrumental in getting everyone company-wide onboard with its implementation.
We have a strong team of SharePoint consultants each with more than 10 years of experience and have completed many SharePoint projects for our customers. Projects typically break down into a design and build phase, and a content population phase where we migrate the data from your current system into the new SharePoint environment.
To determine your needs we hold a planning workshop and agree the timescales and costs.