Advantages of SharePoint
Benefit: Effectively maintain control of the entire platform.
Through the Central Administration (CA) Console, managers can easily access application management features, system settings, monitor SharePoint farms, perform backups & restorations, manage security settings, upgrade SharePoint, change general application settings and use configuration wizards all in a single location.
Benefit: Provide teams with all of the unique sets of tools they need to get the job done right.
Through SharePoint, you have the option to keep features as they come or your development team has the ability to build custom applications and components with ease. Through this option, your team will always be able to access the specific tools they need to do their jobs effectively. Additionally, administrators can customize the entire SharePoint experience with your organization’s branding.
Benefit: Allow team members to easily stay informed and connected throughout the project’s lifecycle.
SharePoint 2010 allows you to connect with your colleagues in new and creative ways, this streamlined approach to team based work allows information and knowledge to flow more freely throughout the organization. Increased collaboration equals better decision making. Read our in-depth article about SharePoint Collaboration Features.
Benefit: Incorporate all sites under one platform while also reducing the overall costs associated with each.
Managers can easily utilize the SharePoint 2010 platform to consolidate intranet, extranet and internet sites. This can amass to substantial cost savings for the organization and it also provides a more efficient method for accessing each of the sites.
In addition to consolidating sites, SharePoint also works seamlessly with many technologies your office already utilizes such as MS Office, MS Unified Communications and MS Exchange Server.
Security and Integrity
Benefit: Provide security at both a broad and single item level.
The SharePoint 2010 platform offers organizations the ability to protect the integrity of data from unauthorized use. This includes managing permissions to sites, lists, folders, documents, web applications and following SharePoint security best practices. Project teams can also rest assured that the integrity of the documents housed on SharePoint’s cloud will never be compromised through settings that require users to checkout documents prior to editing, allow users to view all revisions made to a document and return a document to its original state. Additionally, security measures can be implemented at both the document and item-level.
Ease of Use
Benefit: Build the business tools and solutions you need without the assistance of a developer.
SharePoint has features and tools that allow organizations to respond quickly to business needs by building solutions without having a background in web development. Whether you need to build or update your website or create a specific online tool for your team, SharePoint has the programs available for you to do so. You can easily perform the functions you need to in one application and the cost savings related to that can add up quickly.