Should I learn SharePoint?
With SharePoint, the proof is in the pudding: there are 250,000 organisations and over 190 million users that use SharePoint worldwide, and for good reason – it is much more than just an all-in-one file storage solution. Benefits of SharePoint include:
Websites – It can create public facing websites to increase business profile, reducing the need for dedicated website developers.
It can also create internal corporate websites such as a SharePoint wiki which can provide a knowledge base for an organisation’s employees. To make life easier, SharePoint intranet templates are widely available across the web.
Communities – SharePoint has many features such as shared discussion boards and shared calendars which help team members collaborate.
A search engine – in a large company, data can quickly accumulate and become difficult to monitor. SharePoint provides the ability to identify and search for different projects, and can streamline employees into easily searchable skill requirements. It uses cloud-based functions such as Azure to keep sensitive information safe and is so secure that it is used by the US Department of Defence.
Insights – SharePoint provides a way to compile business information for effective analysis. A business can make links and discover trends in data through the use of diagrams, graphs and scorecards. These findings can be used to make more informed business decisions.
Automate routine tasks – gain the ability to customize databases and automate business processes through tight integration with Flow and PowerApps.
Sharepoint integration – organizations can increase the capabilities of both SharePoint and other enterprise systems by integrating them. SharePoint can be paired with widely used ERP, CRM, BI and email systems (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Tableau etc.).
How to use SharePoint
Store – Store documents in Sharepoint and quickly find the right information when you need it.
Collaborate – Collaborate on shared resources on your organization’s intranet.
Inform – Publish sites and create knowledge hubs to keep your organization in the loop.