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Achieving Social Collaboration Success

Posted by Indusa Admin on June 30, 2015 8:42 am

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Have you ever imagined employees accessing different applications using a single platform rather than using different third party systems; each system with a different UI, a different tool set, and most problematically, a different authentication? With SharePoint, all of these virtually impossible tasks can be impeccably achieved. Read on to know how!

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What began as a simple content management solution has now evolved into a system with a multitude of features such as portals, search, document management, social network, business intelligence, and enterprise content management. Through all of these capabilities, SharePoint provides new ways for businesses to collaborate, manage projects, and disseminate information among employees. According to the Microsoft SharePoint Market Analysis (2014-2018), released by Radicati Group, a technology market research firm, Microsoft SharePoint platform has proved to be a powerful enterprise collaboration tool for the business users.

SharePoint’s collaboration features have brought teams together; users can connect with their peers in new and creative ways. They can stay up-to-date with people and content they care about; chat with each other, create discussions, share images, and videos, thereby enhancing social networking. This rich community experience results in increased employee communication and centralizing process management. This, in turn, augments decision making processes.

According to Gartner, a leading IT Research and Advisory Firm, Microsoft SharePoint Server provides content management, team collaboration, social software, portals, business intelligence, and search capabilities. Its enhanced functions and scalability have led many enterprises to consider migrating to Microsoft SharePoint Server to help users collaborate on content, create websites, manage documents, and perform other common tasks.

There’s a lot that you can accomplish with Microsoft SharePoint Services. SharePoint’s collaboration capabilities allow you to:

1)Work together as a team the way you want

  • Deploy a single flexible platform with applications related to different business needs.
  • Create websites to share and collect information, and conduct important meetings with video, audio, and screen sharing with Microsoft Lync.

2)Work efficiently using co-authoring feature

  • Multiple users can work on a single document at a particular time, without impacting each other’s  changes. This easily eliminates traditional document sharing with attachments.
  • Anyone from your team can join the document collaboration without having to wait for the  document to be made available.

3)Work on a secure platform

  • Obtain granular artifacts level security, privacy controls, centralized organization wide policy,    detailed reporting, and analysis on who did what.

4)Automate routine paper tasks and have seamless integration with different data sources

  •  Present line-of-business (LOB) applications within SharePoint webpages.
  •  Bring together data from multiple LOB systems to create integrated applications in SharePoint.
  •  Integrate all business processes and approvals.
  •  Coordinate events and activities flawlessly.

5)Search anything anytime

  •  Effortlessly define terms and content crawling sources.

Conclusion

For large corporates, Microsoft SharePoint Services can provide an easy mechanism to manage employee relations. With SharePoint, the exchange of information becomes free-flowing, thereby making enterprises smarter. Collaboration features such as community sites and microblogging allow users to find, connect, and interact with people with similar interests in a seamless fashion. Such types of unstructured interactions with many participants enable superior enterprise decision making, thus resulting in elevated returns.


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Emama Mistry
About the Author – Emama Mistry

Emama Mistry is the Senior Project Manager(Microsoft SharePoint) at INDUSA. She has key involvement in all aspects of SharePoint projects undertaken at Indusa, from Pre-Sales, to Architecture, to Deployment, to Development, to Operations.

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Contributing Writer: Neha Kumar