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Office 365 E3
Entry-level set up fee?
- No setup fee
- Free Trial
- Free/Freemium Version
- Premium Consulting / Integration Services
MS SharePoint / SQL refers to Microsoft Sharepoint, a web-based collaborative platform, being used in tandem with Microsoft SQL Server to provide business intelligence analytics and reporting. They can provide BI content such as data connections, reports, scorecards, dashboards, and more.
With Sharepoint, users can share files, data, news, and resources. Sites can be customized to streamline teams’ work. Team members can collaborate inside and outside the organization, across PCs, Macs, and mobile devices.
Sharepoint also supports the ability to discover data, expertise, and insights to inform decisions and guide action. SharePoint’s content management features, along with connections and conversations surfaced in Yammer, enable organizations to maximize their velocity of knowledge.
Users can also accelerate productivity by transforming processes—from tasks like notifications and approvals to operational workflows. With SharePoint lists and libraries, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps, they can create digital experiences with forms, workflows, and custom apps for every device.
- Document repository
- Custom permissions
- Team groups (integration with MS Teams)
- Approval processes
- Cloud file storage
- Moving away from on-premises infrastructure
However, if starting fresh, MS SharePoint lags behind its competitors in most every area. The user friendliness is not great. It's difficult to administer permissions to large sets of users. The invitation system is slow and not very customizable. Even the interface feels outdated.
It might not be a great tool for an organization that already has a solution for data sharing and a robust planning program. If you are using something like Jira or Trello you may have some of these pieces already. I think SharePoint is well suited to do a lot of things very well but it may be redundant if you have solutions for some of these problems already. If you have a staff that is more functional and less techy then you will probably want to have at least one or two staff members that are proficient enough to run the SharePoint and keep it cleaned up.
- MS SharePoint is the best content management tool available, which is seamlessly connected with all other office products which brings the productivity at the peak
- Based on the organization requirements, we can adopt the right plans and models which will be convenient for small, middle or large enterprise companies
- Security governance of data is well within the hands of the organization and can be managed with minimal efforts
- SharePoint can be well integrated with almost all latest products / features available in the market and they keep adding it over the period which is a great relief for any business wherein they may require to collaborate with other products based on business needs
- For small scale organizations, they need to well analyze their business requirements, budget etc. before adopting SharePoint as complex customizations may take a good amount of effort which might not be feasible for them in every circumstances
Less appropriate: You need to edit a video file or some other creative materials collaboratively (i.e. I do not think "editing" PDFs or Adobe Creative Files is easy. In these cases, I've still needed to download the files to my local machine, work on them, and then re-upload them to SharePoint).
Not suited for regulated document management as the tool is not validated and not accepted by regulatory authorities.
Well suited for organisations with a clear structure/looking to implement one for documentation/knowledge
UX/UI can be confusing, so getting initial buy-in within an org can be challenging and may take longer than expected
SharePoint is less appropriate where there is heavy customization involved.