Microsoft SharePoint

Has anyone noticed most SharePoint implementations don't work out so well?  The promises of the environment are never achieved?  Some documents are 'in there' but most still live on the file server.

 

Would you like to know why?  Because it was likely deployed by a system administrator rather than a data solutions architect.  SharePoint is a collaboration and information sharing platform - it has data.

SharePoint Offers Many Features that may be useful to you ...

Collaboration Features

  • Document sharing, with versioning.

  • Searches, so you can finally find 'it'.

  • Site collections based on a variety of templates.

  • Team sites & Blogs

  • Database access via InfoPath forms

Effective collaboration among employees has been a goal of employers for many decades.  SharePoint is another tool that may accomplish that goal for your firm. But it needs to have a plan, a design and a solid implementation by professionals.

Business Intelligence Features

  • Excel Services, which allows you to share workbooks and view them in a browser.

  • PowerPivot for SharePoint, which allows you to deploy and share Tabular Data Models through Excel workbooks.

  • Reporting Services integration, which allows you to publish SSRS reports to SharePoint Libraries.

  • Power View, one of the many, impressive ways of visualing report data.