Companies today operate with transparent walls. Sharing information with others is the foundation of modern business, and many companies today operate with a vast network of workers, contractors, and partners. And in an increasingly global economy, even small companies have partners and customers in all corners of the world.
All of this requires an efficient collaboration and communication system. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 facilitates working together under such circumstances. Using the MS SharePoint platform, developers can easily create websites for sharing information, managing documents, and publishing reports that are readily accessible by all authorized parties, regardless of location.
This powerful collaboration platform provides for a new level of integration, productivity enhancement, and business success.
SharePoint development can take one of two approaches; SharePoint Development either on-premises or in the cloud. Both options afford users the full range of SharePoint tools. The prime objective of a SharePoint development project is to enhance collaboration and improve efficiency.
Towards this goal, SharePoint can be integrated with other desktop applications, web browsers, and email platforms, and this type of integration makes for much easier sharing and collaboration. And because it is a Microsoft tool, end users are more likely to be comfortable with and familiar with the SharePoint interface and as a result, more likely to take full advantage of its features.
Of course, security settings are built in so sensitive data can be protected. Features can also be added to track and evaluate documents. Going outward, it can be used to gather important information from clients and partners. And most importantly, it can be used as a way to centralize document storage, which again enhances the flow of information and facilitates easier access.
Simply by adding a Web Part to a page, the new functionality appears when the page is displayed. SharePoint’s Business Connectivity Services facilitate connections with external data (either online or offline).
For companies engaging in outsourcing, MS SharePoint is very effective at managing those relationships, by providing a platform for collaboration and data sharing with all stakeholders in all locations.