Blog: 4 Steps to Take After Your SharePoint Migration

May 2, 2017 DocAuto Blogger

4 Steps to Take After Your SharePoint Migration I DocAuto

Are you ready to move to the latest version of SharePoint and transform your business?

While organizations are actively migrating to SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 SharePoint, there are lots of questions around next steps. “Once we’ve converted to the new platform, we’ll still need to do a ton of cleanup.  SharePoint sites and documents are everywhere. How can I control what’s going on in our SharePoint environment? How can I make sure that we’re in compliance? How can I update permissions quickly and manage them efficiently going forward? How can I improve user adoption, and make sure we’re getting the most out of SharePoint?”

Overhauling your SharePoint environment after your migration and managing it going forward doesn’t need to be difficult. Here are four steps to get you started on the right path to truly transforming your business:

  1. Start small – Look for opportunities where you have the biggest challenges and start there, or work with the team that’s most interested in taking the lead with using the latest features. It will be good to get an early success under your belt rather than spreading your initiatives too thin.
  2. Make the most of what you already have – One of the best ways to set up your SharePoint environment is to maximize the value of existing data systems.  Mirror the structures of your main systems of record – whether it’s your HR, Finance, CRM, ERP, or other system – and give your users a comfortable and familiar structure. This will help to speed the transition and increase the adoption of SharePoint.
  3. Try iterative prototyping – Start testing different configurations, and let your users provide feedback on the designs. Don’t be afraid to fail fast and keep iterating until you have the design and process working just right for your organization. Give users the opportunity to buy-in, and remember, you can change anything you want at any time.
  4. Conform to corporate standards – Once you have your SharePoint standards set up in one part of the organization, you can easily apply these standards across the entire organization. This will significantly streamline management, maintenance, and updates.

To help you along with your SharePoint journey, you will want to look at SPorganizer™.  Built for the capabilities of the entire platform, SPorganizer can help you take control of SharePoint after the migration. SPorganizer makes SharePoint easy to use, less expensive to manage, and allows you to make enterprise-wide changes quickly. The best part is – our experts can get you up and running within minutes. Sign up for a demo to see what we mean –


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