Blog: How to Use SharePoint to Manage Your Business

June 27, 2017 DocAuto Blogger

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What is SharePoint?

Ask any SharePoint® expert this question and you’ll likely get a different answer from each time. The most general answer is, “SharePoint is an online web development platform.” As a leading solution used by 78 percent of Fortune 500 companies to develop their online and offline capabilities, SharePoint offers tremendous opportunity to customize and build smart business solutions. So how can use SharePoint to manage your business?  Keep reading to find out a few ways below.

Enhancing Content Management and Collaboration

Best known for its collaboration functionality, SharePoint can host content, files, etc. It’s a great centralized location, so multiple individuals can access the content, edit it, and keep track of changes all in one place. SharePoint helps users take the guessing out of which is the original file. What’s even better is that users can track changes, so they will know who made changes to the file on a specific date and time.

Information Sharing

Keeping up to date with valuable information within the organization is important to an organization’s flow and structure. SharePoint offers several sharing methods including use of documents, using the newsfeed on the home page of the SharePoint site, and editing the home page of the SharePoint site. There’s no reason your team should miss valuable information.

Employee Productivity

SharePoint calendars, message alerts, Wikis, Skype messaging, and more can all be used to make your employees more productive when using their SharePoint environment. SharePoint calendars can be used to keep track of who is in the office and who’s not. The ability to connect directly to Outlook without even leaving the platform is a plus! Additionally, if you’re using SharePoint in O365, O365 Groups, and Microsoft Teams you can add collaboration and communication capabilities to empower the modern workforce.  Sharing screens and having conversations through Skype is another helpful way to stay productive within SharePoint.

So What is SharePoint?

SharePoint can be whatever your organization needs it to be. These were just a few suggestions on how you can use SharePoint to manage your business.

How to Use SharePoint: What’s Next?

Now that you have some ideas for how to use SharePoint, it’s a good time to understand how your organization can not only take full advantage of its powerful capabilities, but also make sure you’re implementing controlled SharePoint environments.  To help your organization get on the right course, download our eBook on the Six Things You Can Do Now to Control Your SharePoint Environment. Regardless of the complexity of your organization, DocAuto’s SPorganizer™ solution can help you take control of all aspects of your SharePoint environment. 


SPorganizer is a trademark of DocAuto, Inc. SharePoint is a registered trademark of Microsoft.

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