It is well known that Microsoft SharePoint 2013 is a powerful document management tool which provides features such as organisation (by using tagging, taxonomies and folders), workflows, advanced search capability, security and Microsoft Office integration. In this blog I will highlight many of the other useful features that SharePoint 2013 offers.
SharePoint 2013 has a number of features which allow social computing and collaboration. These features not only allow sharing of knowledge but make working with others in the organisation easier too.
Some of the social features available are highlighted below:
Custom apps extend SharePoint 2013 functionality. These apps tend to be lightweight and can be built using familiar technologies.
Some examples of possible apps for a company are listed below:
The Microsoft SharePoint app store provides a range of apps that can be downloaded and integrated into your SharePoint environment. Most of these apps are free but some require a small purchase fee. If you can’t find an app the meets your exact requirements then you can look into building one yourself, Microsoft provides a range of familiar programming models to help do this. Apps can also be integrated with external systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the Microsoft Office suite.
SharePoint 2013 provides a range of Business Intelligence (BI) tools and capabilities. One of the ways to access the BI features is through the ‘Business Intelligence Center’.
Some of the common BI capabilities are highlighted below:
SharePoint 2013 offers more than just document management……….the additional capabilities SharePoint offers should be factored in when comparing the different document management systems in the market. If you are already using SharePoint then you should look into how you can make use of the additional features provided. To find out more contact a Bridgeall SharePoint expert today.