Microsoft SharePoint is Valuable on Many Business Fronts
There are many definitions to be had when you talk about business value of a software. However, some of the most valuable SharePoint features are sometimes the most underused. With SharePoint you can co-author a document before deadline. Up to six people can edit a single document at one time. That’s time saved and money saved in the long run. Businesses like SharePoint because its profile capabilities lets employees learn about potential co-workers in advance of that first meeting. It is the difference between coming into a meeting blind to who you’ll be meeting, or, greeting them by name and exchanging meaningful simplicities.
It’s being able to find a document that I was working with only a couple of hours ago without tearing my hair out. Its about being able to use views in order to see content in a completely different way just by using metadata. Its really about just finding the content when I need, quickly.
With SharePoint software you can find who and what you need in a timely manner. Whether you need an expert in the field or are looking for a valuable document or need to automate a process. It is all there. These little nuggets of time saved add up quickly.
To really take advantage of your SharePoint metadata potential and avoid end users’ gashing of teeth and rending of garments, look to Smartlogic. The Semaphore Content Intelligence Platform adds support for ontologies and faceted search filters to make search and navigation intuitive and speedy.
Ken Toth, February 23, 2012