Most people spend the greater part of their work day involved in collaborative tasks. They share information, they work together in teams, and they manage projects. It can be a challenge to collaborate effectively if you do not have tools to easily communicate, share information, and coordinate projects details and deadlines among a large group of people. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 can help you get your work done more efficiently because it provides organizations with a platform for sharing information and working together in teams. A SharePoint site offers specific kinds of tools and workspaces that you can use to communicate with team members, track projects, coordinate deadlines, and collaboratively create and edit documents.
Did you know that 25% of yours and your colleagues' time is wasted searching for information? The trouble with Microsoft Office ® and other documents is that you can never find what you are looking for. You know that someone, somewhere has the document you want, but if they've kept it on their PC, you may as well give up. And even if they email it to you, you still don't know if it's the most up to date version. Sophisticated tagging, taxonomy and retrieval models make it easy to classify documents and files in a way that is relevant to that file and to your business structure and processes. Searches return relevant results and information is found quickly and easily.
SharePoint integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office, Exchange, CRM, Live Communication Server and Instant Messenger - making it easier to manage documents and files across your entire IT infrastructure.
It doesn't matter if your project is as small as preparing a sales proposal or as complex as implementing a new IT system. You and your staff need to collaborate. And the more complex the project, the greater the number of people involved and the more crucial close collaboration becomes. Traditional information silos and on-line file sharing just don't do the job. SharePoint now makes it possible for users with no technical knowledge to build sophisticated project sites and deploy them on Intranets in minutes; streamlining projects, reducing costs and ensuring unprecedented levels of collaboration. You can now manage even major projects more efficiently and effectively than ever before; enable all staff involved in each separate or inter-linked project to have unrivalled access to the latest information they need to play their role at every stage.
The development and implementation of business processes is no longer an isolated issue that is jealously guarded by one individual. You have already recognised that your company's productivity is driven by successful collaboration. You know that standardising on common business processes will significantly improve your bottom line. Your real-world business processes can have dramatic and far-ranging knock-on effects; simple changes (such as updating governance and compliance standards) can effect numerous and seemingly unrelated projects. SharePoint gives you a powerful, out-of-the-box collaborative solution; ensuring that you can create, view and use business process information in far less time and at a fraction of the costs normally associated with contemporary solutions. SharePoint has tight internal process collaboration from simple projects right up to highly complex processes.
Interactive networking communities can play an increasingly important role in supporting corporate objectives. Not only can you benefit from Web 2.0 capabilities, transitioning websites from isolated information silos to interlinked computing platforms, your staff can share ideas through interactive social networking communities such as blogs, wikis and RSS.