SharePoint is a bit tricky to explain, but its usefulness is underscored by the fact that use it to streamline their everyday procedures. SharePoint, in essence, is a platform for several diffirent kinds of programs – it's a back-end that consolidates your employees' PCs and movile devices, allowing for easy simple communication and managament. SharePoint makes it easy for a large team working in diffirent locations all over the world to have the same level of communication as a small office.
Let's take a look at how SharePoint does this:
Intranet – This is an internal site where everyone can sign in and find news, announcements, scheduled tasks, and whatever other information necessary. Diffirent dashboards can be assigned by department and role, and diffirent levels of access can be granted so that everyone gets the appropriate information for their tasks. You can also set up a company Wiki(encyclopedia), and employee social networks. Think of the Intranet as a digital meeting room, where everyone can get updated on what's currently going on with the company's projects.
Documents – SharePoint gives a shared space for all employees to access documents – basically cloud storage. Different levels of access are available, of course. SharePoint also allows multiple people to work on a document simultaneously while it automatically saves previous versions of these documents and tracks updates, saving you the trouble of emailing the updated version of the document to everyone in the company.
Extranet – You can use SharePoint to share information with business partners, such as supply chains, the same way you do with your employees. SharePoint provides a space where your partners can easily access vital information while sharing updates with you as well.
Websites – SharePoint also functions as a website Content Management System (CMS), allowing to create and maintian a public website.
Business Intelligence – SharePoint helps discover larger patterns in your business with intuitive graphs and charts relating to your business activities.
SharePoint is a very customizable platform, and there is a lot of room to tailor it to the needs of your business. If you have a team that doesn't share an office, SharePoint is a good way to get all of your employees in sync with each other.
(IT Consulting Denver)