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Written by Desirae Huot
on April 12, 2023

Microsoft’s SharePoint Online is an incredibly powerful tool for organizations looking to increase collaboration, productivity, and efficiency. It unlocks the potential to easily share and manage content, knowledge, and applications - all within a secure cloud-based environment. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits that SharePoint offers.

 

Empower Teamwork

SharePoint Online helps teams collaborate more effectively by providing a single source of truth where everyone can access the latest documents, data, and other necessary information. SharePoint Online also supports real-time communication through Microsoft Teams, allowing team members to collaborate seamlessly in one central location. SharePoint Online's collaboration features and powerful contextual search capabilities ensure that everyone on your team has up-to-date access to the needed resources, enabling them to work together more efficiently and effectively. This improved collaboration leads to increased productivity and better outcomes.

  

Governance

Organizations often have legal or other requirements that govern how their data is handled or stored. SharePoint Online provides robust governance capabilities for effective content and user management. Information management policies ensure compliance with retention, deletion, and archiving policies. Security and compliance features such as data loss prevention (DLP), eDiscovery, role-based access control (RBAC), multifactor authentication (MFA), and conditional access policies protect sensitive information and prevent data breaches. User management features allow administrators to control access to SharePoint resources, while analytics and reporting capabilities help identify potential issues and improve governance.

 

Document Management & Automation

SharePoint Online provides robust document management capabilities that allow you to store your documents securely in the cloud while still being able to access them quickly when needed. It also offers metadata tagging options to classify documents easily based on purpose or categorization - making searching easier and faster. Finally, it includes automation capabilities to customize workflows and create triggers based on specific events or conditions to empower organizations to streamline repetitive or complex business processes, making them more efficient and reliable.

 

Collaboration

SharePoint Online is a powerful collaboration platform that provides a wide range of features to help teams work together more effectively. One of the key collaboration features of SharePoint Online is document co-authoring, which allows multiple users to work on the same document simultaneously. This can significantly improve productivity and reduce the need for back-and-forth communication between team members. SharePoint provides a centralized location for teams to store and collaborate on documents, tasks, calendars, and other resources. It also includes version control, so you can track document changes and revert to previous versions if needed. Team members can easily share and access files, create and assign tasks, and communicate through integrated email and chat functionality. SharePoint Online also supports real-time communication through Microsoft Teams, allowing team members to collaborate seamlessly in one central location. With SharePoint Online's collaboration features, teams can work together more efficiently and effectively, improving productivity and achieving better outcomes.

 

Modern Intranet

SharePoint’s modern intranet is a central hub that provides employees with a personalized, engaging, and collaborative experience. It serves as the starting point for employees to access company news, resources, and applications. The home site is designed to be visually appealing and easy to use, with a modern and responsive design that works seamlessly across devices. In addition, it can be customized to reflect your organization's branding, culture, and values, creating a sense of community and pride among employees. The modern intranet home site also provides a range of features to enhance collaboration and productivity. For example, it can include a news feed highlighting important company news and events and an employee directory that enables employees to find and connect with colleagues easily. It can also provide quick access to frequently used applications and resources, such as HR systems, expense reports, and project management tools.

 

Microsoft's SharePoint Online offers many powerful benefits for businesses looking to increase collaboration, productivity, and efficiency within their organization(s). From secure document management solutions that help protect sensitive data from unauthorized access, governance tools that ensure compliance with applicable laws, a modern intranet solution, and much more, there is no doubt that businesses stand to benefit from utilizing this powerful platform to optimize performance across all areas of operations - both internally and externally. 

 

We provide specialized services for migrating content to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. We understand that migrating your organization's content to the cloud can be daunting, and we're here to help. Our experienced professionals can guide you through the entire process, from planning to execution, ensuring that your data is securely and efficiently migrated to SharePoint Online. We will work with you to develop a customized migration plan that meets your specific needs and requirements, considering factors such as the size of your organization, the type of data you're migrating, and any regulatory or compliance requirements. In addition, we utilize the latest tools and techniques to ensure a smooth and seamless migration experience, minimizing downtime and disruption to your business operations. With our expertise, you can trust that your content will be safely migrated to SharePoint Online, allowing you to take advantage of all the benefits the cloud offers.

 

Please contact us to take advantage of this incredible tool today.

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