When most people think about SharePoint, they think about collaboration – people working better together through technology. But SharePoint doesn’t just enable people to collaborate, it collaborates with other systems too.
SharePoint 2010 includes several Composites that make building upon SharePoint or integrating it with other solutions and data quick and easy. By integrating SharePoint with your other business management solutions, it can pull in your data automatically so that your people can connect with it easily and efficiently.
This was the primary goal when Sarnova, an emergency medical products distributor, decided to leverage SharePoint for their intranet site.
Sarnova had been collecting and analyzing business information using business intelligence tools in Microsoft Dynamics GP. However, they were still challenged with sharing that information across their entire organization to all of the individual decision makers throughout the country.
Using SharePoint, Sarnova’s data is now pulled from Microsoft Dynamics GP, analyzed using SQL Server Reporting Services web parts and delivered in real-time through corporate and operational dashboards. These dashboards give all users an up-to-date and accurate picture of the health of the organization as it pertains their individual roles which results in time and cost savings in every area of the business.
This solution enables anyone in the organization, regardless of whether they have a Dynamics GP license or not, to see the relevant business data and make better informed decisions based on that information.