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A SharePoint Intranet Site – What Would You Use it For?

Recently, Microsoft launched a resource site to promote SharePoint user adoption that focuses on the theme: “That’s Why I Use SharePoint“.  That got me thinking about the countless ways that SharePoint can be used and the myriad ways that our clients use it.  Even when SharePoint is leveraged for the same general purpose, like establishing a company intranet, our clients taking advantage of many different features and functions to accomplish their individual goals.  Here a few examples:

Cincinnati Bell Technology Services keeps fostering team spirit amongst their employees a top priority.  They rely on their SharePoint intranet site to not only facilitate teamwork, but also to promote it.  We helped them to create a custom theme and web-parts so that their intranet site would be both visually and functionally consistent with the corporate branding and external facing website.  Read more…

In order to combat the many errors and inefficiencies brought about by unorganized Office document templates, we helped Nachurs Alpine Solutions leverage SharePoint’s document management capabilities to create a standardized Office template library.  We also developed custom workflows to ensure that the document approval process was streamlined and effective.  Read more…

Sarnova uses their SharePoint intranet site to share personalized business intelligence data with the individuals across their organization to which it is most relevant. We helped them to create financial and operational dashboards so that each user has an accurate and timely picture of the health of the organization as it pertains to their individual roles.  Each salesperson now has a personalized snapshot of the sales, invoices, credits, and backorders that are their responsibility.  We also helped them to set-up InfoPath forms with workflows to route the set-up tasks for new employees through the appropriate teams.  Read more…

Those are just a three examples of how real businesses are using SharePoint intranet sites to streamline their processes, improve business decision making, and further company priorities.

How can your business benefit from SharePoint?

Get some ideas of the many ways your organization can leverage SharePoint by reviewing its various capabilities in the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Evaluation Guide.


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