What is SharePoint?

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Microsoft SharePoint is a Microsoft Web application platform with a myriad of rich feature sets and functionality. SharePoint is now the dominant software for creating organizational intranets with approximately 50% of all intranets developed on SharePoint! SharePoint has a Microsoft Office like interface, and is closely integrated with the Office suite, allowing the end user a rich interface unlike any other. The web tools are designed to be usable by non-techies yet comprehensive enough to keep your IT side very happy. SharePoint can be used to provide:

  • Intranet Portals
  • Collaboration
  • Social Networks
  • Business Process Automation
  • Extranets
  • Websites
  • Enterprise Search
  • Business Intelligence
  • Systems Integration
  • Content Management
  • Process Integration
  • Workflow Automation
  • Electronic Forms Management
  • Governance Modeling
  • Records Management
  • Mobile Device Integration

Many back-end applications like ERP and CRM, provide some SharePoint integration capability, and SharePoint also incorporates a complete development stack based on web technologies and standards-based APIs. The SharePoint platform integrates directly into IIS, enabling bulk management, scaling, and provisioning servers, as is often required by large organizations and cloud hosting providers.

According to Microsoft, SharePoint is used by 78% of Fortune 500 Companies. Between 2006 to 2011, Microsoft sold over 36.5 million user licenses. There are two free versions of SharePoint as well as upgraded editions with additional functionality and usability, and now a cloud service edition as part of the Office 365 platform.

INNOVA team members are privileged to have worked with SharePoint from its inception, since Team Services (code name “Taho”). We believe in this product, and are honored to be recognized by Microsoft as a Gold Certified Partner in BI and Portals, as well as Cloud Accelerate and SharePoint 2010/SP2013 Certified. INNOVA has streamlined the delivery process of implementing SharePoint for on premise, cloud and Hybrid solution offerings. As well as our INNOVAtive SharePoint offerings for MS Office 365, including Intranet-in-a-box, Extranet-in-a-box, and Compliance-in-a-box products. Let us show you how we do SharePoint the right way.

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