Are you getting the most from your SharePoint?

Here are our top 10 reasons why you should be relying on SharePoint as your single source of truth

SharePoint is a web-based collaborative platform that allows businesses to store, organise, share, and access files from anywhere in the world.

In today’s world, businesses need to be efficient, agile and responsive to changing market conditions. To achieve this, they need to have access to accurate and up-to-date information. This is where SharePoint comes in as a single source of truth.

SharePoint has become increasingly popular among businesses – over 80% of Fortune 500 companies are now using the platform.

1: Security

SharePoint is much more secure than traditional file-sharing methods. It provides a secure environment for businesses to store and share information. SharePoint includes security features like role-based permissions, user authentication, and encryption to protect confidential information.

2: Access without requiring VPNs

This feature is especially beneficial for remote teams and employees who need to access information while on the go. SharePoint is accessible from any device with an internet connection, making it easy to access and share information on the go.

3: Easier File Storage

Instead of having files scattered across different folders, SharePoint organises them in one central location, making it easy to find and access files. SharePoint also provides features like metadata tagging, content types, and search functionality to make it easier to organise and find information.

4: Better integration across Microsoft products and services

This means businesses can seamlessly integrate their SharePoint information with other Microsoft products and services like OneDrive, Teams, MS Office, Yammer, Microsoft Flow, and Automate. This integration allows businesses to work more efficiently by reducing the need to switch between different applications to access information.

5: Better search functionality

SharePoint provides features like content indexing, faceted search, and filters to make it easier to find the information you need. SharePoint also has a search-driven navigation feature that helps users quickly find the information they need.

6: Ability to check in and check out files

This feature ensures that only one person can edit a file at a time, reducing the risk of conflicting changes. This feature is especially beneficial for businesses that work on large documents or spreadsheets.

7: Version Control

Businesses can keep track of changes made to a document over time. This is useful when multiple people are working on a document or project. Version control helps businesses keep track of changes and revert to previous versions if necessary.

8: Not as prone to crypto locker files as file servers

SharePoint has built-in security features that protect against ransomware and other cyber threats.

9: Advanced DLP (Data Loss Prevention)

Businesses can set up rules to prevent sensitive information from being shared outside of the organisation, which is crucial for businesses that deal with sensitive information like financial data or personal information.

10: Much more cost-efficient when compared with on-premise infrastructure

There are no expensive hardware or software licenses. Instead, businesses can pay a monthly or annual fee to access SharePoint through Microsoft 365. This makes it easier for businesses to scale up or down as their needs change.

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