What is SharePoint?
- SharePoint is designed as a broad, central application platform for common web requirements. SharePoint's multi-purpose design allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets, websites, document & file management, collaboration spaces, social tools, enterprise search, business intelligence, process integration, system integration, workflow automation. Its core infrastructure is a base for third-party solutions and custom developed applications.
- Sites are the building blocks of your SharePoint infrastructure. Users can create their own sites to collaborate. SharePoint North East has a number of site templates for HR, ISO-9001, Finance, Policies and Procedures, as well as industry specific templates for solicitors, doctors, accountants, retail and manufacturers.
- Lists are the places where information is stored. SharePoint has document libraries, calendars, blogs, surveys, announcements. Users can have different views of the data.
- Pages in SharePoint are web pages where information can be viewed. Information can be static or linked to lists either inside or outside of SharePoint.
- Web Parts - think Apps. These little applications provide SharePoint’s rich user interface. In SharePoint they can be connected to filter and restrict data and consolidate information. SharePoint North East have a range of web parts which complement the built-in web parts.
- Workflows are a key component to effective business processes. These define processes and can be built up of a series of steps. These steps can happen in series an parallel and can be repeated until performed correctly. There are tools within SharePoint track progress, identify bottlenecks.
- Notifications can be received when information is added or updated to SharePoint. These can be immediately or a weekly or monthly update.