Microsoft SharePoint Is Essential for Modern Workplaces
Creating—and maintaining—a digital workplace is a critical step that all businesses need to take to not only thrive in modern marketplaces, but also stay ahead of the competition.
That’s why so many businesses turn to Microsoft 365 to simplify and modernize their IT. 365 is a robust and capable business platform that is the culmination of decades of research, technology advancements, and customer feedback. One of the insights Microsoft has developed over the years is SharePoint, a document-sharing platform that can drive innovation, manage projects, and augment nearly every aspect of its operations.
Modern workplaces thrive on streamlined digital technology, and SharePoint is an essential element. This blog will discuss the benefits of modern SharePoint use, how small and medium businesses use it to their advantage, and how SBT is the ideal partner to implement and modernize your business.
How To Use SharePoint
The concept behind a SharePoint workflow is that it serves as a singular place for business-related content. This content could be documents, PowerPoints, news, links, training videos, events, lists, or anything a business needs to store, share, or communicate internally. SharePoint is essential for remote work, and as part of the Microsoft 365 package, it’s a powerful tool all SMBs need to:
Share documents – Document sharing and collaboration were what SharePoint was developed to do almost two decades ago. SharePoint is what gives multiple individuals the ability to work on documents without writing over existing work and make suggested edits instead of changing the entire document. Collaboration is an essential element of a modernized workplace, and it takes modern tools to do this properly.
Save personal documents and notes – A personal drive is a great thing to have for all employees because it gives them a safe area to store and share. SharePoint is an easy-to-use, consolidated platform for employees who want to keep their documents and notes organized instead of cluttered on their desktops. This also ensures that an employee’s personal business files are retained on the company’s server.
Communicate and share documents during virtual meetings – Remote employees mean remote meetings, and SharePoint is an important tool to facilitate live document sharing during meetings. This focus on user experience is what makes Microsoft’s custom workflows perfect for modern businesses.
Stay compliant – Regulatory compliance to industry-specific standards such as HIPAA and PCI DSS is constantly changing, and businesses in all industries need to be able to keep electronic and digital documents safe. SharePoint helps to meet compliance requirements without turning to a customized document storage solution that is costly and, in most cases, unnecessary for small and medium businesses.
Protect sensitive and proprietary information – SharePoint allows users to encrypt parts of data and keep them hidden in the system, meaning other employees can interact with documents without accidentally revealing confidential elements.
Distribute documents quickly – SharePoint allows companies the ability to distribute important documents to predetermined groups of employees or the entire company. Through a SharePoint team site, business units can create workflows, lists, and libraries to make everything easier.
Enjoy All the Benefits of SharePoint With SBT Partners
The most effective businesses are the epitome of teamwork. Every corner of a company needs to work in unison toward common goals, and modern collaboration technology tools like SharePoint are key.
SBT Partners Helps Your Business Implement a SharePoint Workflow
Over the years, we’ve developed our services to deliver what matters most to our clients. When their goals are to modernize, streamline, and lower costs, Microsoft 365 and SharePoint are the perfect solutions.
As Microsoft Gold Partners, we are perfectly positioned to help your business make the most of SharePoint. We offer insights that directly impact your operations, synergies between SharePoint and other applications on your system, the benefits of world-class security and document access control, and the support that allows you to use powerful business tools to reach your goals.
SharePoint Workflow Design and Customization To Meet Your Needs
How do you use data? The crucial first step in modernization is to assess how important data is collected, stored, and accessed. From there, we customize a solution that allows your business the flexibility to support remote teams, easily share document libraries, collaborate without losing revision history, and securely store information. These capabilities are entirely dependent on your needs, and our thorough Modern Workplace Assessment will show us how you use data and how SharePoint will work for your organization.
Integrate Technology Into Your Business
Business technology is meant to enhance your operations. Every company has its unique way of doing things, and instead of allowing technology to take over, we integrate it with your existing programs and processes, so the only noticeable difference is how much easier it is to get things done. When everything is simplified, you find new ways of completing tasks organically and through innovation. This is the logical way to modernize a business.
Data Migrations, Not Data Disruptions
The next step of modernization is to move your data to the cloud. If your business has operated through legacy programs, temporary software solutions, spreadsheets, and sticky notes, the transformation to a fully digital file system is a game changer. We take the risk out of data migration and plan for the least amount of downtime, so you are quickly up and running.
World-Class SharePoint Support
One of the important benefits of Microsoft Gold Partnership is that SBT not only knows how to seamlessly integrate SharePoint with your existing business processes, but we also know exactly what to do when something goes wrong. Our support allows you to truly make the most of Microsoft business tools and guide your employees when they need training and getting things back to normal.
With the right technology in place, it becomes so much easier to grow. SBT provides the IT services your business needs:
- Total IT Management
- Cloud Services
- IT Consulting
Call us for a consultation and see how the SBT Partnership can integrate SharePoint and other powerful business tools into your day-to-day operations.