Microsoft SharePoint is a document management and collaboration platform that is browser-based. It lets you create a centralized and password-protected virtual venue for sharing documents within your company. Around 78 percent of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint for asset management, collaboration, and intranets. Hiring a certified consultant will ensure a solution that can be suitable for the needs of your business. Every organization is different, and seasoned SharePoint consultants know that. Hence, they specifically tailor a solution with the best interests of your business in mind. Here are the benefits and importance of having SharePoint consultants work for you:
- A better and more efficient planning stage – SharePoint consultants can guide you through planning a custom solution that identifies the technical requirements, content organization, and structure of your business. They can identify and plan a custom solution from scratch or provide additional solutions to an existing SharePoint platform.
- Efficient platform adoption – SharePoint can work well if everyone in your company knows how to use it and is actually using it. Lack of information architecture and understanding the functions cause poor adoption. Consultants can make an assessment to identify the qualities of an implementation that are highly relevant to users, provide a sensible information architecture for an easier way to find documents, and come up with a plan to maintain and grow standards to make the implementation successful in the long run. Likewise, the consultant may help in the creation of a more user-friendly and appealing user interface to encourage more people to use it.
- Leverage the potential of SharePoint for your business – Certified SharePoint consultants will work with you to help you realize the potential of the platform in increasing your organization’s productivity, functionality, and ROI, while minimizing organizational costs.
- Create a custom SharePoint solution – In case SharePoint’s out-of-box features are inadequate to your requirements, consultants can analyze your organization’s unique needs and create a custom solution to meet those.