Chances are if you have invested in Microsoft technology for your business you have come across SharePoint. You may know it for document management or you may have considered it for use as your organisations intranet. In this blog I am going to highlight why you should consider an alternative to Share Point. To find out how our intranet software can help you, get in touch with our experts or book a demo.
SharePoint has a few really smart features, real-time collaboration with colleagues using Microsoft Office files for example. It also has some major pains - upgrades, the time it takes to make anything useful, even the ease of use for anyone not technically inclined. These are just some of the reasons that cause frustration and lead people to look for SharePoint alternatives.
Benefits of a SharePoint alternative:
- Ready-made intranet apps - Here at SORCE, our intranet software comes with ready-made intranet applications that get you up and running fast, providing a platform for employees to share information with each other. Applications such as our contact directory, manages and stores contact information for colleagues across your business, and our event manager that lets you keep track of events (and will even manage room booking and resources, like projectors).
- Ability to adapt to ongoing business requirements - Crucial to the long term success of your intranet is the way it adapts to your ongoing business requirements. Our inbuilt application development environment allows you to easily change and adapt the intranet applications to suit the way you work, even building new applications if necessary. It also makes integration with other business systems simple, allowing you to bring information from across your business and display it within the intranet.
- Document Management - An area that SharePoint does really well is in document management. While our intranet software’s own document management application can rival SharePoint, if you are using SharePoint or Office 365 to manage your documents you don’t need to throw this away. We can integrate into SharePoint (or Office 365) to display these documents directly on your intranet.