SharePoint has proven its mettle over years as the most effective platform available on which to build your company intranet. SharePoint’s out of the box features like document management, enterprise search, digital asset management, data security, data storage and collaboration are all key reasons why SharePoint is the preferred platform for internal employee portals.
With the introduction of SharePoint online, a SharePoint-based intranet portal is easily scalable to accommodate organizations of all sizes. Due to the considerable cost of hardware and software associated with local SharePoint environments, on-premise intranet portals are often cost-prohibitive to smaller organizations. Now that Microsoft has moved SharePoint onto Office 365, this powerful collaborative tool that was once financially out-of-reach now becomes cost-effective.
Integration with frequently used applications, Microsoft-built and others, offers employees a seamless user experience. SharePoint can be integrated with Microsoft PowerBI to provide users with powerful ad-hoc reporting and dashboard capabilities to create real visibility where it is needed most. Accompanied with APIs, SharePoint even enables developers to integrate their environment with third-party applications.
Microsoft recently released its SharePoint mobile app, compatible with iOS and Android devices, allowing users to access their company intranet, documents, and other assets both in the field and on the go. Upgrade to Dock to get the pre-built CRM PowerApp here.
Driven by existing IT infrastructure like Active Directory, SharePoint offers a caliber of enterprise grade security and compliance that is unmatched in the industry.
01. Fall Short
Although it is a powerful tool equipped with many features, SharePoint deployment out of the box has a tendency to “fall short” in terms of a favorable user experience causing user adoption to suffer. All too frequently we see companies attempt to implement SharePoint internally as an intranet portal and subsequently abandon the project altogether due to the complexity involved with building a coherent portal in which employees can collaborate.
Having learned from years of experience building dozens of intranet portals for enterprise clients, we built Dock to overcome these “out of the box” challenges to help organizations drive user adoption and get the maximum return on their SharePoint investment. We tailored Dock’s user interface to create an enhanced user experience while taking full advantage of SharePoint collaborative and business workflow functionality.
03. Built From the Ground Up
In contrast to the traditional “built from the ground up” approach that takes many months of requirements gathering, design, development, testing and deployment, Dock is a well thought out Intranet Portal that can be deployed within weeks while retaining a surprising amount of customization.
Dock comes with best in class user experience, superior content management capability (due to enhancements of the out of the box interface), better portal management, and pre-built SharePoint components that start addressing business needs immediately upon deployment.