Most often used for medium and large corporations, SharePoint’s features are widely popular among businesses with a lot of employees with needs to collaborate and archive documents. However, with new and user-friendly features, SharePoint 2013 is really perfect for any large corporation or small-to-medium-size business—giving everyone something they need.
In this study conducted by AIIM, underwritten by Kodak Alaris, 57% of the participating organizations report that SharePoint is used by more than half of their employees on an active basis—accessing content at least twice a week. In a recent ECM report, file shares are deemed the repository of choice for those files still in progress. Through progress measurement, users reported that SharePoint is doing the job it’s supposed to and that projects are moving along as planned, while only a few reported that a project has not gained success.
More than half of organizations reported only one version is currently in use, however, 60% of the largest organizations reported to support two or more live versions of SharePoint.
Though each version brought improvements to the platform, active users would like to suggest that Microsoft create an easier upgrade process for new feature improvements.
For SharePoint 2013, an improved search and metadata-based navigation system seems to be the most popular, which stands up to many other e-commerce based web sites currently in popular use. Closer integration between many of Microsoft’s programs such as Lync, Outlook, and Exchange proves to be a point of great loyalty for consumers. Always considered by Microsoft as a platform rather than an application, SharePoint encourages its users to explore the capabilities the program has to offer.
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