SharePoint is known as one of the most-effective browser-based collaboration, content and document management systems on the planet, and it’s used by companies as diverse as NASA for document management, and the UPS store as their website content management system (CMS). SharePoint portals are exceptionally stable and reliable. Without hardware to buy or software to maintain, SharePoint is an ideal option for businesses of all sizes. Manage Content and Workflows
SharePoint excels as a content management system because it has the flexibility to address even the most complex sets of interrelated data structures. Access is controlled tightly by administration, which means your users will only see the information they need to see — when they need to see it. Create access levels for individuals and teams and deploy them across your organization with ease. Multi-tiered workflows are no problem when you have the power of SharePoint working for your teams.
On-Premise vs. Cloud Hosting
When you have an on-premise implementation of SharePoint, significant implementation, ongoing maintenance costs and time are all involved to keep the platform running at peak efficiency. Software updates alone can be time-consuming, but when you add in the time required to keep your servers up and running and fully redundant, then you are looking at quite an investment. With a cloud-based hosted instance of SharePoint, however, time spent on server maintenance will be a thing of the past. CPU manages all of the required redundancies for you, along with monitoring and regular backups of your data.
When you have a hosted instance of SharePoint, you’ll know how to budget for your year, which means you won’t be hit with surprises that you will have to pitch to leadership for additional funds. Servers can always go down; disasters can happen, but when you have a hosted SharePoint instance, you’re moving that risk to CPU instead of holding it within your business. For a monthly fee, you’ll have cloud-based access to the best collaboration and content management tools available.
When you’re ready to learn more about moving to hosted SharePoint, give CPU a call. Our knowledgeable team will walk you through the required steps to move from an on-premise model to a hosted model, or to get started with SharePoint. Our free initial consultation will get you started quickly.