Working Smart Remotely
The benefits to businesses using SharePoint when their employees are working remotely has really come into its own during the COVID 19 pandemic.
Microsoft SharePoint – first released in 2001 – has evolved into a robust platform designed to support collaboration through cloud storage, data sharing and content management.
SharePoint Online is Microsoft’s cloud-based version of its SharePoint product. It is ideal for use by any size business especially those with staff working from home or other remote locations.
As it’s cloud-based, the platform enables employees to store, edit, download and share documents from any device or location. It can be accessed anywhere at any time, all you need is a web browser.
SharePoint Online provides businesses with the ability to host a public-facing website, an intranet and multiple other functions for employees and teams to communicate on a single and easy-to-use platform.
The platform facilitates the centralisation of resources, putting everything in one easy-to-access location. Employees no longer need to go searching everywhere for what they need, and work colleagues or managers can oversee everything. It’s an efficient content management system.
Seamless Integration with Microsoft Office
The cloud version of SharePoint has many additional integration capabilities with other cloud applications. It is paired in functionality with many of the other offerings Microsoft packages with Office 365 or Microsoft 365 such as Word, Outlook, Excel or PowerPoint.
While SharePoint Online is a component of the cloud-based Office 365, it is also available as a standalone solution.
With SharePoint Online colleagues can work collaboratively on the same document at the same time, which saves generating multiple versions and getting confused.
You can see a live feed of who is working on the document with you and refresh it to see the changes they’ve made. SharePoint Online also lives up to its name by making file sharing as easy as clicking a button, so you can invite others to edit documents you’re working on.
SharePoint Online automatically keeps a handy version history of documents. Not only is this useful for referring to earlier versions, should you need to, you can also see who has contributed to documents over time.
With SharePoint Online you have the flexibility to only pay for what your individual business requires. The monthly subscription model helps you to add and remove users as required.
This scalability feature helps you to pay only what you use and based on your needs, you can either increase or decrease the storage with a few clicks.
As a Microsoft Gold Partner and a SharePoint specialist, we can assist with your migration, upgrade, support or implementation to SharePoint Online.