As time goes on, most companies manage to develop multiple systems within their organization. Even if organizations have ERP and CRM solutions from a single provider such as Microsoft, companies are sometimes also forced to have additional systems or databases. This need could arise because of a government requirement, a legacy system they are not comfortable replacing or the company can be in an industry that has a database to track specialized information such as the mortgage industry.
With the need for multiple systems comes the need to gather this information and present it in a single place. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server can also provide the ability to create dashboards and KPIs (key performance indicators).
In addition, companies often have specific projects or teams working together with no true way to share information. Too often critical information gets passed along in emails, spreadsheets or meetings. With Microsoft Office SharePoint Server a team or project site can be created allowing the team and project members to share information on a single site. Important documents can be stored on the site with effective version control and check-in and check-out privileges ensuring the entire team is always working with the latest revision.