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SharePoint

From intranets to document and content management, allow users to access files and work collaboratively with Microsoft SharePoint.

Akita is a designer of Microsoft SharePoint instances that promote smarter working and simplified file storage as an organisation grows.

We offer a range of connected services including SharePoint migrations, licensing and support. And we’re also a  Microsoft Gold Partner.

To discuss your SharePoint requirements or get a quote, please get in touch.

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What is Microsoft SharePoint?

SharePoint is Microsoft’s teamworking and collaboration platform.

SharePoint is recognised by Gartner as the leading tool for building business intranets, portals and content platforms. Highly configurable, SharePoint’s flexibility means that it can be customised to streamline processes, introduce new working efficiencies and create tangible productivity gains.

SharePoint available in two versions:

  • SharePoint Online – A cloud-based SaaS, SharePoint Online is hosted in Microsoft’s data centres and therefore infinitely scalable. Organisations can access their data and collaborate on documents anywhere there is an internet connection.
  • SharePoint On-Premises – Deployed on an organisation’s own servers, this version of SharePoint offers many of the same benefits as the online version but is ideal for companies not willing to put their data into the cloud.

Organisations using common Office 365 business licences (including Business Premium, E1, E3 and E5) can discover that they already have the required licences to access SharePoint Online. This means they can enjoy SharePoint solutions for just a small development cost.

About our SharePoint Services

Akita operates a dedicated digital transformation practice for the development of SharePoint projects. Here we deliver a full range of SharePoint services including consultancy, development, migration, support and licensing.

Our experienced consultants work with organisations ranging from start-ups to leading international organisations.

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Uses For Microsoft SharePoint

Below are some of the typical solutions we develop in Microsoft SharePoint:

Intranets
SharePoint provides the ideal platform for creating and managing intranets (effectively internal-facing websites). This allows companies and authorised employees to easily communicate important internal information such as company announcements, company policies, employee notices and so on, as well as store all documents that staff may need in their day-to-day business.

For more information please visit our SharePoint intranets page.

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Extranets & Portals
An extranet or portal can allow authorised users to view and edit files and documents. This allows for external communication through a secured and monitored system. Extranets are useful for storing customer reference documents, or for HR to give access to training material for new staff in the process of on-boarding with a company.

For more information please visit our SharePoint extranets page.

Document management systems
By creating Document Library folders, users can upload any files to SharePoint, whether or not they are standard Office files. Through SharePoint’s integration with Microsoft Office programs users can share and collaborate using the application itself, seamlessly saving to document libraries for Excel, Word, Visio, etc. The synchronisation between programs is, as you would expect, a strong feature of the product. For example, Microsoft Office calendars and contacts can be synchronised with your team’s site.

For more information please visit our SharePoint document management systems page.

 

Benefits of Microsoft SharePoint

Ease of use
SharePoint makes the management of files simple. A far more advanced solution than a simple storage drive, SharePoint allows users to find and access files from any device. With search and advanced meta tag filtering, you won’t be routing through folder nests for key documents. And with user permissions, you can set who can access and edit files, making SharePoint perfect for storing sensitive documents.

Collaborative
A key benefit of Sharepoint is how it lets users work together and stay connected. Multiple users can work simultaneously on files, removing the need to create different versions. Change tracking and rollback allows users to follow changes and undo them as necessary. Shared workspaces, news portals, calendars, notifications and alerts can also be designed in SharePoint.

Secure 
SharePoint’s document management features ensure the integrity of documents. SharePoint access is controlled via password and it can also be additionally secured with multi-factor authentication. As part of document control, admins can restrict access to files and control users ability to view or editing documents. And as SharePoint data is stored within Microsoft’s highly-secure and GDPR compliant data centres, you know it will be safe.

Customisable
Modern SharePoint sites can fully match your organisation’s branding. There’s great control available overlook and feel, with background images that can be changed and logos added. Web content management is also now much easier in comparison to previous iterations.

Interactive
Other Microsoft applications can be integrated with SharePoint to increase functionality. When paired with Outlook, files can be shared at the touch of a button. Coupling with Dynamics 365 allows you to store all company-relevant documentation against CRM records. And partnering with PowerApps allows for the development of mobile apps that store and deliver content from the cloud, for solutions such as service catalogues or field service fault logging.

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