The world is shrinking speedily to the point that we may miss the global boundaries someday. Businesses are happening at global level and never-before pace. Bigger companies are not location specific. They have spread globally with their offices in the remotest corners of the world. Such global organizations get the support from collaboration tools to overcome the geographical distances among their workforce. One such platform is SharePoint.
Microsoft developed this outstanding management platform. It provides people across a multinational organization, a common platform to share and collaborate. It has a whole bunch of powerful tools that helps in all possibilities in a business. It can be controlling, sharing, searching, accessibility and access. SharePoint automates many manual and tedious jobs. In addition to various business activities it helps in designing and building professional looking websites.
Why you should prefer SharePoint?
SharePoint has slowly and steadily grown as a favorite choice among designers since it’s the launch in 2013. Its superior functionality, enhanced features and ease of use has encouraged many organizations this tool as a collaborative website management platform. The reason to prefer that it is developed by Microsoft. Many organizations that use Microsoft products, have benefited. Its seamless integration with the existing tools saves a lot of time and money.
Benefits of SharePoint
As a web designer or web administrator you get plenty of appealing and attractive design options to match your client needs. SharePoint 2013 is a complete package with eye-catching designs options that will help you in creating stunning websites.
SharePoint in the very first interaction will not seem to be a cakewalk. It is meant for the website developers and designers who are proficient in the basics of designing and coding skills needed for web development. To be proficient in SharePoint is quite easy. SharePoint has vast number of features and once you are familiar with them then sky is the limit. Companies can encourage and get some developers skilled in SharePoint so that the web-designing becomes a total in-house work.
With SharePoint in your suite of development tools, you can manage offices located at different place. This is a single unifying platform which makes the controlling much easier. Single platform at all the branch offices also ensures that skills and knowledge on only one platform are to be mastered. So, the focus of development team will be in completing the projects not on looking for solutions or workarounds for various web development issues.
It allows the teams to take faster decisions faster while remaining in contact. File storage and document collaboration help to make better and effective web applications. It also provides features to protect sensitive information in teams. At the same time, SharePoint ensures the accessibility of needed information by team members at right time.
SEO with SharePoint
Some people believe that websites developed with SharePoint do not respond well to the Search Engine optimization. This view might have originated from the fact that coding in this platform is heavy and complex. It imbalances the on-page code to content ratio and which may not go well with SEO algorithms. All these rumors are silenced with the launch of SharePoint 2013. The designers can complete the tasks in much less time than earlier due to simpler and cleaner coding. Off-page optimization is considered an important feature to make a traffic attracting website similar to external linking and social media linking. The new coding structure makes it much easier to manage on-page meta-elements. All these have made it an SEO friendly platform for web-development.
So, I would suggest that large organizations especially those spread round-the-globe must try this efficient platform. Microsoft offers this productive platform with great features to explore and use.