# Myth: SharePoint can only support largeorganizationsReality: This could be regarded as true in the past, sincethe early versions of the platform required major infrastructural setups.However, that picture has changed quite dramatically since the launch ofSharePoint Online. The platform is now much easier to manage and work with.Besides, the seamless integration of the platform with Office 365 meanscollaboration on documents is a breeze. This holds true even if a lot ofemployees work from their homes, which is quite common among smallerorganizations.II. # Myth: SharePoint cannot handle complexenvironment.
Reality: SharePoint enable companies of all sizes to managetheir business needs from one central location. In fact, almost 4 out of 5 fortune500 companies currently use SharePoint and counting. There are more numbers oftop industries who are using SharePoint as daily business tool. Some companiesare also using it as a ERP solution for their business.III.
# Myth: SharePoint means only document storage Reality: Document storage is one part of the SharePoint,other than this SharePoint also serves as a place to build and manage customworkflows and processes for your business. SharePoint is also used as BI toolto measure concurrent business statistics. Many companies are also usingSharePoint as dynamic reporting tools, inhouse ticketing system, Projecttracking system and many more.
SharePoint’s direct integration with externaldatabase take it to the next level of data management through web.IV. # Myth: SharePoint is un-customizable.Reality: The customizability and development possibilitiesof SharePoint are endless! For example, with the help of experienced consultantyou can develop Custom dashboard, Project management systems, Enterprise searchfeatures, Robust Ticketing system, Business applications, Web Servicesintegration And much more…V. # Myth: SharePoint is hard to use and understandReality: Because SharePoint is a Microsoft Office 365 product,many of the features are like those you already use every day in word, excel, outlookand who surf on internet. With proper training (like in 2 or less hours) anyonecan use SharePoint like a pro.
VI. # Myth: Once you install SharePoint, you getpile of problems.Reality: No one use old technology now days, everyone wantadvanced and extra personalized pikes for own. Its important to remember that’sas your business grows and changes, you should evaluate occasionally how theplatform continually suits your changing needs. Periodic training is alsoadvised VII. # Myth: SharePoint looks so boring!Reality: When most people think of SharePoint they thinkabout the tiny blue lettering and lots of white space.
SharePoint does notalways have to look like SharePoint; Microsoft has made it straightforward toadd your own branding to the platform. Users can create dynamic websites withrich visuals through a master page that can brand the entire site. There arealso many tools and themes out there to help you get started. Check these top-rated sites:https://www.stb.gov.sg/https://www.mps.
ffsa.org/Pages/home.aspxhttps://www.hotelstheone.com/enVIII. # Myth: SharePoint is a IT headache, SharePoint MustAlways be Managed by ITOne of the biggest challenges plaguing our IT departments isthe barrage of small requests that don’t really fall under their typical ITlabel. Many organizations will use IT to manage documentation, includingmanually uploading and organizing documents on intranets, extranets, etc.
ITshould have a hand in configuring the environment of SharePoint for thedepartments that are going to be using it. Once it is configured, thestraightforward approach to document management and organization can be pickedup by the departments themselves. Also SharePoint allows for workflow groups tobe created straightforwardly, so IT should not have to manage these groupseither. Instead IT should provide the configured tools, aka SharePoint, tofacilitate automated processes and allow departments to be able to achieve thetasks they need.IX. # Myth: SharePoint is only a for intranet andinhouse portals.SharePoint was initially launched as a platform to use forbuilding an intranet.
However, following the recent integration with Office365, it can be used to build anything from websites to line-of-businesssystems. What’s more, users can also access SP sites on mobile devices, withthe help of the official mobile apps. What’s necessary is a deep understandingof the features and functionalities of the platform, and developers capable ofworking with it.