Business benefits of SharePoint 2010

 

REF: http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/product/capabilities/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Sites

Metadata-Driven Navigation

​With the new refinement panel in SharePoint 2010, you can narrow the results of your search and navigate to the right content faster

Out-of-the-Box Web Parts

​SharePoint 2010 sites can be accessed from mobile devices using any modern micro-browser and an access gateway. Use more than 40 out-of-the-box Web Parts to add functionality anywhere in a site with point-and-click simplicity.

Ensure Broad Adoption

​SharePoint sites are as easy to use as they are to make. That’s because SharePoint 2010 Sites works so well with other technologies that people use to do their jobs. Connections to Microsoft Office make it a snap to save documents directly to SharePoint sites. Even offline, people can access sites, documents, and lists with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace and synchronize changes just by reconnecting. Plus, cross-browser support and a great mobile experience mean that anyone can access and share content, in the office or on the go.

Communities

Work Together the Way You Want

​With SharePoint 2010 Communities, people can work together the way they want using a full set of collaboration tools—from wikis to workflows and team sites to tagging. A single, flexible platform makes it easy to manage these tools and design the right collaborative experiences for different business needs. 

Tags

Manage and share your favorite internal and external Web sites with the Tags and Notes tool. Increase resource sharing across your company by tagging a page with an "I like it" social bookmark. ​

Extend the Value of Your Community Solutions

​SharePoint 2010 provides a single collaboration platform that lets people use the tools and applications they already know. SharePoint 2010:

· Works seamlessly with the rest of the Microsoft Business Productivity infrastructure, including Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office Communications Server, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Dynamics.

· Adheres to open standards, so people can use third-party applications and systems.

· Uses Business Connectivity Services to surface information from other business applications.

Content

SharePoint 2010 Content: ECM for the Masses

​SharePoint 2010 Content makes Enterprise Content Management (ECM) easy for everyone. Combining traditional content management, social capabilities, and powerful search, it is as natural to manage as it is to use. With its simple, “behind-the-scenes” administration, you can quickly set up compliance policies, while its familiar interface lets your people work just as they would in Microsoft Office. The result is well-managed information that is easy to find, share, and use.

Increase Productivity and Information Value

​Closely connected to Microsoft Office, SharePoint 2010 Content provides a familiar user experience. People are comfortable with the system, so they use it. They find the information they need more easily, and their work is managed from start to finish.

Drive Compliance and Reduce Risk

​SharePoint 2010 Content makes it easy to tag content, enforce retention schedules, declare records, and apply legal holds. With these measures, you can address the need for compliance and reduce the risk of mistakes when information is archived or disposed.

Fewer Systems and Easier Integration


SharePoint 2010 manages documents, records, Web content, and rich media on a single platform, helping you reduce IT costs. Using interoperability standards like CMIS, XML, and REST to connect to legacy ECM systems, SharePoint 2010 also helps your company get more value from its current investments.

Search

Metadata-Driven Navigation

​With the new refinement panel in SharePoint 2010, you can narrow the results of your search and navigate to the right content faster. Learn more

People and Expertise Search

SharePoint 2010 Search helps you capture knowledge not found in documents by locating the right people and expertise for any business need. Learn more

Find Content Faster

​If your company is like most others, it has a lot of information in a lot of different formats. To help cut through the clutter, SharePoint 2010 Search provides an interactive, visual search experience. Visual cues help people find information quickly, while refiners let them drill into the results and discover insights.

Help People Connect

​People are your company’s key asset. The more quickly and easily they can find each other, the more they can share ideas and expertise to solve problems, improve processes, and foster innovation. Learn more about people search in SharePoint Server 2010.

Customize the Search Experience

​Your people use search in many different ways. With SharePoint 2010 Search, you can meet everyone’s search needs on a single platform. You can add your own vocabulary, tune relevance, and use each person’s specific information to deliver a great search experience.

Insights

Decomposition Tree

​Perform root cause analyses using powerful analytics to examine core data. View only the most pertinent information using the new Decomposition Tree. Learn more

Dashboards

​Create rich dashboards that convey the right information the first time, aggregating content from multiple sources and displaying it in a Web browser in an understandable and collaborate environment. Rich interactivity lets you to analyze up-to-the-minute information and work with the data quickly and easily to identify key opportunities and trends. Learn more

Help All Your People Be Decision Makers

​With SharePoint 2010 Insights, people can access the information they need to do their best work. Its reporting and analysis features are both powerful and easy to use, and its familiar interfaces make anyone feel comfortable slicing and dicing data.

Improve Your Company’s Effectiveness

​SharePoint 2010 Insights provides interactive dashboards and scorecards that help people define and measure success: key metrics can be matched to specific strategies and then shared, tracked, and discussed. By making Business Intelligence (BI) accessible to everyone, SharePoint 2010 Insights can help your people—and the entire company—be more effective and efficient.  

Make IT More Efficient

​SharePoint 2010 Insights provides a complete reporting and analysis solution: a full set of features, a familiar user experience, and a single console for administration and management. With centralized control of the system, you can save time and effort. Plus, you’ll be even more efficient as you use rich programming capabilities and development tools to deploy solutions that meet specific business needs.

Composites

Access Services

​SharePoint 2010 and Access work together seamlessly. Publish Access databases to SharePoint and share them with others. Reduce confusion with better database versioning. Simplify deployment of Access forms and reports while still maintaining control of them.

Business Connectivity Services

​Company data is more versatile with SharePoint 2010. Use and search data from other systems as if it lived in SharePoint—in both read and write modes. Work with data online or offline in Outlook, Word, or SharePoint Workspace. 

Rapidly Create SharePoint Solutions without Code

​You don’t need to be a programmer to use the building blocks in SharePoint 2010. Even without code, you can create highly customized sites and solutions: Share Microsoft Visio diagrams and Microsoft Access databases. Use Microsoft SharePoint Designer and Microsoft InfoPath to design solutions based on workflows and forms. You’ll be surprised by how many of your business challenges can be resolved with a code-free solution.

Unlock the Value of Your Company’s Data

​With SharePoint 2010 Composites, you can work with data from other systems as if it lived in SharePoint. Create, read, update, delete, and search the data using external lists. Work with it online in a browser or in Microsoft Office. Can’t get connected? Use Microsoft SharePoint Workspace to work offline and synchronize your changes when you reconnect.

Maintain Control over End-User Solutions

SharePoint 2010 Composites helps you centralize and manage business solutions so that your people can get their jobs done and you can save time and effort. For example, you can:

· Centralize Access databases and Excel workbooks and deploy them from SharePoint.

· Provide controlled access to company data.

· Deploy safe Sandbox Solutions to SharePoint without risking the health of the platform.

· Use the time and effort you saved to focus on higher IT priorities.

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