The more connected your employees are and the broader your “corporate intelligence” is, the faster your company grows. “The whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts”. Organizations can respond to market changes and challenges much faster because of the benefits of its intranet and extranet portal. Extranets can foster product awareness, provide forums to answer questions and concerns and can be used as conduits for getting feedback to help improve future products. This can drive customer loyalty and in many cases customers choose their relationship with companies based upon their internet and extranet presence.
On the internal side, having an effective collaborative environment using SharePoint can help increase productivity of employees where you can manage effective all content that is used by different employees (e.g. using built-in integrated workflow system in SharePoint), and would also help find information more easily.
SharePoint 2010 provides a robust set of tools and features not only for the Intranet and Internet environments but also for Extranets. Providing any organization with primary functionality to increase its business productivity:
SharePoint 2010 empowers you to collaborate better and make more agile business decisions by accessing the information you need, when you need it. With powerful self-service capabilities integrated into familiar tools, you can create and share the right information and drive the business forward by providing timely responses and taking advantage of opportunities as they arise. SharePoint Insights will provide help organizations to: Improves Decision-Making, and to accelerate Organizational Effectiveness.
So, now that you know the advantages of SharePoint, and some of its main features, how to get started?
Resources: Take a look at following resources to use SharePoint effectively to drive the best business value for your organization: