The Association for Information and Image Management recently released a report which found many companies implementing Microsoft SharePoint fail to develop a plan beforehand. AIIM believes deploying a solution like SharePoint without properly planning can result in major issues and employee disharmony.
According to 22 percent of survey respondents, SharePoint is required of 100 percent of their employees. Furthermore, most companies using it require some interaction with the solution from a substantial portion of their works. With this in mind, developing a plan beforehand will alert employees to their expectations and best usages of SharePoint.
"We see that organizations are pushing forward with enterprise-wide rollouts of SharePoint for collaboration and intranet, and are using this universal access to provide single-sign on portals into existing document and records repositories, thereby opening them up for better knowledge sharing," Doug Miles, director of marketing intelligence for AIIM, said.
A number of companies in different industries have found SharePoint to be useful. The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League reported using the software to boost scouting; meanwhile, Starbucks told the Seattle Times it uses SharePoint to train new employees.