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SharePoint expected to stay in ECM fight

by | Apr 4, 2012

In the competitive enterprise content management industry, Microsoft’s SharePoint software is considered among the top solutions available. Looking ahead, Redmond Magazine’s Paul Korzeniowski said the application will be even more important during the years to come.

“The product is now on its fourth iteration – Microsoft has released major enhancements every three years – and the vendor has significantly narrowed the functionality gap,” Korzeniowski wrote. “Consequently, the product has started to gain significant traction and become a leading ECM solution.”

The writer also noted that Microsoft actually entered the ECM market later than many of its competitors. In fact, since 2007, the Redmond, Washington-based company has taken several steps to achieve success, including offering companies free software trials to become accustomed to the platform.

Since 2009, the number of SharePoint partners has more than doubled and now stands at 6,000, Korzeniowski wrote.

Much talk about the next generation of SharePoint revolves around incorporating cloud computing. CMSWire’s David Roe recently highlighted the benefits of a cloud-based SharePoint system. According to the writer, such technology is advantageous because organizations can collaborate effectively regardless of geographical location.