Microsoft SharePoint has been called the “Facebook of Enterprise”, but it is much more than a simple social networking tool. SharePoint can help you provide a face for your business, make true collaboration a reality, and integrate ERP and CRM components of your business application platform.
CRM Flexibility -Salesforce Chatter presupposes that you are a Salesforce subscriber and will buy into their CRM solution. Without it, you are left with little more than a social media app for your business. With SharePoint you can still have a robust business collaboration platform even without Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
Advanced Collaboration Tools – Salesforce Chatter has decent social media tools such as file sharing, recommendations, mobile and desktop support, and status updates. When it comes to actively collaborating on a project, however, SharePoint clearly excels with joint document drafting, issue tracking, and monitoring of tasks.
To Cloud or Not to Cloud – As you know, with Salesforce.com, there is but one option: the cloud. If you ever decide you want to set up your own business application server with your own infrastructure, you are out of luck. With SharePoint, you have the option of an on-premise SharePoint Server, SharePoint Online cloud solution, or a combination of the two.
The Best Office Integration - When it comes to integrating your office applications with your ERP, CRM, and collaboration software, SharePoint is the clear winner. With Office 365, all of the tools you know and love are at your fingertips, including Word, Excel, Lync, and SharePoint, all seamlessly connected with your business management system. Salesforce simply has no answer to this.
Salesforce Chatter has made fast progress in supporting social media platforms and connecting them with its platform, but for serious business collaboration and online presence, SharePoint is the best solution.
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By Saratoga Technologies – Tennessee Microsoft Dynamics and Microsoft SharePoint partner