Microsoft SharePoint is all about enabling people to connect with other people and information to facilitate collaboration. It doesn’t just empower people to work together, it sets a strong example of how to collaborate itself.
One of the greatest ways that SharePoint streamlines your collaboration is by collaborating with other systems to pull in your data automatically so that your people can connect with it easily and efficiently. SharePoint was designed to integrate easily with other applications so that data does not need to be imported manually, but can be seamlessly transferred into SharePoint to be shared with anyone with access to a SharePoint site without requiring a license to the original data source.
This was a primary reason that Sarnova, a leading emergency medical products distributor, worked with Socius to create a SharePoint intranet site. Although Sarnova was collecting and analyzing business information in new and advantageous ways with a Business Intelligence initiative in Microsoft Dynamics GP, they were still challenged with sharing that information across their entire organization to all of the individual decision makers throughout the country.
Now, Sarnova’s data is pulled from Microsoft Dynamics GP, analyzed using SQL Server Reporting Services web parts and delivered in real-time through corporate and operational dashboards, giving all users an up-to-date and accurate picture of the health of the organization as it pertains their individual roles. This new visibility results in time and cost savings in every area of the business.
You can learn more details about how Sarnova is using SharePoint with its other business solutions by reading their case study.
SharePoint 2010 includes several Composites that make building upon SharePoint or integrating it with other solutions and data quick and easy. To learn about SharePoint Composites, download the complimentary SharePoint 2010 Evaluation Guide.
By Socius, an Ohio SharePoint Partner