Using SharePoint throughout your enterprise can be a very costly business. Having to adapt the technology constantly as your work demands rapidly change is an expensive and time consuming business.  Below are 4 ways in which you can decrease your SharePoint costs this year.

Top 4 Ways to Decrease SharePoint Costs

  1. Integrate Everything into SharePoint:  Don’t have your development team spending time (and resource) on simple marketing tasks like hosting and streaming videos when this can easily be done within SharePoint using a third party app.

  2. Make sure SharePoint is available on any mobile device: It seems like every two minutes a new tablet or smartphone is developed. Let’s face it, SharePoint isn’t exactly the easiest or quickest to install in order to meet this demand. The good news is that there are a few solutions out there that save your Dev team hours and offer an easy installation process. Installing a third party service will decrease SharPoint costs and reduce the amount of time it can take to install SharePoint on each mobile platform.
  3. Branding your Intranet: These can be three of the deadliest words heard by your Development team, however, we all know how much branding increases user adoption.  SharePoint has its issues, but when employees adopt it – productivity dramatically increases. Before the end of this year, look into third party services that will help save development time and SharePoint costs by offering no coding required solutions.
  4. Find an InfoPath alternative:  We all know that Microsoft is discontinuing InfoPath, and many developers are thinking about InfoPath Alternative solutions. Even though InfoPath client applications will be supported until 2023, it’s important to do your research now. Do not just think about an Infopath Replacement but instead think about an InfoPath improvement.  What products are there out there that offer you, a much more flexible solution to common work problems?

In Conclusion

Hiring consultants and working with developers may not be the most efficient way to build out your SharePoint Intranet and solve major work problems in 2016.  One of our goals at Emgage is to create flexible, highly customizable product and service solutions that allow you to significantly reduce your SharePoint this year. To get a demo of our products contact us here.

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