Top 9 features of Microsoft SharePoint and Pricing Plans

by Sam William Sam is an expert on Microsoft Dynamics
Microsoft SharePoint is much more than just a collaborative platform and enterprise content management system. Although it appears to be quite complex, it is an indispensable tool for businesses if used effectively and over 200,000 organizations are a testimony. We have discussed 9 reasons to use SharePoint for your business in another blog post, let’s look at SharePoint’s features and pricing in this article.

1. Content management

It is at the core of MS Dynamics SharePoint and enables you to store, share, search and retrieve document, reports and other such content. It utilizes list, libraries, content, and apps to store data and uses metadata fields to properly index to retrieve quickly and easily.

2. Collaboration

SharePoint enables advanced team collaboration within its environment to facilitate project management and social collaboration. Its community portals support wikis, blogs, forums etc.

3. Intranet

SharePoint’s intranet portal is the easiest way to centralize the access to business information and applications. Different levels of access can be granted to employees and managers and they can simply log in to manage or consume internal communications and information.

4. Personal Cloud file hosting

OneDrive for business is hosted on the SharePoint server and allows users to store and synchronize their documents online. Privacy attributes can be typically changed from personal to public and everything in between. Access these shared files from any browser with your login credentials.

5. Extranet

It allows you to bring your suppliers and supply-chain partners on the same level of information platform. Storing the mutual data like communications, agreements, audit reports or any other documents at a common place is efficient and productive.

6. Website content management

SharePoint allows you to make web pages for your company with HTML, Java, CSS editing and you can simply store your web content here.

7. Business Intelligence

Several reports can be generated through its dashboard which gives you profound insights about your company and helps you reach your organizational goals.
8. Custom applications

SharePoint customization is one of the most important features because it allows you to mold the platform exactly as per your needs. Apart from using its enterprise app store, you can consult a Microsoft Dynamics SharePoint Expert to facilitate its implementation of your business.

9. Integration with other apps

It is seamlessly integrated with MS Office, Outlook, Project, Dynamics CRM and many more programs by Microsoft. This SharePoint integration makes it much more versatile and dynamic

Microsoft offers three different plans to suit different company types:

1. SharePoint Online Plan 1

It is suitable for small and mid-size companies and offers 1TB OneDrive storage at $5/user/month.

2. SharePoint Online Plan 2

Apart from the services offered in Plan 1, it has some advanced features like In-Place Holds and unlimited storage on OneDrive. Pricing is $10/user/month.

3. Office 365 Enterprise E3

This is suitable for large enterprises and has full-scale Office 365 integration besides other standard features and is priced at $20/user/month.

In short, using MS Dynamics SharePoint can be a real cost saver for your business and will definitely enhance productivity. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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