“SharePoint is a bit like tequila, you either love it or hate it. But if you’ve paid for it, you’ll want to get the most out of it”
New York (PRWEB) June 29, 2015
“SharePoint is a bit like tequila, you either love it or hate it. But if you’ve paid for it, you’ll want to get the most out of it”, says Lee Child, Chief Business Development Officer at Qorus Software, a leading global document automation solution provider.
"It’s no secret that SharePoint is the world’s number one intranet platform. Ask most employees and they’ve probably used it in at least one previous company. According to Microsoft, 78% of Fortune 500 companies use SharePoint in some way*."
SharePoint is a powerful tool for content management and collaboration. But challenges around proper management, customization and user adoption, have led some commentators to conclude that on-premises SharePoint is dying.
Microsoft disputed this in a recent announcement introducing SharePoint Server 2016**, released ahead of the popular Microsoft Ignite conference that took place in May in the US. And then of course, there’s the fact that SharePoint online comes free with Office 365.
SharePoint is here to stay. But is doesn’t come cheap. Businesses that have already made, or are considering making, the hefty investment will want to make sure that they extract maximum benefit from their SharePoint platform.
In some cases, this requires further investment – usually in the form of customizing the platform, integrating it with other software and training users properly.
But there’s so much more you can do with SharePoint than simply use it for your intranet, as innovative South African software provider, Qorus Software, is proving.
Take the power of SharePoint even further
The latest document automation tools like those available from Qorus Software, can transform SharePoint into a dynamic content automation powerhouse. The ability to automatically generate and customize documents in seconds by merging document templates with content stored in SharePoint, CRM and other enterprise systems, dramatically improves efficiency and reduces the costs associated with generating large volumes of complex documents.
“One of SharePoint’s greatest features is its collaboration capability. It’s perfect for storing all sorts of information, including sales and marketing content and collateral, case studies, product overviews and information, as well as application forms and contracts. What we’ve done is create a system that takes SharePoint to the next level,” says Child.
“We developed Qorus DocGeneration to help businesses become more collaborative and efficient, and produce better-quality documents, reports, proposals and RFP responses. To achieve this, we built the software to work seamlessly within familiar Microsoft Office applications like Word and PowerPoint.“
Workflows and Microsoft Office plug-ins make collaborating on content a breeze
Adding content to SharePoint for use in future documents is simple. Clever Qorus DocGeneration plug-ins for Microsoft Office allow people to create, locate and suggest content to SharePoint libraries without leaving the Word, Excel or PowerPoint document they’re working in.
And SharePoint’s co-authoring capability enables users to collaborate on the same document, at the same time, without worrying about version control. Updates are visible in real time, and the history of a document is easily traced.
Long live SharePoint
So many business have invested in SharePoint, but too many are not using it to its full potential. If you’ve got it, it may be time to dust off the cobwebs and breathe new life into a powerful asset.
For more about Qorus Software, visit http://www.qorusdocs.com/proposal-generator
About Qorus Software
Qorus is a Cape Town-based provider of document and proposal management software. With offices around the world, their mission is to make businesses more productive, efficient and profitable by helping them create superb documents and proposals quickly.
User adoption, efficiency and customer experience are very important to Qorus. By re-using approved content and data stored in SharePoint, CRM and other systems, Qorus helps to reduce human errors and formatting issues, improve the accuracy of the content and create great looking documents in a fraction of the time.