Three Ways Building Societies Can Use Microsoft SharePoint: Find, Share and Manage Society Information

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Dr Ian Woodgate, Director of PointBeyond Ltd, SharePoint application experts, presents his article: Three Ways Building Societies can use Microsoft SharePoint: Find, Share and Manage Society Information

New article from PointBeyond highlighting three excellent ways Building Societies can find, share and manage Information

PointBeyond is proud to present a thought leadership article, written by company director, Dr Ian Woodgate; “Three Ways Building Societies can use Microsoft SharePoint: Find, Share and Manage Society Information.”

Based on PointBeyond’s experience of working with and talking to numerous Building Societies, this article identifies three potential ways in which SharePoint can be used successfully and easily within societies:

  •     Searching Information, Policies, Procedures, and Manuals
  •     Communicating News and Announcements
  •     Managing Projects

It includes the benefits for staff and customers, and uses Building Society based working situations to help build a business case for SharePoint.

Microsoft SharePoint is, at a fundamental level, a software product that allows organisations to manage documents, information, and business activities. It has many different capabilities, so knowing how to get the most from it, and where to start can be a challenge. The article also discusses how societies can implement SharePoint in the most cost effective manner, and briefly reviews other potential uses of SharePoint.

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Ian Woodgate’s background is in financial services and IT, and he has worked with SharePoint since its first release in 2001 as a developer and subsequently as a solution architect. Ian is managing director of PointBeyond Limited (, who specialise in delivering intelligent business applications using Microsoft SharePoint. Their combination of technical and business skills enable them to work with clients to build applications that maximise the return on investment in SharePoint. Previous customers include Coventry Building Society, Newbury Building Society, University of Southampton and Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Ian Woodgate has been actively involved in many SharePoint projects across industries as diverse as finance, food manufacture, petrochemical, professional services, retail and engineering He particularly enjoys interfacing between business and technology, assisting with IT strategy, and leveraging technology appropriately to deliver effective business solutions.


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