Designing the Solution

The requirements that have been identified fit well with the SharePoint platform. So well, in fact, that a number of decisions need to be made regarding which direction to go technically. This section will walk through some of the decisions made for this particular scenario.

The RFP process is a good representation of how business processes should be addressed in SharePoint. Taking a business process and trying to jam it into the SharePoint platform is the wrong approach and often very frustrating. It’s analogous to trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. What is effective, however, is to analyze a process and identify which steps fit into the SharePoint model and will deliver the most value. As initial automation steps ...

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