Ten Ways to Reduce Business Costs through SharePoint Development
In This Chapter
Understanding how to save costs by developing SharePoint solutions
Figuring out what can be consolidated into a company portal
Discovering the power of a SharePoint portal as a one-stop shop for your organization
The new information technologies have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
— Peter Drucker
As you read through this chapter on saving money with SharePoint, you’ll begin to notice a recurring theme. I’ve seen it crop up time and again during the years I’ve been implementing SharePoint — and though I haven’t kept score, I’d estimate that I’ve seen well over a hundred implementations — from billion-dollar multinational conglomerates to local cheese producers. What I’ve found is that integrating processes and procedures into a portal to create a single point of entry drastically increases efficiency and boosts productivity. When I decided to start my own company with a focus on this premise, I named the company (aptly enough, I thought) Portal Integrators — emphasizing that an integrated portal is essential to an organization that wants to compete in the modern ...