SharePoint has been adopted by more than 17,000 companies, and it has become Microsoft’s fastest-growing server product ever. There is good reason for this exponential growth — people across diverse industries find that it improves productivity and takes the knowledge worker to a new level of real-time insight to more effectively manage business processes.
Many life-sciences companies are eager to benefit from SharePoint capabilities, but may be unsure how its capabilities can be leveraged in the highly regulated world of clinical trial management.
The following is a high level overview of the capabilities and benefits of SharePoint with some ideas for how to get started.
Let’s start with the description of SharePoint Server directly from the Microsoft SharePoint overview on Microsoft’s Web site: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate…