Created in 2001, SharePoint is historically associated to intranet, content management and document management.Then we had the versions 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 who brought their new features. Today, SharePoint is an Intranet / extranet platform oriented collborative document management system but not only. It is suitable for companies of all sizes.

Here are the different licences:

  • SharePoint Foundation (deprecated since 2016)
  • SharePoint Server
  • SharePoint Online


SharePoint today has become a standard in the case of:

  • Information management
  • Collaborative
  • Intranet Portal
  • Enterprise Search
  • Enterprise Social Network (with Yammer Integration)
  • Forms and business processes (With ISV tools like Nintex)


Indeed SharePoint is used worldwide by over 100 million users.

If you decide to embark on the adventure SharePoint here are 5 factors of success:

  • Define clear strategic objectives
  • The project must beowned by business teams in order to sovle their problems
  • We must not neglect the steps :
    • Business need and existing content analysis (processus, documents, usages)
    • Communication around the project
    • Train and support your users
  • Identification of a strong project leader
  • Growing competence of IT teams in the case "OnPremise"
  • BONUS: call iNext :)


3 types of implementations are possible:

  • Configure Out Of the Box features
  • Set up and configure third party products in order to answer specific business needs (not covered by Out Of the Box features)
  • Specific developments (UI design, business processes, integration with existing applications etc.)


How we can help:

Advice, expertise, development, training, deployment.

Ability to handle complex turnkey projects.



What is SharePoint?

A document library:

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