As mentioned in a previous post, Managing Communities through Taxonomy, one of the benefits of implementing a taxonomy-based community management solution is the ability to leverage powerful insights with community analytics. In the process of building your managed communities, you will access a store of valuable data that can provide impactful metrics to inform and guide your business in all aspects of membership, communication and ad hoc analytics.
Earlier this week, I wrote about the 3 Steps to Creating a Managed Taxonomy Across Your Organization. These steps involved following a people, process, and technology paradigm to create, onboard, and maintain a managed taxonomy. The process of aligning your organization to the new taxonomy is not simple, but it can be extremely effective and deliver a significant return on your investment of time and money.
As a company grows, different parts of the organization will inevitably evolve different ways to describe the same concepts, such as accounts, products, and services or even associated metadata attributes. There are advantages to having separate naming conventions in different departments in order to optimize the meaning of each taxonomy element, but differences across the organization make it extremely difficult to do aggregated reporting or provide executive level visibility across datasets.
Displaying list data or library documents on a SharePoint page is a common task, and allows your end users to see slices of content that you have customized for a specific purpose. For example, you may display filtered views of communication resources from a document library and communication events from a calendar list.
Workflows are one of the key components for automating and streamlining business processes. Since SharePoint 2007, there have been a wide variety of workflow options. This article aims to provide a brief overview of the evolution of workflows in SharePoint and guidance on determining the best fit for accomplishing tasks.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the idea of designing websites that are required to work well on mobile devices as well as browsers, especially if you have never attempted a project of this type in the past. Luckily, there is a fantastic open source framework available to make this task quick and simple, even for mobile design novices.
Microsoft SharePoint is an excellent tool for improving team collaboration within an organization. It has a large number of built-in tools for managing documents, calendars, contact lists and tasks. However, many people don’t realize that SharePoint can also be used to manage content on the site that may seem like it could only be maintained by a web designer.
Communication is key to any organization, but the ability to effectively reach your communities becomes an increasing challenge as your organization grows. By utilizing existing community taxonomy, or how you classify all aspects of your organization’s personnel, you can implement a programmatic solution to remove the headaches of unwieldy, manually managed distribution groups as well as provide helpful insights into your communities.
SharePoint is a content management and collaboration tool that has become a standard in a variety of business processes. According to a report by the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), the tool is used by nearly half of Fortune 500 companies and a quarter of their employees. The benefits that the tool has to offer are numerous. In addition to content management and collaboration, organizations can enjoy at-will reporting, centralized administration, and site and user management. However, like any tool with business applications, SharePoint does not cover every possible scenario.