SharePoint can be deliver on in-house server or Hosted Server with Microsoft. MapTec IT specialises to Small to Medium size businesses and found Hosted SharePoint to be best value and functionality for our clients.
Hosted SharePoint 2010 Foundation Core Functionality
Document Libraries: Shared online document management facility. Can replace file server-style document sharing, but provides considerable additional document management functionality.
Deep MS Office Integration: Microsoft Office and SharePoint are designed to work together, and SharePoint’s document management capabilities work seamlessly with the Office suite.
Versioning: SharePoint document libraries can be configured to automatically maintain a history of the versions of a particular document. The latest version is always available, but previous versions can quickly be viewed or restored. No more fussing with ugly naming conventions and having directories cluttered with dozens of versions of the same file.
Metadata: Files in SharePoint – whether Office documents or other files like PDFs, CAD documents, images and multimedia files – can be ‘tagged’ with additional metadata. Examples include author, date created, title, approval status, expiry date and so on – you are free to set up whatever metadata fields will be helpful to your business.
Retention Policies: To prevent clutter and reduce storage costs, SharePoint allows you to configure automated document retention, archival and disposal policies.
Workflow: SharePoint provides powerful workflow tools which you can use to implement business processes and sign-off procedures. The workflow engine provides simple approval mechanisms out-of-the-box, but with SharePoint Designer offers a sophisticated and customiseable workflow capability.
Image Management: SharePoint provides image libraries, which provide all the capabilities of document libraries, but with built-in thumbnails, previews and slideshow capabilities.
Offline Use/Synchronisation: SharePoint can syncronise folders, document libraries and other content for offline use with Outlook Client 2007 and above.