At its heart, SharePoint is a repository for unstructured content such as contracts and supporting documents. It is designed for extensive metadata support, rich version control, security and sophisticated document relationships.
Designed to accommodate both distributed and centralized storage and metadata requirements, SharePoint provides global organizations with the flexibility that they need.
Language & Location Support
With support for over 50 different languages, dynamic labeling, multi-lingual search, and full localization, SharePoint can be readily deployed across countries and jurisdictions.
With one of the most advanced security models in the industry, SharePoint can integrate with Active Directory, other Directory Services, multiple and multi-factor authentication support, group and role definitions, granular security definitions and document-specific security.
Industrial Strength Data Structure
An entirely new level of sophistication has been introduced in SharePoint, with hierarchical metadata which can be defined, inherited, and managed in both a centralized and distributed fashion.
SharePoint’s advanced search capabilities allow for high-performance searching across vast amounts of content, multi-lingual searching support and powerful search aids.
Line of Business Integration
One of the most highly integrated platforms in the world, SharePoint has several integration options available including Business Connectivity Services (BCS), interoperable web services, and third-party integration products.
Microsoft’s continuous focus on business intelligence and analytics allows for use of a variety of advanced tools with SharePoint including Performance Point, PowerPivot, Excel and SQL Server Reporting Services.