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Heavily regulated businesses need the support of the kind of enterprise content management solution achievable with Microsoft SharePoint

VisualSP-Logo-Version-01-for-tswpblogSharePoint, like any other computing platform, offers stakeholders lots of capabilities. But successfully capitalizing on what, otherwise, may be hidden features often requires some work.

Enterprise content management (ECM) is an example of one feature set achievable on either an on-premises SharePoint implementation, or even on Office 365. ECM may be a “nice to have” capability for most businesses, and a “mission-critical” foundation plank for any heavily regulated business looking to capitalize on office automation.

ECM maintains the position it does with heavily regulated businesses because it is much easier for these businesses to collect, categorize, and report on their own internal data with the tools include in a robust ECM solution. There simply is not a better method of expediting all of this work.

Third party versions of these systems can represent a considerable expense. But for Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) teams operating within heavily regulated businesses with a SharePoint computing platform in place, the expense of adding ECM is comparatively lower. SharePoint has the hooks required to support a highly effective ECM solution.

VisualSP will host an online class, Essential content management in SharePoint 2013 and Office 365. This class will be led by Jamie McAllister, a SharePoint MVP and widely respected subject matter expert on this topic. Jamie will cover essential points about getting an ECM solution running on SharePoint. A correct understanding of these points, together with a successful implementation of them in a plan to deliver ECM capabilities on a SharePoint computing platform can pay off handsomely.

I have personally reviewed some video training courses led by Jamie McAllister on Microsoft Virtual Academy. I am not likely to forget the education I received from him when he explained during one of these courses the very important role lists play in SharePoint. I attribute my current understanding of SharePoint document libraries as no more than highly specialized lists directly to one of Jamie’s video tutorials on Channel 9.

So GRC stakeholders in businesses with a healthy implementation of SharePoint 2013 or SharePoint Online, Office 365, should take a moment to review this course. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss Jamie’s course, or anything else related to planning for an ECM for your SharePoint computing environment.

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