Microsoft SharePoint is a one-stop-shop for all of your intranet needs. You can solve data management problems, bring people together with teamwork-promoting applications and do more for your users with less time and effort. That’s because SharePoint is designed to improve communication and collaboration, especially on the go. If you have LiveTiles to power your SharePoint digital experience, you will have the world’s most sophisticated (yet easiest to use) business software combination at your fingertips. LiveTiles makes it so that anyone can use SharePoint’s UX digital design tools to build effective social intranets and encourage teamwork. We have regular business users in mind, so our drag and drop UI makes the digital workplace accessible to all. With these digital design tools, you’ll not only have more time, you’ll see complicated work processes become simple. One of the best things about LiveTiles is that you can have all the customizations you want, and there’s no custom coding required.
How will SharePoint collaboration help me?
Collaboration from a mobile device, across time zones and even through language barriers is the fundamental theme of SharePoint. For example, a SharePoint portal that includes the social intranet Yammer connects teams anywhere they happen to be. Files, photos and messages can be sent and received as easily from a phone as from a desktop. With this kind of versatility, SharePoint has been getting its share of attention from business executives and IT professionals. SharePoint Journey author and four-time recipient of Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional Award Devendra Velegandla clarifies how important SharePoint is to organizations and the range of services it offers:
“SharePoint will be helpful in many ways. It’s not just an application like Excel. SharePoint is a platform that can be used to build websites where users can store the information and manage that information and finally they can find the relevant information that they are looking for.”
This changes the game for employee engagement. LiveTiles Chief Architect Erik Ralston believes that the single most important takeaway message for managers is that using LiveTiles to manage SharePoint increases efficiency. Erik makes it clear, “An investment in LiveTiles is going to cost much less than continuing to rely on unproductive legacy systems and old ways of doing things. Time and money spent going about ‘business as usual’ is often unproductive.” If you have SharePoint, now is the time to use it. Likewise, if you’re going to use SharePoint, LiveTiles gives you the ultimate in flexibility, adaptability and ease of use in digital design.
The future of SharePoint collaboration has arrived
Today, SharePoint’s market-dominating collaboration software is going the extra mile to make document sharing and the mobile experience even easier. Jeff Teper, SharePoint’s architect, tells us that “More than 200,000 organizations use SharePoint today” Of these 200,000, many are not getting the most out of SharePoint. Why would an organization make the investment in SharePoint, and then once they have it, not use it? SharePoint does so much for teams, it doesn’t make sense not to use it when it’s freely available. I brought the question to Erik Ralston. Erik explained that “Companies that buy the Office 365 Business Premium or Business Essentials products get SharePoint automatically.” This is why so many are not doing anything with SharePoint, they have it as an add-on because they purchased Office 365 for other programs. But those companies, of which there are quite a few, are missing out on SharePoint’s ability “to power teamwork, to automate business processes, to create business applications and to build company-wide intranets.” SharePoint, like LiveTiles, is always continuing to expand the range of services being offered. Microsoft tells us that when it comes to social intranets, cloud-based applications and SharePoint collaboration tools, “the best is yet to come.” For more in-depth and specialized needs, add to this the features of SharePoint Server: “SharePoint Server 2016 provides the flexibility to tailor deployments based on your unique business needs.” It’s the latest in access services, brand new compliance features, and for many the most important change, expanded mobile abilities. Resource engagement and project portfolio management will never be the same on a mobile device. Whether you’re using SharePoint or going deeper into customization through SharePoint Server, the LiveTiles digital experience works in perfect tandem to give you the digital design you want.
SharePoint collaboration through LiveTiles connects everyone
One of today’s fastest growing companies, Nintex, has had a big impact on SharePoint users. Nintex workflows that “automate business processes quickly and easily” can be used for internal teams and external partners. Nintex workflow options that are already built into LiveTiles keep collaboration running and team projects from getting lost or forgotten. Our Nintex Workflow Tile is found in your root site collection. It can be moved from there if you choose. Published workflows go straight to the workflow drop. You can even start by creating your workflow using the Nintex Workflow SharePoint App, but we have made it so that these workflows can be modified directly from the Nintex Workflow Tile, so you don’t even need to leave the LiveTiles UX designer. It’s easier to collaborate and customize workflows to speed their way through multiple offices when all you have to do is drag and drop a tile in our simple UI to get started. Clicking on the gear-shaped icon gives you access to all the settings. Collaborating and increasing teamwork to push workflows ahead is now that easy.
LiveTiles powers SharePoint collaboration tools for increased employee engagement
With LiveTiles, user adoption soars. That’s because it’s easy and fun to communicate with colleagues from a desktop, tablet or mobile device. LiveTiles offers state-of-the-art software that can’t be found anywhere else. This isn’t a product to try once, it’s a valuable business resource to fundamentally engage your employees and simplify your SharePoint intranet. If you take a little time to try it out, you won’t want to go back to the old ways of doing things. With our consistent release schedule, we’ll make sure you’re always at the forefront of changing digital trends—without having to learn more than how to drag and drop a tile into our designer. It’s the LiveTiles way, and we’re out to help you change the face of your digital experience.