SharePoint is a feature rich and easy to use content management system that includes a long list of capabilities but at its core.

What are the benefits of using SharePoint versus a File Server to manage my documents?

SharePoint is a feature rich and easy to use content management system that includes a long list of capabilities but at its core, here are a few of the key points that make SharePoint better than just using a file server to store and manage your documents:

  1. SharePoint allows you to access to your documents from anywhere and provides security features that can let you easily control who has access to what information. 
  2. SharePoint also makes it easy to find documents and information with its contextual search feature, decreasing the amount of time spent on looking for the right document, or version of document. 
  3. SharePoint makes it easy for you to share and collaborate on documents, ensuring that you are always working on the most updated version and that you are always aware of who has made what changes and when.
  4. With SharePoint, you don’t need a backup solution or redundant server solution.  SharePoint is managed by Microsoft and the data is backed up across 6 data centres worldwide.