Is SharePoint dead? Long live Teams?

Author: Ilja Ziegler

With your office license most companies also got MS SharePoint. That’s nice as you easy and quickly share documents in a small group via SharePoint. If you are just a handful of people and trust each other, you also don’t have to worry a permissions model. When your group of collaborators gets bigger and more complex, it can get messy, but you might not worry about that at the start.

You can even quickly share things with people outside your organisation, nice.

Now Microsoft Teams are more and more pushed into organizations and at least replace Skype. However, Teams also allow you to share files. Somehow those files are also in SharePoint, but then they are not.

So where shall I put my documents now?

Especially because there is still no link to my business processes and the related leading applications.

When I work on an opportunity with colleagues and chat with them in MS teams, it’s nice that I can also put a document there. But actually, I want to see the documents also via the CRM system, where I have all my other data about the opp.

When I work on a project or task that produces or requires content, I want to access it via the system where I track my project and task and not search for a team site, where it might be hidden.

When I need to clarify some invoice or contract questions with a customer, I want to see those docs in the finance system and not in a collaborative place with an unclear permissions model.

I suppose I still want to put my documents in a proper ECM system that integrates with my business processes. A system like xECM. I can still connect it to the Microsoft solutions, if I like to use the chat and meeting planning options there.

 

How do others handle this?

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