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SharePoint® 2010 Development® For Dummies® by Ken Withee

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Chapter 17

Ten Ways to Reduce Business Costs through SharePoint Development

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding how to save costs by developing SharePoint solutions

arrow Figuring out what can be consolidated into a company portal

arrow Discovering the power of a SharePoint portal as a one-stop shop for your organization

The new information technologies have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.

— Peter Drucker

As you read through this chapter on saving money with SharePoint, you’ll begin to notice a recurring theme. I’ve seen it crop up time and again during the years I’ve been implementing SharePoint — and though I haven’t kept score, I’d estimate that I’ve seen well over a hundred implementations — from billion-dollar multinational conglomerates to local cheese producers. What I’ve found is that integrating processes and procedures into a portal to create a single point of entry drastically increases efficiency and boosts productivity. When I decided to start my own company with a focus on this premise, I named the company (aptly enough, I thought) Portal Integrators — emphasizing that an integrated portal is essential to an organization that wants to compete in the modern ...

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