SharePoint 2010: What does it do?

Posted on: June 6, 2011

Microsoft SharePoint 2010Document Management used to be hard to do.  Today, 50% of the problems have been eliminated within the SharePoint Server 2010 system.  (the other 50% being problems with processes, implementation, customization, and training still remain)

The Scan Man believes that SharePoint Server 2010 addresses of the following issues handily and at a fair price.

  • Where to store a document at each stage of its life cycle.
  • How to control access to a document at each stage of its life cycle.
  • How to move documents within the organization as team members contribute to the documents’ creation, review, approval, publication, and disposition.
  • What policies to apply to documents so that document-related actions are audited, documents are retained or disposed of appropriately, and content that is important to the organization is protected.
  • Whether a document has to be converted from one format to another as it moves through the stages of its life cycle.
  • How to handle documents as corporate records, which must be retained according to legal requirements and corporate guidelines.