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Many organizations are upgrading to the newest versions of SharePoint and Office 365. As this migration moves across enterprises and industries, more and more users are running into upgrade challenges.
A recent survey, conducted by K2 and AIIM, discovered some of the biggest issues organizations have experienced with SharePoint 2013. Here are four top issues:
Businesses Want More Out of SharePoint
- “Expanding the use of SharePoint for more business processes” was a top concern for SharePoint administrators.
- Despite improvements in the standard feature set, 67% still see third-party products as important for process and records management activities.
- Workflow and Business Process Management (BPM)-related solutions are a top expected area of investment in supplemental technology.
Driving End User Adoption of SharePoint is Tough
- The majority of organizations cited end-user adoption as the number one ongoing issue with SharePoint.
- Less than half of SharePoint users are considered “active” by the majority (64%) of organizations.
- “Unified interfaces” is the top area of planned implementation using third party technology.
Data Fragmentation Just Adds to the Complexity
- Almost 80% of organizations cite integration of SharePoint from the cloud to on-premise systems as a major concern.
- Forty-seven percent of SharePoint installations access content stored within other enterprise systems.
- “Integration of SharePoint to other repositories” was the number one reason for increased spend on SharePoint related projects.
SharePoint is Scattered Everywhere
- Only 24% of organizations plan to deploy SharePoint 100% on-premises in the foreseeable future.
- Only 51% of organizations are managing one live version of SharePoint – 38% are managing two or more versions.
We understand the new issues and adoption considerations that SharePoint 2013 brings to our customers. Watch the on-demand webinar to learn how you can make the transition easier for your organization, getting more out of SharePoint by automating business processes and streamlining work, giving users the interfaces they want on any device, bringing together data from disparate sources across business systems and the web, and delivering apps that span SharePoint versions including Office 365.
For more information regarding K2’s offerings for SharePoint integration, visit Appit.com or K2.com/sharepoint-workflow.