By: Michel Verwijmeren, consultant at Delaware
One central place for all your project-related information sounds obvious, but many project managers are often forced to work in multiple applications. For example, industry-specific project management software is good at managing final documents, but offers less support in creating these documents. Or when you need to advance in digital communication, project planning, collaborating simultaneously in the same file, version management and to give insight into statuses.
Many project organizations, therefore, work together in Microsoft's SharePoint platform. And that's understandable. You can always access SharePoint in the cloud and it has all kinds of tools for information exchange and digital collaboration in a group or organization.
However, SharePoint cannot do everything. It lacks out-of-the-box professional project management capabilities, such as process phasing, a relational model, extensive automation tools, and project-level metadata management.