SharePoint for Document Management

Effective document management is crucial for any business. One powerful tool that has transformed document management is SharePoint.

In today's fast-paced business environment, effective document management and seamless collaboration are crucial for organisations to thrive. One powerful tool that has transformed document management and sharing within the Microsoft 365 platform, SharePoint.  

When using SharePoint as the source of truth for your document management system it can offer a robust platform for securely storing, organising, and sharing documents, fostering collaboration and enhancing productivity within your business.  

In this blog post, we will explore ten key benefits of using SharePoint Intranet for document management and sharing, highlighting how it can transform your organisation's document management and drive success.  

Centralised Document Repository

SharePoint as an intranet provides a centralised and secure repository for storing all your organisation's documents. It eliminates the need for scattered file shares, email attachments, or physical storage, enabling easy access to documents from anywhere and at any time.

Version Control and Document Tracking

With SharePoint you can maintain version control for documents, ensuring that everyone works on the latest version. It allows tracking changes, rollbacks, and maintaining an audit trail, providing a clear history of document modifications and eliminating confusion.

Seamless Collaboration

SharePoint promotes seamless collaboration by enabling multiple users to work on documents simultaneously. It facilitates real-time co-authoring, commenting, and sharing feedback, fostering teamwork and enhancing productivity.

Granular Permissions and Security

One of the most significant advantages of SharePoint is its robust security features. It allows administrators to set granular permissions for accessing and editing documents, ensuring that sensitive information remains protected and only authorised individuals can access it.

Powerful Search Capabilities

Locating specific documents or information within a vast repository can be time-consuming. SharePoint powerful search capabilities enable quick and accurate retrieval of documents based on keywords, metadata, or content, saving valuable time and effort.

Workflow Automation

SharePoint offers workflow automation capabilities, allowing organisations to streamline their document approval processes. From simple review workflows to complex multi-stage approval processes, SharePoint automates repetitive tasks, reducing manual effort and improving efficiency.

Mobile Accessibility

In today's mobile-centric world, the ability to access documents on the go is essential. A SharePoint Intranet provides a responsive and mobile-friendly interface, enabling users to access, edit, and collaborate on documents using their smartphones or tablets, ensuring productivity even when away from the office.

Integration with Microsoft Office Suite

Seamless integration with the Microsoft 365 Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, is a significant advantage of SharePoint Intranet. It allows users to create, edit, and save documents directly within SharePoint, ensuring a smooth and familiar user experience.

Content Organising and Metadata

SharePoint allows organisations to create custom metadata and tags, making it easier to organise and categorise documents. This ensures that documents can be efficiently classified and retrieved based on relevant attributes, improving information management and searchability.


Lastly, the framework SharePoint is built on is highly scalable and customisable to suit the unique needs of any organisation. It can be tailored to match specific branding, layout, and workflows, ensuring a personalised and intuitive user experience for document management and sharing.

SharePoint for Document Management

In conclusion, SharePoint offers a comprehensive solution for document management and sharing, providing numerous benefits for organisations. From centralised document storage to seamless collaboration and robust security, SharePoint Intranet empowers businesses to streamline workflows, improve productivity and drive success.  

By leveraging the power of SharePoint for your business intranet, organisations can transform their document management processes, enhance collaboration, and unlock the full potential of their workforce. Help your employees work better together by transforming the way your organisation manages and shares documents.

Everything is there in SharePoint. Previously, when we’ve announced things, a month goes by and people still don’t know about it because they didn’t read the email, or they skimmed over the email. SharePoint has become the homepage for all staff, so everyone automatically sees office communications and gets updates about events through the weekly digest emails. Everything is in one place. It’s created a one-stop-shop for knowing anything about our office.

Chief Technology Officer, Shashank Kaul - Webjet

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Document management is a vast subject, one that is essential to discuss for any organisation. By properly centralising your documents with a single source of truth, greater efficiencies can be gained, money can be saved, and risks can be reduced.

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