2




    •   Being in business
    •   What is Sharepoint?
    •   Improving productivity
    •   More revenue
    •   Bu...
3




    • Or are you working with a hobby?

    • A business is for PROFIT.
4




    • Profit = Income – Expenses

    • If something doesn‟t increase income or
      reduce expenses why does a bus...
5




    If not then you should!
6




    - Simply a tool.

    “Man is a tool using animal...without tools he
      is nothing, with tools he is all” - T...
7




    • A tool to lower expenses.
    • A tool to increase revenue.
    • Like Excel or Word. When you start
      Sha...
8




    • Increasing income or decreasing expenses?

    • You have direct control over your expenses
      unlike incom...
9
10




     • What do most businesses spend the most
       time doing every day?

     • Where do businesses waste time, ...
11




     15% of a typical information workers day is spent searching through content,
     like Web, digital communicat...
12




     • Wikis allow online document creation/editing.
     • Perfect for Knowledge bases.
     • Use Wikis to captur...
13
14
15
16




     •   3 internal wikis.
     •   One for Technical information.
     •   One for Business information.
     •   ...
17
18




     • Employees need to know why they're doing what
       they're doing.
     • Employees need to know the result...
19




     Announcements
     •   Current Vendor promotions.
     •   Bank account details.
     •   Vendor account detai...
20




     Tasks

     • Issue tracking.

     • Order tracking.
21
22




     Lists
     •   Customer hardware.
     •   Customer software & Renewals.
     •   Vendor contacts.
     •   Cu...
23
24




     Document libraries
     • Policies and procedures.
     • Run up documentation.
     • Marketing materials.
25
26




     • Calendar linking.
     • Offline document libraries.

     • Publish to Internet.

     • Access on mobile d...
27




     • “It is your job to train those around you to
       be effective and efficient. No one else will do
       i...
28




     •   Monitoring emails.
     •   Customer support requests.
     •   Supplier communications.
     •   Industry...
29




     Send SBS monitoring reports to Sharepoint
     • Now become searchable.
     • Now become sortable.
     • Red...
30




     Customer support requests
     • Give them their own portal (i.e. sub site).
     • Get them to enter their ow...
31




     •   CRM.
     •   Marketing.
     •   Employee portals.
     •   The key is ease of use and flexibility.
32




     • Sharepoint to capture business knowledge.
     • Sharepoint to search that business
       knowledge.
     •...
33




     •   Free.
     •   Increase productivity.
     •   Virtualize it.
     •   Easily customized.
     •   Allows ...
34
35




     • Every customer you have is a business like
       yours.
     • If you can solve common problems you can
   ...
36




     • Everything you learn with Sharepoint can be
       sold unlike other applications you maybe
       using.
  ...
37




     •   Office 2007 upgrades/installations.
     •   Windows & SQL Server installations.
     •   SBS 2008 upgrade...
38
39




     • “there is ultimately only one reason to create
       a business of your own, and that is to sell
       it!...
40




     “The value of your equity is directly
       proportional to how well your business
       works. And how well...
41




     • Sharepoint is a way to capture information
       and therefore increase the value of your
       business.
...
42
43
44




     • says to your customer that your people know what
       they're doing.
     • says to your people that you k...
45




     • Captures „ad hoc‟ information.
     • Central location for documents, lists,
       knowledge, databases, et...
46




     • Windows Sharepoint is the basis for
       Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS).
      “According to Bi...
47




     • Provide „free‟ Sharepoint site to local
       sporting teams or community organizations.

     • Give emplo...
48




     • Sharepoint is simply a tool.
     • Sharepoint is the fastest growing Microsoft
       server technology.
  ...
49




                Robert Crane

            director@ciaops.com

     http://supportweb.ciaops.net.au/blog
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You can't expect to sell Windows SharePoint services unless you are actually using it within your own business. This presentation will take you through how an IT business like yours can implement SharePoint to improve your own productivity. You will also discover how to take this knowledge out to customers to create more revenue for your business. Learn how to work smarter with SharePoint. If you are planning on selling SharePoint services, and you should be, then you must attend this session to discover what works and what doesn't with SharePoint inside a business and how to leverage that knowledge to produce better business for yourself and your customers.

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Utilizing SharePoint to improve your business

  1. 1. 2 • Being in business • What is Sharepoint? • Improving productivity • More revenue • Business value • Opportunities
  2. 2. 3 • Or are you working with a hobby? • A business is for PROFIT.
  3. 3. 4 • Profit = Income – Expenses • If something doesn‟t increase income or reduce expenses why does a business need it?
  4. 4. 5 If not then you should!
  5. 5. 6 - Simply a tool. “Man is a tool using animal...without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all” - Thomas Carlyle - Customers want „tools‟ to solve their business problems, they don‟t want technology.
  6. 6. 7 • A tool to lower expenses. • A tool to increase revenue. • Like Excel or Word. When you start Sharepoint it is empty. • Value comes from the information entered into Sharepoint.
  7. 7. 8 • Increasing income or decreasing expenses? • You have direct control over your expenses unlike income which come from other parties outside your business. • Lowering expense has an immediate impact on your business.
  8. 8. 9
  9. 9. 10 • What do most businesses spend the most time doing every day? • Where do businesses waste time, effort and money? • Where are businesses losing productivity?
  10. 10. 11 15% of a typical information workers day is spent searching through content, like Web, digital communication and paper work – NYTimes 14 Jun Butler Group reports up to 10% of staff costs are lost, because employees can't find the right information to do their jobs. Middle managers spend more than a quarter of their time searching for information necessary to their jobs, and when they do find it, it is often wrong, according to results of an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey - 2007 “the typical information worker now spends up to one-quarter of his or her day searching for the right information to complete a given task” – Network World
  11. 11. 12 • Wikis allow online document creation/editing. • Perfect for Knowledge bases. • Use Wikis to capture your technical AND business information. • Once captured it is searchable. • Add Search Server Express to search data outside Sharepoint.
  12. 12. 13
  13. 13. 14
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  15. 15. 16 • 3 internal wikis. • One for Technical information. • One for Business information. • One for Customer information. • Why?
  16. 16. 17
  17. 17. 18 • Employees need to know why they're doing what they're doing. • Employees need to know the results they are accountable for. • Employees need to know standards against which work will be measured. • Employees need to know where the business is going. • Employees need to know where their accountabilities fit into the overall strategy. - E-Myth , Michael Gerber
  18. 18. 19 Announcements • Current Vendor promotions. • Bank account details. • Vendor account details. • Upcoming installations/migrations.
  19. 19. 20 Tasks • Issue tracking. • Order tracking.
  20. 20. 21
  21. 21. 22 Lists • Customer hardware. • Customer software & Renewals. • Vendor contacts. • Customer contacts. • Corporate calendar.
  22. 22. 23
  23. 23. 24 Document libraries • Policies and procedures. • Run up documentation. • Marketing materials.
  24. 24. 25
  25. 25. 26 • Calendar linking. • Offline document libraries. • Publish to Internet. • Access on mobile device.
  26. 26. 27 • “It is your job to train those around you to be effective and efficient. No one else will do it for you.” – Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris • New staff. – Receptionist. • Coffee orders.
  27. 27. 28 • Monitoring emails. • Customer support requests. • Supplier communications. • Industry newsletters.
  28. 28. 29 Send SBS monitoring reports to Sharepoint • Now become searchable. • Now become sortable. • Reduces inbox clutter. • Improves sharing. • Functionality can be extended with workflows and alerts.
  29. 29. 30 Customer support requests • Give them their own portal (i.e. sub site). • Get them to enter their own information. • Get them to update their own information. • Share private documents. i.e. create an Extranet
  30. 30. 31 • CRM. • Marketing. • Employee portals. • The key is ease of use and flexibility.
  31. 31. 32 • Sharepoint to capture business knowledge. • Sharepoint to search that business knowledge. • Search Server Express 2008 to search information outside Sharepoint.
  32. 32. 33 • Free. • Increase productivity. • Virtualize it. • Easily customized. • Allows standardization via workflows. • Allow staff to enter their own data. • Allow customers to enter their own data. Bottom line = saves you money
  33. 33. 34
  34. 34. 35 • Every customer you have is a business like yours. • If you can solve common problems you can sell that expertise. • Templates allow to sell a solution again and again. • Sell on site solutions. • Sell hosted solutions.
  35. 35. 36 • Everything you learn with Sharepoint can be sold unlike other applications you maybe using. • Less customer resistance to „free‟ products. • Can provide „hosted‟ solution immediately. • Sharepoint implementations always GROW. • Can develop custom „web parts’.
  36. 36. 37 • Office 2007 upgrades/installations. • Windows & SQL Server installations. • SBS 2008 upgrade driver. • Training. • Allowing remote access. • Extranet configuration. Bottom line = make you money
  37. 37. 38
  38. 38. 39 • “there is ultimately only one reason to create a business of your own, and that is to sell it!” – E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber ,P152 • Value is in eye of the buyer not the seller. • How much is your company worth? • How much would someone buy it for?
  39. 39. 40 “The value of your equity is directly proportional to how well your business works. And how well your business works is directly proportional to the effectiveness of the systems you have put in place, upon which the operation of your business depends” - E-Myth Contractor, Michael Gerber, P23
  40. 40. 41 • Sharepoint is a way to capture information and therefore increase the value of your business. • Sharepoint provides an easy method of transferring this information. • You can choose to sell part of this value.
  41. 41. 42
  42. 42. 43
  43. 43. 44 • says to your customer that your people know what they're doing. • says to your people that you know what you're doing. • says that while the world may not work, some things can. • says to your customers that they can trust in the result delivered and assures your people that they can trust in their future with you. • says that structure is in place. E-Myth , Michael Gerber –
  44. 44. 45 • Captures „ad hoc‟ information. • Central location for documents, lists, knowledge, databases, etc. • Central location for business and customer information. • Workflows for consistency.
  45. 45. 46 • Windows Sharepoint is the basis for Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS). “According to Bill Gates, SharePoint is the fastest-growing server product Microsoft has ever had and the company is going to dedicate more resources to the product. The company expects to have sold 100 million licenses by July this year, he said”. – Infoworld March 2008 • Sharepoint designer. • Application Integration.
  46. 46. 47 • Provide „free‟ Sharepoint site to local sporting teams or community organizations. • Give employees somewhere to „play‟ other than Facebook or Myspace. • Have an Internet based Sharepoint site.
  47. 47. 48 • Sharepoint is simply a tool. • Sharepoint is the fastest growing Microsoft server technology. • Windows Sharepoint is FREE. • Sharepoint is a way to decrease expenditure and increase revenue. • Sharepoint is a way to capture your business value.
  48. 48. 49 Robert Crane director@ciaops.com http://supportweb.ciaops.net.au/blog

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