A forum discussion on information zen collects opinion from all sides about the strengths and weaknesses of the most popular business tool for content sharing, Microsoft SharePoint.
One writer on the forum, Ellen Feaheny, offers this advice to those starting with Sharepoint: “Focus on SharePoint strengths (of which there are many) and [for] the areas that you do not like, find a connector, an add-on Web Part, to another product that is better…” If you don’t like the wiki that comes with SharePoint, she says, go find a more robust third-party wiki add-on.
That’s the logic behind M-Files web part for SharePoint. Get the limitless communication expandability from SharePoint Enterprise Content Management (ECM) combined with the organizational discipline of M-Files document management. Add on the M-Files web part, and you can list files, projects, events, and contacts based on any search term onto SharePoint company web pages. M-Files updates the page with content changes automatically.
SharePoint’s web pages are convenient for “document consumers,” but one criticism has been that document producers — for those who have to create, edit, and post the documents on SharePoint – have a harder time. Uploading new content to SharePoint can be cumbersome and also invites versioning errors. M-Files web part fills in the gaps by keeping all shared documents in a single repository. Read more about the advantages of placing M-Files inside SharePoint.