Forrester: SharePoint, On Its Own, Isn’t Cut Out for BPM

This interesting article from CMSwire summarizes a new Forrester report titled SharePoint and BPM — Finding The Sweet Spot. They reach a similar conclusion as in my What is SharePoint post regarding using it for BPM or an application framework: that while SharePoint does a lot of things well, it becomes brittle when you try to use it for managing more than simple business processes. According to CMSwire, Forrester offers several reasons why SharePoint 2010 offers limited support for BPM, including: Out of the box, SharePoint processes are simple, so … Continue Reading >

What is SharePoint

I hear many businesses that are interested in ‘doing something with SharePoint.’ That is kind of like saying I’d like to deploy a Swiss army knife. Depending on what the goals of the business are, SharePoint can be a lot of different things. This post tries to explore what those are. First, let’s start with a few definitions for SharePoint: An integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for … Continue Reading >