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The Benefits of Running Solutions within Microsoft 365 (Part Two)

In the first part of this series, we explored the foundational benefits of integrating custom solutions within Microsoft 365 and SharePoint. Now, let’s delve into real-world applications and the transformative impact these solutions can have on businesses.

Case Studies: SharePoint in Action

Enhancing Workflow Efficiency

A multinational corporation implemented a SharePoint-based solution to manage their global supply chain. The result was a 30% reduction in process time due to automated workflows and a centralized system for tracking shipments, inventory, and vendor communications.

Incorporating LOB Data for Informed Decision-Making

A financial services firm utilized SharePoint to create a dashboard that incorporated LOB data from various sources. This single view of work provided executives with real-time insights, leading to a 20% increase in operational efficiency.

Surfacing Business Critical Workloads

An e-commerce company developed a custom SharePoint solution to surface business-critical workloads, such as order processing and customer service requests. This led to a 25% improvement in customer satisfaction scores due to faster response times and issue resolution.

Collaborative Success Stories

Streamlining Project Management

A software development team used SharePoint to manage their agile workflows. The collaborative environment, coupled with integration with Microsoft Teams, resulted in a 40% increase in project delivery speed.

Single View of Work for Strategic Planning

A healthcare university implemented a SharePoint solution that provided a single view of work for students and employees. Connecting to its back-end students information system and its HR system, it is able to synchronize the Active Directory of the entire campus, ensuring compliant and auditability of its identity and security process. This integration resulted in a 15% decrease in administrative costs and a more streamline experience for business managers to control access to its information.

Business Automation Impact

Automating Sales & Distribution

A leading beverage manufacturer adopted SharePoint for business automation, specifically for outlets management, marketing support and various processes. Automated data collection and reporting saved hundreds of hours per quarter, allowing the sales team to focus on strategic account analysis.

Streamlining Product Development Processes

An air-conditioners manufacturer used SharePoint to automate their product development processes, ensuring that all documentation met regulatory standards and vetted through by its various stakeholders. This proactive approach reduced the risk of non-compliance and associated penalties.

The Strategic Advantage of SharePoint Custom Solutions

The case studies above illustrate the strategic advantage of SharePoint custom solutions. By running these solutions within Microsoft 365, companies can:

  • Optimize workflows and automate mundane tasks, freeing up valuable resources.

  • Incorporate LOB data to make data-driven decisions.

  • Surface business-critical workloads to prioritize and address key operational areas.

  • Centralize data management within SQL servers for better data access and control.

  • Foster a collaborative culture that accelerates innovation and problem-solving.

  • Achieve a single view of work, simplifying management and enhancing productivity.

  • Implement business automation to reduce errors and increase efficiency.


The integration of custom solutions within SharePoint and Microsoft 365 is not just about technology; it’s about empowering businesses to achieve more with less. It’s about creating an environment where collaboration thrives, decisions are informed, and efficiency is the norm. As we’ve seen through these case studies, the benefits are tangible and transformative.

For more insights into the benefits of Microsoft 365 for business, explore this comprehensive guide: Microsoft 365 Business Solution: Features & Benefits.

Thank you for joining us in this two-part series. We hope these insights inspire you to consider the strategic potential of SharePoint custom solutions within your organization.

This article is part two of a two-part series on the benefits of running solutions within Microsoft 365. The content provided is for informational purposes and is not intended as an advertisement for any specific product or service.

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