DMC led a SharePoint Dashboard Workshop at the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing executive lunch briefing on March 4, 2010. The event's topic, Use Technology You Already Own to Operate Efficiently and Competitively, drew a full-house of thirty business leaders.
Participants were treated to a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) and dashboard workshop led by Rick Rietz, DMC Director of Consulting Services. In addition, Rick led a deep-dive demonstration of SharePoint Dashboard and SharePoint Collaboration Portal capabilities. Each guest left with a workbook that helped conceptualize accountability and KPI tracking within their own businesses.
"Many of the business leaders who attended were blown away by how many powerful features are included with the free version of SharePoint, especially wikis, document management, and team collaboration," said Rick Rietz immediately after the event. Rick added, "However, the motivational power and decision-making support that a SharePoint dashboard provides drew the most appreciation from the audience".
"The capabilities of SharePoint are far greater than I had thought," expressed one guest. Another commented on SharePoint's ability to effectively address business challenges including, "our need for real time data in the form of a dashboard," and "our urgent need for SharePoint's document management features."
With over 100,000,000 world-wide users, Microsoft SharePoint has emerged as the de facto collaboration platform for business. SharePoint provides businesses with a cost-effective way to leverage the Microsoft technology they already own to drive their business to operate more efficiently and more competitively through a multitude of capabilities.
The presentation slides and selected screenshots from the demonstration are available for viewing below. For more information regarding the differences between Microsoft SharePoint WSS (Free Version) and MOSS (Standard and Enterprise Versions), visit Rick's blog: WSS or MOSS - Which Version of SharePoint is Right For Us?
To request a consultation on implementing a SharePoint portal or a SharePoint dashboard, please contact Rick Rietz at 312.386.7463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.