Working with SharePoint for over 5 years, we know that the platform can handle a variety of business challenges on its own. Yet, organizations can increase the capabilities of both SharePoint and other enterprise systems by integrating them. Fully-fledged collaboration within a CRM system, a cloud ERP system connected with employees’ digital workplaces, centralized content repositories – these are the advantages a successful integration can bring. And Qrapp's SharePoint team is here to help your company reach these integration perks.
Every enterprise software ecosystem is unique, so there are no two similar SharePoint integration projects. Our SharePoint team puts their effort into covering the most extensive set of integration options that can fit organizations’ particular needs. Apart from integrating SharePoint with widely used enterprise systems (SAP, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce, etc.), we also assist companies in custom integration projects that require individual approach and solutions.
A CRM system and a SharePoint solution is the duo that allows companies to excel in their sales and marketing activities. Fully-functional document and workflow management, secure communication areas for internal and external users, centralized repositories of customer-related content let companies have a comprehensive vision of their customer relationships. Microsoft Dynamics 365, Salesforce, Pipedrive, BPM Online, Zoho CRM, amoCRM, Nimble, SAP CRM, Oracle Sales Cloud are just some CRM platforms that we can couple with your SharePoint solution.
By integrating an ERP system with SharePoint, companies can add dynamic collaboration to everyday business processes. This type of integration allows ERP users to root out manual work, vitalize supply chain flows and avoid data inconsistency, workflow ruptures and communication gaps leading to critical slowdowns and mistakes. Moreover, users will be able to keep collaborating even if they are out of their working places and can’t access their ERP system. Our developers integrate SharePoint with SAP, Oracle, Epicor, Sage and other platform-based or custom ERPs.
If an organization uses both a SharePoint-based solution and a separate enterprise content management system, integrating them will help not only to avoid unneeded content duplication but also to grant ECM users with larger collaboration capabilities. SharePoint integration with OpenText, Nuxeo, Laserfishe, Citrix ShareFile and other ESMs will enable employees to use a single sign-on in their content management environments, to access the required content immediately through the powerful federated search, to archive content securely and to reuse it at any time.
By connecting the SharePoint environment with a document management system, such as Alfresco, Box, OneDrive for Business, Zoho Docs or M-Files, organizations prevent document duplication, enable document versioning and easy sharing, as well as activate automatic synchronization between on-premises and cloud document storages. Leveraging the SharePoint document management features, users will be able to collaborate on docs when offline or share files with users that have no access to a DMS.
When organizations ensure interoperability of a SharePoint solution and a project management system, they are able to enrich project management with a variety of collaboration options and robust content management capabilities. Thus, teams can complete the entire project cycle regardless of its complexity and scope within the integrated solution, while team members can stay connected irrespective of their location and device. We assist companies in integrating SharePoint with Asana, Microsoft Project, Wrike, Trello, Basecamp and other on-premises and cloud project management solutions.
SharePoint integration with a BI solution brings several advantages. On the one hand, SharePoint can serve as a centralized storage for ready-made reports and statistics that will always be at users’ fingertips. On the other hand, SharePoint can help to visualize data initially processed in a dedicated BI solution. SharePoint integration with Microsoft SQL Server, Power BI, Tableau or Qlik is the quickest way to deliver a variety of data to the business decision-makers and collaborate on this data within the same portal or to spread the reporting results throughout the entire company in a few clicks.
SharePoint can serve as a ticketing and an issue tracking system, however, when it comes to bulky ITSM tasks, it’s reasonable to delegate them to a specialized system. At the same time, by integrating SharePoint with Jira, ServiceNow, BMC or Zendesk, companies can manage content-abundant and communication-rich service desk processes leveraging SharePoint document management and collaboration features, organize reporting right in SharePoint and ensure IT-to-users collaboration within a familiar SharePoint user interface.
If your integration requirements don’t fit any of the above-mentioned needs, don’t worry. We are always up to discussing your particular integration project that might include:
To ensure a seamless integration of your SharePoint on-premises or SharePoint Online deployment with third-party server and cloud solutions, our development team applies a variety of methods and tools.
1. Integration via Business Connectivity Services (BCS). We use BCS to enable trouble-free data flows between SharePoint and external data sources. For example, by leveraging BCS, we help companies to use data from external databases or data-abundant systems (BI, ERP, ITSM, etc.) right in SharePoint. By coupling BCS with custom solutions and development tools, such as SharePoint Designer, we address complex integration scenarios.
3. Hybrid integrations. We utilize hybrid APIs to set smooth business processes managed within Microsoft on-premises and cloud applications simultaneously. This type of integration allows displaying Office 365 search results in SharePoint on-premises, connecting Exchange Server with SharePoint Online in Office 365 or integrating SharePoint on-premises with the cloud OneDrive for Business.
4. Integration via Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS). We follow the CMIS integration to ensure interoperability of content management systems and content repositories with SharePoint.
5. Custom integrations. Apart from the listed technologies, we also utilize custom assemblies, custom event receivers, cross-origin resource sharing (CORS) and other methods, as well as Microsoft SharePoint Designer, Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft Visio to create unique integration paths and successfully integrate your SharePoint solutions with third-party deployments.
Putting our effort into each integration project, we aim at creating a barrier-free collaboration environment where employees from different departments and teams can cowork dynamically and painlessly. SharePoint integrated with one or several enterprise solutions will bring a variety of benefits.
Single content repository: corporate content is classified and stored securely, it is easy to search and use on various devices even if users work in an offline mode.
Centralized collaboration: employees are able to communicate without any limits, exchange text and visual content, while staying connected thanks to a multitude of SharePoint collaboration features.
Extended capabilities of enterprise systems: when enriched with SharePoint features, your enterprise system becomes even more powerful along with extending employees’ capabilities.
Controllable business flows: in an integrated environment, it is much easier to keep control over enterprise-wide business processes and assess their results.
Successful business processes: integration allows making business processes shorter and more efficient, as employees can save their time and effort spent on switching between different systems.