AIIM SharePoint Survey Forecasts a “Cloudy” Future Due to Adoption and Complexity Issues


AIIM SharePoint Survey Forecasts a “Cloudy” Future Due to Adoption and Complexity Issues

SharePoint 2013 ushers in a new era of Microsoft’s iconic platform — and unfortunately, one that isn’t free from issues and complexity. In fact, for most organizations, trying to drive adoption of this new release only opens the door to more questions and new challenges.

That’s what AIIM’s recently released Industry Watch Report on SharePoint revealed. The survey studied over 530 organizations to understand perspectives, challenges, issues, and plans for SharePoint 2013. Some of these findings may surprise you, while others may only serve to reinforce what you already believe.

Here are survey themes that resonated with us:

Businesses Want More Out of SharePoint:

  • “Expanding the use of SharePoint for more business processes” was a top issue for SP administrators.
  • Despite improvements in the standard feature set, 67% still see third-party products as important for process and records management activities.
  • Workflow and BPM related solutions is a top expected area of investment in supplemental technology.

Getting End User to Use SharePoint is Tough:

  • The majority of organizations cited end-user adoption as their #1 on-going issue with SharePoint.
  • Less than half of SharePoint users are considered “active” by the majority (64%) of organizations.
  • “Unified interfaces” is the top area of planned implementation using 3rd party technology.

Data Fragmentation Just Adds to the Complexity:

  • Almost 80% of organizations cite integration of cloud SharePoint to on-premise systems as a major concern area.
  • 47% of SharePoint installations access content stored within other enterprise systems.
  • “Integration of SharePoint to other repositories” was the #1 area spend increase for SharePoint related projects.

SharePoint is Scattered Everywhere:

  • “Mixed” environments are the new normal for SharePoint installations.
  • Only 24% of organizations in the survey plan to deploy SharePoint 100% on premise in the foreseeable future.
  • Only 51% of organizations are managing 1 live version of SharePoint - 38% are managing 2 or more versions.

At K2, we are intimately aware of the new issues and adoption considerations that SharePoint 2013 brings to you. Fortunately we have a solution.

The areas of investment in our new release – K2 for SharePoint – are squarely focused on addressing these issues head on.

K2 for SharePoint makes it easy for you to get more out of SharePoint by automating business processes and streamlining work, giving users the interfaces they want on any device, bringing together data from disparate sources across business systems and the web, and delivering apps that span SharePoint versions including Office 365.

K2 enables better decision making and better outcomes for your business.

Download the infographic and get the full AIIM Industry Watch report.