We all want greatness. But, with competition on the rise, it’s getting harder to be in the big leagues. What, then, is a key component to making sure your product/company/website is the best it can be? Simple. SharePoint Add-ins.
Advantages of Add-ins
SharePoint Add-ins can increase your flexibility in developing future upgrades, provide users with the smoothest experience, and provide your company with the most ideal and simplest marketing and sales system based on a Microsoft online add-in store. Additionally, add-ins help integrate cloud-based resources in smoother ways.
It is important to note that custom code that runs on SharePoint servers in not allowed in SharePoint-Add ins. However, you can maneuver your way around this by doing things the “add-in way”. For example, if you want the functionality of Custom Web Parts, note that a SharePoint Add-in can have remote pages that contain custom Web Parts. If you want the functionality of custom field types, an add-in can utilize a new field (column) that is based on one of the existing field types.
There are so many SharePoint Add-ins to choose from. We have complied a list of 5 add-ins that are sure to give your company a boost.
The Magic 5 Are…
1. Enhancing Design/Aesthetics
Image Carousel: truth me told, a lot of SharePoint sites look plain. Make your site stand out by using a carousel that hooks users with visually beautiful images. This add-in in free, which is always a plus!
2. Enhancing CRM, Marketing, and Social
SharePoint Amplifier: it is important to attract as many people as possible to your blog posts. Social media is arguably the best way to share what your have to offer and to draw people in. SharePoint Amplifier does just that. It automatically broadcasts your blog posts to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
3. Enhancing Content Management
StoragePoint: this add-in eliminates your worries about data-size. StoragePoint allows you to store more data without slowing down search, uploads, and downloads. This add-in shrinks your databases by up to 95%, allowing for much quicker backups and many other additional benefits. This add-in is free up until 200 GB.
4. Enhancing Collaboration
Project Online: use this add-in to improve your project planning experience. This can be used to view, edit, and save project plans, as well as to enter timesheets and send status reports.
5. Enhancing Forms
SharePoint Form Web Part: this add-in allows you to create many different types of forms, including, but not limited to, FAQ’s, job application, and subscription forms.
Don’t forget that the add-ins listed above are not the only ones offered. There are a whole slew of options and resources out there, and it is worth your time to research all of the add-ins to make sure you are choosing the ones that are best suited for your company.