SharePoint is often treated as a final SAAS product to perform Microsoft native functions only. Management can be reluctant to engage customization and development for the perceived cost.
However, what is the cost of lacking a needed business tool? Lost productivity and opportunity?
What is the cost to create native SP features? Make a blank IIS website? Then create your own search, audit, permission interface, file store, REST endpoint, etc.?
Remember, SharePoint is a service– not the final product.
- Authentication – User context. Password management, new account creation, integrated single sign-on.
- Permissions – Groups, roles, custom permission levels,
- Tables & Files – Storage of flat database (rows, columns, validated input, query) and binary files (folder, files)
- Notification – Alert on data changes. Daily and weekly summary. Custom email body with Workflow.
- Search – Index content, word parsing, custom results display, full REST api.
- Audit – Regulatory compliance. Reports, export, filter, and granular detail.
- … and many more