Brittany Hafer Flash Research Assignment- SharePoint Investing in SharePoint, a business collaboration software program, will increase our productivity by 400 hours per year. Our consulting firm is rapidly growing resulting in a considerable backload of work. PMPs spend a lot of time struggling with managing documents related to their projects. However, implementing SharePoint will eliminate our current backlog of work ultimately increasing revenue. SharePoint is a collaboration of software made by Microsoft that helps businesses, organizations, and large companies simplify business intelligence, content management, search, and sharing for Internet and Intranet sites. The key capability is simplified management. Multiple users can access any program or information necessary, all in one place. Permissions can be managed so only those who have been granted access can view admin panels and make changes to the program settings. This system will help PMPs manage documents more efficiently, which will increase productivity. Our company would benefit from investing in SharePoint because billable hours will increase by 400 hours resulting in a 20% increase in productivity. With the increase in productivity, we would see even more sales thus increasing our revenue. Although initial costs include $100,000 for the software and $18,000 yearly for expenses, over a three-year period, we would save $210,000. Works Cited "8 Microsoft SharePoint Features That Can Make Your Business More Productive." ERP Software Blog. Crestwood Associates, n.d. Web. 6 Nov. 2012. <http://www.erpsoftwareblog.com/2010/04/8-microsoft-sharepoint-features-thatcan-make-your-business-more-productive/>. "Microsoft SharePoint." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 11 Aug. 2012. Web. 09 Nov. 2012. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_SharePoint>. "SharePoint | Collaboration Software for the Enterprise." SharePoint | Collaboration Software for the Enterprise. Microsoft, n.d. Web. 09 Nov. 2012. <http://sharepoint.microsoft.com/en-us/Pages/default.aspx>.