District sales managers and store managers spend a great deal of time on the phone—store managers calling district sales managers to ask general questions and to find out about current events, and district sales managers calling the stores to follow up on action items after store visits. There also is a heavy burden placed on the company’s e mail system because store managers send reports containing large amounts of data in e mail messages to district sales managers, who then forward these messages to corporate headquarters. The size of the reports adversely affect traffic and storage space on the company’s e-mail system.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an integrated suite of server capabilities that can help improve organizational effectiveness by providing comprehensive content management and enterprise search, accelerating shared business processes, and facilitating information-sharing across boundaries for better business insight. Office SharePoint Server 2007 supports all intranet, extranet, and Web applications across an enterprise within one integrated platform, instead of relying on separate fragmented systems. Additionally, this collaboration and content management server provides IT professionals and developers with the platform and tools they need for server administration, application extensibility, and interoperability. Some examples of MOSS 2007 in retail:
Starbucks: Leading global coffee retailer improves business processes and enhances store Web portal with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Mary Kay: Global cosmetic company speeds teams’ time-to-knowledge with enterprise search portal built on 2007 Microsoft Office system
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Rental Car Company Upgrades IT Environment for Increased Security, User Productivity
Best Buy For Business: Best Buy Supports New Line of Business and World-Class Sales Force