The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) has been around for a while now allowing us to draw conclusions.
Its immediate success stunned even Microsoft, which recently announced MOSS as their most successful product regarding growth throughout Microsoft history (WPC, for further Information see here https://partner.microsoft.com/40018508). SharePoint’s use has become clear and confirmed by our partners, customers and market-research team: MOSS is mostly used as a “Single Point of Entry” for users to find any kind of information relevant to their day-to-day job. This is commonly achieved by setting up individual work-spaces for users in SharePoint providing them with views onto different data sources, such as Lotus Notes e-Mails, SAP records or any other kind of information linked to a project.
In order to provide access to data born outside MOSS, SAPERION connects to MOSS as a Content Source adding content to the SharePoint Index. Whilst managing the integrations into applications such as SAP, Lotus Domino or Navision, SAPERION allows information to be logically grouped by areas or topics despite their different origin. At the same time SAPERION ensures data is handled by current compliance standards that address issues such as security, revision and retention time.
With SAPERION being the compliant and multi-platform Back End and MOSS the collaboration-heavy Front End, information will no longer be orphaned but available to the user without needing to know of its whereabouts.