Why SharePoint 2010? What are the value adds in extranet deployments?
ExtranetChallenges Authenticating external users Understanding audiences, adoption Securing and retaining intellectual property Information locked in legacy applications Cost of maintaining a new system Complexity capturing exchanges
Extranets Deliver Real Benefits $ BRAND X Build loyalty Increase productivity Reduce cost Business growth Knowledgecapture
Microsoft’s Vision for Extranets • Private Web experiences that increase brand loyalty, lower customer care costs and increase competitive advantage. • Optimize • Optimize your cost of doing business with a unified platform Connect Help securely connect customers, partners and suppliers with relevant information and tools Engage Accelerate interaction and innovation with engaging experiences
“FTN Financial needed to upgrade its extranet, Internet, and intranet sites. FTN Financial is using SharePoint to deliver more up-to-date information, better search functionality, and the flexibility to alter its extranet, Internet, and intranet sites as necessary. The company expects its new solution to boost employee productivity and lower its total costs for Web implementations.”
RE/MAX wanted to minimize operating costs and improve franchisee resources by updating its custom-built, externally hosted affiliate extranet. Using SharePoint to redesign and administer the extranet, RE/MAX expects to save 75 percent annually in maintenance and administration costs, and improve communications and strengthen connection with brokers and agents.