Dynamics CRM and Microsoft SharePoint are two powerful enterprise applications. Both are built on Microsoft Windows, SQL Server and can integrate with most Microsoft productivity tools like
As such, SharePoint is deployed to support solutions such as websites and content management, project management, sales and marketing collateral management, product and pricing catalogues, and contract management. Businesses that have information repositories and information to be gathered, codified, and shared are great candidates for SharePoint.
On the other hand,
SharePoint and CRM are often deployed together. For example, once a sale is in progress or completed, SharePoint is integrated with CRM to provide project management visibility, document control, sales collateral management, or pricing support. SharePoint is an excellent extension option for CRM and can support customer and partner portals. As an example, CRM can manage cases, contacts, opportunities and knowledge base articles that extend out to customers and partners through SharePoint’s powerful web and contact management features.
When deployed together, CRM and SharePoint complement one another well. SharePoint supports the collaborative, organizational requirements companies have for unstructured information, while CRM excels at driving defined business processes for more operational, structured data driven processes.
For more information on SharePoint, Microsoft CRM, or a combined solution, give us a call and tell us a little about your company and goals.
By Scott Mangelson, CRM Practice Leader at Armanino LLP – the West Coast’s largest Gold Certified,
2 thoughts on “Microsoft CRM vs. SharePoint: Why One Over the Other?”
I just published an article on this same topic. My conclusion is that we shouldn't have to choose. Microsoft needs to step up and migrate Dynamics CRM to the SharePoint platform.
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