Content + Commerce + Context = Challenges in Sharepoint
Along the way as your team considers the migration from SharePoint to Sitecore, there are a few components that should be top-of-mind when weighing your decision.
Intuitive Business Tools: Sitecore provides deep capabilities in managing the experience and content for your site. It provides the business tools via a centralized approach. Within the Launchpad, there are two unique ways for managing site content: the Content Editor and Experience Editor. With SharePoint, you have a collection of lists and libraries that contain the content of your site. For business teams, the experience was more technical than they were accustomed to. Sitecore, on the other hand, provides a very intuitive content management experience via Standard Values, Page Component Configuration and workflows.
Sitecore Experience Accelerator – Content + Commerce
Commerce + Context: Within SharePoint, to build an ecommerce aware site or provide contextual experience based on user personas or buying history, it would require a lot of customized code. SharePoint did not have a commerce engine, so one would have to be integrated into the solution. This would force further integration to provide the merged experience. In addition, this merger did not provide the deep analytics required for a reliable 360-degree view of your customer. With a “One Platform” approach, Sitecore reduces the need for integrating different technologies to provide the three pillars of a successful site: Content, Commerce and Context.
Migration Considerations: If you are considering a migration from SharePoint to Sitecore, there are common threads between the two platforms. For example, SharePoint Web Parts would become Sitecore Components & Renderings. If you have a sound architecture in your current public-facing SharePoint implementation, we should be able to harness much of the architectural foundation in Sitecore.
A migration from SharePoint to Sitecore is a natural progression of a journey that has been years in the making. Rightpoint has a long history of working with SharePoint and Sitecore. We have extensive knowledge in how to migrate a Sharepoint site to Sitecore. Our deep architectural understanding of both SharePoint and Sitecore gives us the ability to design a successful migration plan. Contact us to discuss your migration plans.