SharePoint from Microsoft is a web application and provides the user with functions for collaboration with other users via the Internet or intranet. It can be used to manage projects and coordinate tasks (collaboration). Office products such as Word or Excel can be jointly edited in a controlled manner via SharePoint. SharePoint and the software and solutions based on it are used via a web browser, preferably Microsoft's Internet Explorer or Edge.
SharePoint can be used for a wide variety of business purposes, e.g. as an employee portal, corporate portal, for reporting, project accounting and as a document management system (DMS). As in standalone DMS, documents can be versioned and tagged with metadata. It is possible to link a document library with one or more workflows and thus, for example, coordinate the approval process. Such workflows can be easily configured via the SharePoint Designer.