EHS software on SharePoint...
What does it mean? How does it work? Pro-Sapien's seamless integration with Microsoft SharePoint is our top differentiator. To our knowledge, no other EHS software on the market can match it's compatibility. Here we answer some SharePoint-related questions you may be pondering when considering our EHS solutions.
Do I need Microsoft SharePoint in order to use Pro-Sapien?
Yes. Our software is deployed as a SharePoint Add-In which is surfaced through the SharePoint portal. The software is compatible with numerous versions of SharePoint including SharePoint 2013 (on-premise), SharePoint 2016 (on-premise), and SharePoint Online with Office 365 (cloud). Clients must have one of these SharePoint licenses, preferably at enterprise level, in order to use our EHSQ solutions and make the most of them.
Find out what version of SharePoint you are using by following these steps.
Why would I want to integrate my EHS software with SharePoint?
Microsoft SharePoint is the most used online platform for collaboration in businesses around the world. Launched in 2001, the platform is primarily used for document management but, due to its configurability, it can also be leveraged for many other processes. If an organization is already invested in SharePoint, it makes sense to leverage this existing IT for EHS&Q management.
Companies that have already invested in SharePoint have cited the following reasons for utilizing it for EHS management.
- SharePoint is very flexible and can be configured to meet requirements
- SharePoint is already a recognized program throughout the company
- Able to use existing Microsoft logins for authentication (single sign on)
- It can be used as a single central store for all EHS information
- Clear audit trail of all processes
- IT department backs the adoption of a SharePoint based solution
- ISO accredited security
- Can also make use of other Microsoft programs such as Excel, Power BI and Flow
To find out more about why companies choose SharePoint for EHS, have a look at our SharePoint: An EHS Portal No-Brainer? whitepaper.
How do Pro-Sapien's solutions work with other Microsoft products?
The beauty of being based on SharePoint means our solution also integrates with other Microsoft programs that you use every day. For example, EHS analytics reports can be created with Power BI or Excel PowerPivot; simple workflows can be set up with Flow; offline forms can be submitted through Word; you can send instant messages from the system with Skype for Business; and the list goes on. What's more, the integration with Active Directory means that you don't need to manage a whole new set of users. Seamless integration!
Can't we just build something for EHS management on SharePoint ourselves?
Although a discussion within the EHS software industry as a whole, the buy versus build issue is especially prevalent when it comes to SharePoint. Time and time again we are approached by organizations that have tried to build on SharePoint internally, after the project has failed or the delivered system is not fit for purpose.
Our software is not simply a portfolio of enhancements of SharePoint technologies; we've spent many years engaging with scores of proficient, skillful EHS&Q professionals, seeking their practical experience and enabling us to build a functionally rich, flexible, enterprise level solution for compliance.
If your IT team is considering building in-house, why not read our whitepaper on the topic, Buy vs. Build: Simple to use, simple to build?
See how it all works with our demo
Learn more about our enterprise EHS software on SharePoint by watching our demo video. Fill in the form and we'll send you a link, or you can contact a member of the team here.