While it can be frustrating when your ideas aren’t picked up or your suggestions aren’t implemented, you must keep working towards a goal. By not keeping your eyes on the prize and not taking action, you will more than likely miss out on growth opportunities. This article will discuss some of the critical factors that will increase your SharePoint adoption.
By identifying these factors, you can make an informed decision to best position yourself for success. If you are interested in boosting your end user adoption of SharePoint, look at our common reasons why your ideas aren’t becoming a reality and how to fix them.
You are doing the right thing
You may be creating a unique new feature or an entirely new platform, but if your objective is to gain a share, your choices are limited. Working with a platform like SharePoint, you are working with a company already rich with experience, motivation, and ideas from past successes. In short, there is a rich history of success with SharePoint that you can draw upon.
People are doing it already
Even though you may not have realized it yet, people are using SharePoint. There are millions of websites using SharePoint and millions of apps on the platform. These people are your users, your converts, and your stakeholders. They are the people you want to be sharing your content and using your apps.
There is no demand for what you’re creating
It can be tough to spot the demand for your product or service as it stands. The best way to determine if there is demand for your product or service is to survey your customers. While you should always watch the population to get a sense of their thoughts, you can also ask your customers directly. By asking your customers what features or benefits they would like to see, you can uncover what features or help your customers would like to see. You have to clearly understand what your customers want and need to create a better version of that thing or service.
You don’t have a great solution
It’s easy to forget when you are looking at a significant issue that you are only looking at the tip of the iceberg. You may not even know that there is a demand for your product or service because there isn’t one. By looking at the problem you are trying to solve and seeing how you can positively impact that problem. You will be able to see demand for your product or service.
You don’t have a ton of competition
Competing with many other companies selling the same thing or apps can be challenging to stand out from the crowd. If hundreds of apps and products compete for the same audience, it can be tough to stand out from the crowd. By creating a unique selling proposition (USP) and having a great product or service to go along with it. You can stand out among the competition and gain more share.
The market isn’t ready
As great as SharePoint is, it is still a relatively new product. As such, there may not be a tremendous amount of demand for it at the moment. If you are waiting for the market to catch up to your product or service before you start to gain a share. You will likely be waiting a while.
The Technology or your Solution is too New
New technologies require new standards. As such, if your technology or solution cannot keep up with current standards. You will likely lose out on potential customers. It can be challenging to keep up with the latest technology, mainly if your business is in a different country. If your technology is behind the times, you will lose out on customers.
Other Companies have Done it Better or at Least as Well
If you are looking at boosting your SharePoint adoption by creating a web app or a mobile app. You are likely looking at lifting a ton of existing functionality. It is important to note that most of these existing functionalities will be excellent. And helpful even without a web app or a mobile app. Identifying the key benefits of using your app and ensuring those benefits are still valuable even if your app is a decade old.
Backing up for a moment, every great idea starts with a great idea. Without an idea, there is nothing. If you want to gain a share, you have to come up with great ideas that contain great ideas. If you are interested in boosting your SharePoint adoption, these key factors will help you do that.