AIIM has just published its annual white paper based on a survey of SharePoint users. AIIM collected surveys on use of SharePoint from 400+ organizations. Their key findings echo last year’s survey and show that successful implementation of SharePoint continues to be a challenge for many organizations.
Key findings include:
- Many organizations have not upgraded to the latest version of SharePoint (either 2013 on premise or Office 365). The most popular implemented version currently is SharePoint 2010.
- An increasing number of organizations are now supporting multiple versions of SharePoint: over 50% of respondents were supporting multiple versions. This is caused in many cases by organizations not committing to full migration from older versions. For example, an organization with SharePoint 2007 might leave all their existing collaboration sites running in 2007 while implementing 2010 or 2013 for a new intranet.
- Key challenges for stalled or challenged implementations are lack of senior management commitment, lack of training and lack of information management planning.
- Most organizations are still struggling with moving to the cloud, with 33% being undecided on whether they will move SharePoint to the cloud.
The findings line up with our experience – most of our engagements focus on working with organizations on defining their SharePoint program strategy, information management practices and basic user adoption approaches as these continue to be challenges in adoption of the platform whether on premise or in the cloud.