SharePoint Conference 2019 Recap: The Future of Content Management is Bright

SharePoint Conference 2019 Recap: The Future of Content Management is Bright

By: Tori Cameron on May 31, 2019

Innovating to the Intelligent Workplace

KnowledgeLake at SharePoint Conference 2019

The KnowledgeLake team had an amazing time at SharePoint Conference 2019 last week, and we’re excited to share our highlights from this year’s conference!

Kicking off the conference, this year’s keynote focused on sharing the most recent innovations in SharePoint and throughout Microsoft 365. The unifying theme among these new additions was their ability to enhance the experience of collaborative content in an organization, starting at an employee level.

Arguably the biggest announcement of the keynote was Jeff Teper’s unveiling of SharePoint home sites: a landing page for your organization that is designed to function as “an organizational news source.” Bringing together relevant content and news tailored to each user and an enterprise-wide Microsoft Search tool, SharePoint home sites aims to create a productivity-boosting, unifying experience for employees across an organization.

Our Favorite Sessions from SharePoint Conference 2019

We attended a lot of informative and engaging sessions throughout the week, but there were a few this year that we want to give a special shout out to.  

On Tuesday, Chris McNulty and Mark Kashman held a live recording of the Intrazone podcast. Joining the hosts was a panel of SharePoint experts, customers, and partners that included Susan Hanley and David Feldman. Not only was it exciting to sit in on a live recording of a major authority in the content management space, but it was also cool to hear experts speak to the ways they employ SharePoint in their organizations.

KnowledgeLake’s very own Vice President of Project Management, Jason Burian, took to the mic later in the day to talk about how top craft brewery New Belgium Brewing used KnowledgeLake’s machine-learning capture and robotic process automation to transform its organization. Jason explained how, as the brewery grew, their workflows became outdated and couldn’t keep up with the volume of business-critical documents coming in. By employing KnowledgeLake’s RPA and machine-learning capture, their accounts payable/finance team was able to streamline their invoice processing and drastically reduce time spent on manual data entry; in fact, the KL platform was able to dramatically cut the processing time per document from 40 seconds (when manually processed by an employee) to 10 seconds (when processed by a bot) over the course of six weeks.

Feel free to check out this short video if you want to learn more about New Belgium Brewing’s experience with the KnowledgeLake platform:

Improving SharePoint Content Processes with KnowledgeLake

Finally, in a session that took attendees through the latest and upcoming innovations in the content management space, Chris McNulty and Sean Squires were joined by KnowledgeLake client Erinn Gordon of Brookfield Properties. Erinn offered helpful insight into the adoption of a modern content services solution from the unique perspective of an organization who’s been through the process. She explained how her business partners at Brookfield Properties had been trying to replace an old on-premise solution for years when they decided on the KnowledgeLake platform in 2018. In highlighting the ways that SharePoint—in conjunction with KnowledgeLake—has improved their organizational processes, she touched on how simple the solution has made it for Brookfield Properties’ human resources department to manage its records and ensure adherence to retention policies.

Discovering Innovations at SharePoint Conference 2019

It was exciting to hear about all the innovative ways that organizations are using SharePoint to better manage their content in the digital workplace. SharePoint Conference may focus more on collaborative content management than transactional content management solutions (i.e. KnowledgeLake’s proverbial bread and butter), but we always love an opportunity to speak to the transformative power of fortifying an already strong stack of Microsoft content management solutions with a transactional content management solution like KnowledgeLake.

KnowledgeLake at SharePoint Conference 2019

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