According to a Computerworld article, Microsoft SharePoint grew from 75 million licensed users in 2006 to 85 million in 2007, generating revenue of $800 million. In 2008, there were 100 million-plus users, with revenue of more than $1 billion. Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for SharePoint, said the product is on track for $1.3 billion in revenue this year, IT Business Edge editor Ann All points out in a recent blog post.
Why the number of people who own the software might be that high, industry analysts have said that the actual number of users are significantly lower. Those same analysts say that Sharepoint sales have benefited from the packaging of SharePoint with other software in bundles.
Are you part of one of the companies not using SharePoint?
If you currently use, or plan to use SharePoint in the future, take a look at this SharePoint Decision Tool that was recently uploaded in the Knowledge Network. This download is designed to facilitate the decision-making and implementation-planning processes for your SharePoint initiative. After you answer a series of questions about your enterprise's environment and needs, the tool will provide a set of recommendations, estimates and key considerations.
This downloadable Excel tool helps you determine which version of SharePoint is most appropriate for your organization, what to expect in terms of costs and resources, as well as major benefits and challenges specific to your situation.