I am thePMOSenior Manager for a large globalCPG company's R&D department. Note: I am in the business (not IT), andcan't get the guidance /options /clarity I need before choosing to implement SharePointOnlineor Microsoft Teams for the purposes of1)equipping mymanyproject teams with a central hub to store, share, retrieve project documents & informationAND2) allowingGoogle-like (I mean "Bing-like)searchabilityacross all project documents (includes bothinflightproject or completed projects [archived]), strategy docs, etc.
Currently my group doesn't really have a viableECMsolution in place.....project teams seem to store key project documents on their personal computers and share them with project colleagues through email. This of course is risky,inefficient, and leads to rework.
My IT department hasprovisioned me with a brand new clean SharePointOnlinesite; however, the build will seem to require a significant amount of effort (on my part) to generate 100's ofsubsitesand a nightmare to manage & administer. The reason I say this is that my R&D group is aligned to 8 pillars (or platforms), 40+ programs (that align to one of the pillars), and 100+ projects (that aligns to one of the programs). Note: I'd implement Live Tiles or another "Mega Menu" add-on solution to achieve this; however, my IT group won't support SharePoint work that is not "out of the box."
The other option that I just learned about is Microsoft Teams (whichapparently has awatered down version of SharePoint specific to each individual Team generated). The big big big negative that I see with Microsoft Teams is thatyou cannot search for project documents across private Teams SharePoint sites ORrepurposeMS Teams SharePoint sites as SharePointOnlinesub-sites.
Do we go with 1) full SharePointOnline (to achieve a singlesearchablesource),2) full Microsoft Teams (withsiloedSharePoint sites that are not crosssearchable), or 3) somehow a hybrid of both?
Is anybody else experiencing a similardilemma? Any suggestions are welcomed and much appreciated!