Businesses large and small have adopted SharePoint so they can easily access the information they need to get their jobs done. However, more and more companies are opting for 3rd party add-ons to enhance functionality and reap the most business benefit.
AIIM, recently conducted a survey of its community members. In July 2012, AIIM presented the findings of its survey, "The SharePoint Puzzle - adding the missing pieces."
In the report AIIM states that "nearly half of (their) respondents feel that compared to out-of-the-box SharePoint, they could be 50% more productive with enhanced workflow, search, information reporting, and automated document creation tools. Scanning and capture, case management and social system add-ons would all produce significant productivity improvements of 25% or more. Over half are using or planning to use third-party add-on products to enhance these functional areas."
Read more on how the explosive growth of 3rd party add-ons for Sharepoint may affect you.