What is a SharePoint Hub Site?

A SharePoint hub site enables you to organize your intranet by associating multiple team sites and communication sites together in SharePoint. Also known as “SharePoint hubs”, SharePoint hub sites provide common navigational structure, look and feel, and search across associated sites. You can use SharePoint Online hub sites in Office 365 to organize concepts, teams, divisions, or resources throughout your organization, making it easier to:

  • ✓ Search across all associated sites
  • ✓ Discover related content, such as news and other site activities
  • ✓ Apply common navigation and branding across associated sites

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SharePoint Hub Sites on Desktop

SharePoint Hub Sites on Desktop

SharePoint Hub Sites on Mobile

SharePoint Hub Sites on Mobile

SharePoint hub sites combine news and activities from your different associated sites and display the roll-up on the hub’s home page. This could potentially have a significant impact on the way you construct intranets and departmental sites within your organization.

The association can be changed whenever you like, meaning that making changes to the organizational structure will be as simple as adjusting a setting.

If you’re trying to customize SharePoint hubs or SharePoint online hubs to meet your organization’s unique needs, HingePoint can help.

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FAQs About SharePoint Hub Sites

What is a hub on SharePoint?

Hub Sites connect and organize content for different projects, departments, divisions, regions, etc., within an enterprise. Making it easy for people to discover relevant content including news and other site activity.

What can I do with my SharePoint Hub Site?

You can organize and distribute content through your company’s intranet by associating multiple team sites and communication sites together with hub site settings. With SharePoint online hubs, you can create organizational structures within an entire company using one central location, and;

  • Intranet users can search content across company sites dictated by your settings
  • Discover new content, such as updates and other site activities
  • Apply common navigation for intranet users and branding across associated sites

Can I join one SharePoint hub site under another hub site?

No, you won’t be able to join a SharePoint hub site to another hub site.

Can a team site or a communication site be joined to more than one SharePoint hub site?

No. It will only be possible to join a site to one hub site at a time. It is possible to link to various unjoined sites in the top navigation. And it will be possible, within seconds, to join and/or unjoin a site as the business changes.

Can a hub site replace my current organizational portal?

Hub sites are designed to let you dynamically organize closely-related sites, bringing together similar projects, binding related assets, and presenting common activity. Customers with portals that include customization beyond the web parts and extensions that the SharePoint Framework currently supports are likely to continue using the SharePoint publishing infrastructure, which continues to be fully supported in both SharePoint Server On-Premises and SharePoint Online.

When should I use a team site? When should I use a communication site?

Your SharePoint team site lets you share content, knowledge, news, and apps with your group as you collaborate on a project. A SharePoint communication site lets you tell your story, share your work, and showcase your product across the organization.

Who can help me set up, develop, and optimize a SharePoint hub site?

If you’re trying to customize SharePoint hubs to meet your organization’s unique needs, HingePoint is here to help.

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Why Work with HingePoint?


With over 15 years of experience, we have done over 50 project management systems and have helped automate large portfolios of projects (from hundreds to thousands of them). We’ve helped over 200 companies migrate to SharePoint.

Unique Process


Our unique process ensures you’ll effectively use SharePoint for project management. We don’t provide cookie cutter solutions; your situation needs a custom solution (which is what we provide).

Guaranteed Results

We are the only company in the industry that offers a results-based guarantee. That’s how confident we are that you’ll benefit from switching to SharePoint for project management.

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Case Studies: SharePoint Hub Sites

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Verizon automated 500 projects across the country with SharePoint, integrating 5 systems for a project management dashboard with a 7X ROI.

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Marriott Architecture & Construction goes mobile with SharePoint for field construction documents on iPads, potentially saving 100’s of hours per hotel construction project with a 15X ROI.

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Gordon Highlander needed a Construction Work Log in SharePoint to bring visibility to the status of all projects. This reduced project management effort from 28 to 12 hours per project, for 240% increase.

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Chick-fil-A integrated SharePoint for construction projects with Autodesk and asset management systems to renovate 4,000 restaurants, creating one system out of 3. 400X ROI.

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HingePoint's Roadmap for Successful Deployment

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System Assessment

After the initial Discovery Call, we’ll review your workflow and systems.


Design & Development

We’ll work with your key stakeholders to create and/or integrate solutions that achieve your business goals.


Test & Deploy

Before we launch, we’ll ensure that your new system is secure and functioning properly to make sure onboarding and adoption go smoothly.

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We prototyped Office365 and compared it to Google Docs for our entire school district across 7 campuses. From teachers to students, online accesses from anywhere. Amazing.

Director of Systems

These consultants found ways to weave data from many of our tools into one perfectly simple solution we all use every day.

Construction Manager

We migrated all our network drives from 50 states into Office365 SharePoint Online libraries. It now powers our intranet and extranet.” 

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Your Roadmap for SharePoint Hub Site Success

Decide How You Want it to Function

  • What do you want SharePoint to be able to do?
  • You’ll want to get input from employees about what they like and dislike about the current system.
  • Design the functionality and capabilities you want.

Connect Your Business Systems

  • Find a SharePoint expert who will customize SharePoint to meet your needs and that can integrate it into your other business systems.
  • We’ve helped over 200 companies.

Implement & Optimize It

  • Roll out your vastly-improved method of managing projects and documents.
  • Continuously improve how SharePoint works, making your employees even more efficient and your processes stronger.
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