SharePoint Consulting Services
Our SharePoint Health Check-Up analyzes your SharePoint to help ensure that your SharePoint aligns both with Microsoft’s recommended best practices and with our decade of experience with Microsoft SharePoint.
Its a perfect low-cost engagement to get to know our SharePoint expertise. We guarantee your satisfaction or no charge.
We've been working with SharePoint for over a decade, and our staff has been specialized in Microsoft technologies for about 25 years. Our philosophy for service is to get the job done without any surprises in the most efficient way possible. We use out-of-the-box features when possible, and design custom solutions in the simplest way possible for the best delivery of value to our clients, better maintainability of the system, and because it's the logical thing to do.
What's new in SharePoint 2016 & 2019
Our SharePoint solutions are based on years of experience working with the SharePoint platform and understanding how it can make an impact in the business world. We understand that business is about people, not technology, and
that successful working relationships are based on mutual trust, respect
and honesty. We can either take full responsibility for your project or work collaboratively, side-by-side with your team or partners.
Our end-to-end SharePoint Consulting services include requirement assessment and planning, farm design, technical implementation, and support, including training for both administrators and end users.
Often we begin with a SharePoint Health Check to assess and validate an existing installation, and then do a strategic
road map to plan what SharePoint can do best to help your firm. We know what questions to ask and what kinds of problems SharePoint can solve. The Road Map process is all about helping clients get the most out of their SharePoint investment.
We show our
clients best-in-class designs from our SharePoint Portfolio in an interactive way, so they can see what others have done to achieve desired results for a productivity tool. We then create a wireframe design for client review so that everyone can work towards making the vision a functional reality.
SharePoint has so many tools, features
and capabilities that it’s hard to understand which ones address your specific business needs. We bring many years of experience and hundreds of deployments to the table to help guide our clients in implementing the right tools for the most effective use SharePoint for their business.
It’s not just about how the site looks; it’s also about how the site performs. Our senior architects provide guidance on SharePoint functionality. As part of each solution design, we leverage our proven methodology and Intellectual Property toolkits that enhance SharePoint and build a custom solution tailored to meet your business needs.
At the end of the
day this simply means addressing how you will manage, maintain and update the site, so you are always getting the most value out of your solution. SimpleSharePoint offers Microsoft SharePoint training and user adoption programs that are fairly progressive. We believe SharePoint can be the agent for change in a business environment, but to get the most out of it, people need to understand how to use it and govern it. By helping our clients train their users to understand the solution within the context of their environment, an organization can increase adoption exponentially while effectively managing and supporting change.
The final step in a SharePoint deployment is knowledge transfer. We ensure our clients are aware of what we have done throughout the site’s creation and deployment so that you can pick up the reigns and move the SharePoint project forward. The goal is to create a SharePoint site that empowers users to do more on their own. Ultimately, letting you own the project, manage the solution and get the most business value out of SharePoint.
For clients who need extra assistance monitoring, managing and supporting their environment, we offer SharePoint Managed Services. SimpleSharePoint's approach to SharePoint Managed Services provides our clients with a highly responsive team of subject matter experts, comprehensive coverage and predictable costs to ensure users are able to work efficiently without disruption.
As a rule of thumb when going through the initial requirements stage of a SharePoint website project, we talk about the business requirements and business value 80% of the time, and SharePoint/technology only 20% of the time.
Every company needs to have a strategic plan for implementing SharePoint and a roadmap for its goals. Planning can mean the difference between chaos and smooth sailing.
Our Roadmap consulting engagement is an expanded version of our SharePoint "Day at the White Board" Strategic planning session. Consulting is comprised of on- and off-site components that result in a roadmap for your SharePoint goals, as well as provide a reusable method for
continuing improvement. The goal is tangible business value through better utilization of strategic SharePoint features, with documented plans of how to use them.
SimpleSharePoint will assist your organization in getting to where it should be with SharePoint. We provide assistance with
strategy planning using the tools in our SIMPLE method toolkit to establish your business needs and map them to SharePoint. Workshops use demos of our existing systems to demonstrate how portals, collaboration, search, business forms, content management, business intelligence and workflow can be used.
We build a roadmap using our six
month plus method for strategic planning of your tactical goals. The strategy of the organization lays out the combination of policies, processes, and procedures that are employed to help an organization achieve its mission and vision statements. The success of SharePoint is directly related to how well the organization’s mission, vision, and goals are developed and communicated to form a proper context into which SharePoint can be implemented.
Innovation doesn't necessarily mean creating the next big social network or developing a spaceship to send people to another galaxy. Innovation can be as simple as solving a complex problem with a simple solution.
In a complex world, sometimes we need to bring things back to their core components and find ways of being practical and overcoming hurdles. You'll never find us designing a fast sports car if a four-door sedan will get you there.
User experience is always the end point of the solution and far more than just a facelift. We truly believe in designing solutions that users will love and use. That's how to get the return on investment.
It’s a focus on the coming six months planned and executed in detail, with sketched-out ideas for the following six months. This adds up to 12 months of planning and becomes the basis for a solid and ongoing intranet strategy. At the end of each 6 month period, new functionality or content is delivered that helps position the intranet for the next round of improvements. Releasing intranet ‘upgrades’ every six months works well.
Instead of steadily working on longer-term activities, this approach asks: what can be delivered in the next six months? In answering this question, it also identifies those activities that are not just doable, but also worth doing (the best bang for the buck).
This is a cyclic process, with each six month period of activity leading into the next. Underlying this is the steady building of momentum for the intranet, giving an ‘upwards spiral’ that allows more to be done in each six month period. In this way, the intranet team can steadily work on ever-increasing needs and issues, even when the starting point is extremely constrained.
This means you are not waiting for the ‘right conditions’ to arise, and you can act constructively and proactively to build an increasingly effective intranet.
Sustaining and maximizing the return on value from SharePoint continues to be a challenge for many organizations. The complex capabilities within SharePoint has increased the demand for support. A combination of business analysis, architecture, development and training skills are needed to maximize adoption and drive value. This is an expensive proposition to internal staff.
SimpleSharePoint can be your dedicated SharePoint support and advisor. We will evaluate new features, determine which are relevant for your business, and deliver measurable results.
Based on our experience with hundreds of SharePoint deployments and our exclusive alignment with Microsoft, we are able to offer the most comprehensive expertise, bridging the gap between business and technology.
SharePoint Managed Services