SharePoint Products and Technologies
Many organisations are looking for tools to help them manage the torrent of information that needs to be handled by their employees, and the success of Microsoft range of SharePoint server products bears witness to this. The problem is, it is too easy to end up with another failed IT project if you just install the software, and send your users a link to the home page of the new portal. A successful SharePoint implementation requires careful planning at all stages.
Here's how WorkerThread can help:
Requirements Gathering - Making the Right Choices
Deciding which version of SharePoint is right for your organisation is an important first step. We can work with you to make sure you select the correct, most cost-effective products. We also have several "virtual" SharePoint solutions which we can quickly tailor to present in a workshop environment.
Implementation and Project Management
A successful SharePoint Implementation requires a lot more effort than just putting the installation CD into the drive and selecting the defaults. It is important to have a well-proven plan in place, which takes into account the way your organisation is structured and how you work. We can work with you to ensure all goes smoothly from day one.
SharePoint BI and Reporting Portals
SharePoint has become the delivery platform for the majority of Microsoft’s Business Intelligence tools, hosting reports and analyses using Excel, Reporting Services, PowerPivot and PerformancePoint. SQL Server adds to these features with improved capabilities in PowerPivot and Reporting Services and the all-new Power View feature for interactive data exploration, visualisation and presentation. We can help you choose the best tools for your business and show your users how to put them to best use.
Search and Knowledge Management
Studies by IDC suggest that a typical "information worker" can generate up to 3 gigabytes of new data each year, and spend up to 30% of their working day searching for the information they need. We can help you use SharePoint to ensure that your users find the information they need quickly and efficiently, by tailoring search services and creating easy to corporate knowledge-bases.
Customisation and Template Development
We specialise in "no-code" solutions for SharePoint which can be rapidly deployed and provide a very rapid return on investment. This environment is ideal for the automation of business processes which may currently use paper forms, or lots of separate Excel spreadsheets being filled each week. A SharePoint portal makes an ideal "one-stop-shop" for management of business processes such as expense forms, timesheets, requisitions, meeting room booking, event management etc. We have delivered quick-win solutions for a variety of commercial and public-sector organisations.
User and Administrator Training
We can provide tailored training for end-users and administrators, either as full day on-site courses or as "bite-size" sessions which focus on a single topic or objective.
Services for Microsoft Certified Partners
If you are a Microsoft partner in need of a SharePoint resource, please get in touch. We already provide a range SharePoint services to several Microsoft partners in the UK, and as well as the services described above, for partners we can help with your pre-sales effort, developing and delivering client-focused SharePoint demonstrations and seminars.