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BUSINESS RUNS BETTER
WITH SHAREPOINT,

SHAREPOINT RUNS BETTER
WITH SOFTURA

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SharePoint Consulting Services

We make SharePoint work for you!

SharePoint offers organizations a rich collaboration and document management platform that can leverage for a broad range of business needs.  Softura is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner with numerous certified SharePoint consultants both on-shore and off-shore.  Whether acting as a managed service, providing knowledge in a specific area of SharePoint, or delivering a comprehensive project, our SharePoint development experts are up to the task.

SharePoint Optimization Support

Portals & Collaborations Services

Experience Developing Solutions For

  • Reduced Complexity
  • Increased Productivity
  • Comprehensive Security
  • Proper Compliance & Governance
  • Improved User Experiences
  • Intranet & Employee Portal – Planning & Development
  • Team Collaboration & Project Management Solutions
  • Custom Document, Content, & Forms Management
  • Business Productivity Improvements – Workflow Integration
  • Custom Solutions Development
  • SharePoint Server Services
  • o365 Services
  • Enterprise Search Solutions
  • Branding & UI-User Interface Design
  • Business Intelligence Solutions
  • Rapid Deployable Solutions (RDS)
  • Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) v3
  • Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007
  • SharePoint Foundation 2010
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (WUSS)
  • SharePoint 2016
  • SharePoint Online

SharePoint Deployment Solutions

Over the years we’ve helped our clients develop and deploy SharePoint solutions using intranets, complex workflows, collaborations, departmental solutions and consumer/vendor portals.  We help organizations by building solutions that boost productivity, streamline document management, and improve workflow processes. 

  • Do you have an instance of SharePoint but aren’t getting what you expect from the platform?
  • Are you trying to implement workflows in SharePoint to streamline manual processes?
  • Do you or your team have problems managing documents?
    • Version Control
    • Finding Documents

Enterprise Portals

Community Sites

Document Assembly & Management

Custom Web Parts

Custom Workflows & Forms

Content Management

Application Integrations

Data Migration

UX Design & Custom Dashboards

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SharePoint Case Studies

Building A SharePoint Project Management Office Application & Dashboard

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SharePoint/Nintex Workflow to Lower Cost Of IT Ticket Management

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SharePoint Consulting & Optimization

Our consulting services will help you define your SharePoint road-map, plan and design SharePoint deployments, and develop custom web parts and integrations for your business.  We use best practices, ensure scalability and security for your SharePoint deployments, increase use adoption, implement custom branding, and promote user satisfaction through superior UI & UX design.

SharePoint Services Include

  • Environment Assessment
  • In-depth Interview with Key Stakeholders
  • Branding Discussion
  • Design Company Portal (HR)
  • Assess & Design Department/Team Sites
  • Design Document Center & Workflow Integration
  • Meta Data Planning
  • Security & Governance Requirements Discussion
  • Deployment Support, Testing, & Training

Common Questions & Challenges

SharePoint is used by organizations to create websites which can be used as a secure place to store, organize, share, and access information from almost any device. All you need is a web browser. “SharePoint” can refer to multiple technologies to help manage documents and workflow.

  • Create and define document storage
  • Manage document versions
  • Communicate necessary action through work-flow management
  • Allow for access to documents and data from anywhere using any device
  • Create a foundation for document and data controls that integration to all Office products
  • Enable a mobile workforce & advanced searching capabilities
  • Manage & track documents
  • Collaborate Across Departments
  • Find what you’re looking for fast
  • Integrates with Exchange Server, Yammer, & other tools to enhance collaboration
  • Helps users collaborate more effectively by providing a shared inbox, calendar, document library, and site. Integrated across Exchange, SharePoint .
  • Public Groups enable users to discover new information and meet new people within their organization
  • Membership for Groups is integrated across Exchange, SharePoint and Yammer to deliver a unified collaboration experience
  • In-Place Hold: protect content in-place in real time
  • Query: find up to date and relevant content quickly
  • Export: transfer content for review and production
  • Across: Sharepoint Online, Exchange Online, Skype for Business, and file shares on premises and Office 365

Challenge

•       There is no managed organization for document storage (Proliferation of folders)

•       There is no version control to manage document changes

•       Security is not managed or defined properly (Constant security reviews)

•       Workflow is managed by e-mailing documents

Solutions

•       Defined standards force controls and organization of documents

•       Every touch or change to a document generates a new version

•       Pages, lists, libraries and documents are fully searchable

Challenge

•       Intranet portal design and management (Employee portal)

•       Organization standards and controls

•       Updating and maintaining valid contact information

•       “Reinventing the wheel”… Is there a better mouse trap?

Solutions

•       Branded portals to replace existing stand-alone (intra-net) portals

•       Employee forms and documents

o   HR Forms (Vacation request form)

o   HR Notices (Job openings)

•       Standard Links to portals (Moodle; Armus; Kronos; etc.)

•       Contacts list controlled using up-to-date user data

Challenge

•       Expense management workflow and manual effort

•       Traceability of documentation

•       Paper-based reporting

Solutions

•       Electronic forms to enter data

•       Attaching scanned documentation

•       Workflow to notify managers for review and accounting for reimbursement

•       Full status control (Reviewing, Approved, Processed)

•       FUTURE: Options to automatically interface expenses to SAP for payment and posting

Challenge

•       Contract management is a labor intensive and uncontrolled during review cycle

•       Manual process to manage review and changes

•       Manual process for verifying targets and triggers

•       Changes to the document or contract are not tracked

Solutions

•       Data is stored in discrete fields for direct management

•       Contract changes can be tracked using version controls

•       Changes and review can drive notifications and workflows for approvals

•       Reporting and alerts can be automated based on triggers

Initiate

Plan

Execute

Transition

Close

Monitor & Control

Assign PM, Hold Kick Off Meetings, Knowledge Transfer, preliminary business requirements

Refine scope and requirements, develop plans to deliver solution, begin analysis, engage stakeholders

Enact the plan, complete analysis, design, develop solutions, test modules

Final system testing, training, release of product/solution

Transition to supporting operations, formally close the project

•       Assign PM

•       IKOM

•       PKOM

•       CKOM

•       Knowledge Transfer

•       Project Team identified

•       WBS; Project Plan

•       Risk Analysis; mitigation strategy

•       Burn chart; forecast

•       Communication Plan

•       Requirements

•       Security Review

•       Client Portal setup

•       Baseline project plan

•       Architecture and design specs

•       Test Plans

•       Training Plan

•       Go Live Plan

•       Testable system

•       Team meetings

•       System Testing

•       End User Training

•       On-going support strategy

•       Transition to supporting organization

•       Accept product/ solution

•       Post implementation test

•       Project Close Presentation

•       Lessons Learned

Softura enables companies digital transformation by providing turnkey services including new custom app development, installations, and configurations, to helping with migrations and integrations of existing legacy applications. We have completed a multitude of complex workflows as well as LOB Applications, Visualizations, and Analytics/BI projects for our business clients. Our headquarters is in Farmington Hills, MI and we are a Microsoft Gold Partner.

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We care about our clients, let us show you today

Call us at (248) 344-2100 or email Consult@softura.com to get started or request a personalized complementary consultation.  Your no-obligation consultation with one of our experts will answer your questions, cover Softura’s capabilities, and review your potential project’s time-frame along with the associated cost/options available.  From there we will swiftly develop a no-obligation project proposal custom tailored to solve your company’s specific needs.

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