5280 Solutions - SharePoint Consulting Services


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Overview of SharePoint (WSS and MOSS) consulting services offered by 5280 Solutions. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, and have expertise that covers the entire SharePoint spectrum.

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5280 Solutions - SharePoint Consulting Services

  1. 1. 5280 Solutions <br />SharePoint Consulting<br />www.5280solutions.com<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Table of Contents<br />About us (3-5)<br />SharePoint experience (6-14)<br />Client list (6)<br />Project samples (7-8)<br />Screenshots (9-14)<br />SharePoint strategy modules and case studies (slides 15-18)<br />Project methodologies (19-22)<br />Maintenance and support services (23)<br />Contact information (24)<br />2<br />
  3. 3. About Us: Company Information<br />Wholly owned LLC, 1978 – Nelnet (NNI) <br />Award-winning provider of information technology products with core competencies in Microsoft-based consulting, Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Solutions, Educational Loan Software Solutions, and Business Intelligence<br />Microsoft Gold Partner, Managed Partner, and Business Solutions Partner<br />International client base<br />200+ Technology Professionals<br />Headquartered in Highlands Ranch (Denver), with offices in Albany, Manhattan, Chicago, and Boise<br />3<br />
  4. 4. About Us: Microsoft Expertise<br />Specialize in developing, implementing, integrating and maintaining Microsoft solutions for more than a decade<br />Includes SharePoint Consulting, Microsoft and .NET Technology, Certified Training, Document Management/Imaging, Workflow/Business Process Management, Web Applications Development, and Mainframe Conversion Projects<br />Microsoft Gold Partner program <br />Earned 11 competencies and 11 specializations at company level<br />Certified 5280 software products in SharePoint and.NET, Dynamic Filer and Uconnect<br />A large majority of our employees are Microsoft Certified Professionals<br />4<br />
  5. 5. About Us: SharePoint Expertise<br />SharePoint competency Information Worker (Microsoft Gold Partner program), earned specializations in Portals and Collaboration, Enterprise Content Management and Forms, Search, and Office Deployment<br />Over 6 years deploying SharePoint solutions to our clients, including WSS and MOSS<br />Our skills and experience span the whole SharePoint spectrum – infrastructure, configuration, user functionality, training, power user, development, workflow, etc.<br />5<br />
  6. 6. Experience: Sample of SharePoint Clients<br />6<br />Brighton <br />Public <br />Schools<br />
  7. 7. Experience: SharePoint Project Samples<br />7<br />
  8. 8. Experience: SharePoint Project Samples<br />8<br />
  9. 9. Experience: Branding Implementation<br />9<br />Making SharePoint NOT look like SharePoint<br />
  10. 10. 10<br />Experience: Interface Configuration<br />Interface configuration <br />using 3rd party web parts and scripts<br />
  11. 11. 11<br />Experience: Custom KPIs<br />Custom reporting dashboards<br />
  12. 12. 12<br />Experience: Web Part Development<br />Custom<br />web parts<br />& event handlers<br />
  13. 13. 13<br />Experience: InfoPath Development<br />Dynamic InfoPath forms using SharePoint list data<br />
  14. 14. 14<br />Experience: Workflow Design and Dev<br />Workflows designed <br />to be maintainable <br />by business users<br />
  15. 15. Strategy Module: Governance<br />Roles and responsibilities<br />Business strategy<br />Farm administration<br />Internal support<br />Site advancement<br />Processes<br />Content updates<br />Issue escalation<br />Major site revisions<br />Communication among stakeholders<br />Training<br />Self-service resources<br />Internal knowledge-sharing<br />Formal courses<br />15<br />Case Study: 5280 client needed governance policies for intranet and team sites<br />Challenges: No experience with SharePoint, small team, unknown business needs, overloaded staff<br />Strategies implemented: Divided responsibilities between IT and Communications teams, positioned key staff as internal “go-to” experts, publicized issue reporting and support channels, recommended procedures for major infrastructure changes, identified features of SharePoint that best matched the client’s business needs, provided formal Administrator Training, and developed internal training program <br />Results: IT and Communications teams are currently self-sufficient, and intranet is “taking hold” <br />
  16. 16. Strategy Module: Look & Feel<br />Design<br />Color palette<br />Graphics<br />Multimedia<br />Standardized layouts<br />Navigation<br />Site taxonomy<br />Top and side menus<br />Page-specific navigation areas<br />Maintenance<br />On-going usability improvements<br />SharePoint Designer training <br />Site owner guidelines<br />16<br />Case Study: 5280 client needed new logo and custom branding for external SharePoint site<br />Challenges: No graphic design experience, past problems with brand strength, navigation starting from scratch<br />Strategies implemented: Designed new logo, selected new colors, created page layouts for maximum readability, fit overall look & feel to match the client’s industry theme, created plan for audience-specific site navigation, provided training and methods for easier design improvements moving forward<br />Results: Increased enthusiasm among departments to move content to the new site; brand identity transcending online world and now includes print collateral<br />
  17. 17. Strategy Module: Maximized ROI<br />Improve business communication<br />Audience targeting<br />Streamlined publishing process<br />Move processes online<br />Centralization of forms and workflows<br />Content management<br />Find what you need quicker<br />Best practices for SharePoint Search<br />Move info to document repositories/lists<br />Create synergies among employees<br />Enhanced collaboration<br />New communication channels<br />Innovation and process improvement<br />17<br />Case Study: 5280 parent company had successful installation and needed to make it work for the business<br />Challenges: Limited knowledge of SharePoint, small staff, no access to developers, information overload<br />Strategies implemented: Moved processes online using SharePoint Designer, used “Best Bets” and usage analysis to improve search, created internal SharePoint Community, developed re-usable methods to reduce common administrative tasks at executive level<br />Results: Cultural shift from e-mail communications to more cost-effective online communications; hosted a presentation for Communications Executive Council on how to create a world-class intranet with SharePoint<br />
  18. 18. Strategy Module: Custom Solutions<br />Corporate intranets<br />Employee engagement<br />Integration with corporate strategies<br />Project Management Office<br />Strategies for project management<br />Sales pipeline management<br />SharePoint and MS CRM<br />SharePoint 2010 preparation<br />Extranet usage and configuration<br />Other strategiesUnique solutions to meet the needs of your business<br />18<br />Our experience: world-class corporate communications program involving a parent company and several subsidiaries<br />Our experience: configuration to meet our own internal PM needs<br />Our experience: integration between SharePoint and Microsoft’s CRM<br />Our experience: migrations from SharePoint 2003 to SharePoint 2007<br />Our experience: consultation for client extranet sites<br />Our experience: 5280’s team of consultants cover SharePoint’s entire spectrum, and can help you make sure your site continues to move forward<br />
  19. 19. Methodology: Project Team<br />19<br /><ul><li>Senior SharePoint Project Manager - coordinate and manage resources, schedules, status reports, and deliverables
  20. 20. SharePoint Configurator/Business Analyst - requirements and business process analysis
  21. 21. SharePoint Architect/Advisors - establish technical direction, planning, and review
  22. 22. SharePoint Technical Consultants - design, develop, test, document, and deliver</li></li></ul><li>Methodology: Structured<br />20<br />Gather detailed project requirements<br />Prepare an analysis and solution design document for approval<br />Build project controls<br />Establish project plan<br />Timeline<br />Milestones<br />Deliverables<br />Execute plan and provide weekly status reports<br />
  23. 23. Methodology: Iterative<br />21<br />Gather initial project requirements<br />Prepare an analysis and solution design document for approval<br />Build project controls<br />Begin iterations w/weekly status reports<br />Build<br />Test<br />Incorporate feedback<br />Repeat<br />Note: We have a proven system to manage iterative phases so that projects stay within budget and time constraints<br />
  24. 24. Methodology: Staff Augmentation<br />22<br />Establish overall goals and time constraints<br />Provide flexible scheduling<br />Send weekly status reports (optional)<br />Send monthly invoicing<br />Periodic review of progress and goal realignment<br />
  25. 25.                               <br />Maintenance & Support Services<br />A-9<br /><ul><li> Flexible Support Options
  26. 26. One stop support
  27. 27. Dedicated support staff
  28. 28. 7 X 24 Help Desk
  29. 29. Certified technicians
  30. 30. Guaranteed response time
  31. 31. Problem tracking system
  32. 32. Formal escalation process</li></li></ul><li>Our Contact Information<br />24<br />www.5280solutions.com <br />5280solutions.wordpress.com<br />Brenda Schulze, Vice President<br /> phone: 303-696-5688 <br /> fax: 303-648-6780<br /> e-mail: bschulze@5280solutions.com <br />