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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.

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