2014
Case Study: SP2013 Internet Site
ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
2014
Who are these guys?
Michael Blumenthal
• Sr. Solution Architect
• CSPUG Co-Leader
• 19 years in IT Consulting
• 11 ye...
2014
This is about you
2014
Agenda
The business challenge
The solution
Technical Architecture & key components
Team
Measures of success
2014
Roadrunner Transportation Systems
• Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, Intermodal
• 2500+ Employees, 15,000+ Contractors...
2014
The Challenges
Aging ASP.Net site
Consolidate 30+ Subsidiary Sites
Consolidate 500+ Line of business apps
Small Inter...
2014
What Did We See?
• 32 Subsidiary Sites
• 251 Pages
• 49 Forms
• 16 Login Methods
• 32 Reports
• 63 Tools
• 57 Forms
5...
2014
What Did We Build?
• 15 Admin Apps
• 30 Line of Business Apps
• 8 SSRS Reports
• 7 Web Services
• 8 Service Segments ...
2014
Project Management Strategy
• Frequent Status Meetings
• PSC Client Portal – SharePoint 2013
• Shared OneNote Noteboo...
2014
Design
• Axure Prototyping Tool
• Site Design Strategy
• 20/20 Hindsight
• Create UX Before any Development
5/21/2014...
2014
UX
Goals
• Modern
• User Friendly
Tools
• SharePoint ECM Features
• Twitter Bootstrap
• Telerik ASP.NET AJAX Controls...
2014
BEFORE
2014
2014
Wando
2014
AFTER: WWW.RRTS.COM
Roadrunner Transportation Systems
2014
2014
2014
2014
2014
HOW IT WORKS
Technical Architecture
2014
Technology Overview
• SharePoint 2013 for Internet
• Web Part Development
• Solution Packages
• Telerik
• Twitter Boo...
2014
Development Decisions
• Traditional SharePoint Model vs. App Model?
• Authentication?
• Where to store Data?
5/21/201...
2014
“Traditional” SP Dev, Not SP Apps
Traditional SP Dev
• On Premise
• Mature
• Resources
SP App Model
• Cloud Oriented
...
Sharepoint2013FBA.codeplex.com
www.rrts.com
Production Farm
2014
LOB APPS AND REPORTS
Demo
2014
The A-Team
• Client: 2 .Net developers, 1 Team Lead, 1 manager, 1 CIO , 1 Dir of Marketing
Account
Exec
Practice
Lead...
2014
Measures of success
• 700 Bills Of Lading/day
• Increased hits, decreased exits
Google Analytics 3 mo Before 3 mo Aft...
2014
Summary
• Plan UX Design First
• Determine Development Strategy
• Incorporate Pre-Built Tools and Frameworks
• Store ...
2014
Come to our both for a chance to win!
• ASUS Transformer Book
T100TA-C1-GR Touchscreen
2 in 1
• Sells for $399!
• 10....
2014
Questions
• Michael Blumenthal
SharePoint Architect
PSC Group, LLC
• MBlumenthal@psclistens.com
• psclistens.com
• ww...
PSC Case study: SP2013 Public Facing Internet Site - Roadrunner Transportation Systems
PSC Case study: SP2013 Public Facing Internet Site - Roadrunner Transportation Systems
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This case study gives a behind the scenes look at what it took the team at PSC Group, LLC to build the new www.rrts.com website for Roadrunner Transportation Systems.

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  • Devs?Admins?Using sp2013 for internet site?Public Facing Website on SharePoint?
  • We wore many hats:Gather RequirementsBusiness Process ConsultingTechnology ConsultingManagement ConsultingWe helped the business understand what they needed to communicate and accomplish.
  • Over 504 pieces of content
  • PSC Client Portal (our SP2013 extranet) was heavily used.
  • No more Internet license costs vs 2010Development of Web Parts in parallel with site structure, branding, navigationPutting each app in its own solution package rather than one giant solution package made maintenance, upgrades easyUse of Telerik controls ASP.NET Ajax Controls(details later in the deck) Integrating OOTB FBA user management model with a rich user model(details later in the deck) Use of a custom SQL database because this is highly relational Line of Business data.SQL DB vs. Lists
  • Decided to go with server side development. Made decision in June 2013.Initially wanted to go App ModelTried of couple of process / Took 3-4 time as longApp Model is maturing / But Still Not ready Yet
  • External Users – Extended Properties – FBA FrameworkMuch customization required.
  • Back-End is SQL instead of using Lists- Integrate with AS/400Pre-existing web services needed to be maintained.Active/Passive SQL Cluster had two SQL Instances, one for SP, one for the Roadrunner LOB data.
  • No Fault tolerance / Disaster Recovery in the system that we replaced. New system uses a fault tolerant design.LB3 WFE2 App1 SQL Cluster2 instances: SP, RRC DBStage, dev: reduced farm members
  • Possibly play A-Team theme song?
  • Add Malcolm info
  • PSC Case study: SP2013 Public Facing Internet Site - Roadrunner Transportation Systems

    1. 1. 2014 Case Study: SP2013 Internet Site ROADRUNNER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS
    2. 2. 2014 Who are these guys? Michael Blumenthal • Sr. Solution Architect • CSPUG Co-Leader • 19 years in IT Consulting • 11 years of SharePoint • Team member on this project Malcolm Eaton • Microsoft Practice Leader • 14 years of SharePoint • Project Leader on this project
    3. 3. 2014 This is about you
    4. 4. 2014 Agenda The business challenge The solution Technical Architecture & key components Team Measures of success
    5. 5. 2014 Roadrunner Transportation Systems • Truckload, Less-Than-Truckload, Intermodal • 2500+ Employees, 15,000+ Contractors • 30 Different Acquisitions
    6. 6. 2014 The Challenges Aging ASP.Net site Consolidate 30+ Subsidiary Sites Consolidate 500+ Line of business apps Small Internal developer staff AS400 integration User Management VB.NET code base
    7. 7. 2014 What Did We See? • 32 Subsidiary Sites • 251 Pages • 49 Forms • 16 Login Methods • 32 Reports • 63 Tools • 57 Forms 5/21/2014 7
    8. 8. 2014 What Did We Build? • 15 Admin Apps • 30 Line of Business Apps • 8 SSRS Reports • 7 Web Services • 8 Service Segments Pages • 16 Company Sites 5/21/2014 8
    9. 9. 2014 Project Management Strategy • Frequent Status Meetings • PSC Client Portal – SharePoint 2013 • Shared OneNote Notebook • Yammer
    10. 10. 2014 Design • Axure Prototyping Tool • Site Design Strategy • 20/20 Hindsight • Create UX Before any Development 5/21/2014 10
    11. 11. 2014 UX Goals • Modern • User Friendly Tools • SharePoint ECM Features • Twitter Bootstrap • Telerik ASP.NET AJAX Controls • SSRS Reports
    12. 12. 2014 BEFORE
    13. 13. 2014
    14. 14. 2014
    15. 15. Wando
    16. 16. 2014 AFTER: WWW.RRTS.COM Roadrunner Transportation Systems
    17. 17. 2014
    18. 18. 2014
    19. 19. 2014
    20. 20. 2014
    21. 21. 2014 HOW IT WORKS Technical Architecture
    22. 22. 2014 Technology Overview • SharePoint 2013 for Internet • Web Part Development • Solution Packages • Telerik • Twitter Bootstrap • SQL 2012 / Custom Database
    23. 23. 2014 Development Decisions • Traditional SharePoint Model vs. App Model? • Authentication? • Where to store Data? 5/21/2014 26
    24. 24. 2014 “Traditional” SP Dev, Not SP Apps Traditional SP Dev • On Premise • Mature • Resources SP App Model • Cloud Oriented • Immature • Challenging
    25. 25. Sharepoint2013FBA.codeplex.com www.rrts.com
    26. 26. Production Farm
    27. 27. 2014 LOB APPS AND REPORTS Demo
    28. 28. 2014 The A-Team • Client: 2 .Net developers, 1 Team Lead, 1 manager, 1 CIO , 1 Dir of Marketing Account Exec Practice Lead Project Manager Sr. UX Designer UX Designer SP Arch Data Arch SP Devs Tester
    29. 29. 2014 Measures of success • 700 Bills Of Lading/day • Increased hits, decreased exits Google Analytics 3 mo Before 3 mo After Page Views 3,393,986 5,270,783 Unique Page Views 2,609,161 3,606,197 Average Time on Page 1m:51s 1m:21s % Exit 27.92% 20.79%
    30. 30. 2014 Summary • Plan UX Design First • Determine Development Strategy • Incorporate Pre-Built Tools and Frameworks • Store Relational Data in a Database • Test, Test, Test
    31. 31. 2014 Come to our both for a chance to win! • ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Touchscreen 2 in 1 • Sells for $399! • 10.1-inch HD touchscreen • Up to 11 hours battery life
    32. 32. 2014 Questions • Michael Blumenthal SharePoint Architect PSC Group, LLC • MBlumenthal@psclistens.com • psclistens.com • www.cspug.org • Blog.blumenthalit.com • Twitter: @MichaelBL • SPYam & MWC Yam Thank you for your time today. • Malcolm Eaton Practice Lead PSC Group, LLC • MEaton@psclistens.com • psclistens.com • SPYam & MWC Yam
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