4. Softmart Company Facts
 Established: 1982; Status:
 Regional offices throughout the
 Global partnerships in all world
 Business Strategy – Focus on
“As a privately held company, Softmart
manages to the expectations of our
customers, not Wall Street. We believe
the true measure of our success is
 SAM Certified
 Analytics Advantage Program
 Numerous Microsoft Awards
6. Let’s get started
7.  http://bit.ly/Qw4nC3
 Rapidly create solutions
configuring the basic
building blocks of
functionality available in
SharePoint 2013, and in
many cases, Microsoft
8.  Lists, Libraries, Views
 List Forms, InfoPath, 3rd Party Forms
 Workflows – SharePoint Designer, Visio, 3rd
Party Workflow Tools
 Power Pivot / Power View
 Access Apps
 Social Tools
 Web Parts
10.  To leverage your SharePoint
 To help reduce duplicate content
 To unlock the value of Line-of-
Business (LOB) data
 To rapidly create a business
solution without dependence on
technical staff (DIY)
 Because your End User Adoption
Relies Upon it
11. Factors Impact
Risk Prepare Risk Mitigation Plans if Necessary
Approval Do you have the proper permission to build such
Solution? Obtain Proper Approval to Build the
Adoption Does this solve users’ needs? Why would they use it?
WIIFM. Define the value proposition before you build
3rd Party Applications / Solutions Are you recreating the wheel? Does the solution
better integrate if built on SharePoint? Etc…
Training What kind of learning curve will the users have?
Prepare a training plan for go-live.
Governance Policies Determine how existing governance policies should
affect your solution/application. What permission
groups should exist. Can you use pre-existing
Step 1: Think it through; get your users involved!
12. Step 2: Sample Questions
Identify Requirements From Your End Users
What processes are you currently doing with Email & Office today?
Do you have any paper based processes?
What do you track in your department? How do you track it?
What kind of reports do you look at? How are they distributed to you? Is
the data static?
How do you collaborate on documents today?
What kind of forms are required in your department? How do you
distribute them and how do the users execute them?