SharePoint Consulting and Development Services

The Application Development practice group at PTP has a team of business analysts, architects, developers, designers and project managers, all specialized in Microsoft SharePoint® and Office 365® platforms.

Our SharePoint consulting and development services help to align the technology to your organization’s goals and processes. We work with you to define the specific needs of your business, articulate these needs into a design, implement the solution and provide the end-to-end support you need post-launch.

Our solutions are tailored to you and your needs, including services such as:

  • Intranet, extranet and Internet strategy and roadmap planning
  • Upgrades and migrations for SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010 and SharePoint 2013
  • Server farm installation and configuration
  • Office 365 planning and deployment
  • Single sign-on (SSO) integration and deployment
  • Office automation and reporting
  • Governance planning
  • Business intelligence (BI) systems
  • Document management systems
  • Enterprise and departmental collaboration
  • Microsoft Office products integration
  • Data-driven architecture services
  • Training and system support
  • Hosting solutions for SharePoint
  • Whatever your needs may be, PTP is here to help you achieve your organization’s goals for collaboration and portal development with SharePoint.

Implementation

PTP will help you migrate SharePoint 2003, SharePoint 2007, or SharePoint 2010 to the most current version SharePoint 2013. Team PTP can also help you implement and upgrade to a new SharePoint farm or take an existing one to the next SharePoint year if applicable.

We offer SharePoint Installation & Migration

Here at PTP we utilize a proven set of best practices. This is to ensure that your near and long term goals are always met. We will analyze the implementation objectives, environment, and management to define the best configuration options, and security requirements. These requirements can be met alongside group, departmental, team, and personnel structuring requirements. Team PTP provides the support, tools, and training so that you can achieve successful deployments while meeting your organizations goals and budget. Below is a list of those action items we can accomplish.

  • Adding Servers to an Existing Farm
  • Deploy Intranets and Extranet Sites
  • Installation and configuration of SharePoint Farm
  • Migrate & Upgrade existing platform
  • Migration to Office 365
  • New Installation of SharePoint
  • SharePoint Upgrades from 2010, 2007 & 2003 versions of SharePoint

Planning and Assessments

PTP will ensure that your SharePoint site is successfully up and running through planning. As we already know, the biggest failure in SharePoint implementation is not having a plan.

Team PTP will develop a logical plan that will help your organization maximize the value of your SharePoint investment. During our assessment we will interview key personnel to learn about your business, challenges, functional business needs, and current technology investments. We will map business needs to the SharePoint feature set in order to facilitate a successful SharePoint implementation. We will work with your organization to develop a distinctive SharePoint environment to fit your needs, that you will direct and control. In turn, this environment will empower you to use SharePoint to accomplish your relevant business needs.

The environment we provide will address the following:

  • IT Infrastructure
  • Software
  • SharePoint Best Practices
  • Growth Projections
  • Improved IT Management
  • Enhanced Productivity

Content Management

Content management is one of the most popular functions of SharePoint. Let team PTP setup SharePoint Taxonomy to configure document management so that documents can be organized and found easily.

PTP will develop a logical plan that will help your organization maximize the value of your SharePoint investment. During our assessment we will interview key personnel to learn about your business, challenges, functional business needs, and current technology investments. We will map business needs to the SharePoint feature set in order to facilitate a successful SharePoint implementation. We will work with your organization to develop a distinctive SharePoint environment to fit your needs, that you will direct and control. In turn, this environment will empower you to use SharePoint to accomplish your relevant business needs.

Enterprise Content Management Feature

What is Enterprise Content Management, or ECM? ECM is a solution that enables the management, storage, retention, workflow, and delivery of documents and other content types across the SharePoint enterprise.

Managing Digital Assets

Digital asset management (DAM) includes functionality that supports the ingestion, annotation, storage, retrieval, and rendering of digital content, including audio, video, and images.

Managing Documents

Document management (DM) includes functionality to create, store, and track documents, document sets, and other types of content. The feature area includes a content organizer, a template for a Document Center, and infrastructure required to support the creation of document sets. It also includes technology that you can use to navigate through collections of documents and filter based on metadata, and a way to locate documents based on metadata defaults.

Managing Records and eDiscovery

Records management (RM) includes functionality used to identify documents as records, and ways to manage those records throughout their life cycle—identifying and creating records, eDiscovery or hold, auditing, expiration, and disposal. In SharePoint Server 2010, records management supports managing records in an archive or repository, and supports in-place records management.

Managing Enterprise Metadata

Enterprise metadata, or managed metadata, is a hierarchical collection of centrally managed terms that you can define and then use as metadata throughout SharePoint Server 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 applications. The metadata is managed because terms and term sets (collections of terms) are managed independently of the columns or fields that require them.

Managing Web Content

Web content management (WCM) enables the configuration, deployment, customization, and optimization of sites, site collections, pages, Web Parts, and documents.

Site Branding

When it comes to supporting your brand or your company’s representative identity, it's essential that you have experienced designers work for you. With attention to detail, your branding initiatives, business objectives, and vision in mind, our team brings your custom visualization to life. Here at PTP we will turn your SharePoint platform into a well branded and cleverly designed digital experience. Branding is a multi-disciplinary endeavor, which mixes traditional, creative, web design skills with technical SharePoint development expertise. The success of both a SharePoint intranet and extranet solution is the SharePoint user interface design. Our in-house team of designers, developers, and power users all collaborate to deliver you the best results in order to satisfy your businesses needs for your information management objectives. Our branding efforts include the following:

  • Master Pages
  • Branding
  • Usability Testing

Collaboration

SharePoint makes collaboration amongst you and your coworkers easy. SharePoint provides the tools you need to work together.

Community sites, My Sites, Microblog and Newsfeeds

Collaboration and communication are key to success in any organization in order to meet business needs. Microsoft has developed SharePoint as the platform that provides for social computing and collaboration features and they get better with each new version that is released. SharePoint allows for these features to empower enterprise users to widely share information easily with others in your organization, or outside your organization as you define. These features allow the enterprise user to interact and collaborate with others in specific subject areas, while using features like Community sites, My Sites, Microblog and Newsfeed page.

The Community sites can be best described as the concept behind a forum function similar to what you may already know of a discussion boards or forums on the internet today. This allows you to collaborate across your organization via discussions and focus on specific areas of interest to your organization. Community Sites introduces the concept of forums in SharePoint. With this feature, you can collaborate with a wide range of users across your organization and become part of discussions that focus on specific areas of interest.

Discussions give the ability to share information or seek knowledge about specific subjects. This site is controlled by assigned site moderators, who set rules in order to organize open discussions. The primary functions of these site moderators include: reviewing all posts, making useful posts as featured content, and the like function. Additionally, a moderator can choose to assign special badges to discussion members to indicate their level of contribution to the Community site. Using My Sites will allow you to optimize and manage personal profiles, store your data, keep you informed and up to date with specific activities, tag content and follow site pages. The latest release of SharePoint 2013, allows for an integrated navigation experience that allows an enterprise user to smoothly browse their individual or others’ My Sites. Lastly, the introduction of the Microblog and Newsfeed features, allows for enterprise users to communicate via short conversations and keep the enterprise user updated with various actions from other users in your own organization.

Workflow

SharePoint inherently allows you to automate your business processes through both built in workflows and custom workflows that Team PTP can build for you, depending on your requirements.

Business Process & Workflow

The Microsoft Office SharePoint Server or SharePoint Online provides many features that can help you integrate and streamline your business processes. We will utilize InfoPath Forms Services technology in SharePoint to create browser-based forms and gather data. People in your organization can complete forms in a Web browser or HTML-enabled mobile devices. Workflows automatically move documents or items through a sequence of actions or tasks related to a business process. Workflows can streamline the cost of coordinating common business processes, such as project approval or document review, by managing and tracking the tasks involved with those processes for your organization. Our team’s efforts will include:

  • Streamline Approval
  • Submit Reports
  • InfoPath Forms
  • Increase Efficiency
  • Webparts and Apps
  • Enhancements to drive productivity
  • Seamless Connection to third party products

Sharepoint Applications

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SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker

The SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker is easy-to-use, and is designed to centralize the tracking and scheduling of employee’s within an organization. This solution allows for up to date information on employees whereabouts in the organization that can be tracked by supervisors and employees, given their roles.

The SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker has three different users’ roles which include the following: administrator, supervisors and employee. This solution allows for an administrator and supervisor to quickly group, sort, and assess the current status of your employees via a color-coded Graphs on the Admin page. This allows Supervisors to review schedule conflicts and future engagements, and also provides the ability to download on the fly via Excel, PDF, or even direct copy and paste. It is also important to note that, current and future employee status information can be easily updated from any of the components.


SharePoint Operational Display (SPOD)

The SharePoint Operational Display (SPOD) allows an organization to quickly build a database of information from lists in SharePoint or SQL Tables, as lists to display relevant geographical information within a SharePoint page. It is important to note that SharePoint lists can be used to display information in various formats as displayed, and can be tailored for not only any customer, but also different sets of SharePoint users.

Why PTP’s SPOD Solution?

SharePoint is missing an out-of-the-box mapping capability to allow for users to visually interpret their organization’s geospacial data. For example, displaying address fields in a contact list or a customer list on a map that can be used to manage sales and marketing efforts.

PTP’s SPOD allows users to display data points as markers from any type of map, whether it is through an online source such as Google, or through the use of an organization’s already existent Map tile server. Bottom line up front, PTP’s SPOD will display customer relevant data information from a SharePoint List or SQL table to be viewed as the data source in the Map’s display.

Note: It is important to note that a valid Bing Maps key Or Google Maps key is set at the farm or web level separate, which may incur additional costs.

Intranet Design

As your organization grows the requirement for effective communication, management, and organization is crucial to your business. We have found that the best way to meet this requirement is using a SharePoint intranet site. PTP’s team of experts will guide, plan, and help implement a company intranet that fit all your business needs. SharePoint has a never ending possibility of options and settings to define your unique SharePoint intranet site. Our SharePoint experts will plan your intranet site by asking you the questions necessary to ensure that you are utilizing the features that will give you the greatest return on investment for your SharePoint product. Here at PTP we take pride in making sure that you are getting the most out of your SharePoint intranet site and will not be satisfied until you are. We help your processes succeed at:

  • Workflows
  • Search
  • eDiscovery
  • Document Management
  • Document Retention

Custom Portal

SharePoint makes communication easier through many of its built in features. Share the information you want with partners and customers easily through reports and dashboards. How do you communicate with your customers?

Intranet SItes

Utilizing SharePoint provides the solution for you to better communicate with your customers through making a custom branded customer portal for your organizations need. SharePoint is a great solution you can use to control access, create dashboards, add reports, documents and tasks to increase communication with customers. Additionally, using cross-site publishing, you can share information from your company intranet with your custom portal automatically.

Public Web design

SharePoint allows you to organize and manage your own site. Allow our design professionals to create an enterprise SharePoint solution that fits your business’s needs.

Public Facing Website

SharePoint is becoming a popular solution and is continually expanding with its features and functionality with each new version that is released. Think of SharePoint as a blank canvas that you can truly customize to your company needs. Our team of PTP SharePoint experts will show you the benefits of managing your corporate SharePoint site, by developing a custom web design using SharePoint that requires a unique development expertise and understanding. Our team will develop the web design, scripting, custom branding and knowledge necessary to fit your organization’s needs.

  • Customer Experience
  • Branding
  • User Interface
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Easy to update
  • Search functionality

On Site or Web Training

We offer SharePoint Training through our web capabilities or on-site depending on your needs. We have created a SharePoint learning site that can be applied to your business and can meet your training needs.

Here at PTP we have created an interactive E-learning site powered by SharePoint that is publically accessible. We have created a one-off custom solution that allows students to take courses independently online and have their content graded by an instructor all in a virtual setting utilizing SCORM. If you have been searching for a solution like this for your organization PTP has the solution for you. To visit our e-learning site please go to the following webpage www.ptpkm.com