Collaboration & Content Management with SharePoint and Office 365
We believe that a rich work life involves a minimum of fear, frustration, and repetition. Our company’s mission is ‘Enriching People’s Lives Through Great Software’, and we work hard to enable our clients with:
- Easy yet secure collaboration with anyone
- Quick access to desired information on any device
- Automation of repetitive processes
No matter what we do, we engage with clients in a way that is open, collaborative, and enjoyable. Our clients say their Entrance projects are Smart + Fun. That’s the Entrance difference.
Planning and Roadmaps
Our relationship with our clients often begins when they notice something that they’re not quite happy with within their SharePoint environment. Maybe it’s slow performance, or maybe things have gotten a little bit out of control with the number of sites, subsites, or the way documents have been stored. We can help figure out how to maintain your ROI, how to increase user adoption, and figure out what’s wrong with your SharePoint environment.
Any journey of improvement starts with understanding where you’re at and where you want to go, so we offer comprehensive planning and roadmap services. we can help you lay out a straightforward plan to get you where you want to go.
- SharePoint Assessment
- Envision & Plan Roadmaps
- Health Check
Governance and Change Management
The primary cause of intranet rollout failure is not technical execution, but failure to provide organizational change management. We can help you plan and execute governance, strategy, training, and communication that is often the cornerstone of your project. Whiz-bang features and technical wizardry have their place, but repeated experience with our clients proves that the key to success is to work closely with stakeholders and get them excited about the project.
- Change Management and End User Training
- Power User Training
Office 365 + SharePoint
Migration and Implementation
- Office 365 Migration Services
- SharePoint Migration Services (all prior versions of SharePoint and non-SharePoint platforms)
- Hybrid Cloud Deployment (on premise + cloud)
ENTRANCE SHAREPOINT AND OFFICE 365 SOLUTIONS AND ENHANCEMENTS
Portals and Collaboration
We have helped dozens of clients build portals where information can be accessed and collaboration can occur. Whether you are looking to increase ad hoc collaboration, disseminate news from the corporate headquarters to employees near and far, or work securely with clients and vendors, we can help you create spaces that are tailored to your needs.”
- Employee Intranets/Extranets
- B2B Portals
- Team sites
No matter which technology you are using, a systematic way of controlling your critical content is necessary or things can quickly run amuck. Our process for Records Management planning will align stakeholders, account for retention policies, regulatory compliance, and eDiscovery, use existing data in your current systems, and allow you to surface relevant content in a single location.”
- Taxonomy and Metadata Design and Implementation
- Enterprise Search and Meta Tagging
- Document Digitization (Document Scanning and Ingestion)
- Mitigation Strategy
Forms and Workflows
Free yourself and those around you from the burden of mindless, repetitive tasks. By automating routine work, employees can focus on fulfilling, high-value job duties, increasing productivity across the board. Our method for eliciting requirements and designing workflows will align stakeholders and identify wasteful steps in existing business processes.
If you use SharePoint, we may be able to use its built-in workflow engine to meet your needs. If not, we’ve got you covered with proficiency in Visual Studio, and third-party workflow products such as Nintex and K2.
- Custom SharePoint Workflows
- Custom Workflows with Nintex or K2
*Entrance is now an officially certified K2 partner. Read more…
Reports and Analytics
We help our clients capitalize on the technological trend away from disparate, unconnected data sources and towards an integrated pool of data that can be drawn from in order to make better decisions for the business. SharePoint is a unique tool in reporting and analytics because it can serve as a familiar UI for users to enter data, and it can automatically bring data in from many different systems and visualize it in useful ways.
- Self-service Reporting
- 3rd Party Dashboards in SharePoint
- Interactive Visualizations with Microsoft Power BI
MANAGED SERVICES FOR OFFICE 365 & SHAREPOINT
One of the great things about moving to office 365 is that the maintenance costs are much lower than hosting the servers on-prem. People sometimes make the mistake, however, of thinking that no attention needs to be paid to ongoing administration. Since there’s less to do on the server, administrators can shift their attention to higher value administrative activities such as monitoring compliance with governance policies, ensuring people are only sharing with external parties in ways that don’t compromise the organization’s intellectual property, and staying abreast of the incessant rollout of feature changes by the Microsoft team.
For clients who do not have a SharePoint expert on staff, or for those who would prefer to devote their in-house SharePoint personnel to new feature development or user requests, we have tools that automate much of the administration and reporting that goes along with Office 365, and can take care of these things for you at a low, predictable monthly cost based on the scope of your tenant.