SharePoint Consulting and Development Services
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 align 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 a 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, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, and SharePoint 2019
- 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.
PTP offers SharePoint installation & migration services. We will help you migrate SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, and SharePoint 2016 to the most current version. Team PTP can also help you implement and upgrade to a new SharePoint farm or take an existing one to the next SharePoint upgrade.
Here at PTP, we utilize a proven set of best practices. This is to ensure that your short- 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 the group, departmental, team, and personnel structuring requirements. 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 2016, 2013, 2010, 2007 & 2003 versions of SharePoint
Planning and Assessments
PTP has identified that one of the biggest failures in SharePoint implementation is not having a plan. 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 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.
Content management is one of the most popular functions of SharePoint. PTP will 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 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
What is Enterprise Content Management (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.
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.
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 and other Microsoft Office 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, webparts, and documents.
When it comes to supporting your brand or 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 will bring 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 to satisfy your business needs and objectives. Our branding efforts include the following:
- Master Pages
- Usability Testing
SharePoint makes collaboration among you and your coworkers easy. At PTP we provide the tools you need to work together.
Community Sites, My Sites, Microblog and Newsfeeds
Collaboration and communication are critical to success in any organization. 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.
The Community sites can be best described as the concept behind a forum function similar to what you may already know of 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.
SharePoint inherently allows you to automate your business processes through both built-in and custom workflows that PTP can build for you.
Business Process & Workflow
SharePoint provides many features that can help you integrate and streamline your business processes. We 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. PTP can help you 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
At PTP, we can establish and train your business on how to utilize SharePoint applications to streamline your business processes and functions.
SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker
SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker is designed to centralize the tracking and scheduling of employees within an organization. This solution allows for up-to-date information on employees that can be tracked by supervisors.
SharePoint Personnel Status Tracker has three different user 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 employees via a color-coded graphic on the Admin page. This allows Supervisors to review schedule conflicts and future engagements and provides the ability to download and export.
SharePoint Operational Display (SPOD)
SharePoint Operational Display (SPOD) allows an organization to quickly build a database of information from lists in SharePoint or SQL tables to display relevant geographical information within a SharePoint page.
SharePoint is missing an out-of-the-box mapping capability to allow users to visually interpret their organization’s geospatial 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 developed SPOD solution allows users to display data points as markers from any type of map, whether it is through an online source such as Google or using an organization’s Map tile server. PTP’s SPOD solution 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: A valid Bing Maps key or Google Maps key is set at the farm or web level, which may incur additional costs.
As your organization grows, as does the need for effective communication, management, and organization in your business. We have found that the best way to meet this requirement is by 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.
PTP’s SharePoint experts will ask 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. We help your processes succeed at:
- Document management
- Document retention
PTP wants you to share the information you want with partners and customers easily through reports and dashboards. SharePoint makes communication easier through many of its built-in features.
Utilizing SharePoint provides the solution for you to better communicate with your customers through making a custom-branded customer portal to meet your specific needs. PTP offers a solution that 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
PTP offers a solution that allows you to organize and manage your own site. Allow our design professionals to create an enterprise SharePoint solution that fits your business needs.
Our team of PTP SharePoint experts will show you the benefits of managing your corporate public facing SharePoint site. PTP will develop a custom web design that requires unique development expertise and understanding. Our team will develop the web design, scripting, custom branding, and knowledge necessary to fit your organization’s needs.
Some features include:
- User Experience (UX)
- User Interface (UI)
- 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. PTP has 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 publicly 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 (Shareable Content Object Reference Model.) If you have been searching for a solution like this for your organization PTP has the solution for you.