Introducing the Solution Analyst: Your Guide to Getting the Most out of SharePoint
So, what’s a solution analyst and how does that help me? Well, for anyone who’s ever used a SharePoint solution (or had to work on one), you’ll probably already be aware that SharePoint, while a really powerful and useful tool, can sometimes be a really complicated and ornery one to use.
It’s something we’re seeing more and more of: clients being pressed to adopt new tools and methodologies, but not having quite the right set of skills and talent to really extract the full return on what’s often a significant investment.
SharePoint in particular requires a close examination of needs and goals in order to build the right workflows to accommodate the pacing of your business without the common risk of a runaway budget. By focusing more on configuring SharePoint’s ‘default’ abilities, rather than developing custom ones, we can often seek out solutions already embedded in SharePoint’s DNA – leading to lower initial costs, and a less costly long-term solution as well.
Because of obvious synergies within Microsoft’s other cloud solutions (particularly Office 365), our solution analysts can take this methodical, outcomes-based process steps further, leveraging our technical staff in determining ways to streamline and optimize processes between Microsoft’s offerings.
Once a clear picture of the underlying functionality and requirements is understood, phasing in custom portals, CRM integration, file repositories, and more, can begin to naturally spider-web from the initial starting point; giving your organization a strong foundation from which to layer on more functions and capabilities as needed.
Through a thoughtful, analytical approach to SharePoint, we can deliver on our mantra of Productivity through Technology.