Project Name: SharePoint Migration Improves Corporate Communications and Employee Productivity
Client: Global Investment Management Firm
Technology: SharePoint™, SharePoint Intranet, SharePoint Branding, Custom Web Parts, SharePoint Search
Problem: Our client was using a rudimentary earlier version of SharePoint that didn’t adequately address their needs to communicate and collaborate throughout the organization. Inconsistent branding and design across the intranet greatly contributed to the problem. Information was difficult to find and inefficient to manage due to an unproductive site structure.
Solution: In an effort to improve enterprise content management (ECM) the ConvergePoint team migrated all of the client’s data from an earlier version of SharePoint to an enterprise version of the latest release. With this deployment, different departments were able to efficiently update content to relevant sections and departments using easy-to-use tools within SharePoint and custom web parts built on top of the SharePoint ECM.
Working closely with the corporate marketing, HR and IT teams, a build out and rebranding of the intranet followed the migration. The resulting site structure helped to define the organization’s intranet layout. The global rebranding effort was implemented simultaneously using custom layouts and design elements to ensure consistency of content as intranet usage and content grew. Users were able to effortlessly find information, greatly improving employee productivity.
The corporate SharePoint Intranet facilitated collaboration between departments by providing department specific portals that simplified the sharing of documents and information. The addition of enterprise search capability enabled employees to find new content quickly and easily.
The end result was a successful deployment of the new user friendly feature rich corporate SharePoint intranet that is currently in production.