EGS International

Bespoke SharePoint Team Site

EGS is a leading international group of companies specialising in multi-disciplinary marine survey support, and delivers solutions to the Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Energy & Renewables, and Marine Infrastructure market sectors for over 45 years

EGS already had a basic SharePoint intranet, but this was seeing no use anymore. That is why they required SharePoint experts to build them a new, simple, and user-friendly intranet solution, for their staff to organise business documents and forms for various departments and vessels.

The Solution

The developers at Dolphin IT Solution took on the task to build a brand new, easy-to-use, SharePoint Intranet to help EGS's employees become more productive and efficient. To achieve this, the intranet was clearly split between departments and vessels, with a separate administrative area, where they could store all their forms (Excel, Word, and PDF files). The main goal was for the system to be approachable for users that have no experience with SharePoint.

A Modern SharePoint site was used to create a simple homepage layout, with clearly laid out information and web parts. Departments were represented by large icon tiles as well as the department's name as a label, which would then allow users to navigate into these departments' forms and documents. Furthermore, each department had its own security settings based on a permissions matrix provided by EGS.

The first stage of development was to set up the SharePoint Intranet solution, including the front-end design as well as the back-end library configuration. The second stage was the data migration and setting up the document management system to help EGS' employees manage business documents, folders, and forms. To achieve this, all the relevant data was moved from an on-premises file share, into SharePoint.

The final stage was to provide two SharePoint Intranet training sessions, to bring the relevant users up to speed on how to use the new intranet solution, from basic front-end usage to back-end administration.