Telford Offshore

Modern SharePoint Intranet with Power Platform

Telford Offshore is a new company built on years of experience – both in terms of personnel and offshore assets – with the insight and expertise gained from serving the Oil and Gas industry around the world. They offer flexible accommodation and construction services for both greenfield and brownfield projects. Working in partnership with the full range of operators and contractors they add value through a unique combination of flexible assets, know-how and efficiency.

Telford Offshore were using SharePoint Classic with a heavy reliance on InfoPath forms to contain information and maintain process. With SharePoint Classic coming to the end of its life, Telford needed to migrate to the Modern version of SharePoint and convert all of their forms in to a format compatible with Modern.

The Solution

We built out a new Modern SharePoint site using the standard templates available. The concept for the new site required that we make the front page simple and clean, linking everything together through button click functionality and applying a consistent corporate brand to the whole site. Telford did not require the ability to use it as a communication platform due to the ongoing maintenance that type of hub requires, so linking things together in this simple way achieved the required brief.

A key part to the project was to recreate the decommissioned InfoPath forms. To do this, we used PowerApps to recreate the forms in the same image as before, connecting it to the migrated SharePoint lists. Due to the fact that we were using PowerApps, we were able to collect together all of the forms one app, using simple navigation to gain access to the required form. We were then able to embed this app in multiple SharePoint sites, which meant that we didn’t need to build forms for specific sites. This significantly simplified the solution and ensured that the same forms can be added to new sites relatively simply.

Telford also required the ability to print the forms from PowerApps. To do this, it was necessary to build a custom printing function, which extracted the list information and returned it in PDF format. This was all done using Power Automate and the inbuilt functionality available, converting the structure of the form into HTML and then saving it into a template for printing.

All of the workflows built into the existing site needed to be replicated. Again, to do this we used Power Automate, which gives the flexibility to automate a huge range of business functions. A range of different flows were created, from flows to email key business stakeholders of changes through to flows to generate automatic numbers for forms.