SharePoint

SharePoint For Your Business

Over three quarters of Fortune 500 companies, and hundreds of thousands of smaller companies use a flavor of Microsoft SharePoint. SharePoint is a great platform to make your business run more efficiently through better content management, collaboration and business process management; no matter the type and size of the business. Here at Dolphin Networks, we offer SharePoint design, development and consultant services to clients throughout the UK and Overseas. For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. One of our team is always on hand to assist.

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What is Microsoft SharePoint?

SharePoint is Microsoft’s collaboration and document management platform, and is the best-selling Microsoft product ever! Some large companies run their entire organization through SharePoint and some micro companies just use it for their day to day document management features.

SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service that helps organizations share and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers. With SharePoint, you can access internal sites, documents, and other information from anywhere—at the office, at home, or from a mobile device. Before you dive into building and configuring your organization’s SharePoint environment, there are a few things you should think about.

For example, how will you manage sites with the objective to collaborate (team sites) and those with the objective to broadcast and share content for viewing (communication sites). We’ve divided the planning process into four steps. With each step, you’ll find helpful resources to guide your decisions and get you better acquainted with SharePoint.

SharePoint brings context around a folder by tracking versions of the documents within. This reason makes SharePoint effective and stand out from the traditional document storage facility, where it is usually a folder stored on a server somewhere. For example, in a traditional folder setup, you can’t have a running version history for each document or see any changes to the file name. Whereas with SharePoint, there’s more information provided about the file, it’s not just a document sitting in a folder; it’s an evolving piece of information that has a history as well as context.
Working as part of a team requires constant communication, usually done through a group email where everyone is copied in. The problem with this approach is a lot of information gets ignored or even lost, so some people might not get the information they need. For example, maybe you lost a company document and you missed an important discussion. Or maybe you did read it but afterwards it was very difficult to find and reference that information. SharePoint brings collaboration to the table so that all staff can see the important information and communication accordingly.
SharePoint brings all the information to one internal place, so staff can quickly find the information they need. This can range from things such as updates from the CEO to important meetings or events. Other use cases might be general warnings about customers or even incidents that everyone needs to be aware of. With SharePoint, simply post the message and everyone can access it from there. Forget email or announcement boards; simply post it on SharePoint.
SharePoint is really designed around getting the organization into a central point where they can collaborate. This is particularly important for organizations that are not geographically connected. With some branches working in a very isolated format, SharePoint provides staff with the ability to connect with each other via a portal. Where in the past some staff might only interact with the company during a company meeting, SharePoint brings those people together, so everyone can work together, all the time. Collaboration fosters innovation and builds a company culture that spawns creative ideas.

Why Microsoft SharePoint is Important

SharePoint’s core functions are:

A) To store documents in a more effective format than a regular folder system.

B) Bring an organization together so that everyone receives critical information that is relevant to them.

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Challenges of Microsoft SharePoint

Along with the benefits of Microsoft SharePoint, there also comes some challenges, which include:

Support for certain industry standards – SharePoint’s records-management capabilities give it the ability to save documents for legal or historic reasons. This can be a challenge in some industries (medical and financial) where there are complex regulatory requirements for record keeping. In those cases, consulting a professional about an industry-specific solution, is the best option.

Customize out of the box with third-party solutions – Some organizations won’t find what they need out of the box. A third-party solution can help you build something you want. This can be easily achieved if you work with an IT service provider that has SharePoint experience.

What We Do

Dolphin Networks is a certified SharePoint, O365, .NET and Microsoft development consultancy based in Surrey, UK. We specialize in designing and building solutions for document and business process management, as well as providing a business intelligence aspect to data driven platforms.

We offer a full development lifecycle from solution architecture of concept design through to delivery and post go-live support. We will also provide onsite developers and consultants to work with your team.

Why Choose Us?

We are a team of IT professionals, experienced in SharePoint development, design and consulting. We can offer you…

· Services lower than market rates

· Fast project mobilization

· SharePoint Server (on premise) as well as SharePoint Online

· SharePoint and Office 365 HelpDesk

· Onsite / offsite development services

· Intranet / Extranet / Internet

· SharePoint Online & Office 365

· SharePoint Business Process Management Suite
Dolphin Networks has many years of experience in designing and developing SharePoint and Office 365 applications, security driven document repositories and Intranets for a variety of different industry sectors and projects. We can design and architect a solution to suit your user base and budget, whether that be a cloud hosted solution or on premise. Our direct approach to project lifecycle development means that you will always be speaking to our consultant with the right answers and expertise to help you there and then. We will have you up and running with your customized solution in no time and for far less expense than you might expect!

“We have a team of dedicated and qualified experts ready to help you with your SharePoint project. We can offer immediate SharePoint consulting, design and development services with quick response and delivery at extremely good value. Call us today to see how we can help you and keep your costs low!”

Andy Taylor – Director and SharePoint Solution Architect
We are Microsoft Qualified SharePoint consultants ready to help you with your SharePoint project.

Dolphin Networks have a team of highly experienced and qualified SharePoint consultants that we can outsource to you on short term or fixed term basis. We can work at your premises, or take projects away to complete at our offices.

Please get in touch now on the numbers below to hear about our incredibly low market rates.
Sandberg Translation Partners

Written by Joe Jeffries on 7th January 2016
The team at Dolphin Networks have been superb from start to finish. They took, understood and delivered our brief with no fuss, and have created a SharePoint intranet that we’re all very proud of. The technical side of SharePoint can be fairly daunting for inexperienced users, but Andy and his team have been endlessly patient, helpful and receptive to our needs. We couldn’t recommend them more highly.

Aecom

Written by Steve Capper (Global CIO) on 23rd October 2015
Dolphin Networks has completed several SharePoint, Business Intelligence and web development projects for us. They are always on-hand and ready to mobilise on a project right when we need them, sometimes at very short notice but always with the right people and skills to get the job done. Their flexibility to service our needs from the start with minimal lead time, and their ability to completely understand our requirements immediately is why we have used them for outsourcing requirements and why we will continue to use them. Results, speed of delivery and a cost effective professional service is what we need for our dynamic and demanding business. Dolphin Networks has delivered this to us time and time again.

Our SharePoint Consulting Service

Microsoft SharePoint Consultants

As Microsoft Certified Consultant, we can provide our SharePoint Consulting service to ensure you’re using it in the best possible way. SharePoint is an online collaboration platform that is nearly endless with possibilities. When used in the right way SharePoint will improve the way your employees collaborate. As SharePoint Consultants, we can consult with you about document management, project management, business intelligence, marketing and integration.

SharePoint is something which all businesses should use, it is one of the top business collaboration resources available today. A web-based platform, which integrates with Microsoft Office, and offers document management and storage. Not only does SharePoint provide a consistent user experience, simplifying how employees interact with business data, processes and content, but helps companies to meet regulatory requirements to. You can specify security settings, expiration actions, auditing policies and storage policies in alignment with compliance regulations.

Choosing Dolphin Networks to provide you with ongoing SharePoint consulting means we can help you to plan, design, manage and fully integrate SharePoint into your business.

Who We Partner

Dolphin Networks is a UK partner and reseller of the award winning SharePoint Business Process Management Suite –WEBCON BPS.

This cost effective application that runs as part of your SharePoint platform will have you driving business processes with speed and efficiency.

The powerful workflow engine is designed to handle the most complex of processes for thousands of users and millions of documents.

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Contact Dolphin Networks for SharePoint Services

If you’re interested in talking to our SharePoint consultant, then all you need to do is contact us by email or fill in our contact form and one of our team will get back to you. Alternatively give us a call and one of our team will be happy to assist with your enquiry right away.

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