SharePoint consultant service providers are an essential if you are going to make the most of SharePoint software. A good consultant will not only set up the software specifically for your business, but support you over the medium and long term as well. However, with so many experts readily available on the market offering to help businesses improve their in-house systems, how do you know which one to use? There are a range of signs to look out for when considering a SharePoint designer and combined with a little research and the right questions, you will find exactly what you need.
There are lots of SharePoint consulting firms which claim to provide an outstanding service yet when it comes to the crunch only do the bare minimum and nothing more. It goes without saying that you want to avoid this type of SharePoint consultant and to do this you need to know what you should be able to expect from such a consultant. Firstly, experience is key. The consultant should have a detailed understanding of the software, its benefits in general, and how you specifically can benefit from introducing it into your company. They should have concrete examples of companies they have work with before and be able to provide testimonials or references that you can check. It is important that you take this step, and ask questions of their previous clients. You might want to ask how long the set up took, what level of disruption the company experienced during the set-up stage, and how the staff found any training they undertook. Commitment is another important aspect to look for. Of course, you cannot expect to be the consultant’s only client, but you do want to ensure that your SharePoint developer or specialist can provide your company with an adequate amount of time and resources, particularly during the initial set-up. They should be able to provide you with regular updates, and take the time to check in on your progress and that of your staff. This may not always be in person, it may just involve a phone call.
Although the early emphasis of your partnership with the consultant will undoubtedly be on the migration of your system over to SharePoint should receive an end to end service which offers far more than just a SharePoint installation. When you’re looking to find a consultant to provide their services, ensure you look at what’s included in their support package. Prior to installation they should offer comprehensive assessment services that aid in the development of individualised solutions for your business, there should be which offers an individual solution for your business. During installation and change over there should be support, both physical and remote, and training provided for all staff, and tailored to their needs, experience and level of competence. Once the SharePoint integration is complete however, that should not be the end of your communication with the team. There should be on going technical support and advice, as well as training for new staff. There should also be ongoing support that deals with changes in your needs as a business, such as expansion, or an increase in remote working. There should also be someone available to work through software upgrades, changes and potential security threat assessments with you as these things arise. Dolphin Networks UK Ltd take a very holistic view to the implementation of any SharePoint project, managing it from conception right through to delivery and beyond. The team of qualified IT professionals not only offer development services but also a helpdesk and ongoing support for all staff.
Here at Dolphin Networks UK Ltd, we offer far more than just a standard SharePoint designer service. You are allocated your own SharePoint consultant from the start, and every business receive a fully customised service that is fast, personal and costs far less than you might expect. If you take a look at our website at https://www.consultdolphin.com, you’ll find more information about who we are and what we can do for you. If you’d like a no-obligation chat you can always give us a call on +44 (0) 203 695 2848 or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.