Business Services

Consulting

When done right, SharePoint can offer a vast array of capabilities that can be leveraged to support many business processes. With so many possible deployment configurations, usage scenarios, and customization options, it can be a challenge to ensure optimal use of the technology. NMR’s SharePoint consultants strategize with our clients on maximizing the value of SharePoint. We go well beyond the technology perspective, thinking long term, and leveraging our experience in business process engineering to help our clients achieve solutions that not only deliver business value, but are flexible, intuitive, sustainable, and low risk.

Planning and Deployment

As a Microsoft qualified Package Service Provider, NMR plans and executes new SharePoint deployments and upgrades. Microsoft Software Assurance customers can redeem vouchers towards planning services through the SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS) program, which includes a best practices approach to SharePoint deployment planning, upgrade planning, and Internet sites planning.

Branding

SharePoint’s out-of-the-box look and feel is customizable in almost every way. Our team can adapt your existing design elements to SharePoint so your site falls in line with your other online and marketing assets. If a new look is what you are after, our experts can design a SharePoint site tailored to your needs. From logos and colors, to layouts and navigation, our branding services can infuse your SharePoint site with your brand’s identity. As a bonus to Microsoft Software Assurance holders, the SDPS program offers free credits towards Internet site planning services designed to get you started.

Support and Training

Service desk support and end-user training are crucial to any SharePoint system. We provide comprehensive support using a three tiered approach aligned with industry best practices. We tailor the structure of our support organization to the business needs of each individual client, providing full or part time SharePoint specialists who can work remotely or onsite. We also provide a range of training services including instructor-led training, recorded training sessions, user guides, quick reference materials, and one-on-one training.

Administration

Our team, which consists of both SharePoint and SQL Server experts, offers onsite and remote SharePoint administration services, including server farm, site collection, and site administration. We have the expertise to master complex, large-scale server farms with clustered database servers, simple site collections potentially hosted in the cloud, and everything in between.

Health and Optimization

To ensure an optimized, resilient SharePoint environment, NMR offers protection and peace of mind with our Health and Optimization services. Our assessments, either one-time or periodic checks, provide visibility into the overall health of a SharePoint environment with an actionable report of our findings. Paired with configuration optimization services, NMR ensures the best possible operating conditions for SharePoint server farms, sites, site collections, databases, and services.

Migrations and Upgrades

The process of moving from one version of SharePoint to another can range from simple to complex depending on the scale and customization level of the environment. NMR has the experience necessary to handle any type of deployment scenario, as well as the ability to execute migrations from other technologies to SharePoint (e.g. Lotus Notes and Documentum). For organizations with available Software Assurance vouchers, the SDPS program includes planning services for upgrades to SharePoint 2010.

Custom Development

SharePoint is a flexible and extensible platform that can be leveraged in many ways to create solutions that support many different types of business processes. Business users are empowered to tailor their own sites. Power users can go a step further using tools like SharePoint Designer. When a higher degree of customization is needed, our SharePoint team provides a wide range of custom development services.