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SharePoint Intranets

SharePoint Intranets & Extranets

New Experience Communication and Team sites

Design Centric specialise in Intranet and Extranet development utilising Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online. We focus on delivering a high value, out-of-the-box, low code/no code approach to Intranet development using Microsoft’s extensive suite of tools and the new experience communication and team sites.

SharePoint Intranets out-of-the-box

The New Experience or Modern SharePoint is vastly improved over previous versions. SharePoint Online is now mobile compliant and has a considerably better user interface and greater scope with totally new web parts. Much more functionality can be provided ‘out-of-the-box’ which reduces the need for third-party plug-in products.

SharePoint Online, together with the Office 365 environment, has proven to be the intranet of choice for thousands of businesses world-wide. We specialise in building business solutions utilising the full Office 365 suite of tools and applications, including Flow and PowerApps.

Making sense of Office 365

The Microsoft Office 365 environment is the place to go for team collaboration, hosting data, intranets/extranets and business process automation. With many applications and tools available, we help organisations understand how these technologies fit together and how best to use them.

Microsoft Team (app) is becoming the default team chat and file sharing environment for mobile and remote teams. Understand more about Teams and how it can be part of your collaboration strategy and how it ties into Groups and SharePoint.

SERVICES

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Consultancy

From information architecture to communications strategy, we work with you to identify your Intranet/Extranet project requirements and help you to understand how the Office 365 product suite can fit together to meet your needs.

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Design & Branding

Our roots are in the design and communications world, so we understand the importance of reflecting your brand and brand values within your organisation. Good design and high-quality implementation is always important to engage staff and project a professional image.

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Configuration

As with any technical environment, it is only as good as it can be if properly configured. Design Centric have many years’ experience configuring SharePoint for various demanding applications.

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Training & Support

The new experience SharePoint sites are intuitive and very easy to manage. Understanding how to get the best out of SharePoint can take a little more effort. We train site admins and editors to gain the best from SharePoint. We can also support your intranet for the longer term.

SOLUTIONS

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Workflow and business process automation

Microsoft Flow is a cloud-based workflow service connected to the Office 365 environment. Flow is continually being developed to encompass more and more connectors, increasing in its reach and extensibility. Design Centric develop flows that make it practical and simple for line-of-business users to utilise workflows that automate time-consuming business tasks and processes across applications and services.

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Making sense of Office 365

Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 represent a compelling combination of cloud environment and functional applications. The abundant array of applications and tools can, however, become bewildering. We help businesses focus on the right approach for their requirements without becoming bogged down with the options.

Your move to the cloud

Content Migration

A move to the cloud is undoubtably going to involve moving a raft of data. Content migration requires careful planning and detailed resource mapping especially where a new information architecture is in place. We help organisations to plan the migration process and physically move data from on-premise repositories (SharePoint on-premise, local drives etc.) to SharePoint Online. We typically use the ShareGate migration tool to perform this task and to output relevant reports and checks.

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Communications and Intranet strategy

The face of intranets and the expectation on what they deliver is changing. Microsoft Office 365 challenges the perception of the traditional ‘site model’ intranet. There is opportunity to push/pull data across team working spaces, link to team collaboration and planning, devolve the publishing of news, events, general content and much more. Design Centric will help you understand the opportunities available and work with you to deliver the right model for your organisation.

Engaging Intranets and Extranets

Engaging Intranets and Extranets

Every Intranet and Extranet is unique. Some have a focus on document management, others with a focus on publishing news and corporate information. All require the same methodical approach and consideration. Our design and communications focused approach is perfectly complimented by our technical ability and long-term experience developing Intranets and Extranets.

Classic SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online

Classic SharePoint 2013, 2016 and Online

Many SharePoint environments still use classic Publishing Sites, or classic Team Sites either online or on-premise. These environments are not mobile compliant out-of-the-box, but are just as powerful in terms of SharePoints extensive controls over document management and publishing. Classic intranet sites often deploy a third-party plugin application to update the interface to become mobile compliant and to assist with branding and navigation. We support a number of such intranets.

WHO WE ARE

Design Centric work for the private and public sector, NPOs and education throughout the UK and further afield. We are a small, specialist team and work directly with customers who are looking for a specialist team to develop their intranet without the higher fees associated with larger business consultancies and service companies. We also work with the larger consultancies and IT service companies where extra capacity is needed or where specialist SharePoint or Intranet expertise is required.

We don’t employ ancillary staff and we can thus keep our costs very competitive.

Our team is made up of individuals who have specific experience with:

  • Communications and visual design
  • Strategy and structural design (information architecture)
  • Governance, security and compliance
  • Document management
  • Business process automation (Workflow, PowerApps development)

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