SharePoint is a very powerful platform. When you know the extent of its capabilities the opportunities are endless. Exploit the true value of SharePoint by finding out more about what it can help you achieve.
Give your users an innovative system that they will get pleasure from using and they will use it. Give your users an ‘out of the box system that looks like SharePoint and there is a risk that users will not like it or use it and time and money will have been wasted.
Adepteq is often asked to connect SharePoint to other lines of business systems or data sources within an organization and this typically requires custom development.
The majority of our work is to connect bespoke solutions to SharePoint. These provide a view on the data help within them (rather than duplicating the data), using them as a lookup to populate fields in SharePoint lists or to pre-populate documents.
Adepteq has integrated SharePoint with commercial software such as Maximiser (CRM) and Practice Manager (Accountancy Management Package) as well as bespoke solutions using SQL Server, Access, and Oracle.
Another popular development is to import data captured in websites (such as people who sign up for mailing lists) into SharePoint lists where a client record is then created.
Many of the applications we develop replace existing disparate applications that organizations have used for ‘quick fix’ but do not fit in with the overall IT and data security strategy.
By developing applications in SharePoint it is very cost-effective as you maintain control of your data (and where it resides), your users have a single sign-on to all your applications and you only require a single support partner.
Examples of this type of development is Meeting Room Booking Systems, Contact Management, Training Records Management, Change Control & Absence Management.
A very popular development is to create an Outlook plugin. Customers use this to send emails (and attachments) to specific SharePoint libraries, which are then associated to customers orders, projects and more.
Grapes Direct is ultimately responsible to their customers for the quality of their imported product and must comply with the requirements of the major supermarkets within the UK as well as providing timely communication to both producers and exporters when standards of areas of compliance change.
Our solution was based around SharePoint and we have made every effort to keep the solution as simple, but also scalable.