Project Description

Success Story : Druces

The Challenge

Druces LLP work collaboratively within cross-functional teams to deliver services to clients.  Druces’s IT team were challenged to deliver a secure, flexible intranet platform to support the collaborative style of working. Microsoft SharePoint was chosen to create a secure intranet platform to allow collaboration, matter-centric document management and group discussion.

Solution

Esuasive delivered their SharePoint QuickStart service, prioritising key requirements and designing, building and rolling-out a fully-functioning ‘release one’ intranet in rapid time, whilst concurrently bringing Druces’s in-house team up to speed to ensure they would be self-sufficient going forward.

Esuasive delivered a quality solution that enabled users to access data rapdily and securely from the office, home or whilst travelling via an intuitive interface.

Functionality included a news site, an Office document store, admin areas, private discussion forums and enterprise search crawlers and finally integration of Web Parts to allow RSS Feeds from other sources. All these functionalities used in-built workflows with calendars viewed by departments and fully integrated into MS Outlook.

Results

From start to finish, the QuickStart project was delivered in just five working days. Esuasive met the client’s demand for a rapid implementation whilst ensuring Druce’s team were up to speed with the system whilst being self-sufficient going forward.

We were looking for a solutions provider to help us develop our intranet using SharePoint. Finding a partner willing to take a pragmatic approach and work at pace was essential and we were lucky enough to find Esuasive.Their Gold Partner status was reassuring, and we were able to engage them without delay. We are very pleased with the result; they delivered on time, without fanfare and have left us exactly where we wanted to be, self sufficient but able to call on their support again if needed.

Paul Davies, IT Manager, Druces