You've got SharePoint and you've got Office 365 but without a modern intranet and digital workplace tying everything together, you are unlikely to see a big uplift in collaboration, communication and the digitisation of business processes. This is where we can help. Our approach blends bottom-up user research, top down stakeholder needs analysis and digital workplace best practice to define your intranet requirements. Then our team of Microsoft certified developers and Office 365 consultants can pull everything together to deliver your intranet, ready to go live. We can help with the softer aspects too, like governance, adoption, content strategy and training.

Why develop bespoke Intranets on Office 365

Comes fully loaded with webparts and you can develop your own webparts
Out of the box integration with Office 365
Work with SharePoint mobile app
Frequent updates from Microsoft pushing new features all the time

Our implementation process

1

Full user and stakeholder needs discovery & knowledge transfer with workshops and user interviews

  • Stakeholder workshop(s)
  • Interviews with users from across your organisation
  • Review your existing intranet and any planning or research documentation already in place
2

Professional report of findings and recommendations suitable for board level/senior management

  • Findings organised into themes, insights, verbatims, quantitative data
  • Recommendations outline strategy & roadmap, governance, adoption, content, functionality etc.
3

Wireframing and information architecture

  • Wireframes across mobile and desktop covering all page templates
  • Navigation, labels, metadata, taxonomy
  • Tree testing and usability testing with users (optional)
  • Accessibility planning and testing with users (optional)
4

Custom look and feel according to your brand guidelines

  • Iterative design development from concepts to finished templates
  • Based on the out-of-box theme but customized to your brand
  • HTML, CSS, JS tested and validated for target devices and browsers
5

Set up, configuration and development

  • Set up of Azure or SharePoint environment
  • Configuration
  • Development
  • Testing and bug fixing before UAT
  • Modular sprint based (Agile) delivery
6

UAT, training and launch

  • Full UAT phase with handholding and support
  • Custom training documentation and how-tos for authors and admins
  • Training for authors and admins
7

Quality Assurance

  • We have a dedicated Quality Assurance and Testing manager
  • QA processes and checklists are applied throughout all stages of your project
8

Project management

  • A project manager will be assigned to your project and will be your day-to-day contact
  • They will be responsible for running meetings and managing the project plan and communicating project status
  • We use various modern cloud PM tools (SmartSheet, MS Project, Jira and Teams)
9

Ongoing support

  • We provide a managed support service after launch
  • The support service includes suitable qualified resources, a helpdesk and clear escalation procedures
  • All support issues are logged and tracked through JIRA ServiceDesk
  • Defined support service SLAs

Showcase

An Office 365 intranet solution that delivers quick productivity improvements and is popular with employees

Defining a future intranet vision and providing SharePoint design and technical consultancy

Design and delivery of a new compelling Office 365 intranet homepage with new web parts and additional templates

A responsive intranet developed on SharePoint 2013 on Premise with Skype for Business integration