Intranet & SharePoint Implementation

As a full-service intranet consulting firm, Prescient is capable of going end-to-end on a project—from the Assessment and Planning phases, straight through to Implementation.

Prescient’s involvement in the initial phases of an intranet redevelopment project provides us with a unique opportunity to truly understand what makes a client’s intranet “tick”. By working with the intranet on a daily basis, we develop an unprecedented knowledge of our clients’ technical infrastructure and environment—one that can be, and should be, leveraged in the future Implementation phase. After completion of the Assessment and Planning phases, our consulting team is left with:

  • A thorough understanding of our clients’ business and technical requirements for the new intranet (e.g. desired tools, functionality and content).

  • Knowledge of the priorities and pain-points felt by all those involved with the intranet (from regular users and content creators, to key stakeholders and steering committee members).

  • Clear direction for how to complete the remaining phases of the project, and bring the intranet to fruition as it was originally envisioned.

Recognizing the value we offer in the development stage of an intranet redevelopment project, our clients often request us to implement the intranet plans and roadmaps we create. We achieve this goal by utilizing Social Business Interactive, a division of Prescient Digital Media.


Social Business Interactive

SBI logoSocial Business Interactive (SBI) is a team of highly-skilled and experienced intranet consultants specializing in SharePoint implementation. SBI is managed and operated by a group of veteran intranet consultants which are responsible for developing one of the first and most widely-cited “start-to-finish” methodologies for intranet redevelopment projects (pictured below):


Implementation methodology

Working with SBI offers several advantages, some of which include:

  • SBI develops world-class social business platforms and sites in SharePoint and other .NET technologies, including ECM, WCMS and portal solutions.
  • SBI is an expert in using and deploying Microsoft SharePoint, the worldwide leader in enterprise intranet and social business collaboration (more than two-thirds of our clients use SharePoint, and most of the rest use other .NET solutions).
  • Social Business Interactive also delivers solutions that integrate with a multitude of third-party solutions.

Perhaps the most significant advantage of working with SBI is that is that it can easily communicate and collaborate with the team which conducted the initial phases of the intranet redevelopment project. This offers our clients an excellent opportunity to work with a team that has a shared vision of what makes an intranet successful, and guarantees the intranet is rolled out according to plan. Other advantages of this relationship include:

  • Shared vision of how to approach and manage intranet redevelopment projects, from planning and assessment, straight through to implementation.
  • Complementary methodologies, which prioritize user requirements and buy in from key stakeholders.
  • Shared understanding of the business values of corporate intranets, and the significant ROI organizations can achieve when the right steps are taken.


The SBI Advantage

SBI and Prescient share the same philosophy and approach to intranet redevelopment projects, and this offers clients an excellent opportunity to ensure the implementation effort goes according to plan. SBI’s implementation methodology, which was crafted with Prescient’s proven methodology to intranet redevelopment projects in mind, guarantees the intranet planning deliverables will be implemented as originally envisioned by our clients and the consulting team.

The following table demonstrates how SBI can bring Prescient’s recommendations and guidelines to fruition using its complementary methodology:

Planning Phase Components

The SBI Advantage

Governance

SBI has a strong understanding of how to optimize the SharePoint environment to account for various intranet ownership models. SBI will ensure that SharePoint accommodates the governance model that has been recommended for our clients.

Information Architecture & Wireframes

SBI will leverage SharePoint’s capabilities to ensure content is organized based on the way users think. SBI will implement the recommended information architecture and wireframes to improve the quality and accessibility of information. SBI will maximize the information’s usability and manageability based on Prescient’s plans.

Design

SBI will utilize SharePoint’s capabilities to ensure the recommended design concepts are implemented as originally intended, including layout, style guide, and branding.

Functionality

SBI will leverage SharePoint’s capabilities to implement all the desired features and functionality of the new intranet, ensuring employees have all the tools and applications they require.

Content Management

SBI will utilize SharePoint’s capabilities to ensure all workflows, content types and meta tagging strategy is executed according to plan.

In conclusion, the synergy of Prescient and SBI offers organizations an excellent opportunity to ensure the new intranet is implemented as smoothly as possible.


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About Prescient

Prescient Digital Media...We assess, plan, design and build world-class intranets and digital workplaces. We are recognized, world-class leaders and experts in intranets, and have been for more than 15 years, having worked with dozens of Fortune 500 and big brand lead

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