Company Intranet and Project Sites Design and Build
The Organization: Veris is a premium project management and business transformation consulting company in Calgary, AB. Existing solely to deliver business results, Veris is pragmatic and systemic in all they do. See more at www.veriscanada.com.
The Challenge: Veris office servers were aging and becoming difficult to use and expensive to maintain. Most Veris consultants work at clients sites or mobile offices, so having systems that work well no matter where you are is key. Veris needed a cost-effective way to standardize software, centralize information sharing, and improve communication.
The Approach: Lightlever was engaged to analyze solutions for Veris and the winner was Office 365. Lightlever built a full Intranet in SharePoint. Using an interactive-build process, Veris key staff learned the tools organically. Formal training was included as part of the handover to Veris’ designated SharePoint administrators and lunchtime webinars were used to teach the users about the new Intranet, SharePoint, Office 2013, and Lync. Key features of the Veris Intranet include document management (with version control and OneDrive), templated project subsites, a project status form, and a timesheet tool that saves everyone time and increases accuracy every day.
Question: How was Lightlever able to help your organization?
Jeffrey Wallace Response: “They have helped us both on internal projects such as the Veris employee Portal and as a sub-contractor on Veris client assignments. The Intranet solution they built for us in SharePoint was pragmatic and easy to use and allowed us the minimum disruption to our business during deployment. They have a very pragmatic and user focused approach to their work. On external client work, they represented the Veris Brand very well and work seamlessly with Veris and client team members. In all cases, they have great interpersonal skills (people like working with them) and are very client focused.”
Question: Did Lightlever accomplish all they promised in a timely manner?
Jeffrey Wallace Response: “They delivered more than promised on our internal employee Portal project and well within budget. On the Office 365 migration, they were on time and functionality delivered was as agreed. On external projects they have worked with us on, they have always delivered the services agreed to and usually slightly under budget.”